Artificial Grass Sussex looks at the latest trends in Fake grass and its benefits.
Substitutes for natural grasses have been available for many years, especially in areas where there was a need for alternatives to turf. Some of the early versions of the product were not well received, due to various problems, but over time, the evolution of manufacturing methods and products has encouraged home and business owners to take a second look at artificial grass for reasons of durability, safety, appearance and economy. The artificial product must be properly installed, but can be a smart alternative to seeded play areas, especially those where there are pets and children present.
Various manufacturers have entered the industry and market for synthetic grasses. As is expected, there is a broad range of options when checking quality and prices. Typically the blades of grass are made of a synthetic material, which is produced in a way to ape the look of nature’s product. The material used to formulate the blades is usually made of polyethylene, nylon or polypropylene, which are then attached to a strong yet porous backing. The manufacturing design makes installation of the product efficient and fast. The backing allows for moisture to be directed from the blades, through the backing, and into the ground layer. When choosing a new surface for a playground for youngsters, or an area for pets, here are some ideas to think about.
Advantages to Picking Artificial Turf
Play areas of manufactured blades and a strong backing are appropriate for animal areas, as well as for children’s playgrounds. Cleaning up feces after a dog is easier to do on the synthetic surface than it would be when faced with the clean up task on turf. Urine passes right through the backing without damaging the fibers. It disappears in the same way that rain water goes through the backing and into the ground or the base material below the turf. Urine from pets will not leave ugly brown spots where the plants are burned or torn up. When children play on natural plantings, the result is often wear and tear patterns which are obvious and unattractive. The synthetic fiber and backing is softer than the natural plant life, so falls are not the safety risk that is present with live grasses.
When children play outdoors on a natural surface, stains mud and dirt are a constant problem. Stains on clothing and skin, which occur when the child slides into home is a task to keep the washing machines busy. And may not completely solve the staining problems, even with the most effective detergent. Synthetic lawns and play areas eliminate much of the dirty clothing and muddy shoes which occur from playing on a natural surface. Because the dirt and mud are covered over with a grassy skin of synthetic lawn there is no risk of water collecting and forming mud puddles or erosion where the water moves along uneven ground.
Lawns and grassy areas often harbor various insect species, some of which can deliver nasty bites, stings or rashes. One example is the tiny insect known popularly as chiggers or red bugs. These insects make their home on blades of grass and can easily transfer to human skin where they leave a bite which looks somewhat like a mosquito bite. The bugs are small enough that they are hard to see with the naked eye, but the larvae deposited by the adults is the cause of itching and irritation. Another pesky lawn dweller which is uncomfortable to pets and humans alike is fleas. They will flourish in hot dry weather and are less likely to take up residence in synthetic lawns.
For homeowners who don’t have the time or inclination to spend all of their free time in lawn maintenance and care, an artificial turf is a welcome benefit. Some of the regular and seasonal tasks associated with having an expanse of living lawns include fertilization, thatching, seeding and reseeding, mowing, watering, edging and raking. There are also other tasks which are seasonal. If the desire is to have a lush looking green space surrounding the residence, lawn work is a never-ending chore. In addition, many of the grasses do not flourish year-round. They have dormant periods, and may become brown, dry and brittle when the weather is very hot, or when winter months arrive.
A man-made lawn requires very little in the way of care and maintenance. It doesn’t have to be mowed, raked, watered or re-seeded. The lawn or play area always looks attractive and requires little cost for upkeep once the surface is installed. Instead of hiring a lawn care specialist to take care of delicate grasses, the time and money can be spent on playing with the children or the pet on the durable and attractive surface.
The cost and availability of water is a crisis in some parts of the country. Other areas may find landscape grasses destroyed due to flooding. The man-made turf never looks dry or brittle and when there is a heavy snowfall, the snow can be removed easily. Cleaning of any surface soil is accomplished with a garden hose. Any standing water will quickly pass through the backing and into the underlying soil.
Durability of the artificial grass West Sussex is another attractive feature. After the artificial turf is installed, there is very little cost associated with its upkeep, Imagine a lawn or playing surface which pays for itself over a few years. The material is likely to last for as long as needed to raise children and pets who will enjoy playing on the surface. There is more time for parents and pet owners to enjoy playing with dogs and children without the need for a second job doing lawn care.
For all these benefits, consideration of artificial turf instead of planted grasses makes sense. The appearance is aesthetically pleasing, there is minimal upkeep required and the quality installation by professionals is sure to provide customer satisfaction. The job of installation can be completed by the professional team in just a short time, depending upon the size of the project.