Recent long hot summers in the UK have caused some householders to take the plunge and transform their gardens with fake turf to cut down on their water use.
The constant need for watering gardens in the hotter months has contributed to a rise in the demand of fake turf as some Londoners have chosen to swap their unsightly scorched brown lawns for the lush, green, fake variety.
Tom Day, director of synthetic lawn installer Dayco, who supplies fake turf to homes and businesses from Fulham to Forest Hill, throughout London, and the South East, said: “The hot weather has brought with it a rise in demand for artificial grass as more and more people strive for beautiful lawns all-year round.
“Some gardeners have got tired of watering their lawns every day to maintain the soil moisture and to keep their grass in good condition.
“The feedback we have received from our customers is that fake grass means they can avoid potential hosepipe bans and make savings in the future by slashing the cost of their water bills.”
Preserving Water in Summer
In 2015, the UK saw its hottest July on record with the mercury hitting 36.7C at Heathrow. Health warnings were issued, travel restrictions were put in place, and some schools cancelled their sports days.
Although there were no reports of any hosepipe bans in the UK, water companies including South East Water, Thames and Anglian have long been advising people to ‘use water wisely’ to preserve reservoir stocks.
According to one UK government website, water used in the garden in summer can amount to half of the total household water used, and a sprinkler system can use as much water in 60 minutes that an average family uses in a day. So with this in mind, it’s clear that fake turf installation means significant savings can be made.
As a result, some gardeners have opted for the eco-friendly route and installed fake grass to save water.
If you combine water savings with energy savings (from not mowing the lawn), plus savings made on lawn care chemicals such as weed killer, the positive environmental impact of synthetic turf is considerable.
It is not only householders in London suburbs such as Fulham and the South East that are reaping the rewards of water savings thanks to synthetic lawn installers.
After water restrictions were imposed in the state of California in 2015, a handful of celebrities spoke publicly about their efforts to conserve water…and some US residents installed drought resistant plants and fake lawns.
Debbie Levin, the president of the Environmental Media Association, told Sky News that celebrities have the chance to lead the way.
“When you see celebrities speak out about their conservation efforts, I think that is something that is going to be very useful in the future,” she said.
Five Ways to Save Water in the Garden:
- Ditch your hose or sprinkler system and use a watering can instead.
- Water your garden during the cooler periods, such as in the morning or at night, for maximum effect (so the water doesn’t evaporate in hot spells).
- Use a water butt so you can collect water on rainy days to use on your lawn and flower beds.
- Allow the grass to grow longer in the summer periods to improve the soil’s moisture.
- Contact Dayco to receive samples that demonstrate the superiority of our product and arrange for high quality artificial grass installation from our team of experts.
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