Some companies will happily lay artificial grass over the top of your existing lawn but this should not happen. The lawn will sweat and eventually this will damaged the lawn while also bringing a pungent smell. You can lay onto patio, decking and most flat areas but may need to be fixed to the ground using adhesive. Foam shockpads are also available to soften the base.
All the artificial lawns we offer non toxic and safe for both children and pets. As all materials are supplied from within the UK, they all comply to the regulations as required. With pets we would recommend an infill of Envirofill, a specialised material from the USA that removes bacteria and odours by breaking down the urine before it becomes ammonia. You can install artificial grass without the envirofill but you would be required to use specialised cleaning products, you may be told by other installers that all you have to do is use disinfectant but this is not the case as it doesn’t break the urine down it just washes it under the lawn where it will then become ammonia and over time it will smell. The disinfectant is a short term air freshner. No installer with the correct knowledge should tell you use disinfectant, the price may sound attractive but in the longer term when your installer guarantee expires you will be left with no come back. Cheap isn’t the best where dogs are concerned!
It all depends on the work involved and access, but a standard garden installation can be completed within 2 days. For play areas and larger gardens this will be discussed during the visit.
For this kind of installation we would recommend a foam underlay shockpad, this will soften any impacts on the grass and will feel softer underfoot, this can be used on most installations if required.
All materials we use are high quality, We do not cut corners by using substandard materials. Every product including joining tape and glue are from reputable suppliers and are highly recommended within the industry. All lawns are UV stable so it will stay green. We may not be the cheapest quote you get but our materials are designed to last the test of time and our installation team are highly experienced.
Artificial lawns are not totally maintenance free. They should be brushed once every month or more frequent depending on usage with a stiff brush to keep the pile raised and reduce surface weeds from airborne seeds. If your garden is surrounded by trees & vegitation we would advise you to apply a light weed killer spray twice a year. And any pet mess should be removed and watered down with a hose. This will all add to the life of the lawn.
A lot of customers under estimate the costs involved with installation. The excavated materials has to be removed in a skip and new material reinstated, we use high quality weed control to prevent issues arising years down the line. And of course all of this takes time. The sub base is the most critical part of the installation as this ensures your lawn doesn`t subside over time.
This is a big No from us. You will find this is a common method used by non experienced installers to keep costs low and make it look more attractive to the customer. Our subbases are designed to last a lifetime and if the grass needs to be replaced in years to come then that is all you will have to replace with our systems. We think long term not short!! Sand subbases are also not good when your have pets as the sand absorbs the urine and especially during summer months will have a pungent smell.
We cant promise to match a price as we will not comprimise on quality, however we will see what we can do based on a like for like basis. Simply send us your quotation along with a photo and we will see what we can do!!
Yes, all of our grasses are availble on a supply only basis. This includes the specialised Envirofill infill. Get in touch for details.
We normally try and fit most installs within 3 weeks from your instruction to proceed, as most installs are normally 1-2 days we can normally work within these times. We can also install at weekends if this works with the customer. During peak perods our lead time could be 6 weeks.
We would always recommend Envirofill as we believe it is the best deodoriser available.It makes the maintenance of the lawn very low indeed. If you didn’t have it you would be required to clean the lawn on a very regular basis and not with disinfectant as other companies advise. Disinfectant does not break down the urate crystals but instead pushes them further down into the stone and compacts them together resulting in long term smells, and as they build up the smell gets stronger. Only enzyme cleaners can breakdown urate crystals in this manner. And without envirofill you would be required to use large amounts of this cleaner at regular intervals. So the one off cost does pay in the long term.
Unfortuately we will not offer inferior products to our customers, if you are buying at this price just think what they are buying it for! And where it is manufacturerd? you couldnt buy a decent vinyl for this so please be aware.
We believe you should always instruct your insurance to make sure any works you have had done are covered in case anything happens. This could be an accident or weather related but as you pay good money for any landscape works we would advise you check that you are covered as it could be costly to repair. Any damage would not be covered by warranty or guarantee.
This is one of the beauties with this product, It is designed to be infilled once and that is all. It comes with a 16 years manufacturer warranty so as long as you have the correct amount infilled thats you sorted! Unlike other infills on the market that have to be topped up regularly.