They are best known as lawns of the future- artificial blades of grass of varying colours and hues, of different lengths and made with extra padding to make them ideal for lazing around and tush friendly picnics.
These synthetic turfs are no longer limited to indoor playing fields and sports arenas.
Just look over at your neighbour’s lawn, and you’ll find that they probably have one as well.
Such is the popularity of synthetic grass in both private and commercial settings that you need to take a closer look to tell whether that gorgeous, immaculately green lawn is for real.
You have probably heard of people planting drought-adaptable flowers, trees and shrubs in order to reduce their trimming, cutting and watering, but synthetic grass?
However, judging from the suburban areas that have succumbed to this trend, along with some regions on the planet where the weather is dry and arid, synthetic grass is the in thing.
If watering, trimming, seeding, fertilising, mowing your lawn and inhaling the fumes that the mower emits every time is taking a toll on you, then perhaps it’s time to consider synthetic grass in Brisbane.
Well, before you make your investment, you need to come up with a checklist of the things you want in your fake grass.
Color is an important consideration as artificial grass nowadays comes in varying shades of green and a few tan patches to make your lawn look as if it has some dead patches, all with the aim to make it appear as real as possible.
You may also want to consider the length of the grass blades if you want to have a natural look on your garden.
If you have children and pets, you may want to go with something springy and soft so that it does not heat up too much or tear easily.
The next step is to inquire about free samples if the supplier can accommodate it, and ask for warranties as well.
You should not settle for something that is below five years. Quality synthetic grass should last up to two decades before it starts showing any signs of wear and tear.
If you want to go the DIY route, you can ask the supplier if they provide a supply only service.
This is also an excellent time to take advantage of those online comparison websites and tools to be able to compare the prices so that you can get the best deal. When comparing the costs, ensure you compare prices by square meter and also ask about shipping or delivery costs as they can easily add to your costs.
These costs could vary dramatically depending on the exact location. It’s always wise to choose your fake grasses based on your budget, personal preferences and what you intend to use the lawn for.
When choosing the best synthetic grass Brisbane suppliers, ensure you take a look at their portfolio and visit any garden show or showroom they may have.
Ask about the experience of their installation team and ask to see photographs of their work.
Also ask about the infill they use on their fake grass as the best ones are usually made with rubber chips, sand and non-infill surfaces.
Ensure they give you a complete breakdown of the costs and go through the installation guide so that you know exactly how the job will be done.
Once your synthetic grass is installed, the final step is to check whether the seams of your garden are hidden from view and that they are consistent. You need to check closely to ensure they do not have any gaps and are flush against any borders.
If you see anything you are not happy with, you can always ask for a re-work which is usually for free.