The Best Artificial Grass 2021

  • Kathleen Ferguson, Gardener, Certified Arborist and Landscape Architect, Kathleen Ferguson Landscapes, email interview, Aug 26, 2020

  • James H. Baird Jr., PhD, Associated Cooperative Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management and Associate Turfgrass Gardener, University of California Riverside, email interview, Aug 14, 2020

  • Dave Burger, Professor Emeritus, University of California Davis Department of Environmental Horticulture, email interview, Aug 14, 2020

  • Corinna Garza, homeowner, personal interview, September 27, 2020

  • George Neagle, Executive Vice President at SYNLawn, email interview, June 8, 2021

  • Buy Green San Dimas, personal interviews, May 28, 2021

  • Artificial grass guru, personal visit to the installation site, May 12, 2021

  • Pasadena Garden Care, personal on-site visit, May 13, 2021

  • Microplastics in the Environment 2019 (PDF), Naturvårdsverket (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency), February 1, 2021

  • Mass balance of rubber granules lost from artificial turf fields, with a focus on discharge into the aquatic environment (PDF), Danish Institute of Technology, May 1, 2019

  • Ole Korbøl, Microplastics in Freshwater Sediments: An Examination of Stream Sediments Downstream of Artificial Football Turf (PDF), Norwegian University of Life Sciences, May 10, 2018

  • Ran Li, Tracking Microplastics from Artificial Football Fields to Stormwater Systems (PDF), Institute for Physical Geography, Stockholm University, May 17, 2019

  • Artificial Turf Market Report 2020 for North America, Synthetic Turf Council, June 12, 2020

  • James E. Voos, MD, Artificial Turf Versus Natural Grass, University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute and Case Western Reserve University, August 27, 2019

  • Marjie Lundstrom, Eli Wolfe and FairWarning, The Dangerous Pileup of Artificial Turf, The Atlantic, December 19, 2019

  • Ben Pilkington, The Future of Artificial Turf Recycling, Waste Advantage Magazine, March 30, 2021

  • Isabella Kaminski, Turf it out: Is it time to say goodbye to artificial turf ?, The Guardian, August 2, 2019

  • Megan Garber, The Life and Death of the American Lawn, The Atlantic, Aug 28, 2015

  • David Salman, Experts Choices for Xeric Turfgrass & More, Turf, December 28, 2020

  • Brian Dulik, NFLPA urges teams to convert all fields to natural grass, Associated Press, September 30, 2020

  • Beau Yarbrough, artificial turf fields are failing all over southern California and costing millions. Here’s why., Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, May 25, 2018

  • FieldTurf class action lawsuit, Robertson Associates LLP, June 1, 2017

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