A helpful guide to buying artificial grass

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We’ve put together a simple guide to help you decide whether or not to invest in artificial grass.

Artificial grass can be a great addition to any backyard.

Its low maintenance qualities and evergreen capabilities make it the perfect lawn solution for the modern family.

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to invest in artificial grass, this article should help you decide.

We’ll take you through the benefits of artificial lawn and some of the different types you can choose from.

A helpful guide to buying artificial grass - Artificial lawn looks neat, tidy and realistic, Australian Outdoor Living.
Artificial lawn looks neat, tidy and realistic.

What are the benefits of artificial lawn?

1. It’s low maintenance!

We all know the feeling of getting home from work and having to perform maintenance on the yard.

Mowing, watering, edging, fertilising – is it really worth it?

Synthetic grass stays tidy and clean all year round. You won’t have to worry about watering it twice a day in summer and it will never become overgrown and unkempt.

Best of all, it’ll stay green in the dry months, meaning you’ll have a lawn that will make your neighbours jealous in every season.

You’ll also have plenty more time to spend with family and friends, instead of spending all your free time maintaining your lawn.

2. Artificial grass will save you money

All that mowing, watering, edging and fertilising won’t just take up all your free time – it’ll eat into your bank account as well!

Artificial lawn won’t just mean more free time for you, it will also mean more money in the pocket for a rainy day.

You’ll see a significant drop in your water bill, and you’ll be able to stop throwing money away on fertiliser and maintenance equipment.

As a bonus, you’ll have a neat and tidy lawn that won’t cost you anything in upkeep!

A helpful guide to buying artificial grass - Artificial grass is low maintenance, Australian Outdoor Living.
Artificial grass is low maintenance.

3. Artificial grass is designed for Australian conditions

Okay, we’ll admit it – natural grass does look nice – especially when it’s high quality and well maintained.

Unfortunately it isn’t always in a good condition, and once it begins to die it can be very expensive to bring it back up to scratch.

This is why summer is such a tough time for people with natural lawn in their backyards.

Here at Australian Outdoor Living we develop our grass with the Australian climate in mind.

Our artificial lawn will hold its lush green colour even at the peak of summer, while your neighbours’ natural lawn will turn yellow and dry.

Our synthetic grass will make your backyard look like an oasis all year round.

4. Artificial grass is child and pet friendly

If you’ve had even a quick glance at the pictures on our website, you’ll have noticed that pets seem to love artificial lawn!

It’s soft beneath their paws, and they can roll around on it as much as they like without getting dirty.

This also means you won’t have to spend hours getting those annoying prickles out of their fur!

Synthetic grass is also free of any chemicals and pesticides that you might find in natural grass.

This means your children and pets can play on it as much as they like without the dangers of any negative side effects.

What are the different types of artificial grass?

Here at Australian Outdoor Living, we offer four unique styles of artificial lawn.

The Fairway

The Fairway range is realistic and built to last, making it perfect for playgrounds and backyards with high traffic.

Its emerald green and olive thatching gives it a realistic look, and its 20mm pile height makes it pleasant to walk on barefoot.

The Savannah Broad Leaf

Our premium Savannah Broad Leaf grass is designed with a wider blade and olive and brown thatching.

With a pile height of 37mm, it’s the perfect choice for a family who spends a lot of time relaxing in their backyard.

The Augusta

Impressively realistic, the Augusta range is one of the most popular lawns among our customers.

It boasts a 35mm pile height, making it a great choice for a suburban backyard.

The Multisport

As its name suggests, the Multisport is designed for outdoor activities.

It’s a great sporting surface that can be used for mini golf, cricket, lawn bowls and any other sport you might want to play in your backyard.

Artificial lawn is the right choice for your backyard

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to invest in artificial grass, take a look through our inspiration gallery!

There you can find photos of some of our nicest grass installations.

If you’d like a free measure and quote, feel free to fill out the form at the top of this page. One of our friendly team members will be in touch!

Get set for summer!

Did you know that outdoor home improvements can take up to a month to complete? If you require council approval, it can sometimes take even longer.

If you’ve been thinking about investing in a set of outdoor blinds, roller shutters, artificial grass, a pergola, verandah, timber deck or even a swimming pool, there’s no better time than now.


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