Why are so many people turning to artificial grass?
The advantages, plain and simple start with saving money to saving time, especially on lawn maintenance, and it can also improve lifestyle and help with environmental issues. Here are some examples:
Low maintenance – generating savings on time and up-keep costs. This applies to homeowners, the elderly for whom maintenance is not practical, second/holiday home owners and also organisations such as local councils who have to maintain roadside verges, city parks and pathways
No watering – ideal where water is scarce or in hosepipe/sprinkler ban areas. For those on water metres an artificial lawn offers a saving and during warm weather it’s estimated that as much as 75% of residential water is used to irrigate lawns.
Better for the environment – no need for pesticides and mowing. Our section about the Environmental Benefits of Artificial grass. Grass details how pesticides, lawn mowing and even grass clippings themselves can be harmful to the environment.
Durability with visual appeal – ideal for effective, low-maintenance landscaping and play areas.
Ideal for areas of heavy usage – no more slippery, muddy areas, no more muddy shoes or muddy dogs’ paws to have to clean up! Also, no more replacing dead patches of grass. For the sports industry it means pitches which can be used more regularly, avoiding undue interruption from bad weather or overuse. International sports organisations such as FIFA are now advocating the use of artificial turf and have introduced a series of international standards.
All year round green – aesthetically pleasing to the eye no matter what time of year. No more yellow patches on your lawn and no more weeds staring back at you!
Cleaner and more hygienically safe – no degradation by pets.
Very effective where natural grass is not a practical option– such as in a conservatory or part of a roof garden, around a swimming pool, in a shopping centre or exhibition/display area, as office carpeting or for use on television, stage and film sets.
Read our Customer Testimonials to find out if artificial grass is as good as grass.