Having a beautifully manicured lawn with well maintained flower beds is something to be admired. However, this takes time to achieve and not everyone is enthusiastic about gardening or can spare the time and effort it takes to create a lush, green area. As a result, more people are realising the benefits of fake grass and opting for artificial lawn installation in London and across the UK.
If you are in two minds over whether to install fake grass in your front or back gardens, here is just a short list of the labour intensive and time consuming tasks you will be saving yourself from by using imitation grass.
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Installing Dayco Artificial Grass will mean that you no longer have to:
Set aside time to mow your lawn – How often you should mow your natural lawn will vary according to the season and weather conditions. However, as a rough guide you should think about mowing your lawn every seven days from mid spring to early summer, and during the first two months of autumn. Letting your grass grow long will affect its quality and increase the likelihood of weeds. It is also advisable to change the direction in which you cut your grass as this will strengthen your lawn. This is one of the reasons why many gardeners cut their lawns in stripes, pushing their mower in a straight line in one direction and going back in the opposite direction. The installation of fake turf eliminates the need for mowing and frees up your leisure time so you can relax and enjoy your garden whatever the time of year.
Reseed worn patches of grass – Gardens are used for entertaining, for outdoor sports, as a pet run-around, and for children to play in. The drawback of natural grass is that even lawns that don’t have heavy usage can get ugly brown patches where the grass has thinned or has worn down over time. To restore the condition of your lawn and to keep your grass looking healthy, it is important to reseed it. This can be done any time from early spring to mid-October, providing the weather is not too dry, or too cold. It is advisable not to drench your garden with a hose after re-seeding; instead sprinkle it with a fine spray, so none of the seeds get dislodged.
If your lawn is often getting worn and you are having difficulty maintaining it, you may want to consider artificial lawn installation for your London home. This is tough underfoot so no matter how often it is used, it will look in excellent condition throughout its lifetime.
Rid your grass of weeds – Unfortunately, however well you maintain real grass, it will always be prone to unsightly weed patches and you need to stay on top of this to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy. It is best to kill the weeds when the roots are shallow and when the weeds are still growing, so again, spring to mid-autumn is the best time of year for this. Weed killing is weather dependent and it is important to avoid periods of frost or intense sunshine. If you have too many weeds to pull out by hand, use a weed killing treatment, which you may need to apply once or twice a year.
On the other hand, imitation grass requires no effort to keep in top condition, and its four tone blended colour means that it is hard to tell it apart from the real thing!
Water your lawn to keep it healthy – To ensure your grass grows well, you will need to keep your lawn regularly watered with a sprinkler. This is particularly essential during the hottest times of the year, but unfortunately you won’t be able to do this if your area is subject to a hosepipe ban.
Unlike real grass that can turn yellow during periods of excessive heat, fake grass keeps its lush, green colour whatever the weather and won’t fade in bright sunlight.
Find adequate space to store your mower – If you have natural grass, you not only need a lawnmower but also somewhere to store it. This is all well and good if you have a large garden, but if you live in the city the chances are you will only have a small outdoor space.
An alternative is artificial lawn installation for your London home as this eliminates the need for extra maintenance, and since you won’t need a shed in which to store your garden equipment, you can enjoy every inch of your lawn.
Spend money on gardening equipment – If you have just a small patch of grass to mow, you may not feel it’s worth the expense of investing in a petrol, electric or hand-pushed mower and a shed to store it in.
For a small city lawn, while you will have the initial cost of installing fake turf, with prices as low as £11 per sq/m this will soon pay dividends. It means no more time or money will be spent on lawn maintenance, there’s no need to spend money on sheds, and no need to buy, maintain or store gardening equipment.
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