The Turf Warehouse http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk Artificial Grass Scotland Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:08:13 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 The Winter Benefits of Artificial Turf http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/the-winter-benefits-of-artificial-turf/ http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/the-winter-benefits-of-artificial-turf/#comments_reply Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:07:12 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1054 So, winter’s here and for many, their artificial turf will have got them through the worst of it this time come February. What about the rest of you? If you haven’t decided yet what side of the fence, you’re on…

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So, winter’s here and for many, their artificial turf will have got them through the worst of it this time come February. What about the rest of you? If you haven’t decided yet what side of the fence, you’re on when it comes to fake grass perhaps this post will help. Winter can bring all kinds of problems during the winter months, but with an artificial turf lawn, you’ve won the battle.

No more grass stains, muddy patches and dirty kitchen floors.

In winter the grass can get muddy and wet, and that means grass, grass stains, mud and all sorts dragged into the house. With synthetic grass you won’t get this anymore, it’ll just be pristine lush green grass every single day. Children will want to play out in it, and actually be able to and dogs and cats can come in and go out as they please without you having to rub them down when they’ve entered so they don’t get all that wet grass on the furniture. You’ll find that artificial grass is extremely accessible in the winter so you don’t have to stay away from it in the same way as you would with a natural grass lawn and its lumps, bumps and muddy frozen bits. 

Run a sports venue?

Perhaps you’re in charge of a keen and enthusiastic football team but sometimes you can’t play because the weather has ruined the condition of the grass and a game isn’t possible. Then you have to cancel, but if you had artificial turf this simply would be necessary because you’d have a pitch that’s always in immaculate condition, result? No cancelled games and no inconvenience. 

Little to no maintenance in comparison to real grass.

The amount of maintenance involved with a fake grass lawn is minimal in comparison to natural grass. All you have to do is rake it gently with plastic rake or a broom with plastic bristles, this is so the blades aren’t permanently damaged with the use of metal implements. That and the occasional wash with soap and water in spring and summer and removing debris you find on a regular basis, so you keep the lawn clear.

The Turf Warehouse – for quality artificial turf that gives you longevity, accessibility with no more mowing.

So, if you don’t currently have fake grass have, we now convinced you of its obvious benefits in winter? We hope you have, but if you have any questions about what we’ve discussed today, give us a call and we’ll do all we can to help. We have an excellent range of quality artificial turf lawns with a variety of different piles, we can help you choose the right one for you and even come and install it for you so you have the perfect fit, leave it a day or two to settle, then you have your lawn back. It’ll look beautiful – but without all the hard work.

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How to look after your artificial grass this winter http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/how-to-look-after-your-artificial-grass-this-winter-2/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:21:20 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1051 The good news is that your artificial grass doesn’t need the same amount of care as natural grass. There is a minimum amount of care needed, but there are no chemicals required, no mowing and no sprinklers either which means…

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The good news is that your artificial grass doesn’t need the same amount of care as natural grass. There is a minimum amount of care needed, but there are no chemicals required, no mowing and no sprinklers either which means you save on utility bills This is why so many people choose artificial grass, because it’s versatile and minus all that hard work. It’s probably one of the many fantastic reasons why you chose artificial grass.

Routine maintenance.

However, even in winter, you’ll need to carry out some routine maintenance on your artificial grass. It’ll be far more manageable and there’ll be less to do come Spring. Don’t worry it will only require little attention throughout the winter months with some basic, routine tasks.

What can I do when there’s frost and snow?

It shouldn’t have a massive impact on your artificial grass lawn; however, it might be a good idea not to walk on it because the fibres could snap. Therefore, try to stay off it if you can. Leave snow and frost to drain away as it melts through the grass, it should have a good drainage system built into it, and you will have sorted this out prior to installation. Underneath your grass there should be a good layer of quality material that will help to absorb any liquids that come through.

Plastic implements.

Use a plastic shovel to remove snow and frost if it becomes impacted and there’s lots of it, because that can harm the grass if it freezes and turns into blocks of ice.  Don’t use your hands or you could tear the fibres. You can also try using salt, but this shouldn’t be something you make a habit of.

Leaves and debris.

If you collect this regularly you should avoid a nasty build up. Rake up debris and any leaves off the grass, or use a soft brush, this should help keep your lawn lush looking and green. When you use implements to sweep and take things off the grass surface, make sure you use ones made from plastic and any brooms should have soft bristles. If you care for your lawn on a regular basis in this way it shouldn’t be that much work to do once the lighter days of Spring arrive. 

Tarpaulins.

You can also use a tarpaulin if you’re expecting really bad weather that includes some serious snowfall, but it’s not essential. It may give you peace of mind, and it will give you less hard work once it’s removed as your artificial grass should be relatively snow free. All our artificial grasses are made to last, whatever the weather throws at it, and it comes with a superb drainage system, so the snow and frost just drains right through it.

The Turf Warehouse – first class supply and installation of artificial grass in West Lothian.

Not only do we supply some of the best quality artificial grass on the market, we can also install it for you. All our team are trained in artificial grass installation, so you get an accurate smooth fit. Then all you have to do is enjoy it with the minimal amount of care needed to keep it in excellent condition, it practically takes care of itself. In winter, it’s just a quick sweep and a rake and there you have it, your perfect lawn all through winter.

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How to look after your artificial grass this winter http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/how-to-look-after-your-artificial-grass-this-winter/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:17:04 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1048 The good news is that your artificial grass doesn’t need the same amount of care as natural grass. There is a minimum amount of care needed, but there are no chemicals required, no mowing and no sprinklers either which means…

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The good news is that your artificial grass doesn’t need the same amount of care as natural grass. There is a minimum amount of care needed, but there are no chemicals required, no mowing and no sprinklers either which means you save on utility bills This is why so many people choose artificial grass, because it’s versatile and minus all that hard work. It’s probably one of the many fantastic reasons why you chose artificial grass.

Routine maintenance.

However, even in winter, you’ll need to carry out some routine maintenance on your artificial grass. It’ll be far more manageable and there’ll be less to do come Spring. Don’t worry it will only require little attention throughout the winter months with some basic, routine tasks. 

What can I do when there’s frost and snow?

It shouldn’t have a massive impact on your artificial grass lawn; however, it might be a good idea not to walk on it because the fibres could snap. Therefore, try to stay off it if you can. Leave snow and frost to drain away as it melts through the grass, it should have a good drainage system built into it, and you will have sorted this out prior to installation. Underneath your grass there should be a good layer of quality material that will help to absorb any liquids that come through.

Plastic implements.

Use a plastic shovel to remove snow and frost if it becomes impacted and there’s lots of it, because that can harm the grass if it freezes and turns into blocks of ice.  Don’t use your hands or you could tear the fibres. You can also try using salt, but this shouldn’t be something you make a habit of.

Leaves and debris.

If you collect this regularly you should avoid a nasty build up. Rake up debris and any leaves off the grass, or use a soft brush, this should help keep your lawn lush looking and green. When you use implements to sweep and take things off the grass surface, make sure you use ones made from plastic and any brooms should have soft bristles. If you care for your lawn on a regular basis in this way it shouldn’t be that much work to do once the lighter days of Spring arrive. 

Tarpaulins.

You can also use a tarpaulin if you’re expecting really bad weather that includes some serious snowfall, but it’s not essential. It may give you peace of mind, and it will give you less hard work once it’s removed as your artificial grass should be relatively snow free. All our artificial grasses are made to last, whatever the weather throws at it, and it comes with a superb drainage system, so the snow and frost just drains right through it.

The Turf Warehouse – first class supply and installation of artificial grass in West Lothian.

Not only do we supply some of the best quality artificial grass on the market, we can also install it for you. All our team are trained in artificial grass installation, so you get an accurate smooth fit. Then all you have to do is enjoy it with the minimal amount of care needed to keep it in excellent condition, it practically takes care of itself. In winter, it’s just a quick sweep and a rake and there you have it, your perfect lawn all through winter.

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Artificial Grass Vs Real Grass http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/artificial-grass-vs-real-grass/ Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:35:03 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1045 If you’ve been sitting on the fence about artificial grass then we’re going to be looking at the differences between the two, and hopefully convince you it’s worth installing if you’re unsure. We love both of course, but we know…

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If you’ve been sitting on the fence about artificial grass then we’re going to be looking at the differences between the two, and hopefully convince you it’s worth installing if you’re unsure. We love both of course, but we know our customers have different preferences, so we’ll focus on both and you can then make an informed decision about artificial grass installation and what you think is best for your garden.

Natural grass both smells and looks great

You’ll find that natural grass is great if you want a lush, heavenly scented grass lawn that looks and feels beautiful during the spring and summer. However, to keep it this way requires a lot of work, tending to its needs with dedication, so it maintains its appearance. This is fine if you have time on your hands to do it, because by keeping it in pristine condition it’ll remain useful, if it’s neglected in anyway it’s soon going to lose it’s charm, be difficult to walk on, and parts of it may eventually need to replaced. 

Regular mowing weed and insect control and watering during summer

Natural grass needs to be mowed regularly, and you’ll need to know when the time is right to mow it, how much you’re taking off the blades, and also treat it with a number of different chemicals if you want to rid yourself of weeds, insects and moss. However, keep in mind that if you do it, it’ll be quite time consuming. There’s a lot you can do with grass and there is nothing more beautiful than well-tended natural turf, but if you lead a busy life, then you may find it almost impossible to keep it in the kind of condition you want. 

What’s great about artificial grass then?

On the other hand, if you do decide to take the plunge with artificial grass a lot of hard work will be eliminated. Modern day artificial grass doesn’t look anything like it used to, and now looks incredibly natural and authentic. Installation isn’t a doddle, but it’s not overly complex either. You’ll need to consider placing a membrane beneath the surface, so any liquids that pass through the grass will drain below. You may also need to carry out some groundwork in making sure its level depending on how straight the surface of your lawn is.

Maintenance is minimal with fake grass

Once you’ve installed your artificial grass you won’t need to do much with it. It’ll need the odd brush to remove debris, and perhaps the odd bit of cleaning with a detergent and some water, but that’s it. It will look green and lush all year round without any hard work and there’ll be no water, mowing or chemicals required or removing weeds by hand. 

You now have the choice of both natural and fake grass

Fake grass takes away any hard work, and if you are increasingly unable to do this due to work commitments, you’re away a lot, or perhaps you’ve suffered an illness or an injury that’s left you with less mobility, then this type of garden surface is ideal. What’s great is that you have the choice of both, depending on what you prefer, and how much time you can dedicate to it.

If you’d like to find out more then get in touch with us here at The Turf Warehouse and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your choices with you. 

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Why Artificial Grass is Perfect For Pets http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/why-artificial-grass-is-perfect-for-pets/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:12:08 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1040 Are you worried that should you change from a natural lawn to fake grass that your pets won’t like it? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. We’ve seen many of our customers have pet-friendly artificial grass installed in their garden…

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Are you worried that should you change from a natural lawn to fake grass that your pets won’t like it? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. We’ve seen many of our customers have pet-friendly artificial grass installed in their garden and they’ve seen their pets flourish. That’s because our artificial grass is better and more superior than it was several years ago. It’s non-slip, durable and extremely versatile, and saves you so much in hard work. Trust us when we say that your pets are going to love it. 

Comfort, softness and no bald patches.

Fake grass for pets is all about comfort, because like us they like something soft, warm and comforting to walk, run and play on. Our fake grasses are exactly like that and as a result we’ve seen dogs adapt to it pretty quickly, cats aren’t too fussed either way because as we know, cats are just fine as long as they’re getting their favourite biscuits and fuss when they need it. It’s so similar to a real grass lawn, looking almost identical in touch and feel, the one (among many others) good thing about it and a clear benefit, is that it can’t be dug up or suffer bald patches in winter. 

A surface that’s fun to walk or play on.

It can make so much difference to a dog’s quality of life and artificial grass for dogs offers the kind of surface that’s kind for those short furry legs. The grass is always the same length and you can get shorter piles, so your dog is always walking on the same surface, the grass is never too much for them to navigate. This will encourage him/her to go out more often so you if you can’t manage a walk that day, the garden is going to offer them some much needed exercise and fresh air. 

Shorter piles, easy to clean.

We mentioned shorter piles, and there are some distinctive advantages to having a shorter pile, because it’s easier to clean and it’s far easier to scoop up solids and dispose of them hygienically. Aesthetically, it also looks beautiful, like a freshly mown summer lawn – and that’s all year long. 

Natural grass vs artificial grass.

Sometimes your dog or cat likes to pick a spot and that becomes their favourite place to sit, when there’s natural grass however, that can get slightly bald because the grass can die. With artificial grass you can wash these particular areas with soap and water and brush them gently to bring up the individual pile if it’s flattened slightly through constantly lying on it. If they kick back, or your worried their claws will tear into it, don’t worry, fake grass is tough and has an even tougher backing that’s extremely durable. It won’t get ruined by people or animals enjoying themselves!

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Fake grass doesn’t need much looking after other than the occasional brushing or soapy wash. For the rest of the time, you can just enjoy it – your pets will thank you for it! Why not give us a call now to discuss your requirements, and a member of our team will be more than happy to talk things through with you.

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5 Myths About Fake Grass http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/5-myths-fake-grass/ Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:53:29 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1024 In this month’s post we’re going over the many myths that come up about fake grass. We’re going to look at 5 of the most common, and you can then weigh up whether or not you want to invest in…

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In this month’s post we’re going over the many myths that come up about fake grass. We’re going to look at 5 of the most common, and you can then weigh up whether or not you want to invest in it if you haven’t already. Artificial turf is so beneficial in terms of freeing up your time so you can do other things and enjoy your garden, and spend less of it maintaining your garden. This can include anything from using chemicals to rid it of weeds, moss and pests, and mowing it on a regular basis to keep it tidy.

Myth 1 – Artificial grass doesn’t look real.

Artificial grass has come a long way since the heady days of football when it was first used as a turf to play on. Back in those days it was known as Astroturf, but it’s come on in leaps and bounds since. It’s now so authentic looking and with different piles so you can have whatever type of fake grass you think is right for your type of property. What you will find is that it looks green and lush all year long.

Myth 2 – It’s really bad for the environment.

No in fact it helps the environment. If you’ve been relying on chemicals to keep those pesky weeds and insects at bay you won’t have to do that anymore with artificial turf. What’s more, you won’t have to use water for hosing in summer or use electricity to mow your lawn, so you’ll save money and energy, thus helping the environment. 

Myth 3 – It’s not safe for children.

Artificial grass for children is safe. We know that plenty of our customers use it in their gardens for their families. If you have a history of allergies, your children are going to love artificial grass because it means they can go out into the garden and play, without you worrying that they’ll be sneezing and coughing. Also, plenty of nurseries use artificial turf and it’s a great success with their children, it means they can go out in it when they want, so no muddy, waterlogged patches to worry about in winter. Also, if they fall over they’ll have a soft cushioned landing. 

Myth 4 – Fake grass lawns are too expensive.

No they’re not! Here at The Turf Warehouse we have a versatile range of different piles of artificial grass, and working together we can find something that’s in line with your budget. It’s become so popular, it’s nowhere near as expensive as it used to be when it first became more widely known.

Myth 5 – It’s not safe for pets.

Nonsense! Artificial grass for pets is a great benefit to your furry friend using it to play on as well as their toilet. As long as you have a permeable backing for your fake grass, any liquids will drain away naturally. Any solids can be lifted and placed in the bin as you would normally on a natural lawn. 

The Turf Warehouse – for accurate artificial grass installation.

If you’re looking for an artificial grass install for your property, why not get in touch with us here at The Turf Warehouse. We can’t wait to hear from you. We’ve installed artificial grass for hundreds of satisfied customers and we’d like to do the same for you. So ignore those myths and get your lush green, pristine artificial grass lawn today.

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How to Clean Your Artificial Grass Lawn http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/clean-artificial-grass-lawn/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 16:33:48 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1015 Artificial grass is a doddle when it comes to maintenance in comparison to natural turf. Its low maintenance, low key care is one of the big attractions of artificial grass, apart from the fact it’s so attractive and money saving.…

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Artificial grass is a doddle when it comes to maintenance in comparison to natural turf. Its low maintenance, low key care is one of the big attractions of artificial grass, apart from the fact it’s so attractive and money saving. However, there are some things you’ll need to do to keep it clean. 

Because artificial grass is low on maintenance without the need for chemicals or mowing, it really sells itself as a surface for your garden. Cleaning is important and plays a role in the longevity of your fake grass, but don’t worry about methods because it’s a relatively simple process. 

Debris.

As you can imagine, in the winter and autumn months there will be a variety of different debris that lands in your garden. Most of it is natural, things like branches, leaves and twigs, but there’ll also be the odd piece of rubbish from other people’s gardens and blown in from the street if you live near a busy road.

Keep removing debris as you find it.

It’s a good idea to simply pick up what you find as you find it throughout the year. Once the poor weather comes to an end you will then have much less to do and you can use a brush to sweep anything else away. The lawn will look better and make the garden far more manageable. 

Pets.

If you have pets, then they’re going to be using the back garden, and possibly the front too for their toilet. You could set aside an area that’s covered in soil or gravel for that specifically. However, as you will know a lot of pets will do what they want, so they may go on the artificial grass for pets whether you like it or not. Solids are relatively easy to deal with; all you need to do is pick them up and dispose of in the garbage. Fluids should go down into the grass to the permeable lining below, draining away effectively, however it’s still probably a good idea to rinse the area away with water to give it a little help and to prevent staining. 

A song of snow and ice.

In winter there’s the inevitable snow and ice. Here, there’s not much to do other than wait until it starts to melt away. Never try walking on it when it’s frozen as you could damage the individual fibres permanently. Avoid using heavy duty implements like spades or shovels, you could possibly remove the top, thicker layer and then leave the rest to melt away. Don’t use salt either as this can build up an unpleasant residue and block the effectiveness of the grass to drain away liquids. 

What happens if you spill drink or food on your grass?

Well, liquids should drain away easily if you’ve invested in good artificial grass and permeable linings underneath, food solids can be picked up and placed in the recycling bin. You can also use a putty or butter knife that’s blunted to remove stubborn and hard to remove gum or other foods stuffs, ice cubes are also good for this. Never use harsh chemicals to clean your fake grass. 

Brushing.

For keeping your grass regularly maintained use a broom with stiff bristles to keep it looking its best. You can do this on a regular basis, and it should be enough, apart from the things we’ve suggested above, to keep your grass looking super!

Turf Warehouse – for the best in quality artificial grasses.

If you want a lawn that takes half the time to clean and maintain, then artificial grass is for you. If you want to bin the chemicals and the mowing and enjoy your garden more without the hard work, then we definitely recommend artificial grass. And if you suffer from allergies then this type of surface is definitely for you. Why not give us a call and we can discuss your requirements and help you choose the right type of fake grass for your garden. We can even install it for you!

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Why is Artificial Grass Fantastic for a Child Play Area? http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/artificial-grass-fantastic-child-play-area/ Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:21:01 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1012 If you’re in two minds whether an artificial grass lawn is a good idea for a child’s play area and you haven’t gone ahead yet, we’re hoping that in today’s post we can convince you of its merits. Artificial grass…

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If you’re in two minds whether an artificial grass lawn is a good idea for a child’s play area and you haven’t gone ahead yet, we’re hoping that in today’s post we can convince you of its merits. Artificial grass is such an ideal surface for so many things, as well as gardens, they’re also used for different sports both indoors and outdoors, and some use it for their floor surface in commercial buildings. In fact, some people even use it in their homes!

Today’s focus however is on children’s play areas and why artificial grass is so good as a surface. It’s durable, allergy free, there’s no mud, and because it’s so lush and coloured beautifully, it looks amazing all year round – even in winter.

Extremely Durable

On a practical level it’s extremely durable, as we’ve already mentioned, and this is good because as you know children love to play outside when the weather is good. With so much foot traffic you’ll need a reliable surface and artificial grass gives you exactly that. Children will always love playing on this most inviting of floor surfaces.

There’s always a chance that as children play, they can fall and hurt themselves. There’s also a high chance they’ll fall from a height especially if you have play equipment. Artificial turf, however, is great for soft landings so when they do fall, they’ll land without hurting themselves. It’s non-abrasive and soft so children can play on it all year round. 

You can also use it for school sports such as football or hockey.

There’s a variety of different piles and fibres. This makes it ideal to install artificial turf in schools. Here at The Turf Warehouse we can help you with choosing the right one for your children’s needs

Artificial turf is also clean, and by that we mean no more muddy footprints in the corridors on under the classroom tables. Unlike natural grass, artificial turf is clean and looks the same all year round, never affected by inclement weather. So, when there’s any rain or snow, your fake grass should be just fine. There’ll be no muddy patches and no cracks in the soil when the weather’s hot. 

Perhaps you’re anxious about the price, but don’t, because artificial grass will definitely give you a return on your investment. It won’t need the same amount of care, so you’ll save on maintenance and on buying all that equipment. What you pay now you’ll get back in time and money saved on looking after natural grass. 

The Turf Warehouse – for the best in artificial turf.

If you think you’d like to invest in artificial grass for your children’s play area or sports facility, why not get in touch with us here at The Turf Warehouse and one of our team will be happy to talk you through what’s best for you. We can’t wait to hear from you. 

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Artificial Grass in Professional Football http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/artificial-grass-professional-football/ Wed, 22 May 2019 10:59:56 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1006 Artificial grass has a long and proud history in football, in fact football was one of the first sports its was used for when it was known as Astro Turf. Today it goes by a lot of different names, such…

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Artificial grass has a long and proud history in football, in fact football was one of the first sports its was used for when it was known as Astro Turf. Today it goes by a lot of different names, such as synthetic grass, fake grass, artificial turf or simply artificial grass – because in essence, that’s exactly what it is. It’s also used for other commercial residences both indoor and outdoor, and it’s popular with domestic properties where families will use the grass to entertain, play on with family, plus play a variety of different sports on it, and of course football. 

3G pitches.

Some professional football clubs use 3G pitches. They must meet the requirements of FIFA, FA and IRB, RFU, RBL which are the rugby and football regulatory bodies in the UK. As you can imagine there’s a lot of work to be done in order to install a 3G football pitch which will include excavating the site itself. More and more clubs, especially community-based teams, are installing artificial grass for football.

Sub-base, shock-pads and stability.

A sub-base will be laid first, this is just like with normal gardens and smaller commercial sites, but obviously a professional football pitch will be bigger. The sub-base can be made from stone and macadam, and once it’s down it will provide stability for the grass and any shock-pad that’s laid down too. If you use a more dynamic sub-base, this may also include porous stone that’s been compacted and then the shock-pad.

Maintenance is much easier.

Looking after an artificial football pitch isn’t that much different from looking after a domestic garden in that the maintenance is fairly rudimentary, except there’s more of it. Cleaning the pitch will involve using a brush to sweep any debris away and this will help to keep it playable and consistently even. It’s wise to check the pitch on a regular basis in case there’s any damage or any unusual bits of debris that need removal. It’s so much easier to fix when it’s been spotted in enough time rather than finding out once the damage is greater.

Football pitch with artificial grass is becoming more affordable.

The costs for 3G pitches can vary but they have become far more affordable in recent years, and as they are so versatile and easy to maintain, the initial investment is worth it. Artificial grass remains soft in all weathers even, when there’s frost unlike with natural grass. The individual blades on synthetic grass goes back to position once it’s been played or walked on, so it always looks in great condition all year round.

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3G pitches have been given a 2-star rating from FIFA which means it’s good enough for all professional football pitches. This is the highest you can get, and it also means that championship football can be played on a 3G artificial grass pitch. Also, you’re safe in the knowledge that if it’s good enough for FIFA then it’ll be good enough for your professional needs too. You can also benefit from hiring an artificial grass football pitch if you don’t have one of your own, so don’t delay and find out where your local football pitch is, one that uses artificial grass. We can also install artificial grass at your local football pitch or commercial property so get in touch if you’re interested.

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Artificial Turf Installation – What to Expect http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/artificial-turf-installation-expect/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:55:52 +0000 http://www.theturfwarehouse.co.uk/?p=1001 If you’ve decided to take the plunge and have artificial turf installed what can you expect once it arrives? You may be trying to install it yourself, or possibly the people you bought it from are installing it for you.…

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If you’ve decided to take the plunge and have artificial turf installed what can you expect once it arrives? You may be trying to install it yourself, or possibly the people you bought it from are installing it for you. Whichever method you go with, you’ll want to know what to expect, and we’re here to help. Today, we’ll discuss the ins and out of artificial grass installation, so read on and hopefully we can allay any fears you may have.

Removing the natural grass lawn ready for the new artificial turf.

First and foremost, you’ll have your natural grass removed before your fake grass installation can go ahead. A team of professionals will know what they’re doing and will have been trained in the process. They will remove all the grass in segments as this is a far simpler way of doing it, and then they’ll stack the blocks of grass so they can be taken away later. You could also consider selling your grass segments and making some extra money out of it, and then you could put this towards something else, or even to help with the cost of installation.

Clean the area where you’re going to have grass installed. You can do this by making sure all the pipes and cables can’t be reached so they’re not damaged during the digging stage. Remove any large objects such as stones and debris both before and after the turf has been removed.

Base of sand or granite dust.

Either you or the team will create an edge. This is the edging of your synthetic grass lawn. You’ll lay what’s known as a ‘base,’ and this can be either sand or granite dust. This base will then be flattened, it doesn’t have to be completely flat but no lumps or mounds, as this will show through the artificial turf. Then it’s the laying out of some weed membrane, sounds a little strange, but as you’ve probably guessed it’s to prevent weed growth.

Base, blades, edging and brushing.

Once you’ve applied the base you can then roll out your artificial grass on top of it. Trim the grass once you’ve lain it out, making sure all the blades are pointing the right way. You can do this by rolling it out in the same direction. You can use a craft knife which you can get at any DIY store to rid the grass of any edges or borders. You can then secure the edges, or the professional team you’ve hired will. Some firms will use a peg, or a beam to do this. To finish a quick brush with broom with hard bristles will give your synthetic grass a natural look in keeping with the rest of your garden.

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So, are you feeling a little more assured now we’ve been through the process with you? Do you think you’ll be happy to have artificial turf installed in your home, now that you’re more familiar with the process? We hope so, give us a call or contact us online and we can talk you through our versatile range of grasses

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