The benefits of installing artificial grass

By John Brennan, 25/11/2021

The benefits of installing artificial grass

As the air temperature drops so too does the temperature of your garden’s soil, slowing the rate of growth of your lawn. Unlike grass itself at this time of year, the market for artificial grass across the UK is steadily growing. 

Homeowners up and down the country are waking up to the benefits of installing artificial grass. Once it has been installed, it requires little to no maintenance as it doesn’t need to be mowed or watered, and it retains its vibrant green colour all year round. 

Here are some of the benefits our customers at Yorkshire Gardens have noticed:


Low maintenance 

At times, maintaining a natural lawn can feel like having a second job. Aside from mowing, the feeding, seeding and weeding can all feel like a bit of a chore, and before you know it, it’s time to mow it again. The beauty of artificial grass is how easy it is to maintain. You may occasionally have to sweep the leaves that build up during autumn, but once it has been installed, that’s it. And because artificial grass is UV stable, you’ll be able enjoy a lucious and pristine looking lawn all year round. 

Allergen free 

It’s estimated that the UK has one of the highest hay fever prevalence rates in the world, with one in five people being affected. One of the largest contributors to this is grass pollen, which is especially potent when grass has been freshly cut. A major benefit of installing artificial grass is that it's more inclusive than a traditional lawn; it’s easier for hay fever sufferers to spend more time outside during the warmer months without having a flare up. 

Environmentally friendly 

As the talk around climate change intensifies, we’re all searching for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. From recycling plastic to using public transport more often, we’re all aware of what steps we can take to minimise our carbon footprint. Artificial grass is another measure we can take to protect the planet; your water usage will drop dramatically, there’s no need to use harmful chemicals or pesticides, and it conserves a hell of a lot of energy by not having to mow it... especially if you use a petrol powered lawn mower. 

No grass stains or mud

As often as someone is getting the lawn mower out to tend to a traditional lawn, it seems someone else is loading up the washing machine with mud and grass-stained clothes again. Installing artificial grass means saying goodbye to mud being traipsed through your house, or impossible to remove grass stains finding their way onto clothes. Artificial grass is built to drain quickly and prevent the build up of surface water, giving your children and pets somewhere to play freely without the worry of any mess ending up inside. 

Durability 

With a traditional lawn, all the hard work and care you put into making it look nice can be undermined in a matter of seconds. All it takes is a curious family pet or an over-exuberant child to compromise the surface and you might wonder why you bothered in the first place. Artificial grass poses no such threat - it’s made to withstand the rigours of daily life and most artificial turfs you can buy come with an extended warranty that guarantees longevity. 

If you’d like to know more about the artificial grass products that we stock, contact us today and book a free consultation. 

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