Harping on a subject that may have caused some derision or scorn amongst those who for various understandable reasons and in consideration of privileged circumstances would not have been able to appreciate it, that matter of synthetic surfaces is no longer a laughing matter. Synthetic turf installation work is today taken even more seriously than in the past perhaps. In this case, however, seeing is not always believing. The grass does look a lot greener, however.
But for those who did not or could not appreciate it, it does indeed look rather synthetic. But just wait until they are forced to endure the dry spell that so many others have been forced to. Worldwide, water resources are no longer what it used to be. And you have to ask yourself whether it has ever been abundant. For now though, things look pretty dire for those living, operating and even playing in some of the driest parts of the world.
Grass and natural greenery is still possible, but the maintenance thereof is no longer sustainable. And it can be quite costly. And today, just ask those who are now the beneficiaries thereof, it turns out that synthetic lawns and playing and park turfs are actually quite good for the surrounding natural environment, if synthetic surfaces are being placed in close proximity to it. For one thing, little or no water is needed for the upkeep of such green lawns.
Come rain or shine, winter or summer, these lawns stay green all year round. How life used to be when people took their green environments for granted. And how things have changed today. You only have to be at the coalface if you will to appreciate the full extent of synthetic surfaces.