In the New Year, lots of people think about giving their home a makeover. Shops have sales, so decorating materials and furniture can be bought at low prices. The New Year is a time when people take stock and make positive changes to their lives.
However, few people think about giving their garden a makeover. It’s thought that new plants don’t do well when planted in the winter. However, there is actually a lot of work that can be done in the garden during the winter months. It is a good time of year to redesign and reshape a garden and prepare it for planting in the spring. It is also a great time of the year to consider replacing a natural lawn with artificial turf.
The Advantages of an Artificial Lawn
There are lots of reasons to choose an artificial lawn over a natural lawn. The main reason is that it looks good all year round with very little work.
If you want a lush green lawn and use natural grass, you have to spend both time and money on it. Natural grass needs cutting, regular feeding, weeding and thin patches need to be re-seeded. To stay looking good in the summer it needs watering at least once a week, more when it is hot.
An artificial lawn needs none of this maintenance, once it is laid all you have to do is to remove debris, such as leaves and twigs. The rain keeps the lawn dust free.
Overall, an artificial lawn is easier and cheaper to maintain than a natural lawn. The fact it does not need watering means that once down it is also good for the environment.
Where Can Artificial Grass Be Used?
The best thing about artificial grass is that it can be used anywhere natural grass is used. Professional teams across a range of sports use it because it looks good and is hardwearing. Many schools and playgroups also use artificial grass. Some councils are installing it in parks and on verges. Increasingly, homeowners are waking up to the benefits of artificial grass and having it installed in their homes.
If you want to give your garden a fresh look for the New Year, installing a high quality artificial lawn is definitely the way to go.