Supply & Installation of Artificial Grass – A Family Run Company
22 Jul

The Impact of Artificial Grass on the Environment

Artificial grass has seen considerable progress since its inception. And many people have decided to incorporate it into their gardens for its many great benefits. Flexibility is one of the main advantages of these artificial grass. Ideal for gardens and sports fields, synthetic grass can also be used in many other places like balconies, terraces, interiors, stairs, playgrounds, etc. Yet many people are still reluctant to make this change. The debate on natural or synthetic grass remains open. But perhaps the most important question is: is the use of artificial grass safe for the environment? Is it an ecological choice? Water consumption Artificial grass, compared to other surfaces of your garden, rarely needs water for its maintenance. Other than to remove dust and dirt(especially if have pets) and to refresh it. This result in considerable savings, up to 70% or more, compared to natural grass, even more, if you live in drought areas. Compared to other surfaces such as tiles or concrete, the savings could not be as great, but they would still exist because the cooling of the lawn in summer is much faster than in the case of these materials, which retain more heat. We all know how important it is to conserve and use resources wisely. Artificial grass, therefore, has a point in its favour. Recycling Those who oppose this artificial grass also argue that it is not recyclable. The lifespan of these synthetic grass can be up to 25 years, but some fear that if it is not recyclable at the end of its useful life, it will end up in landfills generating more waste. However, this is not entirely true. Synthetic turfs are not all the same. Indeed, many lawns are made with recyclable materials. Reducing carbon emissions Many argue that synthetic grass does not…

19 Jul

How To Keep Artificial Grass Looking New

More and more people are choosing artificial grass for their spaces which includes terraces, lawns, or interior areas. This green carpet that resembles natural grass has the advantage that it requires minimal maintenance. However, over time it can get dirty and accumulate residue. For this reason, in this article, we will let you know what care you should take with artificial grass and some tips to keep it in good condition.   1. Periodic Maintenance Brushing: To keep the artificial grass clean, it is advisable to sweep it from time to time with a hard broom in the style used by street sweepers. It should brush against the direction of the fibres. If the installation is on silica sand, remember to maintain a uniform base if you perceive cracks or need to make repairs, distribute the sand again. Watering: Another great recommendation is to water it once a month or every two months to keep it clean and lower the temperature. In the case of natural grass, moisture is deposited in the sand and maintains the freshness of natural grass, although it is not recommended to water synthetic grass when temperatures are very low because frost can wear down the latex base. Sand base: It is also important to reposition the sand base, with which the wind and traffic can accumulate at specific points. You have to redistribute it evenly, fill in the gaps, and replace it if the quantity decreases. This is important as the silica sand keeps the grass upright, settles the installation into the ground, and reduces static charge. Weeds and fungi: For cases where it is placed on a natural surface, it is recommended to apply a herbicide. And avoid excess moisture that can lead to the appearance of fungi. In case this happens, control than…