Maintaining your grass can be a hassle and going on holiday or taking a break from gardening can completely undo all the hard work you’ve put into it. Thankfully, modern companies are always developing better and better alternatives, so it’s easier than ever to switch it out for artificial grass at a moment’s notice.
You can put it anywhere
One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass is that it can fit anywhere. If you live in an area where grass doesn’t grow well, or simply don’t have any exposed ground to grow it in, there’s nothing stopping you from sticking some artificial grass over another surface and setting up a garden there instead.
It’s hard to tell the difference
Modern artificial grass looks very similar to the real thing, and you often can’t tell the difference unless you’re up close. Not only that, but most brands replicate the feel of grass, making it “spring back” and drain water just like a real lawn would. If you want to keep a natural feel to your garden, it’s entirely possible to choose a type that looks just like your old lawn.
The price is up to you
Artificial grass comes in a wide variety of different styles and materials, so the exact cost of filling an area is entirely up to you. If you aren’t particularly interested in keeping your garden realistic or simply need to fill some patches, a cheap and durable option can save plenty of money. Other brands will offer you the best of the best, instantly skipping months of careful gardening and grass maintenance.
You can make it match your needs
Keeping grass suitable for pets or children can be a daunting task, since you need to monitor everything from the length to the types of flowers growing in it. With artificial replacements, you can choose a length and material that fits with your exact needs: for example, choosing grass with thicker padding and a soft underlay can help keep children safe if they slip or fall over.
It doesn’t have to be in the garden
Not everybody can have the luxury of an outdoor space, which usually limits them to window boxes and – if they’re lucky – a conservatory or small patch of open concrete at the front of the house. Artificial grass is perfect for smaller areas and indoor gardens, including balconies or flat roof sections – with the right artificial grass adhesive, you can even stick it to walls as a natural-looking decoration.