Spend more time doing the things you enjoy with artificial grass. BOOMERS are looking for easy ways to maintain their homes and gardens, such as installing synthetic lawn, so they can enjoy their retirement. Australian Outdoor Living's synthetic lawn saves water, fertiliser and mowing. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian female spends 20 hours a week on household work, compared with 11 hours by men. AOL director Colin Kuchel says his customers are looking for ways to improve their lifestyle by travelling and spending time with grandchildren. \u201cThey no longer want to be spending days maintaining the lawn,\u201d he says. \u201csynthetic lawn can pay for itself within five years when you take into account the cost of watering, mowing and fertilising.\u201d AOL manufactures synthetic lawn in a variety of lengths. Have piece of mind. Mr Kuchel says lawn which is not maintained can be a sign that a home is unoccupied. \u201cRetirees shouldn\u2019t have to worry about whether their home will be safe if they are away,\u201d he says. Roller shutters are also proving popular with boomers \u2013 not only for deterring potential intruders but to save on energy costs. No Fuss: HAZEL Clarke and her husband were looking for ways to make life easier around the home. One of the areas they looked to was their garden and they decided to put down synthetic lawn to save time on maintenance. \u201cMy husband was getting too old to mow the lawn,\u201d Mrs Clarke says. \u201cIt is nice to be able to see a neat lawn every day.\u201d She says low-maintenance lawn has given her more time to spend in the garden and with family, including her 13 grandchildren. Her husband has also done some paving and painting to finalise their new-look outdoor area. Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: \tOutdoor blinds \tArtificial grass \tRoller shutters \tConcrete\u00a0and\u00a0fibreglass\u00a0swimming pools \tCarports \tTimber decking \tPergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.