The advantages include saving money and time, especially on lawn maintenance, and it can also improve lifestyle and help with environmental issues.
Low maintenance – generating savings on time and up-keep costs. This applies to homeowners, the elderly for whom maintenance is not practical, second/holiday home owners and also organisations such as local councils who have to maintain roadside verges, city parks and pathways
No watering – ideal where water is scarce or in hosepipe/sprinkler ban areas.
Better for the environment – no need for pesticides and mowing.
Ideal for areas of heavy usage – no more slippery, muddy areas, no more muddy shoes or muddy dogs’ paws to have to clean up!
All-year-round green – aesthetically pleasing to the eye no matter what time of year. No more yellow patches on your lawn and no more weeds staring back at you!
Clean and hygienically safe– no degradation by pets.
It varies according to each project, but all our products have a handy calculator on them to help you figure out how much synthetic grass you will need.
Some artificial grasses need an infill to help hold the grass down and to provide a bit of shock absorption. Sand is normally used as it is often a cheaper alternative to rubber and is also chemically inert and fire resistant.
Artificial grass is held in place using special adhesives and joining tapes, which we also sell.
Your pets will be fine! They tend to treat artificial grass just like normal grass except they can’t dig it up! Any droppings are easy for you to remove or wash away. If the grass will receive very heavy use from pets, as it would in a kennels, we recommend that you use disinfectant to clean it as this will help remove smells and kill bacteria. However, where you have light use, this is rarely needed.
Artificial grass is better than natural grass in many ways; dogs can’t dig it up, or muddy themselves on it, or cause it any real damage so long as it is properly installed.
We guarantee our artificial grass for 10 years.
Quality European Manufacturing – Our Grass is sourced from industry leading manufacturers in The Netherlands who use state of the art machines and production techniques.
This is not generally recommended as the existing grass will die. It will also compact to give an uneven surface. However, if the surface is even and has good drainage then this is possible
Artificial grass is permeable so the rain water will run straight through it.
Very little indeed. You need to remove any debris which falls onto the grass and smooth any infill you may have. A leaf rake or garden broom will remove debris like fallen leaves, help realign the fibres and will smooth it over. As the artificial grass is permeable, rain water will run through the the backing and clean it at the same time.
For non-infill artificial grass, care has to be taken when laying the grass and it is possible that areas will need to be pegged down. The use of edgings is also important. If you choose to have a sand infill, this will provide weight to hold the artificial grass down. Have a look at our installation instructions for more help.
Lawns and landscaping are the most common uses, similar synthetic turf is used on sports playing surfaces, like tennis courts, putting greens and football pitches.
There are many other uses for our artificial grass, including:
- Roof gardens
- Walkways, both permanent and temporary
- Caravan and tent entrances
- Outdoor staircases
- Swimming pool surrounds – we would generally recommend at least three feet between the pool and the artificial grass. This will minimise the risk of discoloration from the chlorine in the pool.
- Children’s play areas at schools and nurseries
- Pet-friendly areas, dog exercise runs, kennels
- Exhibition spaces
- Shopping centres
- Showrooms – cars, garden centres
As long as you choose the right grass for your use (we can help you with this, just give us a call), and brush the grass every so often, flattening shouldn’t be a problem. A texturized or curled yarn in the artificial grass also helps prevent matting.
Decking will not rot underneath artificial grass, provided it is properly treated before installation. In addition, it is recommended that a treated hardboard is laid on top of the decking, to prevent any decking grooves from damaging the grass.
Weeds will not get through artificial grass, provided that you lay a geotextile or other weed-killing membrane before laying your turf. Rest assured the backing material we use for our artificial grass is more than strong enough to stop any roots growing through to the soil.