5 Myths About Artificial Turf
So, you think you know all there is to know about artificial grass? Well, we beg to differ. Artificial grass is often mythologised, with people believing all sorts of things that aren’t true. We feel so strongly about it that we’re going to spend some time today going over some of the most popular myths about synthetic turf, so you can make an educated decision on whether or not it’s for you. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you’ve read our post.
1. Artificial Turf looks fake and unnatural.
Some people are still accustomed to thinking of artificial grass as that sickly-sweet green Astro turf from yesteryear. However, it’s definitely moved on since then. It’s something so much better, in fact it often looks identical to real grass. Even with closer inspection, with the sophisticated technology used to create it, artificial grass never looked this good.
2. Another myth we’re about to bust big time is that artificial grass is poor for drainage
This myth again, isn’t true. You needn’t dread the rain; the water won’t sit on the surface of your grass and turn into puddles of water you can’t get rid of. Most synthetic turf has been developed with excellent drainage and can drain away any excess water quickly and efficiently.
3. Some people may tell you that fake grass simply isn’t good for children or animals.
Well, this simply isn’t true. Artificial grass is great for pets and kids for sure, it’s eco-friendly and it’s soft for trips and falls too, so if you have elderly relatives staying with you, they’ll be safe to spend time in the garden. It’s permeable as well so when your dogs or cats need the loo it will simply go through to the sand beneath. You’ll also find there’ll be no muddy footsteps or grass stains dragged through the kitchen doorway.
4. Artificial grass is really expensive.
Well, the initial investment may seem a lot, but you save so much money once it’s in place, that you’ll easily get back your investment. Why? This is because fake grass is so good that you’ll spend far less money maintaining it as you would with natural grass, no mowing, no water hose in summer, no chemicals such as pesticides, which can do more harm than good and to the environment. It could also add value to your home if you’re thinking of selling in the near future.
5. Artificial grass is often considered hard to install, so why bother?
Thing is you should, because it’s not that difficult at all, you just need a few basic tools you’ll find in your cupboard. And if you do find it too hard, why not get in touch with us here at Artificial Turf Scotland, we’ll be more than happy to install it for you and help you choose the right one for you from our fabulous range. Why not give us a call and we can begin helping you with your artificial grass journey.