Enjoy Easy Living With An Artificial Lawn
Save money, time and maintenance with an all year round permanent surface
Artificial grass is becoming increasingly popular in both residential and commercial applications.
The promise of low maintenance, cost savings over time, and a space that can be used more or less all year round is a reality for more people thanks to improved production techniques that make artificial grass very close to the real thing.
How can artificial grass make your life easier?
Compared to the mowing, watering, weeding, feeding and myriad other maintenance tasks associated with real grass, an artificial surface requires considerably less upkeep; an occasional sweep and maybe a going over with a garden vacuum is likely all that’ll be required.
There’s also the issue of condition; sometimes, no matter how hard people try, their real grass surface doesn’t grow properly due to circumstances such as low access to natural sunlight or poor drainage.
These issues don’t affect artificial grass so it’s possible to site it where real grass simply can’t flourish.
The cost of installing an artificial surface should be counteracted over time by the costs of maintaining natural grass compared to virtually nothing for artificial.
Buying fertilisers and feeds, occasionally replacing a lawn mower (and the fuel or electricity to power it) and higher water bills from using the sprinkler all add up significantly over time.
Many people crave more time for themselves and, while a certain amount of gardening can prove relaxing and therapeutic for some, there’s no denying the many hours it can take over the course of a year to maintain even a small lawn or grassed area.
Artificial grass gives you a significant portion of your leisure time back.
Extra grass use
There are certain periods during the year when a natural grass surface can’t be used without running the risk of causing long lasting damage.
For example, after prolonged rainfall the surface may be too soggy to even walk on let alone play – and even if humans can resist the temptation to go on the grass, your pet dog may not. Indeed, for many households the lawn has an important role to play in enabling pets to get some exercise.
Types of use
An artificial surface will stand up to vigorous use such as youngsters playing sport more than natural grass might.
You also solve the annoyance of people and pets traipsing mud and debris into the house after a session playing outside.
Climate change could herald more artificial surfaces
According to a report produced by the Royal Horticultural Society, climate change is likely to alter considerably the types of lawns and plants people have in their gardens.
Generally, UK temperatures are rising and long, dry spells are likely to become more typical as is rain falling in higher quantities over shorter periods of time. This generally means the growing season will last longer, so more time will be spent mowing and tending grass.
Taking the artificial grass route
There’s certainly a compelling case to opt for an artificial surface to make life easier and drastically reduce time and money spent maintaining the lawn.