How to Prepare your Garden for Artificial Grass Installation
November 8, 2023
Artificial grass has risen in popularity over the last couple of years and there are a number of reasons for that. More and more people are choosing to install artificial grass in their garden replacing traditional grass turf. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of choosing artificial grass for your garden.
Artificial grass provides a number of benefits, from reduced water usage, a perfect place for children and dogs to play, suitable for all weather conditions, looks great all year round and most importantly requires less maintenance than traditional grass, saving you time.
Below we’ve put together some more of the benefits of choosing artificial grass.
Unlike traditional grass, artificial grass requires a lot less maintenance – once installed, you can say goodbye to the mower and gardening tools.
Even though it requires less maintenance, a little is required – we recommend sweeping your grass for debris and every now and then doing a deep clean with artificial grass cleaner to keep your grass smelling and looking fresh. Read our blog to find out more on how to clean your artificial grass to keep it smelling and looking great.
Traditional grass can easily be ruined by the great British weather, whether that’s being dried out by too much sun or more likely too much rain drowning the grass. Artificial grass has been specially designed to be able to easily drain excess water and stay green and fresh looking even in the harshest weather conditions.
If you or your family members suffer from hayfever, opting for artificial grass can help alleviate symptoms. Grass pollen is one of the top causes of symptoms and with artificial grass being synthetic you can enjoy the lawn all year round symptom-free.
Due to its easy to maintain nature, artificial grass is perfect for rental and holiday properties. The grass will stay looking good without too much maintenance, so while you’re not in the property you own, you won’t have to worry.
If you have children or pets, you’ll understand the annoyance of constantly washing mud and grass stained clothes and mopping muddy floors. With artificial grass you no longer need to worry. Artificial grass needs an underlayer which acts as a barrier to ground soil and as artificial grass is fully synthetic no more grass stains.
Artificial grass looks great all year round as its condition does not rely on the weather. It will look green and tidy all year round (as long as you keep up with the occasional deep clean!).
Artificial grass can be used as lawn replacement but it can also be used to cover other areas, including decking, play areas and concreted areas. One of the best benefits of artificial grass is that you can put it where other traditional turf can’t be added, including balconies, poolsides, roof terraces, offices, golf courses – the perfect way to add greenery to otherwise dull spaces.
You won’t have to worry about fertilisers or pesticides with your artificial grass, which is safer for you, your children, pets and also the environment. Fertilisers and pesticides can be costly, so you will also be saving yourself some money.
Just like not worrying about pesticides and fertilisers you won’t have to worry about keeping your grass hydrated and green by watering it. Traditional lawns require regular watering to keep it happy, healthy and hydrated whereas an artificial lawn only requires the hosepipe if you have any spillages and for the occasional deep clean.
There are many benefits to installing artificial grass in your garden, but it does come with a few downsides.
Artificial grass is an investment and it is easy for costs to creep up. The cost of your artificial grass will depend on the type of grass you choose, the installation process and who instals it. At Buzz Grass, we have a range of products that will allow you to easily stay within your budget while having a high-quality, beautiful looking garden.
The installation of artificial grass requires a flat base that is porous to allow for drainage. This can take time and leave your garden looking unsightly for some time. However, once the grass is installed and ensuring you look after it, it will stay looking great for up to 15 years.
Unlike traditional grass, if you choose to install artificial grass you won’t naturally have the smell of a freshly cut lawn in spring and summer time. Luckily for you, our artificial grass cleaner will leave behind the smell of a freshly cut lawn – so you can enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass without the hassle of having to mow your lawn. The best perks is that if you’re a hayfever sufferer you can enjoy the smell without having to endure all the horrible symptoms.
At BuzzGrass, we are artificial grass experts so if you’re interested in purchasing and installing artificial grass then please take a look at our artificial grass ranges.
Alternatively, if you have any questions get in touch with one of our friendly team members who can help pick the right grass and accessories for your project.