Fortunately, synthetic grass lawns have a highly efficient drainage capacity, and most types of synthetic grass can drain up to 30 inches per hour per square yard. The short answer is that artificial grass drains better than natural grass. Well, as long as it's installed correctly. Before installing artificial grass, be sure to make the necessary arrangements to implement a natural drainage system under the grass.
Like natural grass, artificial grass can be susceptible to flooding. Artificial grass is constructed with a porous backing that is specifically designed to maximize drainage and minimize runoff or puddles. It draws surface water and drags it to a complex subsurface leach bed, where it can naturally dissipate or go to the nearest drainage system. Our MaxxFlow drain system is the latest when it comes to drainage.
Watch this video to see how it compares to other systems. Other types of grass don't have holes. They are designed for decorative interior installations or for placement on vertical walls, so they do not require a special drainage system. Once synthetic grasses are in place, a small amount of water is beneficial for artificial grass, as it helps keep the grass evenly distributed.
Ideal Turf's hybrid artificial grass drainage technology improves the drainage efficiency of synthetic grass by combining 100% permeable and perforated backing. Artificial grass drainage systems are primarily designed to allow water to seep through the back of the turf and drain through the base layer to the water table.