A Healthy Natural Lawn Is Costly

No matter how you look at it, keeping a healthy lawn costs you money and time

No matter how you look at it, keeping a healthy lawn costs you money and time. Watering your lawn makes up approximately 70 % of your water bill each month. If you don’t have a service then you lose your free time on the weekends, pay high fuel prices and maintain expensive lawn equipment.
It’s time to cut your high water bills, lose the expenses of maintenance and fire the lawn service. It’s time for artificial grass for your landscape.
Artificial grass is designed to help you control all the costs associated with maintaining your lawn. It gives you the perfect green lawn you’ve always wanted and puts a little more green back in your wallet.

The Envy of the Neighborhood

While Dave and Jennifer next door are out pulling weeds, mowing the grass, baking in the hot sun, you’ll be out on the back deck soaking up the rays and enjoying a glass of iced tea. Having the best lawn on the block was never this easy.

Save Water … Save Money

On average, the typical household in America uses over two-thirds of their monthly water consumption on the lawn. Water conservation has become such a major concern in this country that many city water authorities are offering tax rebates for every square foot of natural sod you replace with artificial grass.
No matter how you look at it, keeping a healthy lawn costs you money and time. Watering your lawn makes up approximately 70 % of your water bill each month. If you don’t have a service then you lose your free time on the weekends, pay high fuel prices and maintain expensive lawn equipment.

When To ‘Plant’ It

Artificial grass can be laid at any time of year and you can also do it as part of a larger landscaping project.  Many people make the jump from real grass to synthetic when they are doing a complete overhaul of their garden or when having new paths or driveways laid.  If you are going to have some major work done we advise using specialist companies to have the hard landscaping done first to get the dirtiest part of the work done in advance.  Once the heavy machinery has left for good, that is the time to put your new synthetic lawn down.

How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Good with Synthetic Grass

How to keep your lawn looking as good as synthetic grass.

Have you ever noticed how perfect golf course grass is? It’s a truly wonderful thing. We can’t all get our lawns looking as amazing as a golf course however there are a few good tips that will help us achieve a really great looking lawn.
“Coarse stones and sand is then added before the mineral rich soil is added to the top.
Each green is planned as not to create any pools after watering or rains come. Plus the sophisticated ground below the soil ensures perfect drainage.
On top of the elaborate drainage setup fertiliser and pesticides are sprayed regularly to stop any weeds from developing in the grass and to keep the grass nice and healthy.”

Some tips you can use.

Tips to keep your grass looking as great as possible include; Use a push reel mower. Reel Mowers slice each blade of grass with precision much like cutting the grass with a pair of scissors. Not like traditional mowers that simply spin big heavy and rarely sharp blades at high speed.

Don’t cut the grass too short.

Short grass is prone to disease, environmental stress and insect infestations. The ideal cutting depth is always approximately 1/3 of the size of the blade of grass. This means that if you’ve left your grass for a month or two and it has become quite high it’s a good idea to just trim one third off the top and come back to it a week later and cut another third off.

Don’t over water!

For grass it’s actually better to give it lots of light watering rather than soaking or drowning the soil in water. Additionally it’s a good idea to choose the right strain of grass. Some grasses require more watering than others.

Reel mower alternatives.

Not many people have reel mowers these days, in fact it’s pretty hard to find them in the shops as well. While reel mowers are preferable that’s not to say you can’t use mechanical lawn mowers or ride on mowers.
Have you noticed how some lawns have a line pattern around the same width of the mower cut into them? This is not caused by different cutting depths (which is bad for your lawn) but by the sun reflecting on the blades of grass. When grass is bent in a certain direction it gives off different shades of green, generally the underside of the grass is a lighter green than the top.
To achieve this effect you need a mower attachment that drags behind the mower, also known as a guard. Some mowers come with these attachments however if your mower doesn’t or you have a grass catcher attached to the back of your mower there are some tricks you can do to mimic the attachment.
Able Mowing Brisbane Northside explains how golf courses get the immaculate manicured look we all desire in our lawns. “Golf greens have a plastic sheeting 30 to 40 cm (12-inch to 16-inch) below the surface. This sheeting completely covers the bottom and acts as the base of what is a pretty complicated drainage system.”
Using some plastic shade cloth or sheeting tape around a 40cm by 30cm piece to the back of your mower or grass catcher. Then roll (once) a cut piece of wooden dowel or broom handle to the end of the sheeting using staples to secure it. So long as this piece of dowel is dragging behind you can achieve the same look.

In Conclusion

Keeping all the above points in mind I have no doubt in my mind that you should be able to keep beautifully manicured lawns with ease. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about the above points. If you’re not up for all of this landscape work, call us today to find out how easy it is to keep a synthetic lawn.

3 Tips on Using Synthetic Grass During the New Year

A new year has started and with it come hopes and dreams to make this year better than the last one.  This is also the time of the that homeowners make plans to improve their homes.  Some of them may decide to revamp their backyard and create a space that they can relax in after a long day at work.  A backyard makeover often involves a discussion on whether to put in synthetic grass or natural grass.  Homeowners are starting to embrace artificial grass, because it’s cost efficient and easy to maintain.  There are many ways to use it and this post will outline the best ways to use them.
Cool Around the Pool
One of the best places to install synthetic grass is around a swimming pool. After all, for homeowners with a pool in their backyard, mud and ruined grass can often be an enormous problem.  In fact, this problem can be endless if they live in temperate part of the country. Synthetic grass solves this dilemma in a few ways. It doesn’t create mud, because their is no soil underneath.  There’s no ruined grass, because this same tough product is used on sports fields. As an added bonus, swimmers won’t have to walk through puddles of water when they get out of the pool, because synthetic grass drains very well.  This grass can be installed alongside above ground pools and inground pools.
Going to the Dogs
Dog owners also have their own issues to deal with in the backyard. Urine burned grass and flea removal are just a couple of them.  Synthetic grass prevents these problems by the nature of it’s design.  Dog urine can’t kill synthetic grass in the first place, because it’s not alive.  By that same token, synthetic grass creates an area that’s inhospitable to bugs. Synthetic grass is safe for dogs and is used in dog parks across the country.
Feeling Dry and Doing Fine
Synthetic grass is the smart choice for people who live in areas with very little rainfall.  Since synthetic grass doesn’t need to be watered, it doesn’t matter if it rains or not. Even if a water restriction is in place, a synthetic lawn always looks lush and green.  It’s easy to see that this would also be beneficial to homeowners who live in more temperate parts of the country.
The installation of synthetic grass has clear benefits and is a good solution for homeowners with pools, dogs, or a home in a dry part of the country. Homeowners can install it themselves or use the services of a synthetic grass installation company.