Of all the parts of a garden, lawns areas or grass requires the most amount of maintenance & time. Every two weeks the lawnmower needs to be wrestled out of the shed, the throttle yanked until beams of sweat drip from your forehead, clods of wet grass getting stuck in the deck & your faithful dog barking and bouncing around as you push the mower back and forth over the lawn. Hardship is not the word for it!
Gardens are there to be enjoyed and there is nothing better than being able to get out & enjoy the garden when the sun is shining. With Artificial grass this dream can become a reality as there is no need to cut, no need to weed or feed. With artificial you don’t need to worry about moss on lawns and you don’t need to edge your lawn borders. With artificial grass in your garden all you need to do is sit back & enjoy
There are a number of artificial grass specifications, colour tones & pile heights, so there will be one to suit your own garden & tastes. The lower pile grasses come at a cheaper price but this doesn’t mean they are any less useful as they have a look of a putting green finish or that of a very well-manicured lawn
Other options of synthetic grass offer two or three colour tones and different grades of micro-filament strands creating a more realistic yet still artificial lawn. When choosing a synthetic grass you should look out for wearability of the grass and its ability to withstand the daily abuse that an average garden would take. For example, your artificial grass & lawn should be able to withstand regular kid’s play, pets running around and high levels of footfall. The best artificial will have a thick latex backing with a strong & secure stitching of the grass fibres. The latex backing of artificial grass should be at least 2mm thick
The most realistic grasses are those with two or more colour tones. When these colour tones are of two different size strands the effects are even more realistic. To give your artificial lawn the best possible finish you should lay it on a prepared bed of crushed stone & compacted sand. Prepare the areas as you would an area to be paved and then roll out your artificial grass as the manufacturer recommends. If done correctly your artificial lawn will last many years and will give you a neat and tidy garden that requires little or no maintenance over the coming summers
You can edge your artificial lawn as you would a real and natural lawn, so edgings such as block paving, timber sections, rubber edgings , plastic sections & railway sleepers are all prefect solutions. But with artificial grass the options are even greater, because you don’t have to cut the grass you can be more creative with your edging and use irregular shaped edges created with rock & boulder, or you can lay neat edges right up to fencing or low rendered raised beds. With artificial grass the opportunities are endless