Artificial grass is becoming more popular for homeowners in Melbourne, and it’s easy to see why. It’s no wonder that this alternative to natural grass is taking off; artificial turf has many benefits over the real thing. Artificial grass looks better than ever before, requires little maintenance compared with real grass, and can be installed in areas where grass would not survive – like on hills or next to swimming pools.
The benefits of artificial grass
The benefits of artificial grass over natural grass are numerous. It’s easy to install; it already comes with a base and can be laid without any need for groundwork. Artificial turf is hardy and does not require as much maintenance as real grass: you don’t have to mow or water your lawn, or weed it! Artificial grass will certainly keep your yards cleaner than having a regular lawn would. Over the last 14 years, Reelgrass has installed artificial grass across Melbourne and regional Victoria, and has seen first-hand the difference it can make. There is no risk of soil erosion from rainwater, and very few pests such as weeds will thrive in artificial turf. You can also place an artificial lawn anywhere that natural grass simply wouldn’t survive – like on hillsides or next to swimming pools, whether above ground or below ground level.
Choosing the right artificial grass type
When choosing an artificial grass surface, there are a number of options to consider. For example, if you want your lawn to look fantastic through all seasons, then consider synthetic turf made from multi-coloured fibres which mimic real blades of grass closely. The visible ‘blades’ are short enough to give the impression that they are soft underfoot but long enough to resemble real grass when viewed at a distance. This is one of our most popular artificial turf surfaces because it looks lush and green year-round – so it will never need mowing or watering.
Another type of artificial grass is made from monofilament polypropylene and is designed for people who want an even and smooth surface with no risk of stubbing your toe on blades. This faux lawn ranges in colour and can even be customised – including imprints of real-looking rocks, weeds, and flowers. It’s also available in different pile heights, including very short ‘rug’ like fibres ideal for pet owners who want an easy to clean surface for their dogs or cats.
Why Melburnians are choosing artificial turf
Melbourne’s climate is extremely temperate, so even in the winter months, it does not get cool enough for grass to turn brown and die. For this reason, a lot of people opt for artificial turf because it can be beautiful, lush, and green all year round.
The harsh Summer heat impacts natural grass here in Melbourne as well, because it can dry grass out. When your lawn dries out, it’s more susceptible to pests, weeds, and disease. Considering that artificial turf does not need water to survive but still looks fantastic all year round, it’s easy to see why the synthetic turf is gaining some traction for Australians.
All in all, artificial turf is becoming an increasingly popular choice for landscaping and gardens in Melbourne. Homeowners can quickly realise the benefits of switching over to the synthetic turf as well as going into the harsh Summer months and not needing to worry about proper watering, shade, and even maintenance for the blades. It doesn’t require as much maintenance as natural grass, which makes it ideal for those who want a beautiful lawn but don’t have the time to maintain one.