The first innovative hybrid turf system for high-performance and safe sports pitches because traction, stability and softness of the playing surface are characteristics players seek and only POWERgrass offers them 365 days a year.
POWERgrass combines the advantages of natural grass with the resistance of synthetic grass to offer a reinforced natural grass pitch for up to 30 hours a week.
POWERgrass has a positive environmental impact because it follows the teachings of regenerative agriculture which contributes to lower temperatures, carbon sequestration and air purification. Anchoring the natural grass to the synthetic turf preserves the soil from erosion and prevents damage from flooding.
The life cycle of the system is estimated at more than 20 years when combined with regular maintenance of the natural grass because it protects the synthetic fibres from UV radiation and achieves a perfect symbiosis of natural and synthetic grass.
The system requires reduced maintenance because it provides the ideal habitat for growing natural grass, which is more resistant to intensive trampling and therefore generates savings of more than 30% over its life cycle compared to other sports surfaces.
POWERgrass will never let you down because it is always playable, even when natural grass is missing for any reason.
In our latest realisation for the upgrading of the 'Riviera delle Palme' stadium in San Benedetto del Tronto, we outdid ourselves by handing over the pitch for play 17 days after seeding. After more than 40 matches, training sessions and finishing touches, the pitch has survived even a harsh and rainy winter without a single divot, and President Serafino's compliments have arrived with good reason.
The maintenance of a hybrid grass system must include thatch control and annual renewal, alternating every 2-3 years with the removal of natural grass and new seeding. This last operation is known as returfing and aims to remove the organic soil that has been generated on the surface to restore the original benefits of the hybrid grass system. It is understood that only a direct on-site installation of a well designed system and specialised operators can achieve results in very short time.
James Thorp at the “YearBook of Agriculture 1948” in page 56 of his article “HOW SOILS DEVELOP UNDER GRASS” teach us the following: “The formation of grassland soils involves the accumulation of mineral soil materials, the invasion of these materials by grass, and the accumulation of organic matter and development of soil structure.
POWERgrass™ offers the benefits of natural grass at low maintenance costs because the system's fabric carpet protects the plants from intensive play. The maintenance method of regenerative agriculture creates a symbiotic ecosystem between the vegetation and micro-organisms. The natural grass grows vigorously and contributes to temperature reduction and sequesters carbon, purifying the air also from the dust offering a positive environmental impact. The POWERgrass™ pitch mitigates climate change and prevents soil erosion, offers many more hours of safe play and limits the risk of extraordinary maintenance because it does not require replacement of the system, as long as the natural grass is maintained regularly, and the pitch is always playable on the synthetic fibres where the natural grass is missing.
POWERgrass™ sets a new meaning of “hybrid grass systems” that defer from the "reinforced natural systems" we know so far. Hybrid grass systems must deliver a surface where the natural grass can thrive inside the system and resist for at least 20 hours of play per week during the growing season. At the same time, must provide enough fibres protruding on the surface to play also without grass, because in the winter the plant leaves may be damaged. This result is only possible with on site installation as natural or reinforced grass sods are simply laid down and cannot be sewn just as the hybrid carpet rolls. This type of installation make a huge difference for the lifespan of the hybrid grass system and the warranty itself.
When asked why we choose the POWERgrass® over other natural, artificial or hybrid grass systems, the answer is simple: it is because POWERgrass® combines frequent use and safety, requires lower maintenance costs and is environmentally friendly than any other type of pitch.
Traction, stability and softness of the playing surface are the most important prerogatives for playing safely! In the last 15 years, with the spread of synthetic pitches, more often than not, the player trains on a synthetic pitch but then plays in the stadium on natural grass, which is very often grown on farmland. This alternation of playing surface creates a difficulty of adaptation for muscles and ligaments with serious consequences because often the synthetic pitch is too hard and slippery while the natural pitch is too soft or has poor rooting and clods rise, especially after heavy rain.
Requalification of the Royal Grammar School Guildford pitch in hybrid grass system
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Transition of the stadium of "The Borough Sports Ground" from artificial 3G to hybrid grass system
Sutton (United Kingdom)
Requalification of the stadium Corradino and the training area in hybrid grass system
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