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i am thinking of doing a separate area in the garden for the kids stuff, swings, slides etc. And thinking of using artificial turf for the ground cover rather than grass. Is this a goer? Any pros or cons welcome!

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  • Pink lilyPink lily Posts: 175

    If you go ahead with it, I would advise you to get the best you can afford.  There are a few houses near me who have the cheap stuff and its almost luminous in colour and has a weird shine off it on sunny days!   

    Would probably be great for a kids play area, no mud to deal with in bad weather and it can be hoovered and jet washed to keep it clean.  If you have a dog though, you would probably need to disinfect it regularly image


  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    I think it would be ideal for a children's' play area.  No mud, as already stated, and no bare patches under swings or at the bottom of slidesimage.  I do agree with Pink lily in that you should get the best you can afford.  At Chelsea they showed an example that even had fake thatch in it.  Now that's realisticimage

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I did think about bark/rubber chippings but reckon the kids would throw it around. And rubber matting looks too ugly in a small garden. Will check out my local supplier of astro-turf. Thanks all.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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