Artificial grass or artificial turf is a natural grass replacement made from synthetic fibers. This has been gaining popularity in the UK in the past decade or so, mostly because for their ease of use and maintenance, especially for smaller lawns. You might have been considering whether or not artificial turf is the right fit for you and if so, here are five things you need to know before getting artificial grass.
As you might guess, artificial grass is not cheap. In fact, depending on your household income, this could be considered an investment. When you consider the price between artificial turf versus natural grass seeds, the difference is quite hefty. While the cost of artificial grass pays off in the long run, the money you invest in the initial purchase and installation is something to be considered.
Artificial grass has been used since the 1960s and as you might imagine, it has been improved, and more varieties added, since it was first introduced in the market. While some owners prefer a more uniformed lawn with their artificial grass in the same shade of green, others opt for a more natural look – with the blades in varying length, textures and shades. Whichever type you choose is of course, what best suits your preference and purpose.
Real grass is great for its cooling effects on your feet – artificial grass isn’t. In fact, its temperature can get 20-50° F higher than natural grass in the summer heat. This shouldn’t be a problem if you have shaded areas in your yard, but this might be something to consider before you decide to install artificial grass.
Nothing lasts forever, and that includes artificial turf. There are several factors to consider when choosing your provider – quality, price, and how well they install your artificial grass. Some companies give an estimate of 15 to 20 years for their products. Artificial grass has proven to be durable, withstanding running children and playing dogs in the yard. However good of a quality, your artificial grass is though, if it’s poorly installed, it will not last as long and you will end up losing money on it. This is why we don’t just stop at quality products at Epping Artificial Grass Installation Pros; we also ensure that your artificial turf is installed property for maximum longevity.
One of the biggest selling points of artificial grass is that it doesn’t require much to maintain it. After all, it doesn’t need to be watered (YAY for the environment!) or mowed. However, it still does require a bit of maintenance. A dog mess out in the garden can be taken care of by hosing it down with water. Cleaning products specially-made for artificial grass are also available in the market, so it’s more convenient maintenance-wise compared to a natural yard.
Are you looking to invest in artificial grass in Essex? If so, consider working with our Epping Artificial Grass Installation Pros as your artificial grass provider and installation specialists.