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As soon as the final whistle blows and the players have trudged off the field, the rescue effort begins. Groundskeepers, armed with pitchforks, mowers and other pieces of garden machinery, take to the field in an attempt to salvage it for next week’s fixture. After an intense 90 minutes, the once smooth, slick surface now features bumps, scuffs and bobbles, all of which must be restored back to its perfect nature. What if, however, there was a way to ensure the pitch always remained in perfect condition? Artificial sport pitches have provided sports teams all over the world with this solution, and have began to replace old-fashioned grass pitches for good, but is this for the best? To settle this argument, Ground Force Artificial Grass explain why artificial sport pitches are better than grass pitches.
As previously mentioned, traditional grass pitches require a great deal of effort and attention in order to be kept in a perfect state for weekly fixtures. As a result of their natural state, grass is easily disturbed by bladed and studded boots, and when combined with wet conditions, the grass is easily churned up. From a groundskeepers perspective, this creates a great deal of work. Aerating the pitch, rolling it flat and cutting the grass regularly to ensure it is smooth takes a great amount of time and effort, but artificial sport pitches require none of this effort.
Their synthetic nature means that the surface is not damaged or altered by blades and studs, regardless of the weather conditions. There is no need for mowers, roller or pitchforks when opting for an artificial sports pitch.
Due to their being no need for groundskeeping, artificial sport pitches help save costs in the long run. Despite an initial, upfront cost, the redundancy of groundskeeping efforts will offer you a return on your investments, considering that artificial sport pitches have just as long a lifespan as regular pitches. Even if the pitch does become damaged, your supplier can come out to amend the issue for you; a process which is usually quick and efficient.
Stepping away from the industrious side of things, and the nature of sport will also reap the rewards of an artificial pitch. Due to the smooth and slick surface of an artificial sports pitch, sports such as football and rugby will no longer be affected by bobbly, uneven pitches. Particularly in the case of rugby, artificial grass is a much more efficient surface to play, considering the nature of sport. Parts of the game, such as scrums, rucks and mauls, regularly churn up a grass pitch. Due to the strong, sturdy nature of a synthetic pitch, this element of the game is completely removed, meaning the game can flow freely, undisturbed by the condition of the pitch.
If you are interested in making the switch from a traditional grass pitch to a brand new artificial sports pitch, get in touch with Ground Force Artificial Grass today. Contact us on 0800 061 4204 or leave us a message via our online contact form.