Real Or Synthetic? 3 Real Situations When Synthetic Grass Is The Better Option

When you think of synthetic grass, you may think of scratchy, plastic, and unnatural looking grass that has been traditionally used in children's playgrounds or at mini-golf venues. However, modern synthetic grass has come a long way in recent times and looks as attractive and feels as soft and natural as real grass. There are a number of situations where choosing synthetic grass is the superior option over real grass, and here are three of them.

1. In gardens where real grass struggles to thrive.

In some gardens, real grass fails to thrive despite your best efforts to keep it looking good. This may be because there is too much shade in the garden from trees or buildings, resulting in patchy areas where the grass simply dies off due to lack of sunlight.

It may also be because the soil in your garden is not suitable for good grass growth. Sandy soil, very rocky soil, or soil that has been exposed to years of pesticides that has made the soil too toxic for grass to thrive are all examples of this.

2. If a member of your family has allergies.

Many people have allergies or sensitivities to grass, which can cause rashes, itching, and respiratory problems. Some pets also have allergies to grass which can cause skin problems and may result in expensive trips to the vet. Synthetic grass means that your family and pets can play safely in your garden without risking their health.

Synthetic grass also reduces the number of insects that will inhabit your lawn. Bees and ants, in particular, are commonly found in a real lawn. These insects can give your children or pets a nasty sting and can be very dangerous to people who have extreme allergic reactions to insect bites.

3. If you don't have time to maintain a real lawn.

Lawns are very time consuming to maintain. They require regular mowing, watering, and weeding in order to look their best. They will also require periodic fertilising and various treatments to remove things like bindies. All of this takes time and money.

Unlike real grass, synthetic grass is virtually maintenance free. Once it's laid, the only upkeep it needs is the occasional wash down with the hose. Synthetic grass is also made from UV resistant material, so not even the harshest summer sun will cause it to fade or become brittle.

You may not have considered synthetic grass an option for your garden before. If you have any of the above problems with your real lawn, then it's worth having a look at the range of synthetic grass available to see whether there may be one that will suit your garden's needs.