Understanding the difference between Astro Turf, turf and artificial grass will put you in good stead to getting the right grass for your next home project. The three terms are commonly used to describe variations of grass, but which one do you need?
There’s a certain stigma that surrounds offcuts when it comes to artificial grass. Often referred to as remnants or roll ends, there’s a common misconception that they are of a lesser quality that newly-cut rolls.
This couldn’t be further from the truth, and we’re going to explain exactly why in this guide to artificial grass offcuts.
Everyone knows that you can fit artificial grass on dirt and concrete, however, you may be surprised to know that you can fit your turf on decking. Once the feature piece of a garden, decking has slowly but surely shown itself as another garden chore to keep up with. Ongoing maintenance includes cleaning, re-oiling, and wood treatments as well contending with slippery decking in the winter months.
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.
Looking for a UK supplier of artificial grass? Look no further than Grass Direct! Our team of UK based artificial grass experts scour the globe to bring you the highest quality artificial grass at unbeatable prices. We cut out the middlemen, enabling us to pass on huge savings direct to our customers both online and in-store.
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…
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.
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.
Spring; the season most commonly associated with cleaning your home. Whether you’re deep cleaning your bathroom with Mrs Hinch’s latest tips or going for a full make-over of the living room. Spring tends to send us all home-crazy. However, there’s one area of the home which often gets overlooked – the garden.