Artificial turf, or synthetic turf, is a man-made (something made by humans) surface made from synthetic materials, made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on lawns and in commercial applications as well. The main advantage of artificial turf is low cost of maintenance as there is no need to water it and trim it. Artificial turf have some downsides to, like requirement for cleaning, toxicity and limited lifetime. Artificial turf is extremely popular in sporting industry - especially in US and regions where weather make it difficult to sustain high quality live turf.