Advantages of Artificial Grass
Why are so many people are turning to artificial grass? The advantages, plain and simple. From saving money to saving time, especially on lawn maintenance, and it can also improve lifestyle and help with environmental issues. Here are some examples:
Low maintenance – generating savings on time and up-keep costs. This applies to homeowners, the elderly for whom maintenance is not practical, second/holiday home owners.
No watering – ideal where water is scarce or in hosepipe/sprinkler ban areas. For those on water meters it also offers a saving - during warm weather it’s estimated that as much as 75% of residential water is used to irrigate lawns.
Better for the environment – no need for pesticides and mowing. Lawn mowing and even grass clippings themselves can be harmful to the environment.
Durability with visual appeal – ideal for effective, low maintenance landscaping and play areas. [artificial +grass +dealers +hyderabad]
Ideal for areas of heavy usage – no more slippery, muddy areas, no more muddy shoes or muddy dogs’ paws to have to clean up! Also, no more replacing dead patches of grass. For the sports industry it means pitches which can be used more regularly, avoiding undue interruption from bad weather or overuse. International sports organisations such as FIFA are now advocating the use of artificial turf and have introduced a series of international standards.
All year round green – aesthetically pleasing to the eye no matter what time of year. No more yellow patches on your lawn and no more weeds staring back at you!
Cleaner and more hygienically safe – no degradation by pets.
Very effective where natural grass is not a practical option– such as in a conservatory or part of a roof garden, around a swimming pool, in a shopping centre or exhibition/display area, as office carpeting or for use on television, stage and film sets.
Why install artificial grass?
Artificial grass supports a truly modern lifestyle. It is low maintenance, helping you to save on time and money and it's also environmentally friendly. Artificial grass means you can have a beautiful lawn without any worries - you will not need to mow or water the grass, never add fertiliser, your pets will not damage the grass and there'll be no more worries about bringing mud into the house.
What are the costs of artificial grass?
Although it does cost more than natural grass at the outset, this excess is easily recovered over the life of the grass when you consider the long-term costs of mowing and fertilising a lawn - and this is before you add the value of saved time. We should point out that the cost of installing artificial grass can vary considerably based around the type of location so it is always worth getting professional advice.
Can I install artificial grass on top of my existing lawn?
This is not generally recommended as the existing grass will die and compact to give an uneven surface. However if you the surface is even and has good drainage then this is possible. .
How will I cope with flooding?
Artificial grass is permeable so the rain water will run straight through it. However it is a good idea to fit a drainage base below the levelling layer. This is discussed further in our installation section.
What sort of base is acceptable?
There are many types of base which you can use. An acceptable hard base would be Tarmac, Asphalt or Concrete and it's generally better if it is porous eg. Tarmac. If you wish to install on top of concrete then you need to be careful that the edges of any slabs do not show through. You could cover the concrete with a layer of sand, or even better install a rubber shock pad between the concrete and the artificial grass. This type of cover, sand or shock pad, is also needed when you overlay where 2 different materials are joined eg. soil to concrete. One final point is that if the surface is impermeable eg. concrete, then a slight slope to aid run off is advised. Alternatively sub surface drainage can be installed.
How long will our artificial grass last?
It really does depend upon what use you will make of your lawn.
What products are safe to use on artificial grass?
Generally speaking, you should not use any product that is acidic in nature ie. pH less than 3 containing Halogens (chlorine, bromine etc). Sulphur and Nitrogen are also likely to react. Likewise if a product is oxidising, like bleach or peroxide then this can liberate free ions of the above elements which can then form acidic species in the presence of water.
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