Real or Artificial this year?

Although real grass may be the preference for the majority, installing artificial grass has been advantageous for a variety of people. One of the most popular applications for artificial turf has proved to be at children’s nurseries. The installation of the turf in outdoor areas provides the children with a clean and safe area of play, especially in the winter months when play areas can be reduced to a mud bath. Critical fall heights can also be achieved when the turf is installed over shock padding, an alternative to bark mulch and rubber. Children suffering

from disabilities also benefit from the installation of artificial grass; the various textures and colours of turf on the market can aid sensory awareness whilst wheelchair bound children can move around easily on the turf. In the winter months sports surfaces can also be victim to the weather, the benefits of artificial surfaces have been acknowledged by most sports including golfers. Artificial tees and putting greensprovide an all weather solution on the golf course reducing the need for closure during the colder months. Dog owners have also welcomed artificial grass into their gardens. Dogs can cause considerable damage to real lawns which then require high maintenance and repair.