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artificial grass

Last year we made the decision to install artificial grass on our garden. It’s something we’d been thinking about doing for quite a while and after lots of consideration we decided to go for it, and we haven’t looked back.

I often get questions from people who are considering getting artificial grass themselves, so I thought I’d put together a post to talk about our main reasons for making the change…

Low maintenance

Probably the main reason for installing artificial grass for us is the fact that we no longer need to cut the grass! Life is busy and we’re not exactly keen gardeners, so any way that we can cut down on jobs that need doing in the garden is a bonus.

As well as no more mowing, there’s also no more watering or seeding to try to sort out those unsightly dead patches of grass. artificial grass is super low maintenance so worrying about your lawn will be a thing of the past.

It’s great for the kids

Artificial  grass is perfectly safe and durable for children to play on. It’s soft so they won’t get hurt when they inevitably fall over. And of course there’s no mud so there won’t be any muddy knees or running through the house with muddy feet anymore!

Pet friendly

As I mentioned earlier, no more mud is a huge bonus when you have kids, but even more so for pet owners. I don’t know about you but I used to get fed up of constantly cleaning muddy paw prints off the floor. Now I no longer have to worry about that which is fantastic!

I often get asked about cleaning up after our dog and it really is just the same as with natural grass. We hose the artificial grass down every now and again to ensure it’s nice and clean, but apart from that we don’t have any problems.

Bye bye hayfever

This probably isn’t something you’ve even considered, I know it didn’t even cross our minds before we had the grass installed. But actually grass pollen is the most common cause of hayfever, so of course getting rid of it will relieve your symptoms at home and make spending time in the garden much more enjoyable. As a family of hayfever suffers this has been fantastic for us and an unexpected bonus.

It looks great! 

Finally, artificial grass looks great all year round! Who wouldn’t want a lush green lawn that requires pretty much no maintenance? Gone are the days when our garden would only look good with a lot of effort and only for a couple of months of the year.

Do you have artificial grass in your garden?

Thank you for reading.

*This is a collaborative post*


  1. June 11, 2018 / 3:51 am

    I think this is something I will want to do in the future. Real grass makes me itchy and as someone who would like to meditate outside on the grass there’s nothing worse than just getting into it and then an ant bites you.

    Thanks for sharing Emma 🙂

  2. June 13, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Great idea if you don’t have the time to maintain it and safer for the kids outside!

    Kate xx