If you’ve been considering shaking up your garden design for a while – what’s stopping you?
Artificial lawn is a great way to make your outdoor spaces both more manageable and attractive, but common misconceptions about fake grass often holds people back.
Below, we’ve compiled the top 5 most common misconceptions related to artificial turf, so you can make an informed decision when it comes to designing your dream low maintenance landscape.
- It’s no good for pets
Most natural lawns don’t fare too well when it comes to pets. Urine can cause grass to become discoloured, or even die away leaving bare patches to show through, and we all know our furry friends love nothing more than digging holes in your perfectly manicured patch.
When it comes to your beloved pet, artificial grass is actually a much safer, more resilient option for your outdoor space. The surface of artificial grass features small perforations through which liquids can drain. This effective design means urine drains through, leaving no puddles or stains. Not only that, but artificial grass won’t fade or be damaged by pet urine. All that’s required of you is to give it a splash of water for an odour-free, clean lawn.
- It’s bad for the environment
While this may have been true in the past, leaps and bounds in technology means that artificial grass now is much safer and eco-friendly.
While your natural lawn can require intensive watering through the growing season, artificial grass requires no watering whatsoever other than a quick splash to keep it clean. For those who are conscious of their water consumption, an artificial lawn can be a fantastic way of reducing it which is better for the environment AND more cost-effective.
Not only this, artificial grass does not need to be mowed, strimmed or scarified. So, petrol guzzling maintenance equipment can be relegated to the scrapheap. Although you may not have considered it in the past, reducing the use of mowers and other tools that are powered by fossil fuels will contribute to a reduced carbon footprint.
- It’s expensive
When it comes to considering the cost of an artificial lawn, it is important to consider the long-term effect on your wallet.
While it is probably more expensive to install artificial grass over a natural lawn, it is an investment that will save you money in the long run – making it better value for money.
With no watering, mowing, ongoing maintenance or fertiliser costs involved in keeping an artificial lawn, you could see an artificial lawn paying for itself within five years of installation.
Further to this, there are a huge variety of artificial lawns out there to suit a range of budgets. Companies like New Lawn Artificial Grass go one step further by including a 10 year warranty on all their lawns – so if something goes wrong with your lawn they will come back to fix it for FREE.
- You can’t have trees
Some people believe that artificial lawns can’t be adjusted to accommodate other landscaping features, such as trees, however this simply isn’t true.
A professional and experienced installer will be more than happy to discuss any current and future requirements you may have in regard to planting or landscaping and suggest ways to accommodate them.
When it comes to trees, there are multiple ways to forge on with artificial lawn without reaching for the chainsaw.
- It looks fake
For many people, aesthetics matter when it comes to their garden. Advances in technology has made it so the latest artificial grass products look so realistic they are almost indistinguishable to natural lawns.
At New Lawn Artificial Grass, they offer a range of different grass products to suit different budgets, but each one is designed to look (and feel) as close to real as possible.
Artificial grass is an easy, eco-friendly, money saving solution for any garden. And when it’s high quality, and installed by an experienced contractor, it is a cost-effective and beautiful addition to your property. But, over to you. If you’ve been considering artificial grass, what’s been holding you back?
We have artificial grass in our garden and it was the best investment we have made on our house!
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