Hybrid turf is an innovative system that mixes natural grass with synthetic fibres. Maintenance care is the same as for natural grass and it is used on all types of sports surfaces such as football pitches, rugby pitches, baseball fields and American football fields.
Currently, 2/3 of the football pitches in the Premier League already using hybrid turf
There are several methods to produce hybrid turf, among them we highlight:
- Installation of a carpet sewn with synthetic fibres to which 4 cm of silica sand is added. It is then brushed to keep the fibres in an upright position and finally the desired variety is sown.
This method is innovative in Spain and football grounds such as Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are already using it.
- Injection of artificial fibres with a height of 2-2.5 cm and a depth of 20 cm on a turf surface in the establishment phase or already established. The company that carries it out is foreign and fields such as that of the Barcelona Football Club are pioneers in Spain in its use.
- Mixture of sand, organic material and polymer fibre on which it is seeded or the desired grass variety is sodded.
The artificial grass backing encourages the growth and development of the natural grass and thanks to the interlacing between the fibres and the roots there is less wear and tear on the natural grass, creating a more stable and uniform surface.