So, you’ve decided you can no longer be bothered with the whole rigmarole of tending to a natural grass lawn day after day, only to see it flourish for a matter of months at most. Turning your back on hours and hours of toiling in the garden is the easy part, but deciding on the best way to move forward can be a bit more difficult. Artificial grass has emerged as the most obvious and (let’s face it) best candidate to replace a natural grass lawn. To give you a better understanding of the considerations you have to make when it comes to artificial grass – from the advantages and disadvantages of different grass products to safety concerns surrounding children and pets – we have attempted to settle some of the most pressing questions.
Is artificial grass worth it?
Before embarking on any project, the first consideration you have to make is a financial one. There is a common misconception that artificial grass is a prohibitively expensive investment. In reality, this is just not the case. The cost of the artificial lawn itself, coupled with installation costs, can amount to a sizeable initial investment but when you factor in the price of all the lawnmowers, edging trimmers and fertilisers (amongst others) that are required to maintain a natural grass surface, artificial lawns are comparatively inexpensive. Artificial grass removes the need to maintain grass – and, with it, any costs associated with it. So, while artificial grass does require a considerable initial investment, the absence of maintenance costs will allow you to recoup at least of some of your investment – making the overall cost of artificial grass reasonable. It is worth noting too, that there are ranging qualities of products available to customers, and of course, different sized lawns – both of which factor into the final price.
Is artificial grass safe?
Safety is an absolute priority for all artificial grass manufacturers and suppliers. All artificial grasses produced in Europe are subject to EU safety standards, meaning they have gone through round after round of rigorous testing before arriving at your home. For many customers, their concerns about safety centre on those who are most likely to spend the most time on the grass – their children and their pets. Inevitably, this leads to questions about artificial grass’ toxicity. We can assure you that artificial grass is non-toxic and is completely safe for kids and pets alike to play on.
How do I know which artificial grass product to buy?
Comparing synthetic grass products can be tricky, which is why we are willing to send free artificial grass samples to all potential customers. Artificial grass products vary by pile height, density and colour and all of these components should factor into your final decision. At Lawrence Lawns, our most luxurious and subsequently most expensive grass is called the Hampstead. With a depth of colour you won’t find anywhere else (there are more than four tones of green interspersed with brown curl) a 40mm pile height and a high density, our Hampstead grass is also our most realistic looking offering. At the other end of the spectrum is the Fenton, which is an extremely robust and durable grass that is best suited for use as a sports surface.
If you require any more information on any of our products or the installation process itself, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via email, telephone or the contact form on our website; we are more than happy to help.