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The Challenge

This project was for a relatively large residential garden in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The customer requested our Elise artificial grass as it has a dense look and feel. The access to the property was nice and straightforward, which meant that getting the aggregates and other materials into the garden was simple. The garden required some build up to bring the finished installation inline with the patio.

Order your free artificial grass samples today or call the New Lawn team on 0800 051 9142.

Is Artificial Grass Good For Pets

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Is Artificial Grass Good For Pets? 

According to a recent household survey, 45% of the UK population own a pet. It’s no surprise then, when it comes to household renovations, that we take into account all members of our family – including the furry ones!

Artificial grass is a hugely popular choice for homeowners with pets simply because there are so many benefits!

If you are a pet owner, you’ve probably seen the damage that they can do to natural lawns. From digging up whole corners of the garden in search of…well, you’re not exactly sure to the devastating effects of diseases like lungworm; pet owners with natural lawns have to navigate a minefield of risks and potential problems in order to keep their pet safe.

And it’s a balancing act. On the one hand, as a homeowner you want a lawn that looks lush, green and tidy. On the other, you want to do everything in your power to keep your pet happy and in good health.

And that’s where artificial lawns come in. In this post, we will answer the question: Is artificial grass good for pets? We’ll also be giving you some tips and tricks on how to choose the right artificial grass for pets. So, read on – and if you have any questions be sure to get in touch with us.

Pets Love Artificial Grass 

There are many parts of the year when your garden may be off limits to your pet – but with an artificial lawn this needn’t be the case. In all seasons, artificial grass is totally safe and functional regardless of the weather.

As the backing used in the installation of artificial grass is permeable, rainwater drains through quickly meaning the lawn remains functional in all weathers. And, due to the way it’s made, it won’t freeze in winter. So your beloved pet can get outside and enjoy bouncing, rolling, and playing on the lawn whatever the Great British weather may throw at you!

Artificial Grass Is Durable

One of the main concerns of pet owners is that artificial grass may be damaged by their pet. But this shouldn’t be a worry at all! Artificial lawns are made to be durable, and even the most determined pet won’t be able to cause any damage to the surface.

Also, due to the excavation process during installation, all of the tempting treasures are removed from beneath the surface. Because of this, pets will be less inclined to scratch or dig into an artificial lawn.

Because of the way artificial grass is made and laid, it never gets muddy. After periods of heavy rain, a beautiful artificial lawn will look just as stunning even if you let your pet loose on it to run and play.

It’s Low Maintenance 

One of the biggest bugbears of homeowners is that natural lawns take time and effort to maintain. Not only do they need mowing frequently to stay tidy, they also need regular treatments throughout the year to keep them healthy. And that’s before you let your pet gets on it!

As mentioned above, pets such as dogs and cats will not be able to dig up an artificial lawn. And it won’t sustain any damage from their faeces or urine, either. While pet urine has the potential to discolour, and even kill, natural grass; an artificial lawn stays green no matter what. Urine drains away through the permeable layer leaving no puddles or residue. And faeces can be picked up and disposed of in the usual way.

We do get asked a lot if pets can leave a lasting smell on artificial grass from repeated use of this nature. While this is true, it’s easy to remedy and keep odours at bay. All you need to do is give your artificial lawn a splash of water. Vinegar also works well as a deodoriser, however you needn’t do this frequently if it’s not required.

It’s Non-Toxic 

We understand that the health and safety of your pet is one of the most important things. That’s one of the reasons why we think artificial grass is so good for pets.

Artificial grass poses no threat to animals. The materials used to make it are non-toxic, and many are used in food packaging! As well as this, there’s also a lot of benefits in artificial grass when it comes to the health of your pet.

Lungworm is a parasitic worm that, if eaten by dogs or foxes, can be fatal. Infection often happens in pets through them eating slugs and snails, all of which can be found in a natural lawn. With an artificial lawn, you are less likely to see any of these creatures at all, greatly reducing the risk of lungworm in your pet.

Artificial grass and synthetic lawns are both hypoallergenic and need no treatments from chemicals. You can wave goodbye to fertilisers and weed killers that could be harmful to your pet and rest safe in the knowledge that they can enjoy the great outdoors in peace.

It’s Good For Your Home 

We’re sure there’s many pet owners reading this who have despaired when, once again, their beloved pet has tracked mud through the house. Whether it’s muddy footprints on the carpets or stains to sofas, we generally accept that dirt is part and parcel of being a pet owner.

That being said, artificial grass is a great way to reduce the amount of cleaning needed in your home. As no boggy or muddy patches will form, there will be less chance of dirt being bought into the house – meaning less time cleaning up after them!

Which Artificial Grass Is Good For Pets?

At New Lawn Artificial Grass, all of our products are pet friendly. That being said, we do have some suggestions on which is artificial grass is the best for pets (and their owners!).

Generally, when it comes to choosing an artificial lawn that will be used frequently by pets, a medium short pile height is the best choice. This makes it easier for you to get rid of any mess left by your pet, while still looking as natural as possible.  We also recommend you plump for a high pile density – somewhere between 16,000-18000 stitches per square metre is perfect.

The rest really comes down to personal preference. Of all of our artificial grass products, we recommend the Royal Melbourne, Merrion, Riviera and Oakmont types for the reasons above. You can get yourself a free sample of each of these from us here.

Conclusion 

In summary, artificial grass is not just good for pets – it’s great!

Beyond a quick sniff around following installation, you will find they have no problem running, jumping, playing and snoozing on your brand new lawn. What’s more, you can reap all of the benefits of a low maintenance and attractive lawn without worrying it may get destroyed!

When it comes to choosing the right artificial lawn for your home and lifestyle, it really all comes down to personal preference and use. All of the artificial grass products we offer at New Lawn are durable, easy to maintain, attractive and pet friendly.

If you would like further information about artificial grass for your pet, get in touch with us today. We endeavour to reply to every query as soon as possible, and we’d be happy to help with any questions you may have.

Artificial Grass and Dogs – What You Need To Know

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We often get asked about artificial grass and dogs. Many customers come to us wondering if an artificial lawn may pose a risk to their dog, or if their dog will easily damage it. The truth is, artificial grass is great for pets, including dogs!

In this blog post, we’re going to be covering some common questions around artificial grass and dogs. Read on to find out more…

Will dog urine damage an artificial lawn?

When it comes to making any sort of investment in your home, it’s important to ensure it will be long lasting and suitable for the whole family. And many customers approach us concerned with what effects dog urine will have on their new artificial lawn.

The fact of the matter is that dog urine has very little impact on the appearance of artificial lawns with the correct maintenance. While a natural lawn may become discoloured, or even die, after exposure to urine this does not happen with artificial grass. As our products are laid atop a perforated backing, animal urine simply drains through to the ground underneath.

Artificial lawns require very little maintenance aside from brushing to remove debris. That being said, we always advise dog owners to clean any areas that are well used by pets with warm, soapy water. This simple task works to rid the lawn of any lasting odours that may come about from exposure to urine and is simply necessary to keep it smelling fresh. Aside from this, there is absolutely no need to clean the area after every use, and you certainly won’t see any discolouration in your artificial lawn from dog urine.

Is artificial grass toxic for dogs?

We know family pets are well loved and dog owners will do everything to ensure their furry friend stays safe. Understandably, you may be hesitant about introducing an artificial lawn to your garden if it has the potential to harm your pet – but we can assure you this is not the case.

Artificial lawns pose no threat to dogs. In fact, in many ways it is a safer alternative to a natural lawn due to the fact that your pet is less likely to encounter ticks or fleas from playing in the garden and is at a reduced risk of diseases such as lungworm. Furthermore, artificial grass is manufactured from materials that pose no risk to humans and animals alike. Artificial lawns are most commonly made from polyethylene, nylon and polypropylene – all of which are used in packaging for food!

artificial grass for dogs

Are dogs able to damage an artificial lawn?

Artificial lawns from New Lawn Artificial Grass is designed to be highly durable, especially for pets. Our customers find that their dogs actually have very little interest in their new artificial lawns as there is no soil underneath.

Dogs will generally dig up a lawn to get to something beneath the surface and, as this is removed in the excavation process. Similarly, urine and faeces don’t affect artificial lawns. Liquids will drain through and faeces can be picked up as normal and disposed of, leaving no lasting damage to the lawn underneath. If you would like to check out the durability of our artificial grass products, request your pet friendly sample pack for free today.

Do dogs like artificial grass?

Of course, it is important for your dog to enjoy your new lawn just as much as you do, and we hear this question a lot from our customers.

Our artificial grass is designed to look and feel as close to natural grass as possible. Not only does it look welcoming, it feels soft and bouncy – perfect for playing. In our feedback from customers, we hear that animals very quickly warm up to artificial lawns and get just as much joy out of it as a traditional lawn. The only difference is that it makes your life much easier due to the low maintenance. Plus, you don’t have to wrangle with muddy paw prints again1

Pet Friendly Lawn from New Lawn Artificial Grass

We have a range of artificial grass products that are perfect for pets and we provide supply and installation services to customers across the South East of England. To arrange for your free quote, please contact us today. Alternatively, if you would like to sample some of our artificial grass products you can order a sample pack here now.

The benefits of using an established artificial grass installer over a landscape gardener

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The benefits of using an established artificial grass installer over a landscape gardener

We love to talk about the benefits of artificial grass here at New Lawn. But a question we get asked a lot is:

Can a landscape gardener install artificial grass in my garden?

The short answer is…yes.

But the long answer is kind of a different story!

Artificial lawns are a fantastic addition to any garden due to their durability and fresh aesthetic. They require much less upkeep than natural lawns and you don’t have to contend with pesky weeds year on year!

If you’ve made the decision to switch to artificial grass in your garden, then your next step is installation. And that’s where this question comes in. We often hear this from customers who already use the services of a landscape gardener and want to remain loyal to them. And we get it. However, when it comes to ensuring your artificial lawn looks as good as it performs it is often advisable to instruct an established artificial grass installer to avoid disappointment.

 

Artificial Grass Installer Vs Landscape Gardeners

Landscape gardeners bring a fantastic set of skills to the table. But, in our experience, there is usually a sizeable gap in knowledge when it comes to installing artificial lawns. Yes, there are a huge amount of landscape gardeners out there offering installation of artificial grass as part of their services. But when it comes to the crunch, can you really be sure they have the same level of experience as an established and well-known installer of artificial grass?

Among their other services, landscape gardeners may only lay around 3 artificial lawns per year. This would suggest that they are neither highly experienced in seamless installation or up-to-date with the latest methods and techniques used for a flawless finish. On top of that, if your garden presents with an unusual shape or you would like to retain features such as trees, your average landscape gardener may have never come across this and be unable to complete the job to the standard you would expect.

And that’s where expert installers of artificial grass come in. Specialists in this field have both the experience and knowledge to do the very best job each and every time. Because they eat, sleep and breathe artificial lawns, they are always at the forefront of technology and able to advise on unusual gardens. It is not unlikely for the team at New Lawn to be drafted in to rectify a problem for landscape gardeners or be called upon to lend our expertise. Surely it makes sense to get it right first time and avoid the stress?

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The Benefits Of Using An Established Artificial Grass Installer

As well as bringing experience to the table, artificial grass installers from an established company will be able to take control of your situation from start to finish. Friendly and expert teams like the ones at New Lawn are able to look at your current garden and listen to your requirements thoroughly before making recommendations and offering advice.

Whether you want to create a play area for children or would like to know if you can make your garden lawn safer for pets, an established artificial grass installer will have seen it before and have a viable answer and actionable plan.

What’s more, a specialist installer of artificial grass will have inside knowledge of their products and know which is best for you. This isn’t always the case with landscape gardeners, who will look for the cheapest product off-the-shelf. Very rarely do they have the innate knowledge of artificial grass products that an expert does. During our free consultations with customers, our experts take the time to get to know their specific requirements and can offer free samples to help them make an informed decision.

 

Do Your Research, Know Your Stuff

So, should you let your landscape gardener loose with artificial turf or place your trust in the hands of a professional installer? In our expert opinion, we think that going with an established artificial grass installer is always the way to go!

Experts in the field have the knowledge and experience in fitting all types of artificial turf in a range of gardens. That might not be the case with a landscape gardener whose attentions are normally focused on other specialist tasks. But the key to making the correct decision for you is research. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your chosen installer before making a commitment. After all, it’s your money and your garden – and you deserve the best! Should you require any advice on artificial lawns, our friendly team are always on hand to answer your questions. So, give us a call today and hit us with your best shot!

How To Lay Artificial Grass

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How To Lay Artificial Grass – New Lawn Artificial Grass Ltd Explain In A Step By Step Guide.

At New Lawn, we not only provide high quality artificial grass, we provide a full installation service as standard. A lot of our clients have questions about the process of installing an artificial lawn, so here we’ll give you a full rundown of the process, from start to finish.

Site Visit

The first step on your journey to a brand new artificial lawn is a site visit. Every site visit is carried out by one of our professional and friendly installers, and allows us to gain more information about your existing lawn and discern the level of groundwork required for installation. During this visit, we will also discuss your requirements to fully understand your needs and to make recommendations as to the best artificial grass for you.

How to install artificial grass

 

Removal of Existing Lawn and Excavation

When you decide to go ahead with New Lawn, we will move quickly to get work underway on your garden. In order to provide a good foundation for your New Lawn we will remove your existing lawn to a depth of 70mm. This part of the process ensures the ground is flat, and removes any existing surface weeds.

 

Edging

Following removal of your existing lawn, we edge the entire perimeter of the area using tanalised timber or cement haunching against a hard edge, such as concrete slabs. This ensures the material that lies under your lawn is thoroughly supported, and your lawn will keep its shape once it has been laid.

 

Foundations

Once the edging is complete, we install type 1 limestone to a depth of 40mm. This is then compacted using a whacker plate. A layer of sharp sand is then placed on top of the type 1 limestone and, once again, the whacker plate is utilised to ensure a smooth surface. By carrying out both of these steps, we are left with a flat surface that is prepped for the next stage of the process.

 

Weed Membrane

We don’t want weeds spoiling your enjoyment of your New Lawn. So, to prevent them from growing through the holes in your artificial lawn, we install a weed resistant membrane.

 

Installation of Artificial Grass

Once the base is complete, the artificial grass is ready to be rolled into position. At New Lawn, all of our professional installers dedicate themselves to ensuring the grass is perfectly aligned. The seams are then secured with adhesive and the edges of the artificial turf are pinned, or glued depending on the type of edging used earlier on in the process.

Eclipse Artificial Grass - Namgrass

And, relax!

Once the above work is complete, your artificial lawn will be ready for you to enjoy straight away! All you have to do is grab a cuppa and admire the job well done!

So, there you have it. That is the step-by-step guide to our installation process. If you have any questions, need clarification on any part of the process, or would like to arrange a free site visit to get the ball rolling, then please get in touch today!

Grass Alternatives – Artificial Grass

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They say that there is nothing better than the smell of freshly cut grass, but here at New Lawn we like to go one better. We think there’s nothing better than enjoying all of the benefits of a natural lawn with none of the hassle.

Plumping for a grass alternative in your garden may well be the best thing you’ve ever done for a number of reasons. Here are our top 3 top reasons why you need a New Lawn artificial lawn in your garden.

Pet & Child Friendly

Kids and animals love the great outdoors, and it’s important that they have a safe space to play. All of our artificial turf is made Grass Alternaitvewith plastic that is often used in food packaging, so you can be sure your loved ones are well cared for when playing on your New Lawn.

Artificial grass also has many benefits for pet-owners. Many animals find digging up natural lawns a great sport, however with artificial grass the temptation is greatly reduced. This means that, no matter the wear, your lawn will look immaculate all year around and you don’t have to worry about Fido digging for bones!

 

Low Maintenance

We all enjoy lounging on our lawns in summer, but many of us can’t stand the chore that comes with a natural lawn. Mowing, weeding, feeding and hoeing are just a few of the regular maintenance jobs required on a regular basis (sometimes weekly) for a natural lawn.

Artificial grass takes all the hassle out of your lawn and maximises the enjoyment. All you will have to do is give your New Lawn a once over with the garden hose and a stiff brush to keep it looking great every single day. With an artificial turf you can ditch your lawn mower for good but still reap all the benefits of a natural lawn.

 

Year Round Perfection

When it rains, natural lawns can become muddy and boggy, and this can become even worse if the lawn has lots of footfall during this time. With an artificial lawn, you never have to worry about muddy footprints being tracked into your house, or not being able to enjoy your garden due to the weather. Water and moisture simply drain through the perforated holes in artificial grass, meaning it dries quickly and you aren’t left with any muddy puddles!

Not only this, but artificial lawn never changes in appearance. During drier periods natural lawns can become dry and turn yellow, like hay. This can be unsightly, uncomfortable and spoil our enjoyment of the garden. With artificial grass you can be sure your lawn will look lush and pristine all year around, so you’re sure to be the envy of your neighbours when the next hosepipe ban is put into place!

There are so many reasons why an artificial lawn is the right choice for you garden. New Lawn artificial turf provides a low maintenance, attractive solution for any garden no matter the size or how it is used. If you’d like to find out more about New Lawn Artificial Grass then contact us today for more information. Alternatively, you can request a sample to see for yourself just how good our artificial grass is!

Maintenance Tips For Artificial Grass

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Artificial lawns are a great, low-maintenance solution for any garden. By following these helpful maintenance tips, you can ditch your lawn mower, hoes, and spades forever and spend more of your free-time enjoying your garden.

How To Clean Artificial Grass

Like any other part of your house, your artificial lawn will benefit from being cleaned regularly. Don’t let dirt build up for long periods of time; little and often is a technique many of our customers use to keep their lawns looking like new.

We recommend cleaning your artificial grass with your garden hose, or a bucket of warm, soapy water, at least once a week. This will wash away dust, debris and dirt and prevent any airborne seeds from germinating and producing surface weeds. If you have pets, rainwater will do an adequate job of cleaning your lawn of any urine, however a concentrated clean more regularly will eliminate unpleasant odours.

If you’re feeling fancy, there are a number of artificial grass cleaners on the market which can leave your grass smelling sweet, however good, old fashioned water is a perfectly adequate solution. You can even add a little bit of vinegar for a low-cost solution to neutralise smells that may build up over time.

How To Brush Your Artificial Grass

Even the highest quality artificial turf will start to look a bit flat over time, particularly if it endures regular footfall. To ensure your grass stays perky, we recommend brushing it once a month with a brush made of synthetic bristles.

Like washing your lawn, brushing it will help to remove any dirt that may have built up between the blades of grass. It will also revitalise the lawn, bringing the blades of grass upright again and preventing matting, which can happen if a lawn isn’t cared for over time.

You want to be brushing against the pile of the lawn i.e. you want to brush away from your property if artificial grass is installed in your back garden. If it’s installed in your front garden, you would want to brush towards to property as this will mean the pile will stand upright correctly.

Weed It

Occasionally, you may find surface weeds growing in your lawn. These are easily removed by gently pulling them up. To minimise weeds, it is important to remove leaves and other natural debris from your lawn as often as you can. This can be done with a stiff brush, or a leaf blower.

You can also use a pet-friendly weed killer on your lawn. It’s a quick and easy solution and, after application, the weeds can simply be removed by hand or brushed away. This will improve the appearance of your lawn and keep it healthy and weed-free.

Stop Stains

Accidents happen, particularly around children and pets. It is important to treat your artificial lawn like you would the carpet in your house. Whilst most spills are easily cleaned up by hosing the lawn down with hot, soapy water, some like oil or adhesives  are much harder to clean up and may stain.

In these cases, prevention is much better than cure. Keep any petrol-powered garden tools or vehicles away from the lawn to eliminate the risk of staining and to keep your lawn pristine. Furthermore, it is always a good idea to keep barbeques and other sources of fire away from you artificial lawn to prevent it getting burned or scorched. We wholly recommend keeping a barbeque on a patio area and making sure no hot ashes can reach the grass.

 

By following these simple maintenance tips, you can be sure your Newlawn looks immaculate however you choose to use your garden. If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about getting an artificial lawn installed in your garden, then get in touch today!

How do I install artificial grass if I have trees in my garden that I want to keep

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Trees are beautiful things. In summer, they provide much needed shade and, as the seasons change, there is nothing more fascinating than watching the life-cycle of a tree and the different colours they bring into our gardens.

If you have a tree in your garden, you may be wondering if it is possible to have artificial grass installed, or if an artificial lawn may be detrimental to your tree. Read on to see some frequently asked (and answered!) questions about trees and artificial grass.

Q: Will an artificial lawn kill my trees?

A: Put simply, no. Artificial grass is designed in such a way that rainwater will drain through the perforated holes. This means that your tree is guaranteed to get all the nutrients it needs, as water will penetrate under the lawn and straight to the root. In fact, the absence of natural turf will mean that your tree isn’t competing for the water and will take the lion’s share all year round!

 

Q: Can artificial grass be installed around an existing tree?

A: Absolutely! There are two ways of doing this and we can advise which is the best for you and your garden.

If you have a tree with very shallow roots, it may not be advisable to lay artificial grass right up to the trunk. In some cases, we recommend creating a non-grass bed, or a well, around the tree trunk. This can be made up using gravel, or mulch, and will disguise any shallow roots without smothering them. Another added bonus of doing this is it looks much neater than dusty, patchy natural turf that is often found around tree roots.

 

Q: Will artificial turf cause tree roots to ‘overheat’ in summer?

A: Artificial grass can get warmer than natural grass, particularly in the height of summer. That being said, this won’t have a detrimental impact upon any trees that are growing in your garden, particularly if they make their own shade.

That being said, if we do experience a hotter-than-average summer, it may be advisable to give your artificial lawn a hose down to cool it off.

 

Q: Can you use a rake on artificial lawn?

A: If you have trees in your garden, you most certainly will have leaves on or around your lawn, particularly in autumn. These leaves can cause surface weeds to sprout up and generally can make your garden look untidy. So what can you do about them?

For a quick and easy solution, we recommend using a leaf blower to remove leaves, however if this isn’t available, of course you can use a rake or a brush.

Artificial Grass With Trees And Border

 

Do you have a burning question about artificial lawns that we haven’t answered? Then get in touch! A member of our friendly team will be more than happy to chat with you about your requirements, answer any questions, and even arrange a free-site visit and quotation!

How To Stop Weeds Growing On Artificial Grass

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An artificial lawn is a fantastic alternative to a natural one. One of the biggest reasons why our customers choose to invest in our artificial lawns is because they look stunning all year round and need very little maintenance. Natural lawns, however, require a lot of TLC. They need mowing in the growing season; feeding to prevent bare patches; not to mention even the keenest gardeners least favourite job – weeding!

You may be wondering if weeds can grow in an artificial lawn? The answer is yes, it is technically possible, however weeds that you will see growing in an artificial lawn are usually found around the edges and are known as surface weeds. Occasionally, surface weeds can sprout up because of airborne seeds or leaves that have fallen onto the grass from surrounding trees. As these weeds grow so close to the surface, all you need to do to remove them is to gently pull them out. No digging, mowing, strimming or hoeing required!

If you have had artificial grass installed and are noticing weeds growing through this would mean that weed membrane may not have been installed. This can cause a lot of issues with weeds, bulbs and other seeds growing underneath your artificial grass of which can cause lumps and bumps underfoot.

One of the biggest draws of an Artificial lawn is the fact they are more resistant to weeds than natural lawns. Newlawns are How To Stop Weeds Growing On Artificial Grassinstalled in such a way that weeds like the ones you will find in your natural lawn will not grow. To begin with, we fully excavate the area where the grass will be laid, which removes any existing surface weeds. Following this, weed killer is also sprayed onto the area and a weed resistant membrane is laid underneath, which means weeds are highly unlikely to poke through.

In order to keep your Newlawn free of weeds, we do recommend some regular maintenance to ensure it stays looking like new day in, day out. Carrying this out will reduce the number of surface weeds and keep it looking green and fresh, but even so you’ll spend considerably less time tending to your artificial lawn than your natural one – and for even better results!

Here are our top three (yes, only three!)  maintenance tips for weed prevention:

 

Brush Up

To remove airborne seeds (and any dirt that may have accumulated) we recommend brushing your artificial lawn with a stiff brush regularly, particularly during the summer months. This quick and easy job will keep your lawn looking perfect and stop pesky weeds from appearing. Choose a brush with synthetic bristles rather than metal ones, as these won’t damage the turf and brush firmly in the direction of the pile. This will not only remove seeds and other debris, but also keep the blades of grass looking perky and upright.

 

Maintain Surrounding Areas

If you have any trees or hedges overhanging your lawn, regular maintenance of these will also help to reduce weed growth. Trimming and pruning trees and hedges will stop leaves from accumulating and, in autumn, giving your lawn a once over with a leaf blower is a quick and easy way of keeping on top of this job.

 

Apply Weed Killer

Another method for preventing and removing weeds in your artificial lawn is to apply a pet-friendly weed killer. You needn’t do this often – once or twice per year is perfectly adequate and will keep weeds at bay all year round!

See, we told you Newlawns are low maintenance!

If you’re ready to ditch your lawn mower, then contact us today to speak to a friendly member of our team. We can help you to choose the best lawn for you from our range and answer any questions you have about installation and maintenance. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Top Reasons To Pick Artificial Grass

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Now, more than ever, we are becoming increasingly concerned about ways in which we can improve our health and wellbeing – not to mention our impact on the environment. It is no secret that enjoying the great outdoors is beneficial for both our mental and physical health, but have you considered how an artificial lawn can improve your wellbeing?

Go Green!

Lots of recent studies have shown that spending time in green spaces make us happier. The beauty of an artificial lawn is that it provides a green space that you can enjoy all year round. No matter the season, an artificial lawn is always green and inviting. It does not get muddy when it rains, nor does it become dry and uncomfortable in drier periods. That means you can reap the health benefits of having a lush, green space to relax in and recuperate whatever the season. What more of an incentive do you need to get outside and enjoy the fresh air?

 

Save The Planet!

Natural lawns often require an application of fertiliser or other chemicals to stay healthy. These can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment. However, with an artificial lawn, this is never the case. Most spills, stains or debris can be cleaned away with an application of hot, soapy water or a quick once over with the garden hose. This is much more environmentally friendly and minimises the amount of harmful chemicals that drain through lawns into the water supply, potentially damaging wildlife and polluting the environment.

What’s more, as you do not need to use any specialised tools on your Newlawn (just water and a stiff brush) you can get rid of any petrol-powered tools, such as your lawn-mower or strimmer, which will reduce your carbon footprint significantly, not to mention bring costs down for you in the future!

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It’s Safer

There are many reasons why an artificial lawn is safer than a natural lawn. One of these reasons (and perhaps the biggest for ouranimal-loving customers) is that your dog, or pet, is less likely to pick up diseases such as the potentially fatal lungworm – or even ticks or fleas – from an artificial lawn.

On a human level, artificial lawns are much safer because they do not get muddy during periods of heavy rain, which greatly minimises the risk of any trips or slips, particularly in elderly individuals. Maintenance is also safe and easy, eliminating the need to use tools like strimmers or lawn mowers, which can be hazardous if not used correctly.

 

More You Time

New Lawn artificial grass are low maintenance, which means you can spend more time doing things that make you happy. Whether that be relaxing with a good book, or tending to the other plants in your garden, an artificial lawn gives you the time and space to have some much needed ‘me time’.

So, what are you waiting for? The benefits of an artificial lawn are never ending! Contact Us today to arrange a free site visit and quote for your garden.