If you have just built a new house or redesigned your yard, you need to think about lawns. What sort of lawn do you want, what sort of grass do you want, or do you want to use artificial turf? While most people choose to buy roll on turf from a turf farm, artificial lawns are becoming more and more popular.
Artificial turf has a few pros when compared to real grass, but it also has plenty of downsides. If you are looking at installing a new lawn, it is important to consider the pros and cons of both. In our opinion, they are as follows:
When you think of artificial turf, you probably think of sports fields or hockey pitches. Really, you wouldn’t be too far wrong. As far as artificial turf for residential use goes, it is generally made to look a bit more like real grass, but is still obviously fake. Some of the pros and cons of artificial turf include:
- Artificial turf doesn’t need mowing, which means that you can simply lay it, and forget about it. You don’t have to buy a lawnmower or whipper snipper, and you don’t have to waste time mowing.
- Artificial turf doesn’t need fertilising or watering, again, saving you a lot of time and money.
- Artificial turf has a consistent, uniform look throughout.
- Artificial turf feels fake, and may be looked down on by kids.
- Artificial turf will wear out eventually, and replacing it is a lot harder than simply seeding a new lawn.