Whether you see your garden as a place to entertain around a family BBQ or a tranquil retreat, we all have a different idea of what the perfect garden looks like. Artificial grass creates a stunning feature to kick-back, relax and enjoy the summer sun. With little maintenance and the look of natural grass, more people are turning to synthetic to create the perfect lawn all year round.
For gardening lovers, maintaining a garden is a leisurely task however for the rest of us, time is often of the essence and gardening falls low on the priority list. Artificial grass eliminates a multitude of lawn nightmares such as overgrown grass, shrubs and weeds whilst upholding the natural aesthetics of freshly cut grass.
Say goodbye to constant mowing, fertilizing and watering regimes; for artificial grass a simple hose down is suffice. Grass cleaner is available for a more thorough clean, however a brush down with a stiff broom can remove any unwanted debris such as dirt and leaves. Restoring the grass is also quick and easy. The pile can become compressed with excessive pressure, typically from housing garden furniture. A simple brush against the natural grain can restore the blades back into the upright position.
Low maintenance is only one of the benefits of artificial grass. Manufactured using only the highest quality eco-materials, artificial grass provides a safe and environmentally friendly area for children to play. A thicker pile provides a soft landing for falls whilst a quick drainage system enables spillages and heavy rainfall to quickly disperse. Often fitted over a sand sub base, muddy footprints and grass stained clothes become a thing of the past.
Artificial grass is also pet friendly as it does not discolour from those lovely parcels our pets leave us in the middle of our lawn. The quick drainage system makes washing down after your pet quick and easy as excess dog foul simply washes away, eliminating any lingering odours. The robust materials also withstand the efforts of our digging friends whilst the non-toxic, hygienic properties allows a safe area for our pets to roam.
Suitable for all weather conditions, there is no pollen count from artificial grass making it the ideal solution for those who suffer from hay fever. It also boasts fantastic UV protection as it does not fade in sunlight and will remain green all year round.
Whether you’re looking for a realistic natural grass or a robust alternative, artificial grass fluctuates in thickness, pile weight, colour blends and yarn shape to create the perfect finish. For a more natural looking lawn, a greater depth and pile weight coupled with multiple yarn colours is advised. However for the sports fanatics amongst us looking for a more resilient turf, a shorter depth is most suitable. Sourcing a quality backing material is also important as this can impact the overall appearance and longevity of the grass. A solid, durable backing with a generous stitch count and ample drainage is key to achieving a great, long-lasting result.
Installation of artificial grass can be quick and easy depending on the foundations and surface area you wish to cover. Traditionally used as a grass replacement, recent trends have seen fake grass laid over balconies and decking as a unique garden feature. Regardless of your chosen location the supporting surface must be flat, stable and permeable to water.
When it comes to fitting, anyone possessing basic DIY skills can give it a go. There are numerous step by step guides available to help you through the process. However, if you would like a professional finish a local fitter is advised.
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