During the summer months, grass can die out and look less colourful because of the hotter temperatures and less rain. As the winter creeps in and the weather begins to deteriorate, however, natural grass should hopefully receive more moisture but has to contend with freezing conditions.
Taking these factors into consideration, is it worth having natural grass in your garden at all? Or is there a better alternative available? Let’s look at what artificial grass can offer you and how it’s laid.
Why choose artificial grass over natural grass?
The first and perhaps most obvious reason to go with artificial grass instead of sticking with natural grass is that it isn’t necessary to keep up a high level of maintenance. Artificial grass is extremely durable and will look in great condition no matter what month of the year it is.
There is no need for you to spend hours watering or mowing your lawn or hoping for the right balance of sunshine and rain to keep it looking healthy. This precious time of yours can be spent elsewhere.
You’ll save a small fortune on maintenance products like fertiliser, water, and pesticides, among other things. Putting this money to another use can be a relief to many during trying times.
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How to lay artificial grass
Before you begin, we’d advise you to ask a professional to do this for you if you have no experience. It’s not exactly a straightforward task and requires preparation on some knowledge of the subject.
Initially, you need to remove any debris and obvious instructions from the area where you plan to lay your grass, ensuring the surface will be flat before putting a layer of mesh over this which will prevent any weeds from growing through.
The next step can be tricky; you need to create a drainage layer of about 2 inches deep so that the earth underneath your artificial grass won’t push the surface above it out of shape. Once this is done, cover the space with plenty of sand to smooth out the area.
Now it’s time to put your artificial grass in position, cutting the edges where necessary. Beforehand, you should buy specific tools that can keep the artificial grass in the ground, like landscaping nails. Job done!
You might choose to brush over your artificial grass once installed if you want it to look completely perfect. Overall though, the task requires plenty of time, hard work, and the right tools to complete the job.
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