Artificial grass is an increasingly popular alternative to the real thing, in both domestic and commercial settings. What makes it the ideal option for so many homes and businesses is the number of associated benefits, from aesthetics to maintenance. People across the UK are learning first-hand that imitation plastic grass offers the best of both worlds when it comes to landscaping.
On the one hand, artificial grass looks like a perfectly manicured lawn – even in the midst of extreme weather conditions like heatwaves and cold snaps. However, plastic grass does not require anywhere near the level of effort and expensive ongoing maintenance that real grass needs to look that good. Running over your artificial lawn regularly with a hard brush to remove dirt and debris, or hosing it down for heavier soiling is really all that is necessary.
As well as offering an easy life, artificial grass is robust and able to withstand prolonged and heavy-duty use, making it a durable and long-lasting investment that is suitable for all manner of purposes.
With its roots stretching back to the 1960s, modern synthetic grass has evolved from its early prototypes to the practical and impressive surface solution it is today. Though it is still made using synthetic fibres, artificial grass as we know it has had a 21st-century facelift. Manufactured with softer nylon or polypropylene elements, it has a softer texture and a more realistic appearance than you could expect from older versions of plastic grass, and there are many more varieties available, giving more flexibility when it comes to finding the perfect match.
The manufacturing process creates the “grass” as a type of yarn which is spun and then cut into recognisable “blades”. These blades are threaded onto the rubber backing to form a realistic looking sheet of grass, complete with individual blades and tufts. In most cases, the final product will be multi-tonal and sand-filled to offer a more authentic grass-like appearance, a springier structure and a better, more robust form.
A lot of work goes into perfecting the engineering and manufacturing processes behind quality artificial grass, and it is the complex component and ongoing scientific developments that make it such a popular and viable alternative to traditional turf. Whether you are impressed by the technology behind it, the features and benefits of it or the outstanding aesthetic appeal – there is no denying that an artificial lawn makes a real impact.
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