Artificial lawns are becoming more and more popular in the UK - but why?
One of the major reasons is product development.
Gone are the days where synthetic turf is seen as an abrasive carpet. This was an old type of product made from nylon, which came to have the generic name in the UK of AstroTurf*and this was primarily used for hockey. The new artificial grasses uses soft plastics similar to that are used in your standard shopping bags but this plastic is engineered to create millions of fine glasslike fibres and replicate the same characteristics as natural blades of grass.
From our experience people switch to artificial for 3 main reasons
To achieve a perfect lawn it takes time, knowledge and maintenance. When you buy synthetic you acknowledge that you want your garden to look its best but your lifestyle has more urgent requirements. Whether that’s spending time with friends and family, or if you work hard all week and just want to relax in your perfect garden at the weekend.
Unfortunately some gardens don’t allow you to grow and keep a lush natural lawn. It could be lack of natural sunlight or the soil conditions. In some cases no matter how much time and money we spend we can never achieve the natural lawn we deserve.
Children and pets bring us immeasurable joy; however they are usually the main contributors to damaging the garden and house that we work tirelessly to maintain. If its kids are traipsing in mud or pets destroying your perfectly manicured lawn, sometimes the natural alternative just can’t cope.
*TigerTurf is not associated with AstroTurf which is a registered trademark