Natural grass pitches generally cannot sustain the high levels of use that artificial turf hockey pitches can and need to be ‘rested’ from use regardless of the weather. Some artificial turf surface systems for hockey have a guaranteed playing time of 30,000 playing hours.
If you have experienced postponed matches due to poor weather maiming your natural turf pitch almost useless, perhaps it’s time to consider an all-weather pitch. Artificial hockey pitches can prove beneficial all year round, not only during the winter months. During the warmer seasons, sand-dressed pitches do not require watering and will require less preparation and maintenance than a natural turf pitch.