Every year about this time, many athletic field superintendents begin contemplating what to do to get their playing surfaces looking better.
Many times the thought of artificial turf will come to mind because “the school up the road has it”. This is definitely one time you should not try to keep up with the Jones’. I am strongly opposed to artificial turf. My opinion is not just because I am in the turfgrass industry, but because of the many hazardous conditions it presents. It creates hazards for the athlete, and for the environment. Professional athletes who rely on injury free seasons to make a living overwhelmingly choose natural turfgrass. Please click on the this link and read about the facts and research concerning artificial turf and natural turfgrass: Natural Grass and Artificial Turf: Separating Myths and Facts (PDF)