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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Artificial Grass

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Artificial grass is a perfect way of enjoying nature when you are too occupied with other things throughout your day. As you don’t need to maintain it like watering or spraying pesticides regularly while you can relax on your couch whenever you want. You can feel this comfort especially in summers when noon time makes the grass extremely hotter that even gardeners avoid being in the garden for any kind of work. All such things make the artificial grass a blessing but there are some common mistakes that people make while buying one for their backyard. Let’s have a look at a few of them below.


  1. Not Doing Enough Research Beforehand

If you are a first timer, then no research beforehand is a big mistake you are going to regret later for sure. It is important to understand the installation process and dynamics of artificial grass like its types, pile thickness and different densities as it is not a piece of cake when you need good quality and durability. All such factors require deep research before finalizing any for your beautiful backyard.


  1. Considering It Completely Weed Free

It is only like making a fool out of yourself if you think that artificial grass will be completely weed free. No, it is not like that and it does require maintenance as well but not as strictly as it is required with natural grass. However, the wind in your surroundings along with some birds and insects are very likely to attack your grass so you just need thorough cleaning with a brush every alternate day or maybe twice a week.


  1. Relying on Samples Shown

Samples are always samples and bulk is always slightly different than samples which is a universal fact. So relying on samples and considering it as final outcome in your backyard will bring you a good disappointment. Also, you may select one based on soft hand feel but it might not have the longer durability or maybe the lush green color fades sooner after installation. So, it is always recommended to check the installed gardens rather than just relying on samples. And must check other features as well along with the looks and hand feel.


  1. DIY Installation

No doubt you can have a number of videos and tutorials available online on DIY installations but it is not that easy as it looks like. It is because it is not your normal carpet for room and you will be needing different tools for fixing it in the perfect shape. Also, different corners or places might require different treatment depending on the temperature and climatic conditions. 


  1. Ignoring Drainage

Well this is something which makes you end up with the pools of water in your garden every time it rains. It is a very important which is often neglected by people which then complains about the water pools in the end. So make sure the installation process has well considered the drainage part to keep the desired height of clay under grass and different important factors to have good results and durability.


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