Debunking Myths About Artificial Grass
For all the obvious benefits of artificial grass, we often still come across some myths about this fantastic product. Whether it’s down to outdated ideas about the product or just because someone heard something from their uncle’s friend’s sister, there are always myths out there that are perpetuated, mainly via the internet.
This month at Easigrass Surrey, we wanted to cover some of the most common myths about artificial grass and debunk them for you so that you can decide on whether it’s the right move for your garden.
Myth: Artificial grass isn’t good for dogs
The origin of this myth may well be down to how artificial grass used to be made and a lack of quality in the industry at that time, but nowadays it couldn’t be further from the truth.
We all know how important the outdoors is for a dog of any size, so having robust artificial grass that is safe for dogs means they can play all day long and you’ll never need to deal with muddy paws again. Plus, with a special odour-eating infill in our Easigrass products for pets, there won’t be any lingering smells – you just clean up their poop and hose the lawn down every so often to keep it fresh.
Myth: Artificial grass doesn’t look realistic
Again, this myth might be based on outdated perceptions. Once upon a time, artificial grass may have been poor in quality, but the Easigrass range has been developed to be as realistic and natural looking as possible. And those efforts have paid off, because it’s an award-winning product, with different options to suit different gardens.
Of course, if someone were to get on their hands and knees and inspect the lawn up close, it might then be a little more obvious, but otherwise it simply looks like a well-maintained and healthy lawn.
Myth: Artificial grass doesn’t drain well
Rainwater is, of course, a big concern for a lot of people, as no one wants a flooded lawn. However, the Easigrass range is installed with special membranes and is designed to allow for proper drainage of any rain through all the different layers. Not all artificial grass is made equal, which is why it’s important to find a product that does drain well.
Myth: Artificial grass is bad for the environment
It’s easy to see why this myth still gets traction, because replacing natural turf with something man-made is always going to seem like a loss for the environment. However, when you factor in that an artificial lawn doesn’t need mowing or watering, you’re already making savings on energy, lowering your carbon footprint.
Plus, just because you opt for artificial grass, it doesn’t mean you can’t surround it with natural flower beds, bushes and trees for the animals and insects — it’s all about finding the right balance for you.
Myth: Artificial grass is too expensive
Thanks to the high-quality look and feel of artificial grass, people often assume that they can’t afford such luxury. However, while it may be more expensive than natural turf upfront, you get your value for money over time.
Because you don’t need a lawnmower, fertiliser or water, you only pay the initial price for artificial grass. For natural turf, you’re paying for it over the years and there is no guarantee it will stay looking as fresh as when it was first laid if you begin to neglect those aspects.
Myth: Artificial grass gets too hot
For Easigrass products, this is a myth because of the triple yarn used, but for low-quality artificial grass, it may be a harsh truth. This is because some artificial grass is made without the consideration for how it will feel underfoot and it’s part of the process less reputable manufacturers skip to cut costs.
We don’t get an abundance of direct, constant sunlight here in the UK, but even for those few days or weeks in summer where it is hot, you’ll still be able to comfortably walk on an Easigrass lawn. We do recommend hosing your artificial lawn a little in extreme heat if you want to make sure it remains cool enough for children and pets.
Myth: Artificial grass isn’t safe for children
We’re not quite sure where this myth comes from, but once again it may be down to outdated notions of what artificial grass is made from and how it’s installed. The fact that Easigrass artificial grass products are used for school playgrounds and sports fields should be enough to dispel this myth, but let us break it down for you.
Thanks to the soft design of the grass and the ability to combine it with a soft underlayer for added protection, Easigrass products are ideal for children of all ages. The added bonus is that kids can play on the grass without ever getting muddy, so you don’t have to worry when it’s time to play.
Here at Easigrass Surrey, we supply a wide range of artificial grass products to suit your needs. Whether you need something suitable for pets, for children or for sports, there’s never been a better time to switch to the fuss and maintenance-free lifestyle that artificial grass provides.
Get in touch today to find out more about which artificial grass product will best suit your garden.