What Types Of Artificial Grass Are Supplied And Recommended By Us?
There are many types of artificial grass to choose from but at Eden Landscapes we use mainly two companies, Hi-Tech Turf, for artificial grass and Evergreen Lawns Lawns for high quality lawns. The artificial grass products that we are able to offer our customers have developed considerably since the early days of synthetic grasses. Our range of products is such that we have something for everyone, and you will find an artificial grass that suits your taste and your budget and you can be assured whichever turf you pick, it will conform to the highest standards.
The technique of anchoring synthetic grass to the sub soil base is critical to the longevity of the lawn and we have perfected our own method that works extremely well. This aspect can be discussed when we visit your location to estimate the cost and show you the types of grass available. Be assured that we have the products to suit every pocket.
Where Did Astro Turf Originate From?
AstroTurf is a brand of artificial turf that originated in the USA as a short pile synthetic turf. Its main function was to make a game playable surface that was cheaper than sowing grass or laying a lawn or turf. Additionally, the synthetic AstroTurf could be laid inside buildings and did not require hardly any maintenance.
The original AstroTurf brand product was co-invented in 1965 by Donald L. Elbert, James M. Faria and Robert T. Wright. It was patented in 1965 and originally sold under the name "ChemGrass." It was re-branded as AstroTurf by company employee John A. Wortmann after its first well-publicized use at the Houston Astrodome stadium in 1966. (Source: Wikipedia)
Early iterations of the short pile turf swept the major stadiums of the USA, but the product did need improvement. Concerns over directionality and traction led Monsanto's R&D department to implement a texturized nylon system. By imparting a crimped texture to the nylon after it was extruded, the product became highly uniform. (Source: Wikipedia)
What Types Of Artificial Turf Are Sold In The UK Today?
The artificial grass product range is wide and varied depending on the type of usage you intend to use it for. Most of the top manufacturers offer products that can be used for all types including sports surfaces, leisure usage and for domestic lawns and landscaping.