Artificial grass is an investment in a lawn that will pay dividends over time, in terms of mowing, watering and chemicals to deal with pests and allergies. So, an artificial grass lawn is a great way of saving money. But how long is it likely to last and will you get a return on your investment?
Is artificial grass right for you?
If you are thinking of installing artificial grass in your garden then you’ll want to make sure it’s the right decision. Make sure that whichever manufacturer you go to for your artificial grass give you a warranty, and one that best suits your individual needs. If your garden is going to get a lot of foot traffic, then you’ll need to make sure you get a long lasting one.
What is your artificial grass lawn going to be exposed to?
You’ll also need to think about how much exposure the lawn is going to get in terms of sun and water. And if you’re going to be placing it near a natural area with plants and shrubbery you’ll also want a grass that will blend in well. Think about how often it’ll be used, what it’s going to be exposed to, and what else is going to be in the garden with it, e.g. border plants, any pathways etc. Once you’ve decided on the right type of artificial grass, you can then install it. In fact, if you buy your artificial grass from us, we can help you by installing it if you don’t want to do it yourself.
So, how long will it last?
Normally, if you have an artificial grass that sees lots of heavy foot traffic, you can expect it to last for around 10 to 15 years. If you don’t and it’s going to be relatively unused then you’re looking at between 20 to 25 years.
Correct installation is an important factor in the longevity of your artificial lawn turf
Of course, one of the most important ways of preserving your artificial grass is to make sure it’s installed properly. Any ridges or grooves and uneven bits won’t help and your grass won’t last as long. So, make sure it’s even and flat throughout, and if you don’t think you have the confidence to do it yourself, then one of our team here at The Turf Shop can do it for you.
The Turf Shop have the skills and the expertise
We’re an experienced team of artificial grass retailers and installers, and we have many years’ experience behind us, so you’ll be in safe hands. Give us a call today and we can talk you through it.