While there are many general benefits to using artificial grass, London and other major cities mean particular challenges for gardeners when it comes to maintaining a real lawn. Here we look at the difficulties that Londoners face, and how switching to artificial turf can help solve or bypass these problems.
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London Clay – This heavy soil is notoriously problematic in terms of drainage, resulting in many London lawns getting waterlogged for long periods of time. Trying to solve the problem can involve excavating large amounts of clay and replacing with a more grass-friendly subsoil. Another option is to develop the soil over time by digging in sand, mulch, compost or other material to break it up and improve drainage. However, this is a back-breaking process which can take years, and leave you with effectively no lawn at all for a long time.
Sporadic Light Conditions – Small gardens separated by high fencing means that many lawns are partially or largely shaded for long periods of the day. This can mean that the grass doesn’t get enough light to grow properly. This is even more of a problem if your home is overlooked by other nearby buildings, as is often the case in large cities.
Heavy Use – When a household includes children and/or pets, this will inevitably mean heavy wear and tear on any patch of lawn. This is especially true for a typical small city garden, where every square foot of grass tends to come in for a lot of use. During the summer, this means the lawn can quickly become worn out, creating bare patches which never get a chance to recover. In winter, the lawn can just as swiftly be turned into a muddy mess, resulting in a lawn which is neither good to look at or usable as a play and exercise area.
Time Pressures – Most families in the capital have enormous pressures on their time. These include long periods spent commuting to work or stuck in school runs and traffic jams, as well as long working hours. And with house prices in the capital being the highest in the UK, few families can afford to have someone at home all day to take care of the house and garden. The result is that there can be very little time available to spend on tending and maintaining the lawn – even giving it a regular trim, never mind weeding, raking and replanting bare patches.
Physical Effort – Maintaining a lawn requires considerable physical effort, even if you have a motorised mower. People who can’t manage this task are faced with the choice of paying a gardener to look after it for them or leaving it untended, resulting in something which is less than beautiful to look at.
Having an attractive and usable lawn is a highly valued amenity that can greatly add to a household’s quality of life, but these are all reasons why, in London and other large cities, this can be hard to achieve.
Reasons to Choose Artificial Grass in London
If you have been having a lot of problems with your lawn, for all the reasons given above, you may consider choosing artificial grass instead. Many London households make this decision every year and find it is the answer to their problems. It removes the need to spend hours struggling with a sparse and muddy lawn, and means they now have an asset instead of a liability.
Laying synthetic turf means there is no need to worry about the heavy clay soil or the lack of light in many small plots, because neither of these factors will affect the appearance of an artificial lawn. Heavy use is also no problem, because – as any football fan knows – synthetic turf is a hard-wearing and reliable surface. Dayco’s top quality artificial turf is also both child and pet-friendly.
Yet another advantage to laying artificial grass in London is that your household will save a great deal of time. Synthetic grass is almost maintenance free, so all that time spent digging and mowing is now yours to spend in other ways. And of course, the amount of physical effort required to maintain your lawn will also be reduced to practically zero.
For all these reasons, artificial grass is a practical solution for London gardens, as well as those in other large cities. If you choose Dayco to install your new lawn, you can be sure that you are dealing with an experienced firm which will provide you with top quality, fade-resistant grass. Our six year guarantee also gives added peace of mind.
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