The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Artificial Turf

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Artificial Grass

Cleaning artificial grass can be something that a lot of people forget about, once it’s been installed. To prevent this, we have put together a collection of things that need to be considered when cleaning fake grass. We will go over the topics of how to clean fake grass, artificial grass maintenance and what tools to use to keep the process effortless. We’ll also look into the best practice for looking after your turf for pet owners, as well as treating weeds in fake grass, too. 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Artificial Grass 1

Advantages and Disadvantages of Artificial Grass

There are lots of benefits of artificial grass, aside from the obvious aesthetics. Impressive warranties, quality manufacturing and environmental benefits have totally changed the perception of artificial grass; installing faith in it being a valuable, cost-effective alternative to natural turf. Now it wouldn’t be a fair assessment if we didn’t also consider the disadvantages of artificial grass. Although we love the stuff, there are a few areas we advise you look into before purchasing.

 

Artificial grass offers a stream of benefits including: reduced water bills, reduced water usage, low maintenance, safe place for children to play, weather proof, and withholding its appearance all year round, to name a few. With the disadvantages of artificial grass being few and far between, including less time for gardening for those green thumbed enthusiasts, no real grass smell, and an initial cost that can creep up depending on the range. Though disadvantages are present, these are a fraction of the benefits offered by artificial grass.

 

So without further ado let’s look at the pros and cons of artificial grass…

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sod-vs-artificial-grass

Sod Vs Artificial Grass

What is Sod? Sod is natural grass and soil held together by the roots. Referred to as turf, sod is used by the agricultural industry to repair or replace damaged grass. Sod is an offensive term used to describe someone who is unpleasant or difficult.

We’ve all heard the word used in some context. But a lot of us will be more familiar with the later definition of sod, as opposed to its true meaning. Grown on specialist farms, sod is distributed in grass rolls. It is used as a treatment for natural lawns, golf courses and sports stadiums. So now we know what it is, we thought it would be a good idea to see how sod compares to artificial grass.

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Artificial Grass for a New Build Home

Artificial Grass for a New Build Home

The team here at Grass Direct, love to see our customer installs. From full lawn transformations to decking and paving coverings. Seeing the end result and the difference our artificial grass has made to thousands of homes across the UK is priceless.

The Standley family have been kind enough to share their beautiful garden with us and feature in our customer case study. Giving you a full insight into adding artificial grass to a new-build home, a true review of our Lisbon Artificial Grass range and rating their experience with Grass Direct.

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Cheap Artificial Grass

Cheap Artificial Grass

Looking for cheap artificial grass? You’ve come to the right place. As the UK’s largest supplier of artificial grass, we have a range to suit every home and budget – without sacrificing quality.

Our team of artificial grass experts design our grass ranges themselves, which means our products are unique to us. Creating different densities and yarn shapes enable us to offer superior quality artificial grass, manufactured to our exacting standards. By cutting out the middle-man, we pass on those fantastic savings to you – our customers!

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How to Maintain Your Artificial Grass in Autumn

How to Maintain Your Artificial Grass in Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here; the trees are shedding their leaves and the woolly jumpers are brought to the front of the wardrobe. Thoughts turn to home maintenance as we get ready for cosy nights in and the countdown to the festive season – yes we’re mentioning it already! But what about your garden?

Often forgotten about, maintaining your garden in Autumn is just as important as sprucing up the living room, lounge or kitchen. Whilst artificial grass requires little upkeep, your garden is the first impression for your guests so here are our top tips to keep it looking immaculate:

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How to Treat Mould or Moss on Artificial Grass

How to Treat Mould or Moss on Artificial Grass

Mould and moss aren’t exactly this seasons must have garden accessories, however, the change in weather conditions sets the perfect temperature for these little garden demons to thrive. As the lovely trees shed their leaves, dampness is trapped under the layers. Mix this with the perfect amount of shade needed for moss and mould to grow and hey presto – we have an issue.

It can grow almost anywhere too, including on your artificial grass. Yes, whilst rare, artificial grass can house moss and mould too. The airborne spores cling to the grass strands and multiply if not treated.

Artificial grass, in certain conditions, can facilitate the growth of moss and mould, though can be treated with a few easy steps:

  1. Rinse Down
  2. Apply Artificial Grass Cleaner
  3. Brush Down
  4. Rinse Away

This not only treats the issue but can help in preventing its return.

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