5 Reasons to Lay Artificial Grass in a Family Home

5 Reasons to Lay Artificial Grass in a Family Home

One of the best investments we have made in our home was to have our garden levelled out and had astro-turf laid. We did try the cheaper option of turf for maybe 6 months but it was soon clear this was wasted money. I have three boys who are constantly in the garden playing football. The effect of this on the grass turf was not good, bald patches in the warmer months and mud everywhere in the winter months. It had to go! If you are considering artificial grass and here’s the top 5 reasons why.

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This a picture taken in November. No mud..bliss!

Time Better Spent with Family

Completing the daily tasks can be quite the challenge. Juggling the endless laundry (oh how I detest the clothes washing!), wrestling with the hoover and cooking the tea are only a spec in the abundance of household chores we tend to. When it comes to the garden, it rarely gets a look in! Synthetic grass eliminates the need to mow, weed or hose, giving you more family time to play in the garden with the kids.

Robust enough to withstand the pressures of a family football match, a thicker pile provides soft landing for those inevitable falls and goal slides. Muddy footprints and grass stained clothes are one less thing to worry about as artificial grass is fitted over a sand sub base, banishing the mud.

More time can be spent in the garden as a super-efficient drainage system speeds up the drying process, allowing you get outdoors quicker and more often.

Save Money

When the budget is tight, the last thing you want to do is waste money on maintaining a lawn. Small spends on seeds, chemical enhancers, weed killers and gardening tools sharp add up. Not to mention the bigger costs of lawn mowers and water rates. One of the great benefits of artificial grass is that there is no ongoing costs to consider. Once the grass is down, simply grab your sun lounger and enjoy the summer on your immaculately preserved lawn. The only upkeep you may require is a simple brush down with a household broom to restore the blades.

This was our garden before astro turf, notice the large bald patch!

No Allergies

 Manufactured using only the highest quality eco-materials and eliminating the need for chemical enhancers, fake grass provides a safe environmentally friendly area for children and pets to play.

With zero pollen count, it’s great for those who suffer from allergies too. Say goodbye to sore eyes, running noses, headaches and sleep deprivation as hay fever symptoms will no longer be caused by your lawn.

Low Maintenance

We don’t need to elaborate on the excessive chores gardening entails, I’m sure were all pretty aware of the hourly mowing sessions and the lovely back ache we endure for days after. Green fingered garden lovers can’t wait to roll up the sleeves and get stuck in but for the rest of us there’s much better ways of spending a sunny afternoon, hence the need for artificial grass. With little maintenance and the look of natural grass, it’s the perfect solution for us ‘lazy gardeners’. A simple brush down is enough to remove any unwanted debris whilst tougher dirt can be removed with a regular hose down – it’s that easy!

It’s great for cleaning up after your pets too. A superior drainage system means excess mess simply washes away, leaving no nasty lingering odours.

Looks Fantastic

Synthetic lawns preserve their natural green colouring regardless of weather conditions, giving you the perfect lawn all year round. With UV protection, the colour blends will not fade due to excessive exposure to sunlight. Giving you the great opportunity to show off your fantastic new lawn whilst next door’s out with the seeds, restoring those dried out bald patches a natural lawn develops.

Depending on how far your budget allows you to go, the best quality grass is extremely difficult to distinguish from the real thing. An authentic blend of colours make synthetic grass come to life whilst an ample pile provides a super-soft finish and cushioned feel underfoot. If you can afford to stretch the budget, you’ll not just see the benefit but feel it too.

So there we have it, 5 core reasons why artificial grass is the best choice for a busy household. Why not test our theory, order your free samples from Grass Direct now!



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Lynn Beattie

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4 Responses

  1. I wondered if anyone had ever done that, you are the first I’ve heard of. I agree it looks realistic enough but when they put it in at our high school it cost $600,000 for 1.32 acres. My yard is nearly a full acre so that means it would cost me almost half a million dollars? I could pay someone to cut my lawn for a century for less than that, but I don’t have to because my wife likes to cut the grass. Plus I don’t think it would be practical with a large yard surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods. She has to move leaves by the ton every year and she would have to vacuum the yard to get the silt and ground up leaves out of it to keep it looking decent if it was plastic grass. Does it have the rubber pellets in it that they use to keep athletes cleats from hanging up?

    1. No rubber pellets like the astro-turf pitches the boys play their football on. Its like a carpet. We needed 55 sq mtrs of astro so it was alot more affordable. We love it and because of our family and busy lifestyle its perfect for us.

  2. I can’t wait to do our garden and get Artificial grass laid. We’ve got a lot of work to do before we get to that part of sorting the garden but I know exactly how I want it to look and artificial grass is going to be a must!
    The guys at Grass Direct are lovely too (met them a few years ago at a work conference, I used to work for Homebase) and they were so helpful when I had questions 🙂

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