Have you ever wondered if fake grass can grow?
Luckily, most people are thankful that it can’t – because it means they never have to worry about mowing it! It’s actually very low-maintenance that way.
However, if you’ve ever been in the situation where your fake grass has been damaged, you might find yourself wishing it could grow back. Luckily, there’s a fix for that, too!
In this blog post, I’m going to tell you how artificial grass specialists – like myself – can help. And how caring for artificial grass can ensure you get the best lifespan out of your investment.
The static nature of artificial grass
Artificial grass has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years. It’s made from polyethylene, which feels soft and gives it a much more natural and realistic look than when fake grass was first introduced back in the ’60s and ’70s.
Although it looks natural, it’s static and won’t grow in your garden. Nor will it fade in the sun, develop muddy patches, or stain with things such as pet urine. In fact, most high quality artificial grass will come with a guarantee to ensure your lawn will continue looking fabulous for many years to come (with an overall lifespan of 15 – 20 years!)
In fact, the static nature of artificial grass makes it extremely low-maintenance – making it very appealing for many homeowners. It can even add value to a property!
But, that doesn’t mean it won’t still require *some* care…
Caring for artificial grass
Just because you don’t have to cut your artificial grass on a regular basis, doesn’t mean you caring for your artificial grass is completely out of the equation. It is one of the most low-maintenance options for your garden, but it’ll still benefit from some of the steps below:
- Remove any leaves and debris
- Brush your grass regularly
- Use a gentle weed killer (only if necessary)
- Clear away any pet mess ASAP
- Clean up spills and stains
- Protect your grass if you’re having a barbecue nearby
- Arrange annual maintenance for your lawn
Check out my recent blog post for in-depth instructions on each of the above steps.
What if your artificial grass gets damaged?
If your artificial grass gets damaged, there are ways an artificial grass specialist can help. The best way to deal with any damage is to patch it with a closely-matched piece of grass. This is something that’s undertaken with great care by an experienced specialist.
However, the patch may still look quite visible – at least to begin with. This is because the patch will be newer, and will not have had as much footfall as the rest of your lawn.
There may also be an issue with the product no longer being in stock, or the grass coming from a different batch, meaning it won’t be exactly the same. This is the reason we give off-cuts to our customers to keep, just in case!
Patches like this often look better when they cover just a very small area. It’s easier to hide whilst the patched area settles in – which will usually happen after a bit of footfall.
TIP: You can read more on this subject in my recent blog post: ‘Can Artificial Grass be Patched if it Gets Damaged?’
I hope you’ve found this blog helpful. Artificial grass is static in nature, meaning it won’t grow – usually a benefit to homeowners looking for a low-maintenance solution. Caring for artificial grass is still recommended, with the very simple steps mentioned above.
If your fake grass were to get damaged, there are ways an artificial grass specialist might be able to help – by patching the damaged area.
Got any other questions about artificial grass? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!