If you have a natural lawn, you’ll know that maintaining it throughout the year can feel like a losing battle. It’s no surprise that busy families are increasingly turning to artificial grass products to give their gardens a much-needed refresh. Leaps and bounds in technology mean that fake grass is becoming an increasingly viable option for our outdoor spaces. One of the biggest draws for consumers is that a range of options are now available on the market that both look and feel realistic. On top of this, they’re far easier to maintain and won’t become muddy and dishevelled when at the mercy of the Great British weather!
If you’ve been considering replacing your traditional lawn with a lush, green artificial one, New Lawn Artificial Grass have put together a quick reference guide that gives you the rundown of everything you need to know when it comes to fake grass.
What type of artificial grass is right for your garden?
A quick search on the internet will throw up a range of companies selling all different kinds of artificial grass – how do you know which one is right for you? It all comes down to how you use your garden day-to-day. Different pile heights and densities can impact on the aesthetics of the lawn, so it’s important to know what kind of look you are going for before you make a decision. It’s also worth considering the kind of use the lawn will endure. For example, the decorative garden will require a different design of grass to one that endures heavy footfall from children or pets.
New Lawn Artificial Grass offer a range of products to suit a variety of budgets. Each one comes with a 10-year warranty for total piece of mind and designs vary in colour, thickness and density to allow you to create a garden aesthetic you love. Pile height (the length of each ‘blade’ from root to tip) can vary from any length between 10mm and 80mm, however typical domestic lawns tend to be well suited pile heights ranging from 25mm through to 45mm. The Somerset Hills lawn from New Lawn boasts a 30mm pile height, which is ideal for pets. With a medium density, it makes cleaning up after your furry friends cleaner and easier if they like doing their business on the lawn! Alternatively, families may choose to go for the Oakmont range of artificial grass. With a higher density and 35mm pile height, it is soft and bouncy enough for little ones to play out on and looks incredibly realistic from all angles.
All high-quality artificial grass products are installed with a perforated weed resistant backing that allows rainwater and other liquids to train through effectively, so there’s no need to worry about the garden flooding or becoming boggy in bad weather.
What Lifespan Does Artificial Grass Have?
Like any product, it’s lifespan is dependent on the quality of both the grass and the way it is installed. High-quality fake grass products can last for up to 20 years when they are installed by an experienced provider and will definitely require less upkeep and maintenance than a traditional lawn. This is what makes artificial lawns so cost-effective. Whilst the initial outlay may seem steep in comparison to natural turf, think of the money you will save on watering and maintaining the lawn – not to mention the free time you’ll accrue when you don’t have to worry about mowing, weeding and feeding the garden!
How Much Does An Artificial Lawn Cost?
Again, this is dependent on the provider, the type of fake grass products being used, and the size of your garden. New Lawn Artificial Grass offer 3 different ranges of products: Economy, Mid, and Luxury. In the budget Economy range, products begin at £19.99 + VAT per metre squared. So, for an average garden size of 50-60 square metres, you’d be looking at anywhere between £999.50 and £1,199.40 + VAT for a garden of that size. Not only is that extremely affordable, they also provide a 0% finance option that can help you spread the cost of your new lawn over 6 or 12 months with just a 20% deposit.
How Do You Look After Artificial Grass?
Whilst fake lawns aren’t totally maintenance free, they do require significantly less looking after than your traditional lawn. Your provider will give you the run down on how to care for your lawn specifically, however a general rule to keep it looking spic and span is to invest in a stiff brush, brook or rake. Longer pile heights will require more frequent brushing as the blades of grass tend to fall under their own weight over time, so a once over with a stiff brush will keep them looking perky. Raking or brushing will also remove any leaves, dust, and dirt from between the fibres so it stays looking clean.
We’d also recommend giving it a splash of water every now and again, particularly if you have pets. Any animal faeces can be picked up and disposed of once it has hardened and if you are concerned about smells you can spray the grass over with a diluted disinfectant or specialised artificial grass deodoriser to keep smells at bay. It’s also advisable to keep barbeques and oil powered garden tools away from the lawn as they can be damaged by spills or heat, as you would imagine.
Fun for the whole family and cost-effective, artificial lawns are a fantastic addition to any family home. So, if you have questions or would like to request a free sample pack to try out, get in touch with New Lawn Artificial Grass Limited who would be more than happy to help!