As a consumer, when comparing artificial greenery and grass products there are some key factors that are very important. It is in your best interest to purchase a “good quality” grass, because this will determine how long the it will last and how long it will look good.
A good quality product starts with the backing material, you want to choose a product that has polyurethane backing and not a latex. In addition, you want the product to have a UV-resistant protectant coating. This of particular importance because this will protect the artificial grass from the sun and keep it looking green. Products that are not treated with a UV protectant can fade turning the grass blue or white. Also, check and see if the artificial grass is lead free.
If you are unsure on what high-quality artificial grass looks like, it should have:
A realistic looking finish rather than a plastic look.
A soft texture that feels nice on the skin (this is particularly important if you have children).
Good quality holed latex to allow for effective drainage.
A high blade density so that it looks lush and not patchy.