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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!

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!

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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.

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.


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 Maintenance Tips

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Now that you have made the leap and decided to replace your lawn with realistic and affordable artificial grass, you are likely wondering how to take care of it properly. After all, you have a made an investment, and now it is time to ensure that you treat it well.

Artificial grass will save you money in the long run, as you will never need to water, mow or reseed your lawn again. While it’s true that artificial grass is incredibly low maintenance, there are a few things that you need to know about keeping it looking its best. Here are our top artificial grass maintenance tips.

  • Stock up on the right tools and equipment

Now that you have made the decision to install artificial grass, you can kiss some tools goodbye. That said, you will need a few things to keep your lawn looking great. Make sure you have a hose (for rinsing waste), a stiff brush and a leaf blower on hand.

  • Keep your turf clean and free from debris

Over time, your artificial grass might accumulate a layer of debris, dirt and dust on its surface. This won’t harm it, but it will start to look less appealing. Clean off this debris with a garden hoover, leaf blower or lawn sweeper.

  • Assess how often you need to tend to your turf

Now that you have an artificial grass lawn, you need to tend to it approximately every three months. That said, if you have pets or kids playing on your grass, you should rinse it with water more often. Clean spills, animal waste and mess as soon as possible.

  • Keep your lawn smelling sweet

While a stinky smell won’t negatively affect your turf, you might want to avoid it for your own peace of mind. If your pet urinates or defecates on your lawn on a regular basis in the same area, you should rinse it with vinegar and water, or clean it with an enzyme cleaner.

  • Brush your lawn regularly

Natural grass stands upright, and so too should artificial grass. However, over time even the highest quality artificial grass will bend. In order to keep it looking its natural best, brush it regularly with a stiff brush. Synthetic bristles are great, but stay away from metal bristles that could damage your grass. Brush in a firm manner in the direction of the pile.

Contact a member of the New Lawn Artificial Grass Ltd team today to discuss your requirements in more depth or to organise a free site visit.

5 Reasons Artificial Grass Is Great For Pets

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“Is artificial grass pet friendly?”

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our customers. The answer is a resounding YES.

In fact, artificial grass can be a better solution for homes with pets than traditional lawns. Here are five reasons why you should get artificial grass for your garden!

It’s 100% Safe

Naturally, you wouldn’t want to introduce anything into your garden that might cause your pet to become ill. All the materials that go into making Newlawn artificial grass are completely safe for both animals and humans alike.  In fact, most of the materials we use are commonly utilised in food packaging that you use every day.

What’s more, artificial grass eliminates the need for you to use any harmful chemicals, such as fertiliser, that may pose a threat to animals. That means you and your furry friend can enjoy your garden without worrying about a trip to the vet!

No Mess!

Sick of cleaning up muddy paw prints off your carpet? Artificial grass is the way to go!

We’ve all felt the pain of letting our pet into the garden after a downpour only for them to roll energetically in the mud. With artificial grass, you’ll never have this problem again.

All Newlawn artificial grass is designed and installed to efficiently drain away rainwater, ensuring it does not sit on top of the grass. Our lawns dry quickly and have no soil underneath for your pet to get to, so there’s less chance of them getting dirty after being out in the garden, rain or shine!

A Healthy Lawn All Year Round

Our artificial grass is colourfast and UV resistant, so you can be sure your lush-looking lawn won’t fade over time. Not only that, you’ll never have to worry about watering your lawn or looking out at a dry (or dead!) lawn during the drier months.

Another great benefit of artificial grass is that it doesn’t get stained by animal faeces or urine. Like rain, urine drains through the perforated holes in the grass without staining your lawn. As for faeces, the short pile height means it is easily picked up and disposed of; all that you need to do is give the area a quick once over with the hose to prevent any unpleasant smells over time.

It’s Tough

Animals love a bit of rough and tumble and with artificial grass you can be sure your lawn won’t be ruined by a boisterous pet.

The make-up of artificial grass is completely different to that of real turf, which means animals aren’t likely to try and dig it up in a bid to find treasure! Not only that but, due to our design, blades of grass cannot be pulled up or knocked out by energetic play, which means your lawn never looks patchy or bare.

Pets Love It

We know you want to create a garden space that is comfortable for both you and your pet. Newlawn artificial grass provides a soft Is Artificial Grass Pet Friendly?surface for your pet to relax on all year round.

If you are concerned that your pet won’t take to an artificial lawn, we can assure you that won’t be the case. In fact, most animals can’t even tell the difference as our grass is almost indistinguishable from natural turf. The lush green colour means your pet won’t have to adapt, and the soft, springy feel underfoot will have them frolicking about it no time!

We understand that your pet is a valued part of your family, so it’s no surprise that you would take them into account when choosing a New Lawn. Our artificial grass is 100% pet friendly across all Our Ranges and is a beautiful, low maintenance solution for any garden.  Contact Us today to arrange a free on-site quotation and to find out more about a new lawn that you (and your pet) will love!

FAQ – Your Pet and Artificial Grass

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Artificial grass is a low maintenance, pet friendly solution to a lush, green garden that can withstand wind, rain, snow, and Rex!  Here are the most commonly asked questions our customers with pets ask us about our artificial grass – and their answers of course!

Q: Is artificial grass safe for my pet?

A: Absolutely! Our artificial grass is made from a combination of nylon, polyethylene and polypropylene, which is pet (and child!) friendly. With no need for fertiliser or harmful weed killer, you can rest assured that your pet is safe in your garden.

Q: Can my pet damage the grass?

A: We design our artificial grass to be highly durable, so it can cope with even the most energetic of animals. What’s more, pets are less likely to dig up or kick at artificial grass as there is no soil underneath for them to get at. This means that you will have a pristine lawn all year round.

Q: Will pet faeces and urine stain my artificial grass?

A: Many of our customers come to us looking for artificial grass as their pets have ruined their natural lawn. One fantastic aspect of grass is that urine and faeces do not kill the lawn off, or leave stains, even after prolonged exposure.

Q: Will my pet hate artificial grass?

A: Definitely not! Our artificial grass is comfortable and springy – the perfect area for your pet to play and relax! In our experience, animals love our artificial grass and soon find a comfortable spot to call their own.

Q: How do I care for my artificial lawn?

A: One of the many advantages of artificial lawns is that they are low maintenance. They do not need mowing, feeding, or much weeding, which leaves you free to enjoy your garden instead.

We know that pets can be messy, but artificial lawns make cleaning up after your pet much easier. Urine drains through the perforations in the lawn rather than pooling at the top, so no mopping up after they’ve been to the toilet, and the short pile height makes picking faeces up clean and easy. The only maintenance we recommend is hosing down areas your pet may favour to prevent any unpleasant smells from building up. We also recommend picking up faeces as soon as possible to avoid them getting trodden into the lawn.

Q: Which artificial turf is most suitable for my pet?

A: The short answer to this question is: all of them! No matter your budget, you can find a lawn that is pet friendly at New Lawn. Check out our different ranges of artificial grass that we supply and install here.

Q: I’m ready to get an artificial lawn installed in my garden. What do I do next?

A: If you’re ready to go ahead, have any more questions, or would like a free sample of our grass, then get in touch today. We love chatting to our customers, so we aim to get back to you within 24 hours of your enquiry.

Artificial Grass For Dogs

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If you’re a dog owner, you may have reservations about getting an artificial lawn. We get it, your dog is a member of your family and they most likely enjoy the garden just as much as you (if not more). We want to share with you four reasons why our dog-owning customers love their New lawn. Read on!

It’s Easy to Clean

Even the most regularly walked dog will use the garden as a toilet at some point. Artificial lawns are well equipped to handle animal urine and faeces and, with regular cleaning, you won’t see any ill effects upon your lawn.

Dog urine can cause natural grass to die or turn yellow. This is not the case with artificial grass as liquid simply drains through the perforated holes. All that we recommend is that you clean your lawn regularly either with your garden hose, a bucket of warm, soapy water,  or by applying a mixture of water and vinegar. This will wash away any bacteria and  neutralise odours that may build up – particularly if your pooch has a favourite spot for doing his business!


Fun All Year Round

Do you dread letting your dog into  the garden after rain? Dog Friendly Artificial Grass

We know there’s nothing worse than muddy paw prints tracked through your house, but with Newlawn artificial grass, this will never be a problem again.

Dogs are far less likely to dig up artificial grass because there isn’t any treasure underneath for them to try and reach. Come rain or snow, water simply drains away instead of pooling on the surface meaning no muddy puddles (or paws!). With an artificial lawn, your dog can roam free and all that is needed is a quick dry before they come back into the house.


It’s Safer

As a dog owner, you probably already know that natural lawns can carry all sorts of dangers for your pet.

Artificial grass can greatly reduce the risk of your dog contracting lungworm, a disease brought about by consuming an infected worm or slug. This is more likely to happen on natural lawns, where these insects make their home. Another great bonus is that artificial grass does not require fertilisers or any other additional chemicals that could be harmful to dogs. So you can relax while your dog enjoys the garden, safe in the knowledge that they will remain healthy and happy.


Dog-Friendly Zone

Our customers dogs love their new lawns. We use only the best quality across all of Our Ranges, which means your dog won’t even notice the difference. The grass is both soft and bouncy, ideal for relaxation and boisterous play.  What’s more, your dog won’t be able to kick up chunks of turf or bury anything underneath the lawn. Instead, you can enjoy a perfect, lush green lawn throughout the year, even with the most mischievous of pups!

If you have any more questions about how your dog will get along with artificial grass, then Contact Us! A member of our team will get back to you within twenty-four hours to put your mind at rest, and we can also sort you out with a free sample so you can see for yourself just how good New Lawn artificial grass is.

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.

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!

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


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