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Artificial Grass – 4 things you should consider before installing

Artificial grass has rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years, largely due to its low maintenance benefit and as a result, 3 in 4 homes have now replaced part or all of the gardens’ natural turf. However, if you are thinking about replacing your lawn there are many potential drawbacks and misconceptions to consider: Environmental impact Artificial grass is most commonly made from a mix of plastics (polypropylene, polyurethane and polyethene) and environmentalists have warned that not only are you using fossil fuels to make the grass, but you are also installing a product that will never biodegrade and will end up at a landfill. By removing natural turf, you are also destroying the natural habitat for a variety of wildlife. Bees burrow into lawns, and butterflies, birds, worms plus other insects are also affected. For more information … Continue reading

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