Grass or turf you either love it or hate it. Turf seems to inflict a strong response for some people. Weather is because they hate mowing or love the smell of freshly cut grass in the summer. The traditional lawn has all probably created lasting memories for each of us, good or bad. When it comes to your place and deciding how much grass you want there is now another option to the several varieties of lawn, artificial grass. Below is a summary of what the benefits of each are and why would you choose one over the other?
- You need to mow it, and wiper snip the edges (often every week during summer).
- It needs fertiliser (although many lawns do well without it).
- It can grow weeds.
- It can need watering.
- It is a monoculture.
- It can be patchy.
- It is alive.
- Adds to biodiversity.
- Keeps soil underneath healthy and alive.
- Home for insects and wildlife.
- It can get very hot (hotter than concrete some studies have shown).
- It can get weeds in it (weeds can still grow through the artificial turf).
- It is not alive.
- It doesn’t feel the same lying on artificial grass as real turf.
- It can rip and tear.
- You will need to sweep/ blow leaves dirt off the grass (sort of like taking care of a carpet).
- What happens to the product if it needs to be replaced will it go to landfill?
- Can get smelly if you don’t clean it.
- Its not biodegradable.
- There are concerns about microplastics used with the turf.
- It looks green all the time.
- If you are allergic to turf you will be able to lie on this.
- There are a lot of different varieties now that are soft to lie on.
- Extremely durable.
- Surface always remains smooth.
So, there are some of the arguments for and against each product. In the end, it comes down to you the consumer, and what is going to work for you and your project.
Contact us today to talk about your project and which type of grass is right for you.