1. Grass cut into small squares and sold at nurserys. Commonly used to lay grass where no grass exists and growing grass would be difficult.
2. A manufactured grassroots movement in which a small group fakes their numbers to gain attention.
"That astroturf will blend in nice"
"In 2003, a group of letters from "soldiers" in Iraq were printed in newspapers across the country, which touted the successes of the war. Every letter was exactly the same, except the "soldiers'" names. This was an attempt to counter grassroots movements with astroturf."
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