Artificial grass – beautiful, practical and ready to use
“Synthetic grass manufacturers invested a lot of effort to make artificial grass look as natural as a real, nurtured and mowed lawn. They also made it to be long lasting and resistant to different outdoors ad weather influences. By achieving this, they have done a huge favor to all those who do not like, or do not have the time to deal with the real grass.”
Artificial grass is certainly not very popular product among nature and gardening lovers. A featured article on artificial grass in some Gardening magazine would be appreciated by them. That’s why we thought artificial grass should be treated as a type of flooring and as an article toping perfect for Floors Magazine.
Artificial grass can be called “lazy grass” that doesn’t grow, perfect for people with the lack of free time. Synthetic grass manufacturers invested a lot of effort to make artificial grass look as natural as a real, nurtured and mowed lawn. They also made it to be long lasting and resistant to different outdoors ad weather influences. By achieving this they have done a huge favor to all those who do not like, or do not have the time to deal with the real grass. A real lawn needs a lot of attention. The grass needs to be planted, watered, mowed, fertilized….. Countless hours are needed to take care of the lawn and with artificial grass, that time could be spent maybe in a better way.
Taking care of a real lawn also requires constant investments on regular bases, as in case of artificial grass you need to invest only once.
Artificial grass is sold in 2 to 4 meters wide and 25 meters long rolls. Grass is installed on a flat, well stamped ground covered with a few centimeters thick layer of sand or fine gravel. Edges of the rolls are glued together with a polyurethane elastic adhesive. Artificial grass is heavy enough, but if necessary it can be pinned down to the ground with U shaped wires. Artificial grass foundation has openings that enable drainage of atmosphere water through the grass. If artificial grass is installed over ceramic floor, asphalt or concrete, the ground should be at a small angle because of the water drainage.
Artificial lawn should be patiently and precisely cut out. The seams should be hidden by brick, stone, gravel or wood borders. To put it simply, artificial lawn should blend in the environment. Be careful when you cut it because the damage hardly going to be repaired. If the job is not done correctly artificial lawn will look like a textile floor, and that should be avoided.
Choose the color of the grass according to the surroundings of the lawn. Geometric forms in the garden demand dark green, single colored grass. For less formal gardens, grass with different shades of green and curled “dry” blades of grass in the lower parts of the layer is the best solution.
Artificial lawn should be cooled dawn with water during summer, because artificial grass tends to warm up faster then real grass. Predict a place for sprinklers or a water hose.
Decorative artificial grass can be used in the indoors also. A splash of artificial glass will bring life to cold and serious big stone surfaces. Terraces and swimming pools can also be decorated with a bit of artificial grass. Artificial grass should be washed from time to time, because fine particles of dust will stick to it and you will not be able to clean them just by vacuuming.
Artificial grass, practical and decorative, found its way in to our living space, wether gardeners like it or not. The reason is simple. Artificial grass is beautiful, practical and ready to use.