How to lay artificial grass, choose the best type and keep it clean for a low maintenance garden

How to lay artificial grass, choose the best type and keep it clean for a low maintenance garden

Artificial grass offers many attractive attributes. One of them is its ease-of-maintenance.

Faux grass rolls will not turn brown, so you won’t need to water it or put grass seed in the ground. It also doesn’t grow longer, so it won’t be necessary to constantly haul out the lawnmower.

Jessica Fox, specialist supplier of artificial turf, Grass Direct, says that artificial grass has many perks. It is long-lasting, low maintenance, and looks great all year.

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Stephen Pitcher, Homebase’s Garden and Seasonal Director, agreed, stating that artificial grass offers a real grass look, but is more weather-resistant and wearable.

You don’t have to worry about soil. Faux grass can also be used for people who don’t have the space or ability to grow natural grass.

We have compiled some helpful information to help you create your perfect outdoor space.

This guide will explain the most important things to know before you buy artificial turf. We also show you how to maintain it and how to put artificial grass together in simple, clear steps.

What is the cost of artificial grass?

Jessica from Grass Direct says that artificial grass prices start at PS8.99 per square metre. Prices can rise to PS50+ depending on the brand and the style.

Rolls come in different lengths and widths. They also come in square tiles form. The cost of grass depends on its quality and quantity.

Jessica says that artificial grass at the higher end will be available in a variety of shades, and have a thicker texture for a more realistic appearance.

You will need to consider both the pile height (how tall the fake grass blades will be) and the pile density when choosing artificial turf. The pile density is a measure of how thick and full the grass will appear, as well as the cost.

The area you cover will have a significant impact on your costs. You will need to measure the area accurately in order not to have any wastage or extra rolls.

Before making a decision, you can order samples from most retailers. This should only cost a few pounds.

How to lay artificial grass

Artificial grass can be installed by professionals. There are many local tradespeople as well as larger retailers who can offer this service.

Artificial grass can be laid at home. It takes around a day depending on how large your space is. It will be easier to have two people work together, especially if there is a large yard.

Below, we offer expert advice on how to lay artificial turf.

These are the things you will need

  • Artificial grass
  • Weed membrane
  • Craft knife
  • Tape for jointing
  • Adhesive
  • Ground pins
  • Underlay (if desired)
  • If you are replacing natural grass, builders’ sand or spade
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