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There are many advantages for having artificial grass, whether it is for a garden or a commercial based reason artificial turf can benefit many different homes and industries.
One of the main reasons residents all over love artificial grass is because it stays green over the whole year and requires little maintenance, which is perfect if you have a large family or any pets. Natural grass often becomes patchy and does not keep its colour requiring major attention every season, whereas artificial grass is UV protected and no matter how your family uses the garden it will not discolour and with a life span of up to 20 years, you can’t go wrong! It is also mess free which means no more muddy paw prints or shoes terrorising your home, for this same reason schools have also adopted this turf, that and the ability to install a shock absorbing underlay which is much safer for children to play on.
Artificial grass can also be beneficial to the environment, this is because the regular use of fertilisers on a natural lawn will emit methane, there is also no need to ever cut your grass therefore a lawnmower and its pollution will not be required. Artificial turf is also allergen free which is perfect for both families and pets and anyone else that may suffer from allergies. On top of this the durability of an artificial turf is outstanding and you can place virtually anything on the lawn from children’s play areas to furniture, and the grass will not become flattened or damaged.
As the lawn requires little maintenance you will begin to notice that your water bill will dramatically reduce, compared to what used to be spent watering a natural lawn. Overall the money saved after installation can really add up, artificial grass does have an upfront cost but it saves a lot more money in the long run. For instance there will be no need for buying consistent garden tools to maintain a natural lawn, let alone the money spent on fertilisers and other products trying to grow lush grass that won’t even last two months, before needing even more of your undivided attention.
Another advantage of an artificial lawn is its ability to work well in small spaces, whether you have a small balcony that needs a bit of a spruce up, or a roof garden to escape from the confinement of your flat, the possibilities are endless. You can even get creative and use this in your conservatory, giving you a nice, fresh and unique look.
As artificial grass can be installed practically anywhere many businesses have joined the consumer base, this is because it presents a fresh and memorable look and can be used in offices or at events. Other industries that have taken artificial grass by storm are the sports, hotels, airports and pet industries, this is because it is safer, easier and cleaner to use.