Had experience with a grass lawn, and just can’t be bothered to maintain it anymore? Artificial grass is a great alternative, it offers a zero-effort solution to maintaining your garden, no need to cut it, de-weed, plant new seed, or anything, it’s quite literally effortless.
Before jumping in, tearing up your current garden and buying some artificial grass, we’ve put together a guide for you with what types are available, how long it lasts, where you can buy it, a review of some of the top artificial grass companies and our top picks, along with some other useful information.
As this is a rather long review, we’ve split the post into sections, you can click one of the links below to automatically take you to the section that best relates to your question.
- What types of artificial grass are available?
- How long does artificial grass last?
- Where can I buy artificial grass?
- Top artificial grass company reviews
- Our artificial grass top picks
- Can you lay artificial grass yourself?
- Get a quote on artificial grass installation
There are three different types of artificial grass that you can choose from and no single type is better than another, it’s more to suit your personal taste.
The types are essentially just different materials used to make the turf, these include:
We’ve gone into a little more detail for you so you can understand what each of these options is, so you know which to go for.
Nylon Artificial Turf Material
If you’re looking for something durable that will last the test of time then this is probably the one you want to consider. It’s perfect for high temperatures or a large amount of weight and won’t move an inch. Unfortunately, due to its durability, it’s a higher cost material than the others and generally isn’t used in large gardens because of that.
Polyethylene Artificial Turf Material
This is the mid-budget option, and if your budget allows you this is the one that you should go for. It’s more expensive than polypropylene which we’ll touch on next, but it has a much better finish and is far more durable, as well as just generally looking more natural. It’s so good that you may even struggle to differentiate it from grass until you get close of course.
Polypropylene Artificial Turf Material
This is the least expensive of all the options and that is kind of reflected in the quality of the product. It’s made in a variety of different styles and at a range of different budgets. It’s not always ideal though because it’s got a very low-temperature threshold that can cause issues, and it isn’t amazingly durable in comparison to the others, meaning it can be damaged. That being said, you can get away with using it in smaller gardens or spaces with a budget-friendly option, which will be more than suitable, it’s a popular choice due to both homes and businesses.
This maintenance-free solution for your garden will last up to roughly 20 years, but it depends on a few different factors. Choosing a higher quality product will likely see you through more years than a much cheaper less durable product, polyethylene vs polypropylene for instance. The amount of use it gets will also play a factor if there is a lot of traffic through the area then it could fade or flatten quicker than the 20 years. The colour should maintain no matter what, giving you a great looking garden rain or shine throughout the whole time.
There are several places across the internet you can buy artificial grass, including websites that are dedicated solely to just artificial grass. You could also go to a few brands websites we are going to mention later in the post like Easigrass, LAZYLAWN, Trulawn & Neograss, however, I always recommend first going to a place where you can compare product prices.
I find Amazon a good place to research on topics like this, you can find out the general costs, various brands & find reviews for each of the products. Just click this link to search for Artificial Grass.
We’ve pulled together some well known artificial grass companies and provided you with an overview of their service so you can make a better-informed decision when you’re looking to make a purchase:
Easigrass is a nationwide artificial grass installation service and retail supplier. They have over 30 years of experience in the industry and are a trusted brand. They specialize and talk regularly about their products being pet friendly. They are multi-award winning and they are the only artificial grass company to have won the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) winning both gold and silver medals.
Lazylawn is the UK’s biggest artificial grass installer and supplier which says something. Their products are high-quality products that can be installed by their Which? Trusted Traders. They have over 35 years of experience in the industry and one of their products the Wonder Yarn is a Which? Best Buy.
Trulawn is a relatively new kid on the block, starting in 2009. They are possibly smaller than the two aforementioned brands, however, they deliver a quality product which is in keeping with their goal of becoming the UK’s favourite artificial grass company. They have a network of fully trained installers throughout the UK, so wherever you live, they can help. They are a recognised name in the industry and are trusted members of Checkatrade & are a Trusted Trader.
Neograss is a reputable company and they claim to have the UK’s most resilient artificial grass by over 40%. Their product is fantastic and looks remarkably similar to a grass garden. The reason to choose them is that they have put a lot of research and technology into their products, striving for perfection and developing cutting edge realistic grass that’s long-lasting. They are that proud of their product and confident of it that they offer a 10-year warranty on all of them.
We’ve had a look through some of the artificial grass products on offer and picked out some of our favourites based on their pricing, reviews & information provided for you.
You can read more about each of them by clicking one of the buttons below:
It’s actually relatively easy to lay artificial grass by yourself, however, it does take time and you have to take care. Artificial grass products typically have a backing of latex meaning they can easily be cut and maneuvered into the area.
What you may have trouble with is if your garden is uneven or is irregularly shaped having to work around flower beds, ponds or sheds can be quite complicated. If you attempt to DIY then it could be quite costly if you don’t do it correctly, so be confident in your ability before jumping straight in.
Are you interested in getting artificial grass installed in your garden or business premise but don’t want to or aren’t confident in laying it yourself? If you use the quote form provided below we will send your details to local tradesmen who can all quote on the job for you, providing you with a good price comparison for the job: