Natural Grass vs Artificial Turf

September 15, 2017

If you’re considering ‘spruce’-ing up your garden slightly, then you’re no doubt considering the varying makeover options available to you by flicking through pictures of garden inspiration and adding items to a mental wish list.
After all, there’s a whole host of exciting things to consider when giving your front or back yard a refresh. Colour schemes, furniture, and the amount of upkeep you’re happy with performing. These are just a few of the areas that may influence your choice in a garden makeover.
Do you want to create a low-maintenance space that still remains gorgeous all year-round? Or you want a haven with a range of plants to showcase your green-fingered ways? Either way a garden should be a reflection of you and how you like to utilise it.
This has been especially true in recent years where the debate between the natural grass and artificial turf camps have also been quite influential in deciding what route garden-owners take when giving their outdoor space a refresh. But which option is the right one for you?
Here are a few things to consider before you start laying down the lawn of the land!

What is Your Garden For?

We can decorate our gardens with potted plants, hanging baskets, water features, and an array of other beautiful pieces. They really transform a yard into a garden, but it is our grass area that usually remains the biggest part of any outdoor space, should we choose to lay it.
But before you begin considering whether you should opt for natural turf or artificial grass, it’s important to think about what your garden is going to be used for most regularly, and how you want to enjoy it.
Some things to consider are:

  • If you have pets or children
  • How much time you would like to spend on garden upkeep, especially in the milder months
  • What your budget is
  • The size of your outdoor space

Once you’ve had a think about those things, it’s time to work out what style of lawn is best for you!

Why Choose Grass At All?

If you’re not already considering a bit of greenery for your garden, there’s plenty of reason to do so. Not only is there research to suggest that green spaces can reduce stress levels, it creates an inviting and welcoming space for you to invite family, friends, and maybe even a date around for a glass of vino on a warm summer’s eve.
Whether you live in an apartment with a balcony, or a detached house in the suburbs, a little or large patch of lawn can create an environment that you’re not only proud to showcase to guests, but is a place to seek a little heaven for yourself.

But that still leaves the question of whether you should go au natural or for something a little more modern?

The Pros of Natural Grass

Even though we completely believe in our offering of high quality artificial lawns (so much so that we have a ten year guarantee on our products) we do understand that the natural equivalent does have its place.
There are the homeowners out there who have such a vast area of land that it would seem an impossible task to lay acres upon acres of artificial turf. Although we reckon we could given the challenge! These individuals probably also enjoy the thrill of spending each Sunday using their ride-on lawnmower rather than delicately tending to flowers.
However, for the rest of us who have an ample but not overwhelming space, or even those who have rather minimal outdoor space but appreciate the need for it to look good, artificial lawn could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

The Pros of An Artificial Lawn

The Pros of An Artificial Lawn
If you have plenty of spare time on your hands to mow the lawn, love the enjoyment of spending time on the upkeep, and just tending to natural grass in general, then it’s probably a safe bet that you already have your mind made up and are looking for clarification.

But for those of us who find mowing a chore, and would rather enjoy the same look and feel without the added maintenance, artificial grass is probably the best option for you. This is especially true for those who live in an apartment, as there isn’t the safe option of carving out space to input a fully-fledged natural lawn.
So whether you’re looking for a permanent or temporary solution, artificial turf can help with:

  • Your mission to be more environmentally friendly, such as through cutting down on pesticides and saving water.
  • Giving you the look and feel of a natural lawn without the added maintenance.
  • Making your life as a dog owner that little bit easier. It’s also great for families. This is because it drains quickly and more often keeps its quality/consistency in frequently used areas (when compared to natural grass).
  • Allowing you to have a touch of green in unusual spaces, such as decking or balconies.
  • Higher initial cost but long lasting; makes for an excellent investment.


What’s The Best Option for You?

After reading our little guide, you should have a clearer idea about what side of the garden fence you sit on. When it comes to deciding between a natural or artificial lawn, and how you can turn that mental wish list of yours into a reality.

If your dream garden includes a beautiful artificial lawn, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the BuzzGrass team who will be more than happy to help!


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