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24 Nov

Artificial Grass Vs Real Grass – Which Suits You?

Are you looking for a beautifully green, natural-looking garden with the help of artificial grass? Do you have a natural lawn and thinking of changing to artificial? Both natural and artificial grass have their benefits and disadvantages. If you’re wondering whether artificial grass may be the right choice for you and your garden, or you already have a natural lawn and wonder whether you should keep it as it is, here are the pros and cons of each option that you should consider. Real Grass Some might say natural lawns are high maintenance and as you get older, you don’t want to necessarily deal with its upkeep, unless you’re an avid gardener. Others love the smell of freshly cut grass and wouldn’t dream of having artificial grass to replace it. Natural grass has its benefits, but it’s not without its disadvantages. Having a natural lawn The smell of freshly cut grass If you love being out in the garden, pottering about, a well-maintained lawn looks lush. It’s cheaper than artificial grass to install. Disadvantages of a natural lawn It can be high maintenance and hard to keep on top of when it comes to weeding, and raking the leaves. It can get quite muddy and messy. If you have any drainage issues in your garden you may find water pooling in certain areas that take time to resolve. After heavy rainfall, puddling can be an issue and can stay wet for days. Having pets that love to dig, or go to the toilet on your grass can cause damage. Fertiliser can be your friend when maintaing the lush green grass. If you suffer from hayfever, natural grass may not be your friend. Artificial Grass Now, let’s see what natural grass is up against. With little maintenance and zero drainage issues,…

how to care for your artificial grass in winter
08 Nov

Caring For Your Artificial Grass in the Winter

With the nights beginning to draw in and frosty mornings on the way, winter can be a quiet time for your garden. You might be worried about how the cold weather might affect your artificial grass in winter. We can help you with some tips on how to maintain your artificial grass in the coming winter months. Artificial lawns are actually quite simple and easy to maintain all year round. In wet weather conditions, the blades of grass might freeze when the temperature drops, just like natural grass. Here are some things you can do to maintain your grass in the winter. Frost and snow Artificial grass is resilient. Tolerating more extreme weather conditions. The blades of grass will stiffen in those frosty mornings, much like it’s natural counterpart so you don’t have to do anything, you can simply let the ice and snow to melt and drain away. When you have a lovely coating of fresh snow on your lawn be careful not to let it build up too much. When the snow compacts under foot as the day or night goes on and the temperature drops it will turn to ice, which can potentially break the grass fibres.Using salt to melt the snow can also cause drainage issues in your artificial grass as the drainage holes could get clogged and make it harder to remove all the moisture. When you’re removing snow from your artificial lawn, use a plastic shovel, as metal shovels can cause damage to the grass.If your artificial grass looks a little flat, after the snow has gone, simply give it a brush and it will give it a little helping hand to bounce back to normal. Regular maintenance Artificial grass is surprisingly low maintenance, however, regular basic maintenance throughout the year can can help…