We all know the common uses of artificial grass – to improve the kerb appeal of businesses and private homes, create beautiful courtyard areas, balconies or roof gardens, and design play areas pr multi-functional sports fields. However, there are also some little known uses of fake grass that not only improve aesthetics but also work to put businesses and organisations ahead of the competition. This article puts the spotlight on ten alternative uses of artificial grass installation:
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Roundabouts – Local authorities and private organisations often install fake grass on roundabouts or grass verges to cut down the costs of maintaining this area and to keep the natural grass look. It ensures that green areas look attractive all year round, without the need to employ gardeners. Here at Dayco we provide a supply only service, or our team can deliver and install your artificial turf.
Central Reservations – Just as local authorities are increasingly reaping the rewards of artificial turfed roundabouts, another popular use of fake grass is on central reservations. It is a safer option as it eliminates the need to employ a team to keep grassed areas on busy motorways in shape.
Shops – Synthetic grass is also frequently used for shop windows and display purposes to promote spring or summer merchandise such as hot tubs, barbecues, clothing or outdoor furniture. Fake turf is also by greengrocers and florists to provide a natural backdrop for the sale of flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Stage Sets – Artificial grass can be used to stir the imagination of spectators and audiences at theatres, carnivals, theme parks or museums. Dayco’s fully trained installation team can supply and install healthy looking grass to set realistic outdoor scenes for a host of tourist attractions in London and the Home Counties.
Walkways – Artificial grass installers Dayco manage hundreds of projects annually and among them is the supply of fake turf for walkways in commercial buildings and sporting venues including golf clubs and swimming pools. Among the benefits of synthetic grass is that it is extremely durable and easy to care for, as it will always look in perfect condition, without having to lift a finger!
Boat Decks – This may not be the most obvious use of synthetic grass, but fake turf has been known to be used on boat decks, cruise ships and even as green carpeting in campervans. This is because it is self draining, sets the scene for an uplifting, holiday feel and is extremely robust for use in high traffic areas.
Kennels and Dog Runs – Pet owners often complain that their dogs ruin the look of their lawns. The solution? Synthetic grass. Dayco artificial lawns are pet friendly; dog ‘mess’ can be removed simply and easily and the grass won’t get stained from pet urine. As fake turf is self draining, it means no more muddy paws!
Gyms – Fake turf can be used in commercial or home gyms as an alternative soft surface to work out on. A more common use is synthetic grass installation around swimming pools, on balconies, and multi-sports surfaces such as tennis courts or sports fields.
Patio Areas – Synthetic turf can be used as an alternative to a patio to provide an appealing outdoor eating area that doesn’t require any further maintenance. It is self draining and UV resistant so it won’t be affected by lack of sunlight or too much sun, which can cause scorching or fading.
Conservatories and Garages – Having artificial grass installations in conservatories is a popular request for fake grass indoors. It is ideal for use in this area as it eases the transition between indoor and outdoor space. Fake turf can also be used to line the floor of garages, to improve the look of this space.
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