Are you bored of looking out at the garden in the middle of winter at a dreary old piece of land that is longer for the summer months even more so than you? If so, it doesn’t have to be this way and you don’t have to wait until the sun rears its head before making a change.
It is coming more and more common for gardeners to, not so much admit defeat, change the way in which the approach their lawns. Instead of persevering with real grass that cuts up at the immediate sign of bad weather, gardeners are pulling up turf and instead of rolling out artificial grass in their gardens.
Removing Grass in the Winter
Winter is hardly our favourite time to step out into the garden and get our hands dirty, but it does mean that you don’t have to keep staring out at an outdoor space that has seen better times. In order to lay artificial grass, first, you will have to remove real grass that currently occupies the space.
This is obviously going to be dirty work, so before all else – make sure to wear old clothes and wellies that you can take off before walking back into the home. There is going to be mud, and lots of it, so save yourself a job by not walking it through the house. This is just another thing you won’t have to worry about when you have installed your new lawn.
Digging grass up, depending on the size of your garden and the area that it covers, can be a time-consuming activity. Be careful not to make a complete mess of the garden and leave the surface smooth and level for where your new artificial grass will go.
Colder Months are better for Installing Artificial Grass
If anything, it is actually better to install fake lawn in the winter months as the ground is softer and will be given more time to set into place. When applying rolls of grass to the ground, the softer ground is easier to work with as the turf can set into place much easier. Equally, if you are still not confident about fitting the grass, visit this website for some helpful advice.
When the grass has been laid into place, it needs to be left for between a few hours and a day in order to settle properly. During the winter, when the weather is cold and not exactly ideal for staying outside for long periods, you won’t have to worry about anyone trampling over it.
For Sporty Kids
Any parent of a sports-mad child will know the pains of having mud trampled throughout the entire home because they have been kicking a ball around in the garden. Muddy footprints, dirty clothes and the need for an immediate bath!
This is probably one of the main reasons why moving over to fake grass has proven to be so popular, because parents don’t have to worry about such things. On top of that, the surface is actually softer than the real thing – so when the little ones take a tumble, they will be able to get straight back up and carry on as if nothing ever happened.
That means that they can continue to play outside in the cold (well wrapped up, of course) whereas otherwise, we wouldn’t have dreamed of letting play out in the muddy garden. It’s a win for both of us.