Artificial lawns have come quite a long way since they were first introduced to the market. Originally designed in the 1970s, artificial turf has undergone many improvements since its inception.
For the modern Australian home, artificial grass provides a low maintenance addition to the outdoor space. So no fighting over whose turn it is to mow the lawn!
At Australian Outdoor Living we know a thing or two about artificial grass so we have put together a few pointers to help guide you through the buying process and what to look out for.
Know your budget
Artificial grass varies greatly in price, so you need to have a good idea of what your budget is before you venture out on your quest. Try to remember that the more you pay the higher quality it will typically be. If you pay for cheap turf, chances are you’ll end up with a low quality finish. Also be sure that you are “comparing apples with apples”. Artificial lawn has become quite popular with an array of suppliers for Australians to choose from.
The better looking artificial lawns have a pile height of around 35mm. If you attempt to go any shorter it could end up looking completely unnatural and more like a pool table covering! By investing in a taller pile height, your lawn will look less like carpet and more like the perfectly manicured grass you’re after.
Use of the grass
Like natural lawn, tables and chairs can leave a little flat mark where their legs were. For this reason it may be wise to go for a denser, shorter turf. If you have a pool in your backyard, you may want to consider the benefits of having a neat, green finish around the edge. It’s also important to consider the needs of children and pets so make sure the lawn is suitable for when your pooch has left you a present out the back.
One way to ensure the quality of the artificial grass is to check whether it comes with a guarantee. Reputable companies will offer comprehensive guarantees on their lawns. It’s an investment like any other, so a guarantee gives you peace of mind that if anything goes wrong you can have it sorted quickly and with minimum fuss.
The right outdoor artificial grass can make a huge difference to your outdoor area, bringing it alive and providing a low maintenance, useable space.
To help you make an informed choice we have produced an artificial grass buyer’s guide of our own. To download it for FREE click on the link below. We hope it helps you make your artificial lawn buying process that little bit easier. We also like feedback so let us know what you think of the guide and give us any suggestions for additional information to add.
Want to know more?
Check out some of our other valuable artificial lawn resources below:
- Keep your artificial grass looking healthier longer with these handy tips
- Weigh up the benefits of artificial lawn versus natural grass
- Find out how artificial grass can help reduce your environmental footprint
- Browse our gallery for artificial grass designs
- Ready to buy? Contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation measure and quote