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Do you know the difference between artificial grass vs. turf? Most people don’t. Most people think that artificial grass and artificial turf are one and the same thing. They just think people refer to them by the same name. 

In fact, people also often call them both ‘turf grass,’ astroturf,’ ‘synthetic turf,’ or ‘artificial turf.’ The thing is, both are very different. 

 

Artificial Grass or Turf, Both Have One Major Benefit

There are pros and cons to both artificial grass and artificial turf, the common benefit of both is that they can cut down substantially on maintenance compared to real grass. (We’ll touch more on the benefits in a bit.) 

In fact, when artificial grass installations are done properly, they can look even better than all-natural grass lawns.

 

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What Is Artificial Turf?

Artificial turf resembles a much shorter or shallower carpet of hairs and offers less cushioning than artificial and real grass. However, these types of artificial surfaces are tough enough to withstand the pounding of football or soccer players. So, they do still have a place in the sports market.

That said, artificial turf is becoming less common as it’s replaced by next-gen artificial grass.

 

What Is Artificial Grass?

While artificial grass and artificial turf both come in many shades of green and replace real grass, that’s where the similarities end.

Artificial grass isn’t just the better-looking version of turf, it’s actually synthetic grass. While turf is considered good for a lot of action, artificial grass’ claim to fame is its good looks. Although these grasses can be just as durable as turf, the grass blades are much longer and softer, designed to look and feel as close as possible to real grass.

   

Turf vs Artificial Grass: What Do They Have in Common?

So let’s touch a bit more on what these grass substitutes have in common and what they can do for both residential and commercial properties. The benefits of replacing a lawn include:

  • No water waste or expense
  • Virtually no maintenance, hence no ongoing expense
  • No toxins, i.e., pollen allergies
  • No harmful residues from chemical applications like weed killer
  • For sports facilities, no need to repeatedly rip up and replace expensive sod
  • For homeowners, free time
 

The Benefits of Artificial Grass

Because of its beautiful appearance and ‘fluffier’ feel, most buyers choose artificial grass for its realistic look and feel as opposed to the tougher turf. Here’s why:

  • Year-round performance
  • No-hassle installation
  • Looks and feels real, not fake grass
  • Perfect for play areas or putting greens
  • Offers little to no maintenance costs
 

Artificial Grass vs Turf: What Should You Consider Before Making a Decision?

Artificial Grass or Turf

If you’re looking to simply add ‘green’ at the lowest possible cost, then turf might be the right answer for you. For virtually every other application, artificial grass is the superior option. 

Artificial grass offers a far more pleasing appearance, higher impact ratings, and better durability. It’s why everyone from commercial establishments to playgrounds to homeowners default to synthetic grass.

Regardless of which option you choose, make sure you measure the square footage of your space. That way your installer will be able to give you an accurate estimate per square feet and installation costs.

Don't Settle for Last-Gen Turf

At AGL Grass, we install over 300,000 sq. ft. of high-quality artificial grass every season. Our customers rely on us to make every project completely hassle-free. Our team will:

  • Evaluate your needs and recommend the best grass
  • Prepare your indoor/outdoor space
  • Lay the artificial grass and clean up the site

Contact us today and feel the difference between turf and next-gen artificial grass for yourself.

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