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Artificial Grass Cost: How Much Is It Per Square Meter In The UK

Artificial Grass Cost In UK

When people use the term ‘synthetic grass’ almost all assume it will be expensive but how much does artificial grass cost? Previously, Astroturf had a really fake look and texture and felt no where near the soft and luscious yarns that you get now on the market.

There are many artificial turf advantages which are: the low maintenance, durability, the best option for areas where there is little of no sun, on roof terraces, water saving,
Saves water. The disadvantages are as follows;
Artificial grass cost quite a bit and it is usually paid upfront. Like carpet fake turf is sold by the square meter so if you have a curved garden, round or even rectangular you could find yourself wasting a lot of grass and due to its pile or pattern, it can hurt your pocket so to speak. It can also get a bit hot on very hot summers days and make laying on it a bit uncomfortable.

The maintenance of synthetic lawns is very low and requires little attention.To keep your faux lawn looking great at all times it is best to brush it up regularly and if you find any seeds (usually dropped by flying birds), pick them up. If it get some mud on it then the best thing to do to get rid of it is to wash it off with some water. No chemicals required!

It you have pets and they poo or wee on your synthetic turf then use a specialist cleaner. A disinfectant for artificial grass cost about £20 for a 5 litre gallon. The great thing about fake lawn is that the uric acid from dog urine does not discolour it unlike natural grass.

Artificial Grass Cost: DIY

One of the best things about installing a fake lawn is that you can do it yourself to save money. The cost of synthetic turf vary and can be much cheaper if you are DIY person. A low end artificial grass costs roughly £7.99 per square metre but will look significantly cheap and not aesthetically pleasing.
For a more realistic look, a decent pile of about 30mm will cost about £19  per square metre and would be worth requesting a sample pack for perusal.

To get a really good length of about 40mm – 45mm artificial grass cost between £25 and £37 from most suppliers. Synthetic lawns are very durable, touch and versatile for indoor and outdoor uses and warranties range between 5 to 15 years.

Installation by the Professionals

Installation costs around £25 to £30 and this is dependent on the area you live. The average cost to supply and install outside of London is approximately £60 + vat so if you were to get a quotation from a local artificial lawn fitter for an example 4m x 6m (24sqm) garden, you should expect a fee of £1440 + vat plus the cost of a skip for disposal which is usually the responsibility of the householder or homeowner. Whilst some installers may organise this for the customer, they may do this as a goodwill. You can try out an artificial grass cost calculator online!

If the garden is wider that 4m meters then a join may be required, in which case more materials will be needed and the installer may charge a bit more for their time and materials. There are 5m wide artificial grass on the UK market however these are very rare and difficult to find suppliers.

A total cost of £1440 plus for a small garden may seem a bit steep but if you spread that over 12 years, it works out as £10 + vat a month which really isn’t that bad, for grass that last about 25 years and requires no mowing ever.

A small garden does not necessarily mean low price as there may be more work required than a bigger equal sized garden. Most installers offer a discount on gardens over 50sqm by reducing the installation charge by 20%.


Addition factors to consider

Fake grass lawn installation can be quite easy for the keen DIY person but its can take days to complete while an artificial grass specialist can come in at about 7:30 in the morning and finish by 5:30pm leaving your garden transformed from natural turf to artificial grass. But if you are daring enough and want to have a go then some manufacturers do have a step-by-step installation guide on their websites that can download for free.

We hope that this blog has enable you to understand the supply and fitting costs involving fake lawns. There is more information on artificial grass types on this website.

Artificial Grass Types: How Many Different Ones Are Out There In The UK

Artificial Grass types Blog

When people that contemplate on buying artificial grass almost always assume it will be confusing but what are the many different artificial grass types? In past times, synthetic grass has a really fake looking texture and felt no where close to the soft and lush yarns that you get these days.

In recent years manufacturers have stepped up their game and created some really beautiful and realistic products with vast variety of grass textures, stitching and backing types that look even more natural. As much realistic as synthetic turf look most people perceive it looks fake and some assume it is quite expensive as well. There are premium brands with very good quality ingredients that can last for over 25 years and budget ones that may last for a few years.

Artificial Grass Types: The Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons with everything and in the some still have the notion that fake lawn can make your garden look cheap, and in turn have given it a bad reputation. The name that are commonly used for this product is fake turf, synthetic lawn, imitation grass, replica grass or turf, astro turf and the most popular one which is artificial grass.

The old type of Astroturf had a glossy sheen and a plastic look and others came to the conclusion that the market stalls used it for green groceries sale display. Most synthetic grass or imitation grass as some still call it, is still made from polypropylene and polyethylene and the occasional latex backing. The yarns are tufted into the backing, which is usually black in colour and interwoven with mostly four different tones of green colours but sometimes a bit of brown or beige colours are mixed in to create an even more natural look, creating that thatch look and to make it look more alive.

Pile Height: Does is Affect The Artificial Grass Types?

Pile height is a major factor when choosing synthetic lawn and as you go through your samples you will realise that the longer pile look more realistic and lush that the shorter pile. Density also plays a massive part as it allows the whole grass and its yarns to stand up nicely whether it be a contemporary, modern or mature garden.

The Yarn Structure Shape of Artificial Grass Lawn: An Important Part

The yarn structure or shape is probably the most practical and most important part but this is ignored and not much attention is paid to it, The common shapes are W, I, V, C and U which helps the bounce of the whole lawn.

Artificial Grass can be a very good investment and would help make your life much easier if you find it difficult to keep up with your garden maintenance.Whether it being a premium brand or budget, installing fake lawns has more advantages!

Mole Infested Gardens: The Way to Avoid Moles From Your Garden With Artificial Grass

Mole Infested Gardens: The Way to Avoid Moles From Your Garden With Artificial Grass

Mole Infested Gardens Artificial Grass Solution

Mole infested gardens require a certain amount of prevention or deterrent in order to keep it looking great through the year, especially if there is a lot of grass in your garden. This also includes dealing with weeds, mowing yards, cutting hedging and cutting overgrown trees or bushes. A backyard infested with moles can survive with the following options.

As small and cuddly that moles seem to be, they could damage a grass lawn they could tear it apart which may seriously damage the appearance of a garden. Admittedly, seeing a tiny rodent dig up your garden lawn is nearly unbearable.

Solutions for mole infested gardens

Paving, gravel or applying concrete to your garden is possibly however synthetic grass provides an option that will allow your backyard to be aesthetically pleasing and due to the fact that is looks just just a natural as real grass make it the ultimate option. There are obviously mole infestation removal services out there but there are blogs and articles about companies that have successfully installed artificial grass for mole infested gardens.

For almost any artificial grass installation success, it is going to have to be installed correctly from beginning to finish. This includes weed control, the substrate and the grass itself. Since this is the initial level of the installation the mole will run into, the substrate is crucial. Should they discover that the substrate creates a level of immunity, then the chances are, they will pop up there and will head to the lawn of a neighbour. As it will end up being dense enough for them to become unable to penetrate the substrate which turns out to be tricky for snacks is cement-stabilised sand. If this is successful then you can wave goodbye to your mole problem however, this installation’s other elements also come into play. Additionally, it will make it difficult for moles and weeds will not prevent although weeds can be a issue. They will eventually come up against the artificial grass if they miraculously manage to get through all of those barriers and that is since they will not have the ability penetrate that, where they will cause problems.

A mole will find it difficult to penetrate an artificial grass installation that has been done by a specialist and even though they turn not to cause any major harm, it’s important that you stop them from damaging your lawns as far as you possibly can. Before installing synthetic grass, you can find a pest control company to try to remove them since they may return, but that is not always effective. It is necessary that the appropriate work is performed so that moles don’t stand a chance from the grass installation.

If they do get through to the artificial grass, they will make the surface seem uneven as they attempt to break through but that’s all about as far as it will go. If the substrate is built up with about 150mm of compacted MOT Type 1, blinded off with sharp sand and covered with a galvanised steel mesh, then there is little chance that the moles can come through to the surface. On its own is sufficient to deter moles but they could still cause damage. By adding extra levels of obstacles and prevention will only make life difficult for them. Ensuring that your garden or backyard is protected in every manner will ensure that your artificial grass lawn remains intact and free of moles.

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Mature Garden: How You Can Add Some Artificial Grass To Yours

How You Can Add Artificial Grass To Your Old Mature Garden

Mature Garden by ARTTRA Artificial Grass Blog

Is there anything better than looking out over a mature garden that has matured over time. The beauty and elegance that comes with established plants and flowers along with borders, smart designs and rockeries all help to create a place of tranquillity and tradition. Mature gardens can take time to maintain but the rewards are there for all to see but sometimes, it is possible for things to go wrong and that can cause problems for the garden.

It is common for the plants and flowers to bloom and grow really well but the lawn can be a completely different story. This is because the conditions for a lawn have to be right, otherwise it could grow patchy or even die and that will detract from the look of the whole garden.

If this has happened to you then you will understand the frustration. Of course, you can lay more seed, feed the lawn, kill any weeds and spend time doing all you can to revive it when in reality, it is wasted time because you know it will happen again. If this is the case then there is no point in becoming disheartened because you do have a choice and it is a choice that will most definitely make a huge difference for the better.

That choice is artificial grass for a mature garden.

Sometimes a real lawn just doesn’t work and that is why artificial grass is ready to step in and take over. Just because a mature garden is matured and established it does not mean that you have to use real grass, especially if the grass is not suitable. Artificial grass can work perfectly well with a mature garden for many reasons.

Choosing to install artificial lawn in a mature garden will instantly give your garden the lift that it needs. The grass will simply fit into place and it will bring all of the other elements of your garden together in a way that a real lawn will not.

A mature garden will require a lot of work and that means taking care of the plants, shrubs and flowers and that in itself is a large job. By installing artificial grass it means that you will never have to worry about pushing the lawnmower around again. This means no weekly or fortnightly mowing during the summer months and it also means your mature garden will not suffer with weeds.

An artificial grass will look good all year round. The vibrant green colour and smart appearance will give the look of a perfectly manicured lawn. People who visit your home simply will not be able to tell the difference because it looks as good as the real thing. During the summer months you won’t need to water it to keep it looking good, it just works.

The installation is fast and simple when carried out by professionals and that means your mature garden can continue to mature just by the help of something that is a little more modern – synthetic grass!

We hope you enjoyed this artificial grass blog.