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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,…

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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…

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24 Oct

Artificial Grass for Play Areas

Artificial grass for play areas is one of the safest options for underfoot play. Despite the amount of crawling and running it’ll endure, the artificial grass stays pristine. Many schools, and playing fields now have artificial grass installed. Kicking around footballs and playing tag on the playground, our artificial grass will keep your children happy and safe all day long. Play Equipment Have you got a new swing set you want to add to the children’s play area? Artificial grass is extremely durable and can withstand the weight of any climbing frame or swing set, and don’t worry they won’t sink in to the artificial lawn. Rainy conditions Where there’s rain and natural lawn, there’s mud. This can now be a thing of the past, no more muddy clothing for the children to take home for washing, no more muddy footprints leading into the house. With our absorbant artificial grass that comes with plenty of drainage holes you won’t need to worry about your children having outdoor fun. Schools, nurseries and community parks If you’re looking to purchase artificial grass for a local school or nursery, you’ve come to the right place. If you still want the natural look of a lawn but without the mud, and without the potential of injuries on hard surfaces, artificial grass should be your go to option for the playground, or park play area. Artificial grass is the future of play!

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07 Oct

Maintaining Your Artificial Lawn

Artificial lawns are very low maintenance; however, as with everything, there are things you can do to keep them in top shape. Keep the lawn clean Although they won’t harm the lawn, leaves and twigs will inevitably fall on to the grass. If neglected, this may lead to unwanted weed growth. It is best to remove these with a stiff broom, plastic rake, blower – or even a hoover! Yes, you read that right, a hoover! Brush the pile Every month or two, we recommend a good brush up of the pile to keep the fibres upright. Sunlight / heat do lift the pile naturally; however, in areas with a lot of foot traffic, it’s always best to brush the fibres back up to help prevent flattening. Weed killer Some stubborn weeds may find their way through the artificial lawn, and some airborne seeds can settle on the surface. We recommend removing any weeds that surface and spraying weed killer once or twice a year to help prevent any weeds popping up through the drainage holes around the edges of the lawn. Also, to help avoid any moss growth. Make sure to use a water-based weed killer, and it’s highly recommended you do a patch test on an off-cut first. Pet owners Pet owners love our lawns as they are easily maintained! You should make sure that all mess is removed from the surface, and if needed, you can hose the area down or use warm water to rinse away any residue. A mild detergent, such as diluted Zoflora, can be used to keep the lawn smelling nice and fresh. You can also purchase pet odour removers (for more information on which ones we suggest, contact us here). Things to avoid It is important to remember that any naked flame…

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24 Sep

Is artificial grass suitable for pets?

Are you thinking of getting artificial grass but don’t know whether it’s suitable for your furry family members?There are many reasons why having artificial lawn when you have some four legged friends in your household, as it’s generally safer than natural lawns, making it a pet-friendly favourite. Safer than natural lawns Pets and artificial grass work well together. There’s no weeds that they can chew, no mushrooms or toadstools that they can forage out and eat, and it’s safe for them to walk on without the risk of getting anything stuck in their paws. Artificial grass is washable We don’t mean you can throw it in the washing machine, of course! But you can hose it down, especially if your dog uses the lawn as its toilet. The artificial grass doesn’t stain like natural grass due to the dogs urine, so you won’t get any horrible brown patches in your lawn. Highly durable If you have a puppy or remember your dog being a puppy, you will know they tend to pull up the grass or dig their way to another part of the country. Artificial grass is highly durable and, therefore, will withstand those puppy digging stages. If rabbits are your pet of choice, you might be worried about their vegetarian diet and your grass becoming a victim, we recommend keeping an eye out but you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Our artificial grass can withstand any pet test. If you have any further questions about our artificial grass, our team will be happy to answer them and find the perfect artificial grass for your garden / outdoor area.

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07 Sep

Five Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Artificial Grass

Are you wondering whether to have artificial grass in your garden but need to know more before making the final decision? We’ve put together a list of interesting facts you probably didn’t know about artificial grass that might help you make that final decision. A quarter of UK gardens now use artificial grass Artificial grass has over recent years became the new garden trend as it’s low maintenance, and looks good all year round, however, it’s been around for a very long time! If you suffer from hayfever effected by grass, artificial grass might be your new friend, we can’t help with your neighbours garden and their freshly cut lawn but your garden can be your sanctuary. Unless you’re a keen gardener, many people working full time, simply don’t have time to tend to their gardens or lawns and so this is their next best option. Many gardens in the UK now have paving, decking, gravel and artificial grass as a feature, due to needing more of a low maintenance garden to keep on top of. Environment friendly Whilst being made of plastic, artificial grass is not as bad as what it’s made out to be. Artificial grass doesn’t need to be watered as a natural lawn does, preserving water.There’s no need to store pesticides or weedkillers for your grass as artificial grass doesn’t need them, and you’re saving electric and reducing fuel consumption by not using electric or petrol lawnmowers. Our artificial lawns last for up to 20 years and isn’t a single use plastic, one of the main problems we now face for our environment. Artificial grass is nothing new Artificial grass has been around for years; it’s not a new thing! It was initially used in a sports capacity but has now become a common favourite in…