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Questions to Ask Your Artificial Grass Installer

Struggling to make the decision to move over to artificial grass? This blog has got it covered.

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If you’re considering artificial grass for your garden, then chances are you are armed with questions. It’s good to be informed before asking for a quote or taking the plunge. We’ve outlined some of the most common questions you should consider asking your artificial turf installer.

If you’re looking for artificial grass installation in Milton Keynes, Prestige Lawns are happy to help answer any of your queries.

How long does artificial grass installation take?

It’s always good to find out how long it will take to install. The length of time will depend on the size of your lawn and the complexity of the job. Generally, it will take Prestige Lawns between 1-3 days.

How do I choose between the different artificial grass products?

Many people opt for a colour that most resembles their current lawn and we recommend that you do pick a shade that suits your garden. For gardens that lack sunlight, we suggest a lighter colour to brighten it up. Opt for a length and density that is practical for your circumstances. Take a look at our variety of fake grass options to see which one best suits your needs. Take into account the pile height. If you prefer a neater and shorter lawn, 20mm is sufficient. If you want a more natural look, 30-40mm offers a longer blade length and softer layer that’s great for kids. Anything over 40mm promises a rich, healthy lawn that’s plush underfoot.

Do you have any samples I can see?

It’s important to ask your installer for astro turf samples. We recommend laying them outside on your lawn to get a better idea of how the grass looks in outside light. Prestige Lawns can provide you with free samples so you can get an idea of the final result. You can order a selection of these from our website.

Do you have a portfolio of work I can look at?

It’s always a good idea to ask to see a portfolio of work before you choose an artificial grass installer. It will give you a good idea of what you want your lawn to look like and it shows how competent the installer is. Take a look at our gallery of images on our website or our Facebook and Instagram pages to see some of Prestige Lawn’s artificial grass installations.

How much does artificial grass cost?

The cost will differ depending on the experience of the installer and the quality of the artificial turf. Our artificial turf costs between £65 and £80* per square metre but it will vary between the artificial grass product you choose. If you receive a quote that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We recommend you go with a company that has a great portfolio and fantastic reviews.

How long does artificial grass last?

As long as you look after it properly, artificial grass can last for as long as 15 to 20 years. Just imagine how many times you’d have to mow your lawn in that time!

How do I clean/maintain artificial grass?

Artificial turf is easy to maintain; certainly a lot easier than a real lawn. That’s probably one of the reasons you’re looking to have it installed. Make sure you regularly remove leaves and debris, give it a good sweep or a hose down if you have a dog.

How does it drain the water?

There’s an urban myth flying around that water pools on the top of artificial grass. That’s not true! It’s important the water drains to prevent mould and mildew. At Prestige Lawns we have an aqua flow sub-base that will drain the water and keep your lawn in tip-top condition.

Is it safe for children/pets?

If you’re worried about your furry friend, don’t! Artificial turf is very safe and pet friendly. What about the little ones? It’s safe for kids too. It offers a mud-free and soft, cushioned surface for them to play on.

What is your guarantee?

It’s important to check the guarantee the installer provides before making a decision. Especially if you want a product that will last. For your peace of mind, Prestige Lawn offers a 2 years guarantee on the installation and 10 years on the product itself to ensure your grass stands the test of time.

If you’re looking for artificial grass installation in Milton Keynes, Prestige Lawns have transformed many gardens so let us help you. We can install artificial grass in Bedford, Cambridge, Northampton, Aylesbury and beyond. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

*prices correct at the time of publishing

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