Fake or artificial grass is becoming more and more popular across the UK. This is because artificial grass has several significant advantages that will be discussed later in this article. One of the drawbacks, however, until now has been how uncomfortable it can get when the sun reflects on to it. This is no longer an issue with grass that has revolutionary heat block technology. This article will help to answer all the queries you have been wondering about when it comes to having artificial grass in your garden.

Advantages of artificial grass

There are many advantages to having artificial grass. Many people choose it as a great alternative to a lawn because of its maintenance free properties. Of course, there is no grass cutting to be done to keep the length down! It also will not require weeding or regular feeding to keep its colour! It is also great to use with pets – it is very easy to clean. To clean the grass you can use a garden vacuum to keep it looking clean. You can also brush it and use a garden hose on it! A reasonable quality artificial grass will last many years with a minimum amount of maintenance!

How to lay the grass

It is fairly straightforward to lay artificial grass. Someone with reasonable DIY skills can do it, although you can also have it professionally fitted. The first thing you need to do is to get rid of your current lawn by digging the grass up. The next stage is to get your lawn area to be as flat as possible. A great way to do this is to use sand in order to help get rid of any lumps and bumps. Following this you need to lay a protective membrane to prevent any weeds coming up and interfering with the grass. Finally you can lay your new artificial grass on top. You can either secure it to a wooden frame or you can use specially made metal pegs to secure it into position! It really is straightforward to lay and is an excellent weekend family project!

Heat Block Technology

One of the issues with the earlier versions of artificial grass is how uncomfortable it can become on a hot summers day. The fake grass used to get very hot. However, manufacturers have now found an excellent solution, known as heat block technology. This type of artificial grass simply prevents the fake grass heating up, ensuring that it remains comfortable all year round.

Artificial grass is a great alternative to real grass in your garden. It not only looks fantastic but it is also simple to maintain. It is an excellent choice and will allow you to have an excellent looking garden this summer and at all times of the year. The dogs will love it to!

 

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