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Reasons not to use artificial grass

AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

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


  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,338

    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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    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 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 PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,546


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,571

    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 East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,897

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

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,208

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

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,562
    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

  • 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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