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 five interesting facts you should 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 become 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 affected by grass, artificial grass might be your new friend, we can’t help with your neighbor’s 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.
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 electricity and reducing fuel consumption by not using electric or petrol lawnmowers. Our artificial lawns last for up to 20 years and aren’t 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 favorite in residential homes as time has gone on. Artificial grass was developed in America in the 1960s and has been used worldwide ever since.
An outdoor carpet
When purchasing a carpet, you’ll probably be familiar with taking measurements for it to fit the room; an artificial lawn follows the same principle. Both carpet and artificial grass are manufactured in a very similar way. The only differences are the materials used and the installation process. Artificial grass has drainage to allow water to pass through it.
If you’re having trouble getting the correct measurements, think of your garden as you would a room in your house; if you’re still stuck, give our team a call or drop us an email, and we can help you.
Your artificial grass won’t fade for years
Because of how artificial grass is manufactured, it stays luscious for years. The UV inhibitors are incorporated into the yarning process of artificial grass meaning that each synthetic blade of grass will hold its color for at least a decade.