The popular debate of artificial grass vs real grass is an old age one that has sparked controversy within the landscaping and home owner community. Of course, both real and fake grass provide aesthetic and recreational areas that compliment the garden, no matter the size. However, the benefits of artificial grass tend to start to stand out when compared to real grass, and this is what we are going to outline in this blog post.
Little to no maintenance
The fact that artificial turf requires no maintenance is often overlooked. Regardless of other benefits we will cover later on, the fact that the artificial turf requires minimal maintenance is one of the key and top selling factors of the artificial grass. Time that would usually be spent on mowing and maintaining the lawn now can be spent spending valuable time with loved ones, enjoying your outdoor space.
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. The artificial turf resists the constant pressure of being walked on, and in fact, springs straight back up as long as the filler is in place. This creates a long lasting, full looking lawn for longer.
In the preparation of laying artificial turf, the ground is levelled by digging out the old turf and replacing this with hardcore (pebbles/small stones). The hardcore is then compacted to make a smooth surface and a layer of sharp sand is then added to give a perfect finish before the artificial grass is laid. 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
Because of never growing or spreading, artificial grass stays vibrant and luscious looking without being fertilized 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 overgrowth of algae in ponds and rivers, as well as being poisonous to certain animals and even young children.
Safe for children and pets
Many brands that produce artificial turf include antibacterial properties. These help prevent any germs and bacteria from spreading, especially if you have children running around on the grass or pets. Children and pets can play on the grass without fear of being exposed to harmful pesticides or toxic chemicals that are used to maintain a natural grass lawn. Head over to our website and find our artificial grass products to create a stunning, low maintenance garden for your home today.