It’s easy to understand why a low-maintenance alternative to real grass lawns is so appealing to many homeowners. Artificial turf looks just like the real thing, and ensures that a garden looks great all the time, with virtually no maintenance required. It’s proving a popular proposition for many commercial and residential property owners, who see the savings in time and money that it offers in terms of watering, weeding and mowing.
Real grass lawns can be a lot of work; keeping weeds at bay and preventing grass from getting out of control requires constant, careful maintenance, not to mention regular watering. Artificial turf is made to look just like the real thing, and is made of synthetic fibres. It’s soft and comfortable, and many kids and animals are very happy to run around and play on this type of surface.
It is being used not only in gardens, but also in sports arenas where groundskeepers appreciate the minimal maintenance it requires. Artificial grass sports pitches don’t get dry, dusty, wet or bumpy patches like real grass, and it doesn’t need the sunlight which real grass needs to stay healthy and reliable. It can withstand heavy use and still perform to its highest standard, and is being used in many sports including tennis, football and hockey. It retains its integrity during the powerful forces involved in these sports.
If artificial turf has improved lawns then it has revolutionised landscaping and gardening. It’s so versatile that it can even be used on roofs, balconies, and even swimming pool surrounds, where it could otherwise be time-consuming, difficult or impossible to cultivate a real lawn. They key advantage is cost, but it also saves a lot of time previously spent weeding and mowing lawns, neither of which need to be done when using artificial grass.
Fake grass requires minimal maintenance, and an occasional rake or brush should ensure that moss or weeds do not grow within it. Alternatively some people simply give fake lawns a clean with a leaf blower or hose. It is important to remove and debris to ensure that the fake turf doesn’t start to degrade.
Artificial grass is a versatile alternative to real turf, and is popular thanks to being easy to install and reliable by nature. If you’re looking for a way to have an immaculate lawn with practically zero maintenance, consider investing in artificial turf which can withstand being used on a regular basis in all weather conditions.