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A Guide To Artificial Grass

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Us Brits do love grass lawns, which are in most people’s gardens. They are also a defining feature of our suburbs. Being outside is our breath of fresh air. That’s why we head outside when we have the slightest glimmer of sunshine. The garden is an extension of our home, whether it’s to socialise with friends, just to relax or for little ones to run around. However, they do require regular upkeep. So, it’s no surprise that increasingly realistic looking artificial grass is growing in popularity. With many homeowners desiring this low maintenance lawn option.

Artificial grass can work well in small places and for people who find garden maintenance difficult or expensive. On top of that it doesn’t need to be mowed and you get the benefits of a green lawn all year round. Furthermore, artificial grass is particularly popular with families who have dogs and young children as it can’t be dug up.

How To Clean Artificial Grass

Even though faux grass is simple and easy to clean, you do have to maintain your grass regularly. Ensuring you clean after spills and pets. Artificial Grass also needs to be swept and watered occasionally. Additionally, you may find algae or moss growing on your fake grass but should be easy to remove with hot water and household detergent.

How Much is Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass can be bought on a roll or cut to size. It is also available in a range of designs and pile lengths. So, the price varies on what you buy such as, if you are buying plastic grass as supply only, or including installation, and not forgetting to suit different budgets. Moreover, the size of your garden would also affect the overall cost for artificial grass.

One square metre of artificial grass typically cost around £20 excluding VAT and installation costs. Again, the price can depend on various factors.

How To Lay Artificial Grass?

So, if you opt for Astro grass, lawn, plastic grass or whatever you may call it, the installation is key to its longevity. Laying artificial grass can be a DIY project, however, it isn’t always simple to install, which is why we recommend using a professional to lay artificial grass for you. For those who aren’t confident, Welch Mill’s dedicated staff are here to help.

Every garden is different. So, if you are wanting to lay faux grass on to an existing hard base such as concrete or tarmac, Welch Mill recommends installing foam underlay beneath the artificial grass. However, it is important that the floor is even and can drain water correctly.

How to Lay Artificial Grass on Soil

Unfortunately, it is not recommended that you lay down fake grass directly on natural grass. All-natural grass must be removed and lay a base before installing artificial grass on soil. Laying artificial fake grass on top of natural grass will create an uneven and unattractive surface which is more likely to become damaged due to weather and wear and tear.

Therefore, here at Welch Mill we recommend the key to a long-lasting artificial lawn is getting the grounds works right and choosing the right faux grass.

How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

Excellent quality artificial grass should keep its green and luscious appearance for around 20-25 years, depending in how well you take care of it.

Where is There Artificial Grass Near Me?

Welch Mill showroom is based in Leigh, Greater Manchester, and is open 7 days a week. We offer a wide variety of carpets, laminate flooring, Karndean flooring, and quality minimal maintenance artificial grass, at affordable prices.

Visit our UK’s largest flooring showroom to see what we have to offer, or you can contact us to speak to a member of our team.