A rooftop space is a luxury. Far more than being an afterthought though, a garden roof, properly outfitted, is a real sanctuary. Deciding on the best way to decorate such a desirable space can be tricky – especially when you want every single aspect of it to be perfect. One of the first ports of call is adding greenery. But which type of grass is best suited to a balcony or rooftop? Natural grass and artificial grass both have positives and negatives, but in such a specialised space, artificial grass really comes into its own. Below, we have demonstrated why fitting an artificial lawn on a roof terrace is the best choice.
The primary appeal of artificial grass lies in how low maintenance it is. In huge contrast to its natural counterpart, artificial grass requires nothing in the way of water, sunlight, nutrients or even regular cutting and trimming. In a rooftop area, all of these resources are unlikely to be readily available. Artificial grass, at its neediest, demands only occasional cleaning – a mop and a bucket of water will suffice. Even when resources are scarce, artificial grass is able to retain its original sheen while saving you the time and money that would otherwise be committed to maintaining natural grass.
In a difficult to reach area, the relative lack of upkeep associated with artificial grass is crucial. Trekking across countless flights of stairs lugging behind gardening equipment is a massive inconvenience, and one that can be avoided simply by opting for artificial grass. On a rooftop or balcony, resources are less forthcoming and your natural grass roof is likely to suffer as a result. Self-sufficient artificial grass meanwhile, is more than capable of thriving in an inaccessible area.
Artificial grass, sourced and fitted by Lawrence Lawns, is guaranteed to last for at least 25 years. Impressive: given that there are very few maintenance requirements. The composition of artificial grass also gives it an advantage over natural grass. Grass, if subject to enough rainfall, is vulnerable to waterlogging. Artificial grass, with a meticulously designed drainage system, is capable of enduring torrential rainfall and emerging unscathed. Perforated with holes for drainage, equipped with a geotextile membrane and sand infill adept at absorbing water, artificial grass’ design makes it capable of draining massive amounts of water in a short space of time. It is because of this (amongst other factors) that artificial grass is able to stay in great shape for such a long period of time.
Artificial grass, for the aforementioned reasons, is better suited to outfit a rooftop space than natural grass. Low maintenance and extremely durable, artificial grass is evidently the superior choice for those looking to add some greenery to their rooftop space. To speak to someone about West London grass solutions, get in touch by email, phone, or through our contact form.