Most home owners have considered, at some stage, either putting in natural lawn or artificial grass. Artificial grass, also commonly known as synthetic grass, astroturf or even “no-mow grass”, can be an excellent addition to any home.
This post provides some useful information about artificial grass, covering its benefits, uses and why you might consider installing this at your place.
First of all, let’s take a closer look at what artificial grass really is.
What is Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass is synthetic in that the grass turf or fibres (the lawn blades themselves) are made from nylon or polypropylene. This artificial turf is made to look and feel very much like a natural lawn with real grass. Originally sold by ChemGrass under the patented name of Astroturf, artificial grass has come a long way since.
Today’s artificial lawns come in a wide range of selections, which vary by manufacturer. This selection includes varying lengths of turf (known as pile height), the width of the grass fibres or “blades”, and also the density of the turf.
Premium ranges now also feature brown or naturally coloured fibres interspersed between the usual green fibres, adding a new level of naturalism to the turf.
Home owners generally love the convenience of artificial grass turfs, but are concerned that they would look and feel overly “fake”. The worst case scenario for any home owner is to install an artificial turf that feels like a carpet or a rug.
Fortunately, leading artificial lawn companies, such as Australian Outdoor Living, now feature a full artificial grass selection that is highly natural in both its look and feel.
Why Choose Artificial Grass?
The real challenge is to find an artificial lawn that looks natural. So the key is really to take your time to choose a type of artificial grass that looks and feel most natural.
Once you are able to zero in on the type of grass you want that looks most natural, the rest is easy. There are actually significantly more advantages to artificial lawns than natural or real lawns.
Let’s look at some of the key advantages to installing an artificial lawn.
Artificial grass does not require much maintenance. Unlike natural or real grass, that grows and needs to be trimmed and mowed regularly, artificial grass does not require any mowing. It doesn’t grow – it simply retains its original height and continues to look good all year round.
This saves a lot of time for home owners, which could be better spent enjoying the garden with their family, instead of maintaining it.