Going green with an artificial lawn from Lawrence Lawns The landscape of a rental property, town-home, or other commercial residence is the first attribute that is noticed by any potential resident. Whether it is in person, on Rightmove/Zoopla or on Google Maps, those searching for a home will dissect every last detail that they can. How green is the grass? Is the lawn well-kept? Are there patches of dirt, ruts, or holes in the ground? Even if you keep your garden in tip-top shape, heavy rainfall can turn it into a muddy waterlogged mess, and your listing will be judged by its cover before potential clients even view the property. In this blog post, we'll discuss how an artificial lawn can play a crucial role in increasing rental desirability, decrease costs, and keep tenants happy where they’re at. How an artificial lawn can save you money Every landlord knows that one of your biggest expenses is maintenance. Often repairs can be unavoidable, but the money and time you spend on lawn maintenance is definitely a cost you can cut. Artificial lawn is an incredible investment that will pay off each and every day. For townhouses or rental properties with a small garden, your investment will be minimal and will likely pay off immediately. Costs on equipment such as lawnmowers, weeders, and edge trimmers will be cut out of the budget straight away. Long-term costs like fuel, oil, and equipment upkeep will continue to amass long after you lay down your new artificial lawn. Artificial grass doesn’t require any more maintenance than picking up a few twigs at a residential property. Not to mention it will look like a well maintained natural law year-round. Why an artificial lawn is more desirable for renters A great way to sell your rental property to tenants is to let them know that they’ll never need to mow their lawn or go to great lengths to keep their grass green. For tenants with families, modern artificial lawns meet and exceed expectations. Children and adults alike will never have to worry about uneven landscapes, holes, or divots that can become a safety hazard and cause falls or other injuries. Parents will also be happy to hear that artificial grass has incredible draining capabilities that will prevent puddles and mud. No more pets or kids dragging mud through the house or kicking muddy shoes off onto the carpet. Artificial lawn is also perfect for small gardened homes, especially pet-friendly residences. It creates a small, virtually maintenance-free area for pets to play, and pet-waste cleanup is easy—just scoop as you would on any other grass, and give it a hose down. The antimicrobial fibres within each blade of grass ensure that your yard stays odour free. Whether you or your tenant is paying the water bill, artificial lawn helps to keeps the cost down. During the summer season, the bill can really start to add up and that's if there isn't a hosepipe ban. By conserving water, you’ll help sell the property to prospective renters, help save the planet, and save on time and cost!
Aesthetically, an artificial lawn looks as green, well-trimmed, and natural as the ordinary, well-maintained lawn next door, but the effort and cost are dramatically reduced. It’s nearly impossible to tell the difference visually, and each blade is reinforced with comfortable, strong padding to keep your artificial turf feeling soft to the touch. Most importantly, today’s artificial grass is durable. It can last well over 15 years with minimal maintenance, making it a great long-term investment for any home community or rental property. For more information on how artificial grass can benefit your home, rental property or business, contact us today!