There’s no escaping it, teenagers love the freedom of having their own space. Whether they want to unleash their energy on the craze of the moment – such as the newest computer game, or the latest sporting equipment – some teens are keen to give things a go and try a new activity individually or with a group of friends.
If your teenagers are active outdoorsy types and like to spend time in the garden playing football or other outdoor activities with their friends, such as trampolining, plastic archery, golf, croquet or just splashing about in an inflatable pool (if you have one). These are all fantastic ways for your teens to socialise and stay fit and active. But although it’s great to see the kids entertained, if you’re a keen gardener these activities aren’t such good news for your lawn.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Dayco Artificial Grass – synthetic lawn installers in London and Hertfordshire, including Muswell Hill, Borehamwood, St Albans, Finchley, Hendon, Enfield and Holders Green – sell high quality fake turf. According to Dayco, recent years has seen a seen a rise in the numbers of UK families replacing their natural lawn for the fake variety.
Here are just some of the benefits of fake grass for parents and their teenage children:
It Reduces Arguments
For parents with limited time on their hands, it’s natural to ask your teenagers to assist with household chores such as mowing the lawn. Unfortunately, this isn’t always met with a positive response. While some teens are keen to help, others will find something more pressing to do – even homework! These teens hope that if enough time passes, another family member will step in on their behalf. Fake turf is the ideal timesaver for families as your lawn stays looking great year round and it means no more rows about who’s next on the rota for mowing the lawn.
Lawns Stay Pristine
Trampolines, inflatable pools, bikes, badminton nets, swing balls or goal posts are popular outdoor pieces of equipment that some teenagers might have. However, heavy pieces of equipment can spell disaster for the lawn as it can create unsightly brown patches where the grass is worn or doesn’t get enough sunlight. By installing synthetic grass, the lawn retains its neat appearance all year round and, as it is extremely durable, it presents the ideal solution for parents of active teens.
Carpets Stay Clean!
If you have sporty teenagers, they’re generally out in the garden even on the coldest, wettest days of the year. However, a game of football in the rain often results in the youngest members of the family trailing their wet and muddy footprints through the house. Fortunately fake turf is self-draining and, as the surface has no soil, busy parents can rest assured that their carpets will stay clean!
Gardens Get More Use
Fake lawns provide a soft, clean surface for your teens to ‘hang out’ on, whether they want to invite their friends round for a 5-aside footie match, have a picnic in the garden, or just sit on the lawn and chat. From the feedback from our customers, artificial lawns are a win-win for parents and teenagers alike.
About Dayco Artificial Grass
Dayco are synthetic lawn installers who supply and fit artificial grass. We can also advise on landscape gardening projects. Our turf has had excellent feedback from a range of customers including homeowners, landscape gardeners, business directors, schools, landlords and property developers. Just click on the link above to read our testimonials or to order a sample of our high quality artificial turf.