One of the main benefits of having artificial grass installed in your garden is that it is incredibly low maintenance, this means that you not only saving yourself a considerable amount of time but you will also be saving money on various maintenance costs over the years.
When you add up all the hours spent weeding, watering, fertilising and mowing grass it soon becomes apparent that it takes a lot of effort, not only this but the cost of equipment such as mowers, strimmer’s and fertilisers weed killers all add up too!
Although artificial grass initially costs more to install than regular turf or grass seed when you compare this to the cost of maintaining real grass over the lifetime of the artificial grass real turf ends up costing a lot more in the long run and requires a lot more effort to keep looking good.
Artificial Lawns and Low-Cost Maintenance
Time – You will never need to mow or strim artificial grass so when the suns out you can actually spend your time enjoying your garden as opposed to trying to make it look good. Also if you pay someone to come and maintain your garden for you will save money on their bill as they wont need to spend as much time in your garden as there will no longer be a need to mow, feed or weed the grass.
Mowing – When you have real grass installed then there is the initial outlay of a lawn mower and other tools you need to keep it in check as well as fuel, and replacement parts or even replace the whole lawn mower over the years. With artificial grass none of this is necessary so you don’t have to worry about extra costs to keep your garden looking good over the years.
Grass Care – The care you have to give real grass requires tools and instruments that will eventually need replacing, it also requires a lot of time and effort whereas artificial grass doesn’t require any of these things so you can spend more time enjoying your garden then maintaining it.
Weeding – Weed killer and tools to remover the weeds are among the things that you will save on by having artificial grass installed.
Fertilising and Feeding – Grass requires treatment from time to time, especially if you have pets, grass feed and fertiliser costs soon add up over the years and often require you not to use the grass space for a couple of days. Also, if you’re not very green fingered and employ a company to come and treat your grass every year for you their bill over the years will certainly add up. Having artificial lawn means you will never have any of these costs and your lawn will look amazing all year round for many years to come.
Difficult To Grow Areas – Poor soil and shaded areas don’t work well for real grass and can result in patchy lawns and some areas in which real grass just wont grow. Artificial grass can be laid on almost any surface and doesn’t need sunlight in order to look good so you will have the perfect lawn without fighting with mother nature!
Carpet and Furniture Cleaning – This is one that you may not initially think to consider, however, carpet and furniture cleaning bills are also likely to go down if you have artificial grass installed. If you have kids or pets then after a rainy-day grass tends to get quite muddy, pets and kids that are in and out are constantly traipsing this mud through the house. There is no mud with artificial grass so you can save yourself a small fortune by not needing to purchase stain removers or pay a professional cleaner.
Is Artificial Grass Maintenance Free?
Artificially grass without a doubt is far less maintenance than that of a real lawn, with this said, like anything else it does require a little TLC from time to time.
Cleaning – Your artificial grass may need to be hosed down every now and then to remove, pollen particles, muck transferred from shoes etc. However, rain will naturally clean your grass so this will only need to be done during long dry periods.
Soiling – If an area of your artificial grass becomes soiled, for example you have a pet dog and they use it to go to the toilet then you can simply clean it with general household products such as soapy water and a mop or sponge then rinse.
Brushing – If your artificial lawn gets heavy usage then you will need to brush it occasionally to get the fibres to stand up straight again. A brush with synthetic bristles will do the trick.
Weeding – If your artificial grass is properly installed then you will not get any weeds growing from underneath the grass itself, however some airborne seeds can settle on the surface and grow but these are easily removed by hand.