What should you look for when buying artificial grass?
Artificial grass has come quite a long way since it was 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 an outdoor space.
This means no more fighting over whose turn it is to mow the lawn!
Here at Australian Outdoor Living, we know a thing or two about artificial grass. We’ve put together a few pointers to help guide you through the buying process and know 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 your grass will typically be.
If you pay for cheap turf, chances are you’ll end up with a low quality finish.
Artificial grass has become quite popular with an array of suppliers for Australians to choose from, so make sure you choose a company with a good reputation.
Make sure you choose a pile height that suits you and your backyard.
More luxurious artificial lawns have a pile height of around 35mm. These lawns are perfect if you want your lawn to be soft and comfortable to walk on.
If you plan on using your backyard for activities such as backyard cricket, a shorter pile height might be the best option for you.
Use of the grass
Like natural lawn, tables and chairs will leave a little flat mark on your lawn where their legs were.
If you’re planning on keeping outdoor furniture on your lawn, 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! 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 lawn 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, simply 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.
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