Saturday, March 7, 2009

Synthetic Fields Require Irrigation Too

Artificial turf runs tens of degrees hotter than natural grass. Artificial turf takes maintenance, which includes application of antimicrobial agents and cleansers to the surface. So much for the promise of the “low cost” turf! Many of us also have know for a while that while the plastic flower in a vase does not require watering, artificial turf fields do! Water cools the surface, cuts down on silica and other dust, and washes out the harmful bacteria and other nasty stuff that gets left behind by man and beast. A recent TV news story by KUSI-TV (San Diego) highlights the issue. Click here.