Save Money on Gardening with Artificial Grass*

The New Year welcomes new home renovations. Whether you’re redecorating the bathroom or sprucing up the living room, January tends to send us all home crazy. Scouring the internet for the best home bargains or racing to the high street to hit the sales. However there’s one area of the home which often gets overlooked – the garden.

We all love the leisurely side to our gardens but when it comes to sparing time and money on maintenance we’re not so keen. Often neglected, the garden tends to be thought of as the least important area of the home. However, as the first impression for our guests are we missing a trick here? Do we really want to greet our guests with weeds and overgrown shrubs?

I hear a resounding no – so how can we save money on doing it up?

Artificial grass is a cheaper alternative to the reoccurring costs of a natural lawn. Sure it comes with an initial pull out which the critics may argue is considerably more than a packet of grass seeds but once it’s down, it down to last and instantly looks fantastic. Besides creating the perfect natural lawn isn’t as easy as spreading grass seeds and hoping for the best – it takes time, money and a whole lot of maintenance.

Saving money is the top of everyone’s agenda and we all know too well the little spends sharp add up. Ever popped to the supermarket for a pint of milk and come out £50 down? It’s no different when it comes to maintaining a lawn. What may seem a trivial cost, sharp escalates. The average lawn mower costs around £100 then you also need to consider the following gardening tools:

  • Strimmer
  • Rake
  • Hand aerator
  • Hand weeder
  • Lawn spade
  • Trimmer
  • Lawn shears
  • Lawn scissors
  • Hose
  • Sprinkler.

Not to mention ongoing costs of:

  • Blade replacements
  • Electricity
  • Re-seeding
  • Water rates.

The list is quite exhaustive and you also need to consider time spent on maintenance – like the old saying goes, time is also money. The upkeep of a natural lawn means repetitive meowing, weeding and fertilising which we all know can be physically demanding as well as time consuming. Often put on the backburner, your homes appearance does not need to suffer to the strenuous demands of gardening. Paying a professional is always an option but that comes with yet another price tag. Artificial grass provides a perfect natural looking lawn all year round whilst eliminating the need for excessive ground work.

As a durable alternative to a natural lawn, artificial grass not only looks fabulous but requires very little maintenance therefore the ongoing costs are not applicable. Put down your purse and pick up a broom, a simple brush down is enough to keep artificial grass looking great. With a grass to suit any price range, the initial purchase doesn’t have to be extravagant either.

From Budget to Essential and Premier to Elite, Grass Direct have the UKs largest selection of artificial grass and the cheapest prices guaranteed. If you’re looking for a practical, easy to maintain grass and aren’t too bothered about excess density then the budget range is perfect for you. Whereas those seeking realistic multi-tone thatch fibres and an ultra-soft, luxurious feel underfoot, the Supreme range will cater for your needs. Don’t forget to check out the Remnants and Sale, if your sizing matches, you could grab yourself a bargain.

Taking all of these factors into account, artificial grass is hands down the smarter investment. No matter which range you choose, the benefits and long term savings of artificial grass justify its initial spend; making it great value for your money.

Don’t just take our word for it, order your free samples from Grass Direct today!


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