Artificial grass has come a long way since it was first invented. For many, the idea brings up memories of hours spent chasing a ball on the AstroTurf at school, however artificial grass and plants are now an actively desired addition to outdoor spaces. And why not?! There’s actually a lot to like about artificial greenery.
It’s good for the environment It may seem like it rains every other day, but there are numerous places in the world that are suffering from severe draughts. California for example has been battling a drought for the last five years and sees no end to the problem. As artificial gardens require no watering, not only will it look sprightly and lusciously green all year round, but you’ll be helping to reduce your carbon footprint by minimizing your water consumption.
The maintenance is practically zero Once installed, you can sit back and admire your garden. Requiring almost no maintenance at all, you’ll have plenty of time to relax in your perfect outside space, safe in the knowledge that trimming bushes, mowing the lawn and watering the plants in summer is a thing of the past.
It’s safe for the whole family Grass allergies are extremely common. Varying in severity, for young children it can be debilitating; not able to go and play with friends and having to avoid fun activities, it can leave children feeling isolated. As artificial grass is made from synthetic, skin-friendly fibers, it produces none of the compounds real grass does and emits no pollen – hay fever suffers rejoice!
It is hardwearing and durable Perfect for families with small children and pets, unlike traditional lawns and plants that can easily get ruined – particularly during wet weather, artificial greenery can withstand heavy use and wear and tear.
It’s green all year round Sometimes, our gardens can look a little bit worse for wear if the summer has been particularly dry, mimicking a barren desert rather than a flourishing oasis. Likewise, in winter, real plants often die, leaving your garden looking less like it belongs at Chelsea flower show, and more like an abandoned wasteland. Artificial grass and plants on the other hand keep your garden looking fresh all year round, giving Alan Titchmarsh a run for his money.
They can save you money Continually replacing plants and shrubs can be expensive. Some plants only last for one season before wilting away never to bloom again, and if turf is used in high traffic areas, this can need replacing every couple of years due to damage. Although potentially more expensive from the offset, artificial plants, shrubs and grass doesn’t need replacing often at all – in fact all The Outdoor Look’s products come with a guarantee of between one and 10 years depending on the product.