Can Artificial Garden Products Make Your Outside Space Accessible?
With the sun finally making an appearance, people up and down the country will be aiming to make the most of their outdoor spaces ready for the summer BBQ season. Whether you have an upcoming event, or are just wanting to spruce up your outdoor area, there are more things to consider than you think. Making outdoor spaces accessible for all is becoming an increasingly important issue. Difficult to access areas, coupled with overgrown hedges and slippery surfaces once meant that outdoor spaces were closed off to those unable to access them for one reason or another. However thanks to the developments in artificial greenery and other outdoor decoration, it now means that everyone can enjoy the great outdoors this summer. So what exactly should you invest in to make sure your garden is accessible and friendly?
Gaining a lot of momentum in recent years, artificial grass is one of the most well-loved artificial greenery products on the market. Extremely low maintenance and realistic, artificial grass now adorns many outside spaces. But as well as looking great, artificial grass is also excellent for those who struggle to walk and those in wheelchairs. Unlike real grass, where one downpour can leave it sodden and muddy for days, artificial grass is extremely porous, meaning it is suitable for use after a very short amount of time. And as there’s no soil needed to make it grow, there’s no mud generated when the heavens open.
Turn to plastic decking
Another increasingly popular choice is plastic decking. Looking just like the real thing, plastic decking is much safer than wood decking in wet weather. Often becoming slippery when wet and covered in moss, wooden decking has been the cause of more than a couple of slips during the great British summer. Plastic decking on the other hand has a non-slip surface, which reduces the risk of injuries – even in wet weather. Particularly ideal for children and those who aren’t steady on their feet, the benefits of plastic decking are countless.
Decorate areas with artificial plants
Hay fever is a common part of the warmer months. Affecting millions of people in the UK, symptoms vary from runny noses and itchy eyes, to headaches and fatigue. Those with severe hay fever often choose to avoid many outdoor activities to help ease the symptoms, meaning they often miss out on family parties and other outdoor activities and celebrations. Artificial plants can help open up the outdoor world to sufferers, helping to significantly reduce the symptoms caused by pollen.
Have you reaped the benefits of artificial greenery yet?