Install Drought Resistant Grass
Save Water by Switching to Artificial Grass Fed up of your parched yellow lawn which is taking up too much of your time? Claim back your weekends and save water by switching to fake grass. With the UK in the midst of the strongest heatwave we’ve seen in decades, the grass both at home and in public areas is looking extremely parched. Our grass is known all over the world for being particularly green. However, this summer our fields, parks and lawns resemble more of an arid yellow due to the absence of rainfall and the excessive heat conditions that have been faced. Parts of the north-west of England as well as Northern Ireland are already under a hosepipe ban, with other regions likely to follow suit in the coming months. This makes it next to impossible to keep your grass looking fresh and radiant. Unless of course, you opt for artificial grass! Drought Resistant Alternative The beauty of installing artificial grass at home is that it will look green all year round. While the neighbours are battling with their lawn seed and sprinkler systems, once your synthetic turf is laid, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it. Come rain or shine, your lawn will look fresh and of course there’s no need to mow it. Once autumn arrives and the inevitable rainfall begins, another advantage of fake grass is that it won’t become waterlogged either. Other lawns may struggle to cope with the excess water and become a brown boggy mess, particularly if your lawn hasn’t had chance to grow back after a dry summer. Children and pets that tend to run around a lot on your lawn, only exacerbate the situation and can leave a natural lawn looking like a mudslide. But the permeation system that is built into an artificial lawn simply drains away the rain, leaving it looking neat and crisp once more. How Does an Artificial Lawn Work? If you’re living in the south-east and are looking for an artificial grass supplier London has plenty to choose from, but it’s essential that you select a reputable company who will do a professional job and doesn’t cut corners. Typically, the process will begin by excavating the area where the lawn is to be laid – often this is your previous natural lawn space. Next up, you’ll need a fixed edging to be installed around the perimeter of your synthetic turf. A sub-base is a step that some installers skip in order to offer a more favourable price, but this step is absolutely essential if you want your lawn to last. This layer is load-bearing and should be made from the same grade of sub-base used beneath patios or tarmacked driveways. Don’t be fobbed off by a company who claim that they can simply spread sand on top of your soil – this can easily lead to dips in your lawn, with it sinking over time. A final layer of permeable sub-base such as granite dust should be applied before the actual lawn will be laid flat across the top of it, which will likely be nailed, glued and mechanically power brushed into its final position. An artificial lawn takes as little as a few days to install. So, if you’re fed up of your worn-out yellow lawn and want to reduce your impact on the environment by using less water and avoiding the use of harmful lawn fertilisers, then this could be the perfect solution for you.