We come from a green and pleasant land, so it’s no wonder us Brits love the striking green of our lawns. Grass is the defining feature of our gardens, parks and countryside, it would be strange to not to have access to at least some green space. However, like anything worth having they do require regular upkeep, if it’s not yanking out weeds, it’s having to mow it constantly in the summer, not to mention the challenge of growing it in the first place or fixing bald patches!
If you’re lucky enough to enjoy fresh looking grass on your lawn, then chances are you will want it to stay like that. But not all of us are as fortunate, and we just can’t keep the grass how we like it no matter how much time and effort we put in. So let’s look at why artificial grass might be the perfect alternative…
Even if you have nothing else, beautifully kept grass really brings even the plainest gardens to life. Soft and comfortable to play on, we can guarantee your pets and kids will live on your lawn in the summer.
Preparation isn’t so attractive however. You need good, clean soil, making sure the old lawn is totally stripped and be prepared for a lot of weeding and digging. Then it’s time to put the grass seed down, which can be a lengthy process and you’ll need a lot of patience. Even when you give it plenty of love, attention and watering, sometimes it still doesn’t want to play ball. Even if areas do grow, then chances are they’ll be bald patches, we can’t lie to you that it can be very frustrating! Who even has time for all this?
As you’ve probably already guessed, we are hugely in favour of artificial grass. We can’t deny that real grass has its own unique charm, but you’d be surprised by how you can get that same appeal with artificial grass along with an array of practical and easier maintenance benefits.
More and more of us are opting for materials that are more easy going and require little if no attention, with modern life getting busier we just don’t have time to be tending things! The best thing about artificial grass it that it needs minimal upkeep, something we just can’t say no to. They also work well in small spaces and patches of your garden that don’t get much exposure to sunlight, where real grass just won’t grow!
It goes without saying that artificial grass won’t need mowing and watering all the time, as well as remaining green all year round – say goodbye to the yellow grass that appears when something is over it for a long time! This is perfect for those who find garden maintenance difficult, expensive or just don’t like it! Additionally, it can’t be dug up, perfect if you have dogs who are constantly digging holes on your prized lawn…
Artificial grass sales have soared in recent years. Previously, it looked shockingly similar to the mats you get at the greengrocers displays. Now it has been revolutionised to mimic real grass so well that it’s almost impossible to tell it apart from the real thing.
However, this fantastic product doesn’t come completely maintenance free, as much as we would like it to! You don’t get the lovely freshly cut grass smell, and it will need sweeping and watering occasionally. But there is no way it needs as much attention as real grass.
So, should you fake it or not? If you’re fed up with your grass letting your gardens aesthetics down, with bald patches and dry areas, or if gardening just isn’t your thing and you just don’t want to worry about, then what are you waiting for…
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