Benefits of Natural Grass

SFMA supports the management of natural grass fields and offers a wide variety of publications dedicated to the safe maintenance of athletic fields.  Join SFMA  to gain access to many more of these publications.

Infographics: Comparisons Between Synthetic Turf and Natural Grass Sports Fields

Comparison between synthetic turf and natural grass sports fields:

  • Construction costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Surface temperature
  • Field hardness

Visit this page for a more detailed comparison.

SFMA teamed up with Athletic Management to produce a three-edition, interactive, Guide to Grass Field Maintenance. This Guide contains an annual plan and valuable tips to help you develop and maintain high-quality, safe grass playing fields for your athletic teams.

Turfgrass Benefits Infographics

Environmental Benefits of Natural Turfgrass

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Integrated Pest Management for Turfgrass Areas

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Peer Organizations

Allen Johnson, CSFM and his crew with a behind the scenes video of Lambeau Field