Artificial grass is growing in popularity and it’s not just because people have better ways to spend their weekends than mowing the lawn. It’s certainly true that artificial grass is low maintenance, but it can also be a great solution if you have a backyard or garden that gets very little sunlight or when you have young children or dogs (who have a tendency to scupper any plans for a perfectly manicured lawn).
But how do you know which grass to choose? Here is a handy list of things to look out for:
The best artificial grass is made up of at least 3 or 4 different colours, including some brown strands at the base. Natural grass is rarely one uniform vivid green and even the best tended lawns have drier, brown blades of grass underneath.
For an authentic looking lawn, choose an artificial grass that has blades of different lengths. You should also think about how the space is going to be used. If it’s going to get heavy foot traffic, then look for shorter strands. The yarns used to create an artificial lawn are made to bounce back, but if you regularly have children running around on it, then it’s likely to flatten over time.
The grass is spongier and more pleasurable to walk on when the strands are tightly packed together. A greater density also makes the grass more hardwearing.
It’s important that water can drain through easily – especially given the typical British climate! Good quality artificial grass is designed to drain water from the surface to avoid waterlogging. In fact, it often works better than the real thing, which can quickly get sodden if the heavens open.
The grass should also be UV resistant to ensure that the colours don’t fade through exposure to sunlight.
At Dayco Artificial Grass, we have a range of high quality artificial grasses. To find the best one for your needs, call us on 0208 449 8413 or 07903 138 834