A thread to list as many reasons why you would or wouldn't want artificial grass.
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.
because we're gardeners not carpet fitters.
Because nothing lives in it
Because it looks boring to start with and worse with time
Because I vacuum enough inside my house, thank you very much, and would not want to have to vacuum the garden as well
Because worms hate it
Because anything is better to look at than an artificial plant, of any description!
@nutcutlet's carpet fitters
IT'S BL***Y EXPENSIVE.
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!
whereas artificial grass smells awful, especially if you have a dog
Visited Wisley today and noticed two patches of the stuff. Both look dreadful .......shame on you RHS
chicky says:Visited Wisley today and noticed two patches of the stuff. Both look dreadful .......shame on you RHS
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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.
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