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Installing a fake plastic lawn or real turf?

Artificial Lawn Company Every Mans home is his castle and making up the largest part of the landscaped grounds around the bricks and mortar will be a nice natural turf lawn. The lawn is nearly always the largest part of a garden but the one aspect of soft landscaping that is least understood by amateur and professional lawn owners alike.

There has been a dramatic rise in the use of artificial grass for key areas in landscaping and in gardens and lawn areas once occupied by thousands of grass plants has been replaced by plastic.

Artificial grass has rolled out across 120 branches nationwide. B & Q the largest chain of DIY Outlets, estimates it will sell over 10,000sq m of artificial grass this year, primarily for indoor use.

Artificial lawns have a place in gardens, particularly small gardens where a natural lawn may be unsuitable such as in London or in a Town where light, shade, wear, moisture, air flow pose a problem.

They are not however maintenance free and correct construction and underlay materials are so important. They will still require a certain level of cleaning, weed control, moss control and ‘top dressing’ if sand filled. There are many suppliers of the artificial carpet material and artificial lawn installers who will also provide an annual after care maintenance service to keep your plastic grass in tiptop condition.

Read more on Hort Week

If you have a London Lawn, our article on Looking after a Town or London Lawn may be useful to you.

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