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Reasons not to use artificial grass

AHRAHR Posts: 361

A thread to list as many reasons why you would or wouldn't want artificial grass. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,471

    I've read on anther post, it gets very hot .

    Assume it would stay wet longer than rain-soaked grass

    You would have to hoover off leaves etc.

    You would have to find some way of removing  animal poo

    It looks -well -artificial.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    because we're gardeners not carpet fitters. 

    Because nothing lives in it

    Because it looks boring to start with and worse with time

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Because I vacuum enough inside my house, thank you very much, and would not want to have to vacuum the garden as well image

    Because worms hate it

    Because anything is better to look at than an artificial plant, of any description!

  • image @nutcutlet's carpet fitters

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,300


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,100

    I would rather have a scruffy or poor lawn than a plastic green carpet.

    Grass lives, gives life, gives homes, gives food, gives oxygen... oh and smells amazing when you cut it!

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,896

    whereas artificial grass smells awful, especially if you have a dog

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,394

    Visited Wisley today and noticed two patches of the stuff.  Both look dreadful .......shame on you RHS image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299
    chicky says:

    Visited Wisley today and noticed two patches of the stuff.  Both look dreadful .......shame on you RHS image

    See original post
    At Wisley  image


    Last edited: 18 March 2017 22:56:05

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • The joy of seeing primroses seeding in my lawn, daisies, clover and violets too - an artificial lawn is sterile and boring. Where would the blackbirds find their worms if not in the lawn?

    All this pleasure would be taken away from us if we fitted artificial grass.

    Last edited: 18 March 2017 23:02:31

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