The History of Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is a fake grass matting made of synthetic fibres made to resemble natural grass. It is produced solely from synthetic materials. Monsanto Industries made the first artificial grass in the 1960’s. It was installed in a playground at the Moses Brown School in Providence Rhode Island.

Artificial grass has come a long way since the early days. It is now used for residential lawns, businesses and many other places. It is no longer that rough, hard surface it once was. It is now difficult to tell the difference between a good artificial grass and the real thing both for how it looks and feels.

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What artificial grass looks like

What does artificial grass look like?

With artificial grass you get what you pay for. The cheaper products imported from China look unnatural in colour and wear out quickly, which is not what you want for a garden lawn.

The more expensive types of artificial grass (see below) have a layer of fine sand brushed into the pile, which makes the individual strands stand upright. The grasses also contain a thatch (mixture of different colour grasses). Look closely at you garden lawn and you will see a whole variety of different colours.

How is artificial grass made?

The Fibres
The materials used to make the artificial grass fibres are Polyethylene, Polypropylene or Nylon. The two options used in in residential and commercial projects are either Nylon and Polyethylene. Polyethylene has become the most popular in the last 10 years for many reasons. Polyethylene is the most durable plastic available. It is non-toxic, recyclable, strong and environmentally friendly.

The Thatch
For the thatch (small curly fibers that add resistance to the artificial grass)

The Backing
The backing consists of one or more layers of a fabric. The fibres are inserted into this.

The Coating
The coating is a kind of glue used to bond the yarns to the backing, so they can’t be easily pulled out.

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