When making the leap from natural to artificial lawn, you want to ensure that the benefits of synthetic grass are worth this huge transition. Whether you’re concerned about the life expectancy or maintenance of artificial grass, Artificial Lawn Company is here to relieve you of your worries.
Withstands harsh weather conditions
One of the greatest benefits of artificial grass is that it doesn’t fall victim to extreme weather conditions, unlike its natural counterpart. When it comes to real grass, too much sun can dry the grass out, whereas too much rain can drown it. Since natural grass is a living thing, it’s very sensitive to its environment. However, this doesn’t apply to synthetic grass as it is crafted from manmade substances that aren’t affected by environmental factors.
Has a life expectancy of up to 15 years
Something that deters a lot of people from installing artificial grass on their property is the notion of having to replace it. Despite this, when properly cared for, synthetic lawn will look as good as new for as long as 15 years. This is much higher than that of real grass that needs constant seeding and watering to regrow. Even after this time, artificial grass will still be green and look good but might start to look a little matted and worn much like carpet after many years.
No discolouration, patchiness, weeds, or mud
As previously mentioned, natural grass is extremely sensitive to environmental conditions, which can result in patchiness and discolouration. The level of sunlight within your garden won’t be consistent across the entire area, consequently, certain sections will be bald and brown. Additionally, grass seed requires soil to grow, meaning that areas of real grass are extremely muddy, which is greatly inconvenient. Furthermore, unsightly weeds will inevitably grow within your grass, contributing to the already tiresome maintenance.
Therefore, synthetic grass is the perfect solution. Not only is it unaffected by environmental conditions, but it doesn’t allow weeds to grow or mud to spread. Ultimately, artificial lawn allows for a clean and consistent finish.
Reduced maintenance costs
Synthetic lawn requires next to no maintenance, aside from the occasional sweep and rinse to keep leaves and debris at bay. This greatly differs from real grass that requires constant mowing, reseeding, and watering. Not only is this time-consuming, but it’s incredibly expensive as opposed to the cheap and effortless maintenance of artificial grass.
Lower water bills
One question that we often receive is “do I need to water my fake grass?” Quite simply, the answer is no. Aside from the occasional rinse if you have pets or spill something on it, you won’t need to get the hosepipe on your synthetic lawn. This will save you oodles on your water bill considering how much water is required to hydrate natural grass.
No mowing, seeding or watering required
In this day and age, hardly anyone has the time to invest in maintaining their natural lawn. The last thing you want after a long day’s work is to be lugging a heavy lawnmower around your garden, particularly in the winter months when it’s dark by 4pm. However, mowing is only a fraction of the process; you’ll also find yourself constantly reseeding and watering areas of real grass. This drains your time, energy, and finances. However, when it comes to artificial grass, you’ll simply have to set aside a few minutes each week to sweep and rinse your turfed area.
Stays green all year round
There’s nothing worse than discoloured grass from either excessive or limited amounts of both sunlight, water or a four legged friend. It’s a chore to get natural grass green for just a fraction of the year, let alone for the entire year. Creating the ideal environment for grass growth is almost impossible, especially when it comes to weather conditions that you can’t control.
Whether too much sunlight and not enough water is drying out your turf, or not enough sunlight and too much water is drowning your grass, growing a green lawn is a constant battle. Thankfully, we have developed a selection of synthetic grass solutions with specially blended colours to keep your lawn green all year round.
Ideal for kids and pets
Kids and pets are renowned for their rough and tumble nature that can often result in injury and mess. There’s no denying that grass is the safer alternative to concrete for gardens that are created for playtime, but what about the mess? Artificial lawn boasts the safety of grass whilst eradicating the mess created by mud and grass stains. Your little ones and four-legged friends can easily explore your garden with synthetic grass in place.
No allergy aggravation
As per NHS data, roughly 20% of the UK population are hay fever sufferers. Since artificial grass isn’t a natural substance, it’s completely hypoallergenic. You won’t find yourself enduring a scratchy throat, watery eyes, or a stuffy and runny nose with artificial lawn in place.
Synthetic lawn is designed to have small holes to seamlessly drain water from the surface, whether this is caused by rain, rinsing or a paddling pool. This makes artificial lawn the more safety-conscious option as you won’t find yourself slipping and incurring injury.
Get in Touch with Artificial Lawn Company
If you’ve been tempted by the benefits of artificial lawn, please get in touch. A member of our expert team will be on hand to walk you through our selection of grasses as well as the installation process.