An artificial lawn is becoming a feature in more and more gardens. Every year the trend for them grows, driven by three factors: upkeep, cost and the environment.
Most commonly cited is the maintenance issue. Any gardener can tell you the difficulty of achieving a perfect lawn. It takes hours of care every month and even more in the summer to keep a lawn looking lush, full and green. Because grass needs a good deal of water to thrive, it is watering as well as mowing which can take time. Because pests and fungi on lawns need to be treated, gardeners also have to spend time using products to eliminate these problems. And lastly, gardeners often need to spend time reseeding worn areas of lawn, because genuine grass is nowhere near as hardwearing as an artificial lawn. Indeed, some gardeners buy patches of artificial lawn to cover only the areas they would have had to spend time reseeding.
It goes without saying that financially, times have been hard lately and so homeowners are looking to save money. An artificial lawn is usually more expensive than buying genuine turf but the purchase has to be looked at as a long term investment. The artificial lawn pays for itself by lasting year after year and providing saving on water, fertiliser and powering a mower with either petrol or electricity.
The final factor affecting the popularity of the artificial lawn is the environment. The manufacturing process obviously has its impact, but the product itself requires no harmful chemicals. At the same time, the use of large amounts of water isn’t needed.
With these factors in mind, there is really no surprise that more and more people are choosing to install an artificial lawn. They can save time, effort, money and the environment. It’s perhaps more surprising that more people haven’t made the switch.