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Astro Turf vs. Artificial Grass: Understanding the Differences and Making the Right Choice

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In the realm of synthetic greenery, the terms “Astro Turf” and “Artificial Grass” are often used interchangeably. However, there are distinct differences between the two, especially when considering their applications, benefits, and origins. This guide will help you differentiate between Astro Turf, a product primarily designed for sports arenas, and the high-quality Artificial Grass we offer, tailored for residential use.

What is Astro Turf?

Astro Turf is a brand name that has become a generic term for Artificial Turf. Originally designed for sports arenas in the 1960s, it’s made from synthetic fibres to mimic natural grass. While it revolutionised sports fields, offering a consistent playing surface, its primary application remains within the sporting domain.

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Why AstroTurf Became a Sports Staple:

Consistent Playing Surface

One of the significant challenges in sports is ensuring a level playing field, both metaphorically and literally. Astro Turf, with its uniform surface, eliminated issues like muddy patches or uneven grass, ensuring fair play.

Weather Resilience

Natural grass fields can become waterlogged, frozen, or parched, depending on the weather. Astro Turf’s ability to remain unaffected by diverse weather conditions made it a preferred choice for sports arenas, ensuring matches could proceed regardless of rain or shine.

Durability and Endurance

Sports fields undergo significant wear and tear, with athletes running, skidding, and tackling. Astro Turf was engineered to endure this high-impact usage, reducing the frequency of replacements and ensuring long-term cost-effectiveness.

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The Rise of Residential Artificial Grass

While Astro Turf paved the way, the demand for residential green solutions led to the evolution of Artificial Grass. Our Artificial Grass is crafted to resemble natural lawns, offering homeowners a lush, green, and low-maintenance alternative tailored for home environments.

Astro Turf vs. Australian Outdoor Living’s Artificial Grass: A Comparison


Astro Turf: Primarily designed for sports arenas.

Our Artificial Grass: Tailored for residential lawns, playgrounds, and commercial spaces.

Feel & Appearance:

Astro Turf: More rugged to withstand sports activities.

Our Artificial Grass: Softer and more natural-looking, mimicking the feel of a natural lawn.

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Astro Turf: Requires specific care to maintain its sports-grade quality.

Our Artificial Grass: Designed for low maintenance, requiring occasional rinsing and brushing.

Lifespan & Durability:

Astro Turf: While durable, it may wear out faster due to rigorous sports activities.

Our Artificial Grass: Crafted for longevity, it can last for years with minimal upkeep.

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Why Australian Outdoor Living Stands Out for Homes:

Home-Focused Design

Residential spaces demand a different kind of Artificial Grass. At, Australian Outdoor Living our products are meticulously designed to be soft underfoot, replicating the lushness of natural grass. This ensures that while children play or families relax, the experience is comfortable and authentic.

Safety First

Homes are sanctuaries, and safety is paramount. Our Artificial Lawn range are non-toxic, ensuring that kids and pets can frolic without any health concerns. Moreover, the absence of pesticides or fertilisers, typically used for natural lawns, further underscores its safety quotient.

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Custom Solutions for Unique Homes

Every home tells a story, and its landscape is a significant chapter. Recognising this, we offer bespoke solutions, ensuring that the artificial lawn complements the home’s architecture and the homeowner’s preferences.

Ease of Maintenance

Modern lifestyles are hectic. Our Arificial Lawn, requiring minimal maintenance, free homeowners from tasks like mowing, watering, or weeding. This not only saves time but also translates to savings on water bills and gardening equipment.

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The Distinct Strengths of Our Offerings

Mastery in Residential Landscaping

With years of experience, we have honed its expertise in understanding residential landscaping needs, ensuring every product enhances a home’s aesthetic appeal.

UV Resilience

The Australian sun is intense. However, these Artificial Lawns are crafted with UV-resistant materials, ensuring they retain their vibrant green hue year-round without fading.

End-to-End Customer Experience

Our brand’s commitment extends beyond just products. From initial design consultation, understanding specific needs, to the final installation, we ensure a seamless and enriching experience for its customers.

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Concluding Thoughts

AstroTurf’s contributions to the sports world are undeniable. However, when it comes to residential landscaping, we are carving a niche with specialised offerings. For homeowners seeking a harmonious blend of aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability, our Artificial Lawn emerge as the unparalleled choice.

If you’d like to delve deeper into our quality range of Artificial Lawn, feel free to explore our informative guide here to assist you in making an informed choice. Alternatively, if you’re ready to move forward, simply complete the complimentary measure and quote form provided below

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