Artificial grass, sometimes called synthetic turf, is an excellent landscaping choice for many hard-to-grow areas or where water drainage is limited. Artificial turf is a man-created material of fibres produced to resemble natural turf grasses. We spoke to Landscape Gardeners Coventry to help write this post and we thank them for their time.
Most people are familiar with artificial turf that is commonly used in sports stadiums. The difference is that artificial turf is synthetic and has no grass in it. Artificial turf is also made with materials that simulate the look of natural turf grass. However, synthetic turf is not actually grass; it is composed of synthetic fibres that resemble grass. In the past, artificial grass used to be made out of wood but now they are made out of polyethylene fibres.
The cost of installing artificial turf can vary widely depending on several factors. The material used, the number of individual blades that will be used, the length of time it will take to make and install the turf, and the cost of maintenance of the lawn are just some of the things that should be considered when deciding upon a turf replacement. It should also be noted that there are several types of artificial turf available to choose from, and different prices will be attached to each type of artificial turf. One company may have turf with more blades and another one with less blades and so on. Therefore, it is important to think carefully about what you want, the budget, and the location of the turf before making the decision to install it.
Although artificial grass options are now available all popular DIY stores such as B&Q, Homebase etc., it’s recommended you speak with a professional landscaper who has experience of the different choices available to suit your needs. Buying the wrong type of grass will be a costly mistake.
Artificial turf is exceptionally durable, and it does not require the use of chemicals or fertilisers that are needed for grass to thrive. This is one of the reasons that it is so popular.
Artificial turf is also extremely easy to maintain. The only thing you need to do is to keep it clean and water it occasionally to prevent any mildew from forming. No matter what type of turf you have installed, you should not have to worry about weeds growing in because synthetic turf does not have roots.
If you have pets, especially dogs then artificial turf is tempting as you’ll no longer have unsightly brown patches on your lawn, caused by urine or wear and tear. The maintenance advantage of having an artificial lawn is often the driver why homeowners switch to having it. No longer will you need a lawn mower or have to apply grass treatments year round, all saving both time and money.
So now you know more about artificial turf, is it something you’ll be tempted into having for your home? Let us know.