ARTIFICIAL GRASS VS REAL GRASS

by | Oct 28, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

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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