We all love the leisurely side to our gardens; kicking back, relaxing and enjoying the sun on those rare British summer days. But when it comes to finding the time and money to maintain it, we’re not so keen. Often neglected, the garden tends to be thought of as the least important area of the home. However, as the first impression for our guests, do we really want to greet them with an overhaul of weeds and overgrown grass? Thought not – so how can we save money on maintenance?
Introducing… Artificial Grass.
Artificial grass is a cheaper alternative to the reoccurring costs of a natural lawn. Sure it comes with an initial pullout which the critics may argue is considerably more than a packet of grass seeds but once it’s down, it down to last and instantly looks fantastic. Besides creating the perfect natural lawn isn’t as easy as spreading grass seeds and hoping for the best – it takes time, money and a whole lot of maintenance.
Saving money is the top of everyone’s agenda and we all know too well the little spends sharp add up. Ever popped to the supermarket for a loaf of bread and come out £50 down? It’s no different when it comes to maintaining a lawn. What may seem a trivial cost, sharply escalates. The average lawnmower costs around £100 then you also need to consider the following gardening tools:
- Hand aerator
- Hand weeder
- Lawn spade
- Lawn shears
- Lawn scissors
Not to mention ongoing costs of:
- Blade replacements
- Water rates.
The list is quite extensive and you also need to consider time spent on maintenance – like the old saying goes, time is money. The upkeep of a natural lawn means repetitive meowing, weeding and fertilising. We all know this can be physically demanding as well as time-consuming. Often put on the backburner, your homes appearance does not need to suffer from the strenuous demands of gardening. Paying a professional is always an option but that comes with yet another price tag. Artificial grass provides a perfectly natural looking lawn all year round whilst eliminating the need for excessive groundwork.
As a durable alternative to a natural lawn, artificial grass not only looks fabulous but requires very little maintenance, therefore, the ongoing costs are not applicable. Put down your purse and pick up a broom, a simple brush down is enough to keep artificial grass looking great. With a grass to suit any price range, the initial purchase doesn’t have to be extravagant either.
From Budget to Essential and Premier to Elite, Grass Direct have the UK's largest selection of artificial grass and the cheapest prices guaranteed. If you’re looking for a practical, easy to maintain grass and aren’t too bothered about excess density then the budget range is perfect for you. Whereas those seeking realistic multi-tone thatch fibres and an ultra-soft, luxurious feel underfoot, the Supreme range will cater to your needs. Don’t forget to check out the Remnants and Sale, if your sizing matches, you could grab yourself a bargain.
Taking all of these factors into account, artificial grass is hands down the smarter investment. No matter which range you choose, the benefits and long-term savings of artificial grass justify its initial spend; making it great value for your money.
Don’t just take our word for it, order your free samples from Grass Direct today!
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