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Artificial lawns

Started by: JR (537)

As I am a keen and qualified garden/ Landscape designer I have always been against artificial lawns. However, I can see the benefits if the lawn is quality... no mowing, no scarifying, no weeds... or am I wrong. I walked past a guys house today who laid a very convincing and artificial lawn, only to see weeds throughout the sward. Evidently rooting in the silt yesterday. Dirt settles if you don't vacuum it out regularly and it is a nice growing area for several weed seeds. However it's the first time I've noticed this.

Started: 11th Jun 2024 at 20:07

Posted by: PeterP (11507)

I walk past a few of these lawns and some have faded and others look flat. I will stick to my natural lawns weeds and mowing included Also walked past a few skips over the years which had artificial grass thrown into them

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 06:22

Posted by: JR (537)

Peter, I think artificial grass should just be for roof terraces where its difficult to import soil.
Nothing nicer than a good quality lawn that is well maintained. I remember years ago pricing up a job for a guy with a huge house and garden. The front lawn was bowling green quality and he actually played bowls on it!

Replied: 12th Jun 2024 at 18:20

Posted by: PeterP (11507)

JR I have two lawns front/side and they are not immaculate but the are grass and I would never get rid of them

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 06:50

Posted by: J3mbo (149)

A chap in our street had an artificial lawn fitted earlier this year. I thought at the time that it didn't take them long! After a couple of hours heavy rain this morning it looks like it should have ducks on it

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 11:59


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