Adaptability of artificial surfaces provide grass option in smaller spaces
For many people living in urban areas in homes with tiny gardens, or in areas where traditional lawn care is next to impractical, artificial grass provides an ideal solution for those who hanker after some green in whatever outdoor space they have.
Artificial grass needs minimal maintenance, doesn’t depend on a certain amount of light to survive, and long term will repay the investment in its purchase.
The small space problem
People living in many urban environments don’t have much garden space, sometimes being restricted to the proverbial ‘postage stamp’ garden area.
Even some houses in more rural areas lack appreciable garden areas – the trend seems to be for new build plots to have smaller gardens such is the desire to build as many houses as possible on given areas of land.
Even for those living in the centre of towns or in larger, built up areas with some sort of garden the practicalities of lawn care make having real grass a challenge. For example, in a terraced townhouse with little exterior storage it may mean lugging the mower from a cupboard or storeroom in the house and out to the garden each time the grass needs a cut.
Lack of light to gardens in certain built up environments can mean traditional grass can’t grow and thrive regardless of how much feeding and fertilising it receives.
Artificial grass provides the solution
Whether for a larger area or the smallest urban garden, artificial grass provides an ideal answer as it solves the basic problems of a small yard or garden:
Light – lack of natural light is no problem for artificial grass as it doesn’t require any.
Maintenance – the challenges of maintaining small areas of grass in urban spaces are removed such as the difficulties of getting a mower to it, and the risk of using chemical-packed feeds and fertilisers in a confined space so causing a potential hazard to you and nearby residents.
The garden is a haven for many people, and seeing at least a little area of green can certainly help mood. It’s very appealing if you live in midst of the bustle of a town or city, so it’s easily possible to select some fake grass and create artificial gardens in pretty much any space even if it’s sloped or multi-layered.
Artificial grass comes in all finishes and styles, so it’s possible to go for the closely mown ‘bowling green’ look to something coarser and more natural looking to suit the aesthetics of the garden space.
You can buy artificial grass easily enough from online suppliers who show various types and finishes on their websites, and in many cases provide samples through the post for inspection before you decide what to go for.
So why bother with grass at all?
Many people simply like the idea of having at least some green in their outdoor space even if it’s a small patch, so may soldier on with a grass area that’s hard to maintain and nurture.
It may just be a question of time pressure; gardening generally is time consuming even for a small space so artificial grass could be part of an overall low maintenance garden plan.