Artificial grass or, 'fake grass' as it is commonly called is becoming more and more popular as there are many benefits:
As well as domestic installations, we can also install for:
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An artificial lawn can truly feel like an outdoor carpet. In fact, laying the artificial grass itself is a remarkably similar process. However, installing the base is crucial to having a flat surface with no lumps and bumps that drains well, even after a heavy downpour.
The soft fibres feel pleasant to walk on and will stand the test of time. This mean that young feet and fingers will come to no harm playing. It is not hard like a patio either; a fall on an artificial lawn is similar to that on a natural lawn.
If you have a family that enjoys outdoor living, an artificial lawn will make for a resilient investment.
Yes, although this will depend upon the steepness of the slope.
A layer of sand sits below the artificial turf which is susceptible to movement on steeper slopes.
We can usually advise over the phone, although in some instances a site visit will be necessary to find a solution (such as stepping the gradient with sleepers).
Artificial grass has developed, and the modern polythene fibres will not graze your skin or the skin of your children.
Yes, artificial grass is porous.
This means water will quickly drain off of your lawn.
If you have current drainage issues we will need to evaluate additional measures that can be taken to avoid standing water issues.
Yes, some maintenance will be required.
To keep your artificial lawn looking in good condition, leaves and debris should be removed on a regular basis.
However, compared with a traditional lawn, maintenance will be much lower.
Please use the following guides:
The artificial lawn is subject to wear and tear. However, regular maintenance can help to reduce this (e.g. removing sharp objects that can damage the lawn surface).
No, not at all.
The artificial grasses are completely UV stable so they do not fade.
Your lawn will maintain its crisp and green look for years to come.
To prevent the grass flattening, we recommend a pile height of of between 30mm to 45mm.
At the recommended height, your grass will be easier to maintain.
The short answer is yes as long as you follow this guide:
After moving a large object, immediately brush with a stiff broom to restore the pile.