30/4/13 - How do I choose the right Synthetic Grass for me?

Whether you call it artificial grass, fake lawn or synthetic lawn, you have finally decided to get synthetic grass installed at your house. Now comes the hard part, trying to wade through all the different types of grass (and information) on the market at the moment and deciding which one is the best for your needs. Here are a few things to consider and look for before you make the final decision:

  1. Does the grass have a natural look and colour about it - you can get longer, slightly more uneven grass or a more manicured, shorter grass with brown blades throughout that makes it look more like natural lawn. The choice is entirely personal, but it is recommended to have a look at some grass already installed to see what it looks like on the ground.
  2. Are the installers experienced - it is advisable to ensure the installers you decide to go with are good at what they do. Ask for references and/or a list of properties they have done, be wary of those that will not give you that information.
  3. Is there a warranty - a trusted manufacturer will always back his products with a warranty, the better warranties are usually for 5-7 years.
  4. Will the grass withstand pets & children - the synthetic lawn needs to be soft under foot, yet strong and durable enough to last through years of your children and pets playing on it. Generally, the longer the blade of grass, the softer the artificial grass will be.

This information, hopefully, will assist you in making the choice a bit easier and give you a head start on what to look for.