For busy homeowners, one of the very best investments they can make is artificial grass installation for their outdoor areas. This is fast becoming a very popular choice as people try to balance work and home life as effectively as possible – and one of the biggest benefits of fake turf is that it is so easy to look after.
There’s no need to get the lawnmower out on a regular basis, unlike real grass, so this is sure to free up a lot of your time. In terms of maintenance, you will need to keep it clear of debris and any other unwanted material, which can be done very easily with a brush and the occasional wash.
Those of you with dogs at home will also really enjoy your new artificial lawn, especially if you have a pooch that loves nothing more than to dig holes in the ground. This way, they can enjoy being outside and you won’t have to worry about what they’re potentially destroying.
Again, artificial grass is great in this respect as well because it is so easy to keep clean. The grass itself is permeable, so any mess drains right through the surface without any problems and you’ll also find it easy to pick up dog waste without ruining the turf.
In terms of aesthetics, another key point to remember with artificial grass is that it will always look its best, no matter what the weather decides to throw at it. We’ve had an awful lot of rain over the last few months and, while real grass will have been really affected by this, fake turf can handle a deluge very successfully indeed.
For those of you concerned about the planet and the impact that human activity is having on it, it’s also worth remembering that artificial grass is an eco-friendly option for your garden because you won’t need to water it (and water stress and scarcity is a growing problem all over the world – including the UK).
And you can avoid using pesticides, which can cause harm to both plants and wildlife, since the grass isn’t real.
Your fake grass also represents a solid investment from a financial perspective, as well, because it will last you for between 12 and 15 years, whereas you may find you have to replace your natural lawn every couple of years.
Older people in particular may find an artificial lawn a great choice because it’s so easy to maintain and look after. If tasks like mowing and weeding, and so on, are starting to become problematic it might be time to think about how you can make life easier for yourself.
And for those who spend long periods of time away from home, fake grass is a great choice because you won’t have to worry about what’s happening to the garden while you’re out of town.
Find out just how popular artificial grass is on the Daily Express website.