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July 24, 2013
If you are thinking that the grass might be greener on the other side of the fence you might be right!
An increasing number of homeowners are now making the switch to artificial lawns, and ditching brown patchy grass and in favour of lush, green gardens. The best thing about them? They’re completely hassle-free!
Here are our top 5 reasons why immaculate artificial lawns are making gardeners green with envy.
1 – Appearance
Artificial lawns have come a long way since they were first introduced back in the ’70s. Their modern makeover ensures that they appear as natural as possible in terms of both their appearance and texture. Artificial grass has been developed for garden lawns by introducing different shades and tones, moss infills and adding more height to the length. Aesthetically pleasing artificial grass is green all year long – no more scorched brown patches during dry seasons and even better, no more weeds to contend with!
2 – Ease of use
A new study has shown that British people spend around 2 months of their lives mowing their lawns. However, modern homeowners busy lifestyles often mean that this just isn’t practical and keeping a neat lawn is becoming too time-consuming for many of us. Artificial lawns take no watering, no time, and last up to 5 years without fading. Plus imagine what you could do with all those hours you save.
3 – Help the environment
Having an artificial lawn actively saves the environment. While the hosepipe ban was detrimental for natural gardens, it didn’t affect those with synthetic grass, which need no water whatsoever. As well as reducing water wastage, they survive without harmful pesticides and polluting petrol driven lawnmowers that are often used on natural lawns.
4 – Durability
In high wear and tear areas such as children’s play areas, animal runs and pathways, artificial grass can be ideal as real grass simply can’t grow naturally, leaving you with brown, patchy or bald spots. Any marks or stains can be simply washed off, and you don’t need to worry about muddy footprints coming inside! Artificial grass has even started making appearances on football pitches, advocated by international sports organisations such as FIFA.
5 – Economical
Finally, you can save substantial amounts of money with an artificial lawn. You may be surprised to discover that when the cost of the life of the grass is measured it in fact works out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf. Artificial grass saves you money on your water bill, and there’s also no need to purchase fertilisers, lawnmowers or equipment to help with the upkeep of your grass. If you’re spending money on any of these things, the benefits are obvious.