Home & Residential Artificial Grass
Artificial Grass F.A.Q’s
Our flagship grass, GG Luxury, is made with polyethylene and has better bounce back recovery so the blades won’t lie flat. Even so, we recommend you avoid parking cars, motorbikes or heavy vehicles on the grass for sustained periods as this will cause compaction.
We also recommend you try and keep debris and leaves off the synthetic surface, simply brush or blow these off at least once a month to prevent organic build up. If you can give the grass a brush once a month with a stiff bristle brush, this is also good for maintaining vertical grass position in the long run.
If you have pets remember to clean up any animal mess as soon as possible. After the mess is removed simply wash the area down with warm, lightly soaped water. Avoid using high strength cleaning liquids such as bleach.
If you have decking or patio we recommend using your barbecue on these areas rather than on your GG artificial grass, the further away from the grass the better.
It is possible to use gas barbecues on your lawn as long as the heat is sufficiently above the grass but avoid using charcoal barbecues with direct contact to the grass. This reduces the risk of melting from the base as well as from flyaway embers.
The same basic principles apply for bonfires or fireworks, try not to use them too near your lawn. It is after all made of plastic and will melt.
Similarly cigarettes left carelessly on the grass will melt the local area. Make sure you have plenty of ashtrays on hand to stub them out, preferably with bottoms that will not transfer heat. Alternatively, do not smoke in the garden.
As with a natural lawn it is always best to be careful when dealing with fire, especially when there are children around. As long as you follow our advice there should be no problems to having a barbecue or other similar items in your garden.
The roll of grass is manufactured with a holed backing that is concealed within the pile height and not visible when laid. Water simply drains straight through these holes and into the aggregate base below. Due to this, artificial lawns dry relatively quickly compared to regular lawns.
All our products have a minimum 8 year no fade guarantee. GG Luxury and Continental both come with a 10 year guarantee. Although knowing UK weather it is likely your lawn will remain unaffected for much longer than this!
If there is light snow then we recommend you let it melt naturally, or clear it by hand if it needs to be moved. Though artificial lawns are made of tough stuff, it might not be a good idea to take a hard shovel to it.
On the rare occasion that we experience a particularly cold snap and there is compacted snow or ice the best thing to do is, again, to let it melt naturally. If the ground becomes frozen and the individual blades of grass go hard and icy than it can be uncomfortable to walk on. If you try to remove the ice the grass can become damaged. It is possible to salt the area but this is not recommended as the it can affect the drainage of your lawn.
If you know there is going to be heavy snow in the future, you could put down a waterproof sheet like tarpaulin to protect your lawn as a preventative measure.
All of the fake grasses from luxury replica grass to backyard putting greens are durable, safe and installed professionally to provide a stable and welcoming family space for years to come.
Artificial grass is made from synthetic fibres which makes it durable, well resistant to general wear and tear. Some of the most popular reason for installations by our customers is because our grass range is a better solution for pet owners who have discolouration, staining or burning in their natural grass. Ours is the perfect solution to patchy, unkept lawn and will breathe refreshing new life into your home garden so you can focus on enjoying your weekends, not dread the gardening!
There are other applications for putting the green stuff indoors too, it’s well known that our range of grasses are super durable and easy to clean should you feel the need, you could certainly use the grass as an alternative to traditional carpet, a table centrepiece or as part of a artificial flower display!
If your dog is constantly digging up bits of earth or kicking its legs up, artificial grass can save your lawn from looking like a muddy battleground. We secure our artificial grass by nailing it to a tanalised timber edging. This, combined with the fact that artificial grass is made of extremely durable materials, stops even those most vigorous dog from digging up a lawn. If the behaviour persists after your lawn is installed it may be that your dog needs a little bit of extra training.
Our grasses are great if you’re also concerned about the discoloured patches made when nature calls. Along with being UV stabilised against fading in the sun, the colour of our grass is not affected by pet mess. Any liquids drain easily though the backing on the grass and into the aggregate sub-base below. This base is made of a layer of sharp sand and type 1 limestone, porous materials that stop any puddles from forming on your lawn. It’s also super easy to clean. We recommend using warm soapy water to clean the area as soon as possible after removing any pet mess, with a hosing down in the dry months to get rid of any lingering odors. High strength bleaches or detergents are not necessary nor advised for use.
Pets also love the feel of artificial grass because it’s made of soft and springy materials perfect for running and rolling around on all year long. It’s suitable for most pets, with shorter and longer grasses available to suit their needs. Some pets might be inclined to ingest the grass which we would not recommend, it is after all made of plastic.
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