Updated:March 16, 2022, by
10 Amazing facts you don’t know about artificial grass

Artificial grass is the current hot trend in landscaping and with many home and business owners looking to make changes to their outdoor spaces, it is important to know exactly what you are getting for the money. Despite its popularity in an ever-growing market, many people are still in the dark about artificial grass – and the benefits! So, we have put together ten artificial grass facts that may surprise you!



  1. Low Maintenance

    Although unsurprising, artificial grass is extremely low maintenance and is the prime reason for swapping out your real grass. It requires no upkeep and yet gives you an aesthetically pleasing, traditional looking garden all year round and through all weathers.

    For most people with a modern, busy lifestyle, the low maintenance of artificial grass allows you to spend what time you have enjoying your garden, without the inconvenience of using that time to mow, weed or water it. As artificial grass is made from plastic, it is easy to keep clean. Giving you your ideal outdoor space with none of the hassle of maintaining it!

  2. There are a lot of different types

    An unusual artificial grass fact is its surprising versatility. Many people do not realise that artificial grass can come in a variety of colours, finishes and blade lengths. This allows it to be utilised across a wide range of homes, businesses, and venues. 

    With innovative technologies meaning artificial grass can be designed to look and feel like the real thing, you have many options to choose from when considering

  3. It’s cost effective

    The initial cost of swapping out your real grass lawn for artificial grass can be off-putting to many households. However, it has real life cost benefits that make artificial grass a cost-effective solution over the years. Long lasting, your artificial grass can last up to 15 years, so you don’t have to spend money on keeping it fresh with fertilisers, weed killer and grass seed. 

    Because it doesn’t need to be watered, you can also save money on your household bills during the summer, especially if you currently use an electric lawnmower!

  4. Child & pet friendly 

    Not only is artificial grass hard wearing and durable to the rigours of family and pet life, but if your pet can be a bit of an escape artist, most artificial grass is resistant to digging, so you can make your garden more safe and secure for your pets.

    With no chemicals and with a cushioned effect, artificial grass is perfect for children and being mess-free, also means no more muddy footprints!

  5. Non-allergenic

    If you or a member of your household suffer from hay fever, then enjoying being outdoors during the Summer can be a nightmare. Artificial grass is non-allergenic, which means it doesn’t contain any allergenic materials, meaning you can enjoy relaxing and playing in your own garden all year round!

  6. It’s made similarly to carpet

    Artificial grass is made from synthetic materials and the threading and stitching together of plastic fibres is very similar to the way carpets are manufactured. Therefore, when purchasing artificial grass, you should view it in the same manner, consider blade height, cushioning and density. A carpet for your garden!

  7. It’s used in global sporting venues

    Artificial grass is already in use across several sporting venues across the globe. Although it is common across the USA, in many NFL stadiums, some of the top football stadiums in the UK also make use of artificial grass. 

    It is also exceedingly popular with golf ranges and local football pitches up and down the UK.

  8. It can be eco-friendly

    With the environment hot on the global agenda (excuse the pun!) Consumers are rightfully becoming more environmentally conscious about the products they purchase. As we make the push towards a more sustainable future, even the trivial things can make an eco-friendlier future for the next generation. 

    Whilst natural grass may be a sure winner for the environment, if you are considering changing your outdoor space, then adding areas of artificial grass is a better alternative to hard landscaping and will help reduce the negative environmental impact of using concrete or paving slabs.

  9. 1 in 10 homes have made the switch

    A recent survey carried out by a garden furniture website (Alfresia.co.uk) found that one in ten homeowners now have artificial grass in their garden or outdoor space. Although artificial grass may be seen as a current trend, it seems that it is a trend that is here to stay!

  10. Astroturf is a brand name

    In the same way Hoover entered the public consciousness and forever changed the way we talk about vacuums; Astroturf tends to be the catch-all term for artificial grass. However, Astroturf is actually related to a specific brand and is not the official name for artificial turf.


Artificial Grass with Grass Direct

If you want to make the switch from a traditional lawn to artificial grass, then here at Grass Direct we have everything you need to make your outdoor space look picture perfect – without the hassle. 

Here at Grass Direct we are committed to becoming a carbon neutral company, so if you are concerned about the environmental impact of using artificial grass, for every order you place, we will plant a tree, as well as donating a share of our profits towards tree planting.

With exceptional prices on our wide range of quality and luxury artificial grass, including our sports grasses for businesses and homes, you can find your ideal product without having to compromise on budget or quality. And because we understand that creating the perfect outdoor space can be tricky, we offer free samples, so you can make sure you choose the right option for you and get your ideal lawn all year round.

For all your artificial grass needs and enquiries, please contact us today by using our contact form on our website or call us on 03308 182 500 to speak to one of our friendly expert advisors!