Artificial grass used to mean the kind of plastic green turf often seen in greengrocers. But these days, synthetic grass looks almost like the real thing. The best designs have different shades and lengths of ‘blades’ to mimic the look and feel of natural grass. In general, you get what you pay for. Cheaper versions tend to have little or no variation in colour and have an obviously fake look. But when it comes to choosing the best artificial grass, looks are not the only thing to consider…
You’ve found a roll of grass that’s the perfect colour – and perhaps even cheaper than other models on the market – but if it doesn’t have UV protection, it won’t stay that way for long. Exposure to sun bleaches out colour. So, without adequate protection, a product can quickly look drab.
Artificial grass is made from polyethylene (the same material that is used for carrier bags) and polypropylene. Unlike soil, these plastics don’t soak up water, so it’s important that adequate drainage is built into the design. It’s a good idea to compare different samples and to get advice from reputable suppliers.
It might sound obvious but artificial grass doesn’t grow back. That’s why it’s important to make sure that it’s robust enough to withstand anything you or your family throw at it – including a sizzling sausage from the barbeque! Good quality artificial grass has a high level of heat resistance. You can do your own tests at home by putting hot items on a sample to see if they leave a mark.
For expert advice on the best artificial grass for your home, contact us on 0208 449 8413 or 07903 138 834 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org