HAS ARTIFICIAL GRASS FINALLY COME OF AGE?

Lawn in need of artificial grass?



Most men, once they get to a certain age, become passionate about their lawns. They need to be of the highest standard to satisfy our primal needs and that means they have to be scrupulous tidy, luxurious, exactly the right height with no weeds or pest damage of any description. In other words, perfect!

Artificial grass
Of course there is a problem with chasing perfection and that is that is doesn't exist in nature (apart from my wife of course, so she implies). Unfortunately the reality for most of our lawns is that they are a harbinger of maladies that need to be constantly addressed. These can range from black slimes to lichen, and from mole hills to compressed worm casts!

Striving for perfection can be obsessive and with so many lawn specific tools, chemical weedkillers and fertilisers available it can also be expensive and time consuming. The trouble is that it can all get of hand as soon as you move away from a temperate climate and try to grow a lawn in a Mediterranean or, God forbid, a sub-tropical climate. Try and grow a lawn here and we are talking expensive, fancy seed mixes and as much water as you can afford to irrigate it with. And this is a major bugbear to me! In countries where fresh water is a precious and limited commodity, why on earth do people insist in pouring fresh water onto the ground with such a wasteful disregard for natural resources.

If not grass, then what?

Artificial grass
So what are the alternatives? The one that always bring a smile to my handsome face is this one. Instead of watering your lawn, let it dry off and then paint it green! It is easily applied and adds a healthy, natural look to off-coloured grass.

The added benefit to this is that is a permanent pigment, and will not wash or wear off the grass so long as it has been applied correctly.

Of course the best option to stay away from natural grass in the first place and this is where artificial grass comes into its own. When artificial grass first came to the market place during the 1960's it was a poor substitute and this reputation remained until the sports stadiums began replacing grass pitches with AstroTurf from the 1980's onward.

Artificial grass
AstroTurf made artificial grass cool. It was hard wearing under relentless use and could be used in all weathers, with a reduced amount of maintenance compared with a natural playing field. Unfortunately there were still downsides; these original surfaces require regular brushing and an infill, usually sand, although the modern day equivalent now commonly uses recycled rubber.

Modern day artificial grass is as perfect replacement for natural grass as you can get thanks to a number of important benefits. It has realistic 'grass' look, is soft and lush and has an authentic pile height that never requires mowing or maintenance.

It creates no mess and altogether makes it ideal use in gardens, especially small front gardens where mowing would be difficult or where grass refuses to grow. Furthermore, it is perfectly safe with pets and children.

So there we have it. If you want a lawn that is scrupulous tidy, luxurious, exactly the right height, no weeds or pest damage of any description and won't break the bank or ruin the environment then you really only have one sensible choice.

See, artificial grass really has come of age!

For related articles click onto the following links:
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HOW TO GET RID OF DANDELIONS IN LAWNS
HOW TO GET RID OF MOSS IN LAWNS
HOW TO GROW A LAWN FROM SEED
HOW TO IMPROVE DRAINAGE IN LAWNS
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