The popular debate of artificial vs real grass is one that sparks controversy within the landscaping and home owner community. Of course, both real and faux grass provide aesthetic and recreational areas that compliment the garden, no matter the size. However, the benefits of artificial grass stand out when compared to real grass, which we outline in this blog post.
Little to no maintenance
An overlocked fact is that artificial turf requires no maintenance. Regardless of other benefits which we will cover, the fact that artificial grass requires minimal maintenance is its top selling factor. Allowing time to be spent with loved ones enjoying the garden, rather than mowing or feeding a lawn.
No bare spots or ruts
Bare spots and ruts are common issues on real grass, due to high levels of foot traffic. These can create unwanted pathways, as well as the bare spots or ruts. However, artificial grass is extremely resilient and will not wear down. It resists the pressure of being repeatedly walked upon, by springing back up. If the filler is in place this will create a long lasting, full looking lawn for longer.
The first step to preparing the ground for laying artificial turf is to ensure the ground is level. Which involves digging out the old turf and replacing it with hardcore (stones), which is tightly compacted down. Finally adding a layer of sharp sand to provide a smooth finish before laying the artificial grass. This removes any uneven surfaces where water can pool and allows the water to disperse through the hardcore.
Doesn’t need any harsh chemicals or fertilizers
Artificial grass stays vibrant and luscious without needing any fertilizers on a regular basis. This means artificial grass is a fantastic environmentally friendly option, as fertilizers can have disastrous effects on the environment. Harsh chemicals in your garden can cause excessive growth of algae in ponds, and are poisonous to children and pets.
Safe for children and pets
Many brands that produce artificial turf include antibacterial properties. These help prevent any germs and bacteria spreading, especially if you have children running around on the grass or pets. Allowing children and pets to play on the grass without being exposed to harmful pesticides, which are used to maintain natural lawns. Head to our website and find our artificial grass products to create a stunning, low maintenance garden for your home.