Top 4 reasons why real grass is best!

You are likely to be getting busy by now with clients calling you to get their gardens summer ready.  A huge part of creating great outdoor spaces will be ensuring the lawns are looking luscious.

Maybe their lawns suffered in the winter months and is patchy, or perhaps they want an entirely new lawn? For a short minute a few years ago, artificial grass was in demand, particularly in new build housing, but we are here to be the advocates of real turf when landscaping your clients’ gardens.

Real grass reigns supreme

Of course, we are big advocates of real grass here at Turffit and are happy to report a downward trend for artificial grass and an upward one for real grass in the last few years as the artificial starts to look tired and worn and sustainability becomes a top garden trend.

Real grass is better than artificial for several reasons.

  1. First and foremost, real grass is natural and sustainable. It helps to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, provides oxygen and helps to cool the air.
  2. Real grass is more environmentally friendly than artificial grass, which is often made from synthetic materials and can take a long time to decompose in landfills.
  3. It provides a better playing surface for sports and activities. Real grass is softer and more forgiving than artificial turf, which can cause more injuries due to its hardness. Real grass also allows for better traction and footing for outdoor activities in the summer.
  4. Finally, real grass is aesthetically pleasing and can add value to a property. It provides a natural and beautiful look to any landscape and can enhance the overall appearance of a home or business. Artificial grass may look good at first, but it can quickly fade and become worn over time.

Am I too late to lay real turf for my clients?

So, now we know why real grass is better, when is best to lay new real turf? It’s preferable to lay new real turf during the cooler months of the year, such as spring – now, or autumn. This is because turf is more likely to establish healthy roots during these seasons, as the weather is mild and there is typically more rainfall.

You can still lay turf in summer, but it’s important to take extra care to keep the turf hydrated and cool. This may involve watering it more frequently and providing some shade during the hottest parts of the day.

Regardless of when you choose to lay new real turf, it’s important to properly prepare the soil beforehand by removing any weeds, rocks or debris and ensuring that the soil is moist and well-draining. With the right preparation and timing, your clients’ new turf can thrive and give them a beautiful lawn for years to come (and you a happy customer!).

If there’s one thing we love talking about it’s turf and the beauty of a well maintained lawn – call us for a chat about what would work best for your clients! 01592 869 000

















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