artificial lawns Recent years have seen a surge in demand for artificial lawn installers, not only from householders in Hendon and the surrounding areas in London, but also from the owners of residential and nursing homes. Why? Britain’s growing older population has led to a significant rise in the numbers of people seeking private and local authority residential and nursing homes in the UK. This has meant greater competition and, as a result, many establishments in London and the South East are looking to improve facilities for their residents, while still keeping a careful eye on running costs. In this article, Dayco artificial lawn installers looks at three benefits synthetic grass can offer owners and occupiers of residential homes and nursing homes.
A nursing or residential home set in immaculate gardens creates an excellent first impression for residents and visitors; and family members will feel comfortable that their loved ones will be cared for in the best possible surroundings.
As fake grass requires very little maintenance it provides greater scope for owners of care homes to be more creative with their grounds, which are often well used by residents. Among the features that have proved popular in some residential homes are: covered band stands (for live music on family days and fundraising events), tranquil fountains, vibrant flower beds, and seated shaded areas. Even when residents are indoors they will still be able to enjoy views across pristine grounds whatever the weather or time of year.
In addition to this, a beautiful lawn is good for promotional purposes. Immaculate grounds will look inviting on advertising material such as leaflets or glossy brochures, which all helps promote the image of the care home.
Synthetic grass is an excellent timesaver and ultimately saves costs as it requires virtually no upkeep. It means staff don’t have to spend time mowing the lawn and cutting the edges around flower beds and pathways. And, there is no need to re-seed worn areas or to get rid of weeds to maintain the condition of the lawn. Instead, residents can enjoy spring-like lush green grass whatever the time of year.
Another practicality is that residents don’t have to keep to the pathways and avoid walking on the lawn after heavy rainfall. As synthetic turf is self-draining there’s no danger of residents and visitors trailing muddy feet back into the home for the staff to clear up, which means on wet days staff will have more time to spend with the residents.
Dayco artificial grass is highly durable as it has been designed to withstand heavy footfall. The quality of the grass is one of the many reasons why Dayco fake turf has been selected to replace natural grass in a number of frequently used areas such football fields, commercial roof terraces and school playgrounds.
In residential or care homes there may be large number of residents with mobility problems or who require the use of a wheelchair to get out and about. Unlike natural grass, fake turf provides a pleasant, even surface, which is much more practical for the less mobile as there is no fear of slipping on wet or muddy ground. It is also ideal for wheelchair users as it provides a smooth surface to get about on, without risk of damage to the lawn.
The hardy surface is also a huge plus when residential homes host special events outdoors such as fundraising or family days. In these peak times residential homes are likely to receive scores of guests, including friends and families of residents. For occasions such as these, synthetic grass provides a soft surface for residents and visitors to walk on or sit on as they enjoy an afternoon of live music, entertainment and refreshments.
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