Artificial turf buying guide
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Nothing makes a garden look more perfect than a beautiful lawn of fresh green grass, but getting a lawn to look great and keeping it that way requires a lot of hard work and dedication. However, there is another way – an artificial lawn. It doesn’t just have to be used in the back yard, it can also be laid on rooftop terraces and balconies to bring a wonderful garden touch to even the smallest outdoor space.
Why should you choose artificial turf?
- Artificial turf is the perfect choice if you don’t have a great deal of time to spend tending to your garden but still want a beautiful lawn. Artificial grass needs very little care and attention as you’ll never need to mow it, water it, or feed it.
- Water will drain away from your artificial turf quickly and easily just like it would with a real lawn.
- It’s easy to clean, making it a great choice if you have pets or are looking to create a play area for your children.
What types of artificial grass are available?
This is the shortest type of artificial grass available. Meadow grass is a duotone lawn that has a moss-like thatch look to it, and measures 20mm thick. This gives it a very neat appearance, much like a short, well-trimmed natural lawn. It’s the most cost effective artificial lawn we have available, and because it’s so easy to clean it’s the perfect choice for pet owners. Meadow grass comes with a 5 year guarantee and has a lifespan of 15 years.
This type of lawn has a 4 colour thatch and is 30mm thick, giving it a luxuriously soft feel and a rich, vibrant colour that makes it look like a short, well trimmed natural lawn. Garden grass really does give you the best of both worlds, as although it’s a high quality lawn it nevertheless remains an affordable option. It’s also the perfect choice if you have children and are looking to create an artificial lawn play area. It has a natural softness to it that will easily cope with any playtime falls because it won’t graze the skin. It has a full 5 year guarantee and a lifespan of 20 years.
Luxury lawn is the highest quality type of artificial lawn we offer, with a rich, highly realistic colour and a deep 37mm thickness. This lawn is the perfect choice if you want to make your garden look really special as it gives the impression of a beautiful, perfectly manicured lawn with minimal fuss. Luxury lawn comes with a 5 year guarantee and will continue to look wonderful for up to 20 years.
Laying your artificial lawn
Artificial lawns can be laid whatever the size and shape of your garden with only a little bit of preparation. It doesn’t matter what the existing surface is – whether it’s turf, bare soil, concrete, tarmac, paving or even timber decking – or if your garden is flat or has natural contours and undulations. It’s easy to lay and can be done simply and effectively with just a few basic tools and a bit of time. However, you will need to use a joining kit if you’re planning on joining several rolls of artificial grass together.
Looking after your artificial grass
Once it’s laid, your lawn will need only a basic level of care. Because it’s artificial, you won’t need to give it the same level of attention as a real lawn, and it will continue to look great all year round whatever the weather – not even bright sunlight will fade its colour. To look after your artificial lawn just make sure you carry out the following tasks:
- Remove any garden debris that might come to rest on the lawn such as leaves.
- If you have pets clean up any mess they leave behind.
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