It looks like grass, feels like grass, and comes with a 30-year warranty. Trying an experiment, Eagle Mountain has installed fake grass inside a median at the City Center turnoff onto Eagle Mountain Boulevard from Highway 73.
Fake grass, as it turns out, has benefits in spades. It requires no water, it looks good all the time, and the city doesn't have to pay anyone to haul mowers to it all summer, fertilizer it, pump scarce water to it or even maintain it.
At least that's the hope. This small patch, which replaced existing grass that had gone to weeds, will be watched over the winter to see how it weathers, and if its a success, more could follow, said city manager John Hendrickson.- Daily Herald