Act Global has introduced Xtreme Grass hybrid turf, its latest reinforced natural turf system.
The system will reinforce full field installations or high wear zones, such as football goal mouths or center field. It can be used for football, rugby, soccer, baseball, golf and other sports to enhance the aesthetics and durability of the natural turf, the company says in a news release.
“With Xtreme Grass, you’re reinforcing sports performance with the durability of synthetic turf,” says John Baize, owner of Act Global. “It’s an effective solution for professional turf managers to incorporate easily into a new or existing natural grass field. It’s a great system to extend the playing hours or season, and it keeps your field green year round.”
Xtreme Grass features synthetic grass fibers attached to a strong, open weave backing. It is installed using common natural pitch construction methods, and can actually improve the growth phase of the natural turf, Act Global says.
“The system creates a micro-climate that facilitates quicker germination, better root development and thicker ground cover,” the news release states.
When compared to unreinforced natural grass, Act Global says Xtreme Grass performed better in shearing and tearing resistance tests.
Baize said that Act Global has worked with leading agronomy research universities and testing labs to validate Xtreme Grass’ impact on natural growth, durability and sport performance.
Typical natural grass maintenance can be carried out by a field manager, including aeration, de-thatching, scarification and mowing. For repairs, Xtreme Grass can be grown off site and quickly integrated into the look and performance of the field, the company says.
The system is designed to be 100 percent recyclable at end-of-life.