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A guide to the different types of Artificial Grass

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Mika, Staff Writer

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Deciding to ditch natural grass for the artificial kind is a big step that shouldn’t be taken lightly! If you’re a newbie to the world of artificial grass then you probably have a lot of questions - including which type you should opt for based on your requirements. 

Let’s take a look at the different types of grass and their benefits to help you make your decision. 

Nylon 

Perfect for: Children, pets, heavy usage 

If you’re looking for heavy-duty artificial grass that can withstand pretty much anything from pets to children, then nylon is for you. Nylon is one of the strongest forms of fibre, which makes it more resilient than other artificial grass types, like polypropylene grass. 

Polypropylene

Perfect for: People on a low budget 

Polypropylene grass sits at the lower end of the pricing scale, which is perfect for people on a budget. But remember that low costs can also mean lower quality - polypropylene tends to be less durable than other types of grass, so it’s recommended that you only use it for small areas of land rather than entire gardens. 

Polypropylene has a naturally shiny and glossy surface, but it can also be susceptible to fading in sunlight, so it’s not the best option if a vibrant green colour is on the top of your priority list. 

Polyethene

Perfect for: Natural-looking grass

If you’re looking for the most natural-looking artificial grass then polyethene is the one for you. Its vibrant green colour and soft-to-touch texture make it the most life-like grass on the market - perfect for those who want all the convenience of artificial grass without sacrificing any of the aesthetics! Another upside to polyethene is that it’s very resilient, especially when combined with nylon. 

Artificial Grass Installation tips 

Do your research 

When it comes to installing artificial grass, it’s always worth getting a professional to do the hard work for you. Trying to attempt it yourself will cause unnecessary stress and may compromise the quality of the finished product. Hiring an expert will ensure a high-quality finish completed in the shortest time. 

When hiring a professional artificial grass installer on Bark, it’s easy to read previous customer reviews and contact them to request pictures of their past work, so you can be sure to choose the right person for the job. 

Request samples 

It’s always a good idea to request samples of different artificial grass types from your professional so you can get an idea of how they look and feel. It’s much better to do this than take the risk and regret the choice you’ve chosen once it’s been installed. 

After installation care

While you definitely won’t need to get out the lawnmower or watering can after your artificial grass is installed, it will require some general maintenance once in a while. But don’t panic - compared to real grass, it’s relatively low maintenance. A little goes a long way - carrying out simple jobs regularly such as brushing, trimming and removal of debris will make sure your artificial lawn stays healthy and looking its best.

To sum up 

The trick to getting the perfect artificial grass is being aware of your wants and needs. This way, you won’t have to settle for a bad-looking lawn. The guide above will help you make a better-informed decision when making your first or next purchase.

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