How hot does turf get on a 90 degree day?

But the air around synthetic grass can reach 160 degrees on a 90-degree day. On clear, warm days, synthetic grass fields overheat to temperatures of 120 to 180 degrees F.

How hot does turf get on a 90 degree day?

But the air around synthetic grass can reach 160 degrees on a 90-degree day. On clear, warm days, synthetic grass fields overheat to temperatures of 120 to 180 degrees F. Playing on synthetic grass can melt shoes, blister hands and feet, and induce dehydration and heat stroke. It's easy to make a natural lawn more environmentally friendly by switching to organic fertilizers and electric lawnmowers, but artificial grass will continue to contribute to creating more unnecessary plastics and, therefore, generating more greenhouse gas emissions.

Artificial grass champions will say that artificial grass is more cost-effective because it doesn't require water or maintenance all year round. Artificial grass can also cause more grass burns, a higher risk of concussion, and a greater risk of ACL tears. According to Turfgrass Producers International, artificial grass has been documented to be up to 86.5*F warmer than natural grass under identical conditions.

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