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Hi All
i know that artificial lawn is not everyone favourite garden design feature but I am thinking of having it laid to a large area of a rear garden to a new house we are moving into. The plan design for the garden is minimalistic and contemporary with white rendered blockwork surrounding an artificial lawned area that will be 8m wide x 10m long 

The reason for picking artificial grass to natural grass is that the foundations and flauching to the block work will effect the growth and appearance to the edges of a natural lawn due to the lack of depth of soil to these areas

My main concerns with artificial grass is it overall look. I am aware via internet searches that there is good and bad artificial grass and the more stitching per metre square normally mean you are buying a thicker dense looking lawn  Also the depth from backing to the top of the grass blade need to be somewhere around 30mm to look like a new cut lawn 

Because the width of the area is 8m then this would mean 2 sections of lawn as they normally only come in 4m to 5m widths. Can anyone give me any idea how 2 sections of artificial grass look. Does it look evident that it is 2 sections of grass or not or does this really depend on the competence of the fitter 

I would be grateful if any one who has any past experience with an artificial lawn of this size. Also any recommendations on any quality artificial lawn suppliers would be appreciated.

Many thanks for any comments 



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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,948
    I don't have any personal experience of artificial grass but a couple of houses near me have it.  I didn't actually realise it was artificial until there was an extended period of hot weather and they were the only green lawn left.  On close inspection the seams were visible, but only on very close inspection.


  • fKT53 said
    I don't have any personal experience of artificial grass but a couple of houses near me have it.  I didn't actually realise it was artificial until there was an extended period of hot weather and they were the only green lawn left.  On close inspection the seams were visible, but only on very close inspection.
    Thank you for your reply. This is my main concern. 
    I have now spoken to a few landscape gardeners who have both informed me that  flooding is the main problem with synthetic grass and good drainage runs are a must 
    I’ve now decided to go natural as most have stated that grass will bounce back even under some abnormal conditions 
    I believe a few posters will be relived on my decision but my relive is the fact I will save a few thousand pound on reverting to a good quality natural lawn 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I’ve  reported your advertisement to the Moderators just so they can check if you’ve paid for the ad. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    Looks like it's gone @Lyn :D

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    The Mods are right on this morning 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,790
    I have a small amount of artificial grass on the ugly concrete septic tank which. It's a bit of a job keeping it clean, leaves and bits blow onto it. OH ran the lawn mower over it on a high cut to vacuum it but a loose edge nearly got ripped off. I sweep it with a stiff broom, would take ages for a big lawn. I think you've made the right choice to have real lawn.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    edited March 2022
    Thank you @arslan … we knew you’d be posting spam
    eventually … now we feel vindicated … 😎 👍 

    … and now it’s been flagged and removed … 😎 👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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