Like most things, artificial grass can come in for some unfair and frankly unfounded criticism; there are myths and untruths about such things as
- – the only place you can successfully lay artificial turf is on sports grounds
- – children won’t be able to play on false grass
- – if you install fake grass, you can just leave it because there’s no maintenance
- – pretend grass is bad for the environment
- – synthetic grass looks nothing like real grass
- – dogs and artificial grass don’t get along, especially if they urinate on it
So, let’s look at some of these and see what the truth is based on our experience.
The only place you can successfully lay artificial turf is on sports grounds
Ecograss has successfully transformed hundreds of domestic and commercial gardens, creating artificial lawns that look beautiful all year round all over the West Midlands, Staffordshire, having started our journey in Cyprus. Have a look at our installations (/our-installations/) page to see for yourself.
Children won’t be able to play on false grass
This is false as long as your artificial grass is installed by somebody competent, using top-quality materials – like Ecograss. Kids love to play on a consistent surface all year round, and it’s especially good for any budding Lionel Messi.
If you install fake grass, you can just leave it because there’s no maintenance
It’s a myth that you can just leave your faux grass because it will look after itself. Fake turf needs care and is easy to care for as long as you follow some basics, like brushing and cleaning stains or spills, as soon as you can. We’ve written about this subject in a previous post which you can find here (how-to-keep-artificial-grass-looking-new/)
Pretend grass is bad for the environment
The use of natural resources like water has been scrutinised over the last few years, especially as summers seem to be getting hotter and drier, leading to depleted reservoirs. Artificial turf requires no watering, mowing, or weeding, including the use of nasty chemical weedkillers. So, we’d say that was a win for the environmental impact of synthetic grass. Again, we wrote about this in a previous post.
Synthetic grass looks nothing like real grass
Nothing could be further from the truth. You only need to look at some of our work in previous installations to see that the artificial product is (nearly) indistinguishable from a natural grass lawn. Don’t believe us? Ask for a sample and see for yourself.
dogs and artificial grass don’t get along, especially if they urinate on it
There’s no doubt that we’re a nation of dog lovers, and our four-legged friends like to mark their territory – even on your pristine artificial lawn. Worry not; dog pee won’t cause the fibres to discolour, unlike natural grass. And, if the grass is properly installed, it won’t smell either. Just hose the affected area down, and all will be well.
So, as you can see, there are plenty of myths doing the rounds but the key to debunking them is to have your artificial lawn installed by competent professionals like Ecograss and to seek appropriate advice when necessary.
We’re always on hand to offer advice to help keep your ‘grass’ looking like new for as long as possible.