Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Artificial turf creates maintenance headaches
The explosion in artificial turf has created a whole new set of problems for maintenance crews trained in turfgrass -- including the possibility that artificial turf may harbor and transmit drug-resistant staph infections, or MRSA. From hand-held brooms to riding scrubbers, the maintenance requirements for artificial turf can be both varied and expensive. This article recommends that sports field managers be trained in upkeep and sanitization methods of synthetic turf, as well as be part of the decision-making process of switching turfs.