Why Use Artificial Grass?

General information

Time is one of our most precious commodities. Mowing a lawn takes time. Research suggests that in the UK we spend, on average, 2 months of our lives cutting the lawn! That doesn’t include time spent watering, weeding or feeding the lawn.

If you would like to reclaim time that might be better spent on something you enjoy, then an artificial grass installation is the solution for you. Get the look and feel of real grass without all the hassle and time commitment.

A true outdoor carpet – it requires no watering, no mowing, no weeding and no feeding. Available in an array of blade lengths, colours, and textures (including variegated strands), the new generation of synthetic grass can fool most.

Time Saving – Low Maintenance

Regular maintenance is recommend to ensure maximum life expectancy. But maintenance work is quick and easy which makes it particularly suited for older or less physically able people who cannot mow their lawns. Follow these 3 easy steps to keep your lawn looking great;

  • Brush – remove leaves and debris regularly with a stiff brush, plastic rake or leaf blower
  • Spray – although weeds won’t grow from underneath the lawn if correctly installed, airborne seeds may take hold therefore we recommend spraying the lawn twice a year with a weed killer.
  • Clean – ensure that any pet or wild animal mess is removed from the surface to prevent the build up of odour. Stubborn marks can be removed with hot water and diluted household detergent (washing up liquid)

Looks great all year round

Artificial turf won’t dry or harden during the summer, get muddy and worn in winter, fade in the sunlight or wither in the shade. It’s a gardener’s best kept secret. It allows rain to drain away as efficiently as real lawns so no impromptu puddles and, if you have pets, no more muddy paw prints dragged into your house! It’s a smart effective and time saving solution for anyone who wants a hassle free low maintenance lawn that looks great year round.

OSI specialise in artificial grass installations in Newcastle and across the North East. Get in touch with us for a free quote and expert advice on all aspects of garden design. Whether it’s a home or commercial project we can help you from start to finish from planning, design right through to installation ensuring your outdoor space is beautiful, functional and looks great all year round.

Cost Effective

Although artificial grass costs a little more than turf or seed to install, it will remain green whatever the weather throws at it, will take heavy wear and will require very little maintenance once it’s set up. Available in a range of tones, many types of artificial grass include strands of brown fibre and ‘grass blades’ of varying heights to simulate a normal lawn. Gone are the days of fake-looking dark green astroturf. As with most things, you get what you pay for so contact us to request samples to help you choose the colour and finish of your new lawn.

Pet Friendly

Artificial turf is very hard wearing and durable and pets find it warm and inviting just as much as they would with natural grass. So there is no need to worry anymore about bare patches of lawn from your pets using it as a toilet! Any dog or cat mess will be easily picked up or washed away by rain, during drier periods you may need to hose it down to prevent any potential odour build up. It will also be very beneficial to any animals that may have grass allergies or hay fever problems.

Child Friendly

We can recommend specially designed varieties with soft polyethylene, non-abrasive fibres perfect for your garden, play area or nursery. Perfect for play areas, no harm to your children, it is a fantastic safe area on which kids can play and use day in day out. In case you are wondering artificial grass does not cause skin burn like football astroturf surfaces do. Again this is great for kids with allergies and not having direct contact with grass could be a fantastic relief to someone who suffers with this condition.

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