All types of modern grass are completely permeable to water. This means that the intuitive design of the grass allows rainwater to flow through the leaves and seep through the holes located under the grass. Teams with natural grass can see potholes form after severe storms. Why is that? Well, because if you take a shortcut through the grass and the grass is wet, you won't have to worry about slipping and twisting your ankle when you fall.
Or fall into a murky depression. Artificial grass doesn't slip like natural grass. This also means that you can send children to play on the grass, even if the weather is a bit erratic. They won't mind getting wet and you can be sure they're playing on a safer surface.
When properly installed with drainage, synthetic grass will have no more runoff than natural grass. The soil must be evenly leveled and leveled with a permeable base so that water can be absorbed and dispersed into the surrounding soil. Synthetic grass is designed with an integrated cushion to imitate the softness and lightness of real grass. But while it may sag a bit like a sponge, it doesn't absorb water like a sponge.
Water also does not accumulate on the surface of synthetic grass. The individual blades of grass are fixed on a mat composed of polyethylene. The space between the blades of grass is then filled with a mixture of rubber granules, usually made from recycled tires, and sand. The mixture helps to absorb shocks and, because it is porous, it also helps rain to drain quickly through the grass, carpet and dirt underneath.
Some types of artificial grass, such as garden grass and pet grass, are designed to adapt to water flow, such as heavy rain or pet urine. In general, grass will have fewer puddles than natural grass because installing turf includes ensuring that there is adequate drainage and that there are no gaps or uneven areas on the surface for water to accumulate. Smart and concerned homeowners have stepped forward, and many of them have replaced their water-greedy natural grass lawns with artificial grass. However, if your priority is to take care of the environment, artificial grass is not going to be the best option.
Yes, in addition to the many advantages that synthetic grass has over natural grass, it is often the case that properly installed artificial grass lawns have significantly better drainage than natural grass. As a general rule, outdoor grass that is exposed to the elements, or grass that comes into contact with pet waste and liquids, requires a base that provides a stable surface and drainage.