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The BIG question that needs answering!

Everyone wants an immaculate lawn and artificial grass has become a huge trend over the past few years, but is it actually any better than real grass? Let’s find out…

Picture Perfect

If you want an immaculate, bright green lawn that looks fresh all year round, artificial grass is the choice for you. As long as it’s well-kept, you’ll always have luscious looking grass regardless of the weather. It’s especially great if you have pets and don’t want muddy paws tip tapping through the house over winter. It can also be fantastic to create an area for that budding footballer to practice goal kicks all year round.

Artificial grass has come a long way in recent years. It can come with slightly different shades of green and each blade is slightly different. Much of is it hard to tell apart unless looking closely. Clever stuff!

With that said, though real grass can sometimes get patchy or muddy, it breaks down organic matter which is something artificial grass can’t do. This means that artificial grass needs to be cleaned regularly, especially if you’ve got pets or if you’ve got a tree in your garden as the leaves will never decompose properly into the grass.

On the topic of trees, if you spontaneously decided you want to turn your garden into a tropical haven and plant palm trees and banana plants here, there and everywhere, the only way you’ll be able to do that is with real grass. You can’t dig up artificial grass and plant some daffodils over spring, or bluebells over summer, so despite it always looking lovely, there are some limitations that you don’t get with real grass.

Which is Cheaper?

Generally speaking, artificial grass requires a higher investment upfront compared to a laid lawn. However, while the one-off cost of artificial grass is more than that of real grass, when you think about the amount of maintenance that goes into the upkeep of real grass, and the electricity or petrol needed for the lawnmower, the long-term cost is practically the same!

It’s Down to You!

Both artificial grass and real grass both have pros and cons. However, both will make your garden look beautiful, so really it all comes down to your personal preference! If you want our advice on what to do when you’re transforming your garden, don’t hesitate to get in touch!