A report by Transparency Market Research has predicted that the artificial grass market will grow due to innovation.
Artificial grass is widely used in sports grounds and schools but is becoming an increasingly popular choice to replace lawns in residential gardens.
Investment in research has resulted in the development of new forms of artificial grass. These include hybrid grass that mixes synthetic fibres with natural grass. In the past, there have been concerns about health hazards associated with laying artificial grass, and this has resulted in natural material infills and manufacturers making sure that no toxic materials are used in manufacturing artificial grass.
Climate change may continue to produce extreme dry hot weather and this could result in water shortages. Artificial grass does not need watering and this benefit is another reason why there is increased demand for natural grass.
An additional benefit of artificial grass is that it can be used all year round. This is an advantage for sports grounds and school playing fields, as users do not have to wait for a muddy field to dry before using it. Many schools and homes are installing artificial grass in Chester so that they can enjoy it on wet or dry days.
The report recognises that the initial cost of installing artificial grass is high, and this could result in cheap substitutes being developed for people and organisations with restricted budgets. This can be a false economy, however, as quality grade artificial grass will last a lot longer and can work out cheaper in the long term.