There can be no greater illustration of the human ability to adapt to change than during the pandemic – and artificial grass helped.
Truly ‘shock & awe’, we got used to remote working, masks, Zoom meetings and NOT spending time indoors. Outdoors became the new outdoors, especially where permitted gatherings were allowed for work or pleasure.
There were unsung heroes everywhere helping to make life more bearable but there was one that nobody really expected – or thought of, for that matter – our good friend, artificial grass.
As companies, leisure businesses and the like reopened and got used to where who and how many people could gather, outside became, well, almost everything.
To make their outside environment more palatable for customers, employees or delegates, artificial grass became the de facto covering for concrete yards, car parks or any other area that was utilised to increase space and provide a more aesthetically pleasing environment for social gatherings, meetings, conferences etc.
In some quarters, synthetic grass, as laid by Ecograss, can cause some people to become a little bit, shall we say, sniffy. ‘It’s not real grass, it’ll look awful in a few months’ they’ll cry!
The fact of the matter is that in a lot of cases, the faux grass will outlive its natural sibling and any usual warranty – if it’s installed by experts and basic care principles are followed. That translates into cost savings, year on year on year.
And, it will keep its looks, come rain, shine, snow, hail, and whatever else Mother Nature can throw at it. You won’t really be able to say the same with certainty about its natural counterpart. Mud, bare patches, slips are all pitfalls of the natural version.
In the current financial climate (the cost-of-living crisis here in the UK), any savings or added value are extremely welcome.
The temptation might be to go with the cheapest product, but we urge you to resist if you’re thinking of using artificial turf to create a space outdoors a ’la the pandemic. Get the best product you can afford, especially if the installation will be in an area of high traffic otherwise, you’ll be replacing it more often, and any potential cost efficiencies will be lost, defeating the object.
Good quality artificial grass, when laid properly, will, as mentioned, last for years with minimal maintenance, too. Maintenance is especially important when your pets might use it as a toilet. For our tips on keeping your artificial grass in tip-top condition, have a quick read of ‘How to Keep Artificial Grass Looking New’. Our blog posts have loads of advice about caring for your newly-laid carpet, from weather to pets and toddlers.
Of course, if you have any queries that aren’t answered on that post, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist or advise you.
We’ve been installing high-quality artificial grass since 2009, both abroad and here in the UK, so there’s not much we haven’t come across.
We install high-quality artificial grass across the West Midlands & Staffordshire, including Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock & Rugeley.
We also fit artificial lawns in East Midlands & Warwickshire, including Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Nuneaton, Coventry & Solihull.