About Artificial Grass
Artificial grass / artificial turf is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass.
It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial applications as well.
The main reason is maintenance – artificial grass resists heavy use, such as in sports, and requires no irrigation or mowing. Domed, covered, and partially covered stadiums may require artificial turf because of the difficulty of getting grass enough sunlight to stay healthy.
Artificial grass first gained substantial attention in the 1960s, when it was used in the newly constructed Astrodome in Houston, Texas, USA.
The specific product used was called AstroTurf; this term since then became a colloquialism for any artificial grass or turf throughout the late 20th century. Although the term, along with the original AstroTurf, is now mostly obsolete, and has been replaced by more modern artificial grass such as Artificial Grass-Direct.com