Artificial grass vs Real grass – which suits you? It’s a great question.
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.
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.
Now, let’s see what natural grass is up against. With little maintenance and zero drainage issues, artificial grass is becoming a favourite element in the garden. But it’s not without its downsides.
Having artificial grass
- Low maintenance – doesn’t require mowing or weeding.
- Child and pet-friendly.
- Hayfever friendly!
- No mud or mess
- Looks lush all year round.
- It can last for up to 20 years, making it a great investment.
Disadvantages artificial grass
- If close to hot objects like fire pits or BBQ’s, this can cause the artificial grass to melt.
- No freshly cut grass smell.
- It can be quite a costly upfront investment.
Are you still trying to decide? Ultimately your choice should come down to what you want from your garden. Artificial grass has so many benefits, looks natural, doesn’t need a lot of upkeep and looks great all year round. However, if you’re a keen gardener and don’t mind the maintenance of a natural lawn, this might be your best option.
Ecograss can provide more help and information if you want to know more about our artificial grass. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect solution for having the best looking garden in town. Get in touch with us.