09 Jul

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Artificial Grass

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Artificial Grass

When it comes to Artificial Grass, there’s so many things you may not know. From draw-dropping facts to simply amazing benefits,

Drought tolerant, sustainable and evergreen, synthetic grass is sprouting up (horrible pun, we know) everywhere. Low maintenance and return on investment are a huge draw for consumers. There are a few things you may be unaware of though. It’s about time you got educated on our 4 surprising things you may not know about Artificial Grass.

Artificial Grass is Made Just Like Carpet

This one surprises for a couple of reasons. Artificial grass is made very similar to carpet. If you think about it, artificial grass is really a type of outdoor carpet that lets water drain through. You may have heard it been described with carpet terminology. “Pile Height” refers to the length of the blade from the backing to surface. Synthetic grass “yarn” is made up of plastic polymers. In fact, a lot of it is produced in carpet factories because of its similarities to carpet.

It’s More Popular Than You Think

While the trend is still growing in the US, artificial grass is all the rage in the UK and South Africa. This in itself has created a problem particularly in South Africa – the emergency of many scrupulous contractors. Be on the lookout and make sure you hire the right contractor.

There’s So Many Options

Artificial grass and installation comes in different varieties: in-fill, non in-fillsports and hybrid.

  • In-fill grasses have a material added to the top to weigh the grass down and keep the pile vertical.
  • Non in-fill grasses do not need material added to the top and are pinned down.
  • Sports grass is generally longer and has an additional performance in-fill to support players running around. (These are known as 3G or 4G pitches just to catergorise them even more!)
  • Hybrid grass is a mixture of real grass that has fake grass stitched into it.

You’ve Seen It More Than You May Think

Artificial grass is very common in stadiums around the world, US where NFL games are played, UK Soccer grounds, with most of the top premier league clubs playing on grounds with artificial grass present, and now in South Africa many schools and sports clubs have switched to artificial sport fields e.g. hockey,rugby soccer etc.

27 Mar

Artificial Grass – 7 reasons why you should go artificial

Artificial Grass – 7 reasons why you should go artificial

Article courtesy of House Beautiful.

Here’s a silent revolution going on in the gardening world. Something of a dark secret…

Something which is popping up everywhere from The Chelsea Flower Show to the Big Brother garden and is probably already in your neighbourhood right now.

What is it? Artificial grass.

Long derided by horticulturalists and green fingered people across the country, it’s proved an unstoppable trend in gardens with a reported 200% year-on-year increases in sales.

And it’s easy to see why – it works, it does what it says on the tin and it saves so much time and effort. There are very good reasons why this is one of the fastest growing sectors in gardens and here are 7 of the best of them!

1. You don’t have to mow it

It sounds obvious but the low maintenance aspect of artificial grass can’t be overstated. No more Sundays shackled to your mower, instead sit back, relax and just enjoy that view over the beautiful green sward.

If anything does disturb the pristine look, a quick sweep or spray with the hose pipe will sort it out. Some people even use a vacuum cleaner on it. There is a recommendation to get it cleaned professionally once a year to keep it in tip top condition and most companies give a warranty of 5-10 years life on the grass.

2. It looks great

Come summer when real grass is yellowing and yelling out for water, or come winter when the real stuff is turning into more of a mud bath with every game of football the kids play on it, the artificial grass just keeps on giving. And if your pets are forever digging up your lawn, artificial grass has the answer. There are specially made grasses for pets, coarser than the standard, which are resistant to the most persistent pet paws. The artificial grass just sails through all the challenges thrown at it.

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3. It’s now made to look ‘more real’

In fact, one of the main problems with the fake stuff in the past is that it looks too good, too green. Well the boffins have been hard at work, and now, especially in the premium brands, the aim is to make it look less than perfect. They interweave yellow, light green and dark green and allow a little curl on the stems, and bingo you have a realistic looking lawn.

The premium grass is also longer than you might imagine, some of it is nearly 5cm long, so it’s got just the right shaggy look of a real lawn. And to make sure it doesn’t lie flat the stems have added bounce, springing up after they’ve been flattened like magic.

4. It’s perfect for outdoor spaces where grass isn’t working

Artificial grass is especially useful if you’ve tried and failed to establish a lawn in your garden. Small gardens, shady gardens, areas of high traffic, can all be heartbreaking to a gardener trying to perfect a lawn. The thin and patchy grass will never thrive and once walked on or played on, it disappears altogether. These are just perfect situations for the fake stuff. And then there are the areas where grass just isn’t an option at all. Balconies and roof gardens may not have the strength to take soil and turf, and here, fake grass is a godsend.

5. It can suit all of your needs 

Another huge advantage of artificial is you can choose the grass to suit your needs. There are many different types, all for different purposes. If you have pets there’s a grass for you. If you have kids who take tumbles and need some bounce when they fall – there’s a perfect grass with a shock pad layer underneath. If you want your own putting green – yes, there’s a grass for you too.

6. There are pricing options for everyone

There is also a product to fit just about every pocket and you can lay it yourself to help save on the cost. But you do get what you pay for – the very realistic stuff is top of the range and will cost accordingly. And at the other extreme, there are plenty of very cheap imports coming in to take advantage of this growing market.

If you lay it yourself there’s plenty of advice on the suppliers’ websites to help. You may need to lay down sand or rubber crumb before you install it so the surface is beautifully smooth. Like real grass turf, if the fake lawn is laid on an uneven surface it will always be wobbly – better to get it right the first time. It’s also really important to make sure the drainage is good. The grass is permeable but the water which runs through will need somewhere to go or it will pool.

7. It’s fun

Coloured grass, patterned grass, grass covered chairs or grass animals; all exciting possibilities for your garden. You can even have your own designs turned into cutouts of different coloured grass to decorate your space.

Get in touch with us today, and one of our consultants will be happy to visit your premises and advise on the best artificial grass options for your particular needs.

Call us on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

22 Feb

Artificial Grass – Reasons why you should use artificial grass

Artificial Grass – Reasons why you should use artificial grass

Article courtesy of Home Makers Online.

In dry climates, water shortages are making the large suburban lawn a luxury less and less people can afford. With South Africa experiencing a drought, maintaining a lush lawn is becoming increasingly unsustainable in terms of water consumption and the resulting costs.

Having green grass in your garden all-year-round can be hard to achieve. However, this is not a concern with artificial grass. It is the answer if you want to keep your surroundings green and you do not have the time or resources to work hard in your lawn as well.

There is a wide array of varieties to choose from and the prices are cheaper in the long run in comparison to natural lawn.

No maintenance required and low cost

Unlike your real lawn turf, this one does not need water or sunlight to thrive. Just make sure that it is installed properly so that it will last long and look sleek. With artificial grass, you will enjoy massive, on-going savings not only in water, but in mowing, feeding, and edging, not to speak of labor intensive practices such as de-thatching and aerating. We all know that green lawns require hard work, so if you are too busy for it you might as well opt for artificial grass.

Does Not Smother And Die

With your artificial grass, you can place your inflatable pools, trampolines, and other items in your lawn without making the area under them turn brown. Once you remove the weight, this type of grass will bounce back to its original shape and its color will never fade. It can handle traffic without getting damaged. This also means that you can enjoy more of your time outdoors.

Pet And Kid Friendly And Safe

Let your kids enjoy playing in your lawn. The only thing that you need to do to secure the place is to check for anything sharp that might have fallen on your lawn. With artificial grass, the chance of getting the sand into your kids’ eyes is slim. Don’t worry if your pets relieve themselves on it as well since you can clean it the way you clean the real grass.

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Relaxing And Refreshing

Love your garden and lawn more as they stay green for the entire year. Your flowering plants will look more appealing and your garden will become more desirable to visit.

Holds The Soil Down

Installing artificial grass will reduce getting dust and sand all over your property. When heavy rain falls, you don’t need to contend with mud. Install brick pavers as well so that you can have clean walkway.

Call us on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

22 Feb

Artificial Grass – Is artificial grass really green?

Artificial Grass – Is artificial grass really green?

Artificial grass has come a very long way from its United States origin in the 1960’s. Originally developed for the Astrodome stadium in Houston, Texas (and now you know where the term ‘AstroTurf’ comes from) and made of nylon, it was only in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s that the polyethylene based artificial grass, similar to what we see today, made an appearance.

Thanks to the rapid advances in materials, design and technology, artificial grass today, mimics natural grass and has in many ways, proven a highly viable, environmentally friendly alternative to the real thing.

But artificial grass is plastic!

Polyethylene terephthalate is the plastic used most in the production of artificial lawn. A plastic resin and a form of polyester made from only carbon and hydrogen, polyethylene is as far as plastics are concerned, considered safe. Used in many forms from food and cosmetics packaging to medical equipment, this material does not leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.

What about the infill?

Artificial grass requires an infill in order to keep the pile from going flat. The specific type of infill that you need, will depend on the variety of artificial grass you have installed, as well as whether pets will be using the lawn too.

Rubber crumb infill, which is essentially a recycled material made from used vehicle tyres, has raised some serious health concerns in the past. With advances in technology however, there are many other options available that are neither dangerous for our health, and which do the job even better.

Lawn is not natural.

Beautifully manicured, rolling green lawns are very much man-made. As we know, achieving the perfect lawn requires a lot of time and effort, as well as chemicals and water.

In nature, grasses undergo a growth and renewal cycle that works in sync with the natural habitat. This cycle includes the required water retention and natural composting required for the grass to survive.

Lawn on the other hand, is often a hybrid grass that is neither indigenous, nor entirely suited to the region in which it grows and therefore needs additional water and nutrients in order to thrive. This is why lawns have often been referred to as ‘green deserts’ on account of their disproportionate reliance on natural resources.

Artificial grass is for this reason, an eco-friendly choice. It provides the look and functionality that people want, while having the least impact on the environment.

All those chemicals!

While lawn maintenance such as top dressing is a more natural way to keep lawns looking great, the perfect green lawn, requires chemical fertiliser and a range of pesticides for it to keep looking lush and vibrant all year round. These chemicals and pesticides leach into the ground and negatively impact local aquatic, insect, bird and other wildlife species.

Turf grass provides virtually no habitat for pollinators and other animals and plants that make up a healthy, diverse ecosystem, so considering this, genuine lawn costs the environment dearly in every conceivable way.

As with real lawn, a artificial lawn offers no habitat for life, however it is far less destructive to the environment. You get the colour and look you want all year round, without the chemicals, pesticides and wastage of water.

How about the environmental cost of manufacture?

When it comes to considering the eco-friendliness of anything, one must always take longevity into account. The manufacture of artificial grass, as with the manufacture of anything, does have its impact on the environment, however, considering the fact that a professionally installed and good quality artificial lawn will last up to 20 years, this is an investment with a far smaller environmental footprint over that 20-year period, than that of a genuine lawn.

For anyone wanting or needing a beautiful, lush green lawn, today’s artificial lawn options provide a healthy, environmentally responsible alternative. To get the best service from your artificial lawn, it is essential that it should be professionally installed.

With artificial grass options to suit every lawn application, we can help you whether you need a commercial, or residential installation.

Get in touch with us today, and one of our consultants will be happy to visit your premises and advise on the best artificial grass options for your particular needs.

Call us on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

29 Jan

Have you chosen artificial grass that lasts?

Have you chosen artificial grass that lasts?

Previously the preference of those with an aversion to lawnmowers and daily watering, artificial grass has quickly gained popularity in recent months. So in deciding on artificial grass for your outdoor space, durability is one of the considerations that would (or should) be high on your list of priorities. For the sort of outlay you can expect, you really want something that lasts!maltese-thinkingCape Town enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. This means hot, dry summers and cool to cold and wet winters. Johannesburg on the other hand is classified as subtropical, with warm, wet summers and mild to cold, but generally dry winters.

Although Johannesburg weather is a little more forgiving than Cape Town, our South African climate is undeniably harsh. It stands to reason then, that anything outdoors is liable to take a beating.

If you really want to get the most bang for your buck, only the most durable, professionally installed artificial grass will do.

So what should you be looking for when choosing artificial turf that will last?

  1. Quality, not cost.
    You may be thinking that cheap does not pay, and you would be right! But just because some suppliers of artificial turf carry a heavy price-tag, does not mean that they offer a durable product. Insist on quality above all else. Typically, the lighter and finer the synthetic grass, the cheaper the material that it’s made from. Ask to walk on the turf your supplier offers you and check the quality and density of the mesh weave – or the underside of the synthetic turf.
  1. Designed and manufactured for the South African climate.
    Not all artificial turf is made equal. Though your artificial grass may be manufactured outside of the country, it is essential to find a supplier that imports synthetic turf that has been designed for our climate. Don’t feel shy to find out about who designed the grass you are looking at, the standards the product adheres to, as well as the materials and the manufacturing techniques used. As a final deciding question, you should definitely ask whether the synthetic grass on offer, has been PROVEN to withstand our harsh climate!
  1. Professional installation.
    As with anything, shoddy workmanship will ruin otherwise good materials. Even the very best synthetic turf will fail if installed incorrectly. This is where references are key. When a synthetic grass supplier has a history of happy clients, they will have plenty of individuals who will be quite willing to offer candid feedback on their experience. Be specific. Ask to speak to references who have had their grass for the longest time and when speaking to these references, remember to enquire about how their synthetic turf has held up against the climate and wear. Also check whether your supplier uses sub-contractors for installation, or whether they install artificial grass using their own skilled teams.

Our products carry up to a 10 year warranty depending on the product chosen. Perfect Grass also offers a workmanship guarantee on installations.

Artificial grass is not cheap, but remember that for residential customers, artificial grass will increase both the value and saleability of your property, while for commercial clients, you will be looking at a host of cost and maintenance related benefits. Rather take your time choosing a synthetic grass supplier that you can trust. Ask as many questions as you need to ensure you make an informed decision and get the best possible returns on your financial investment.

At Perfect Grass we have sourced a range of premium quality synthetic grass options that we ourselves would be happy to invest in for our own premises. For Cape Town customers, it is probably a relief to know that thanks to our dedicated relationship with our manufacturer, we have maintained a steady supply of stock. Following the recent drought, finding artificial grass in Cape Town has become tricky!

We know that our product stands the test of time, and thanks to our highly skilled team, every installation so far, has been a success. Having said this, we welcome your questions! Get in touch with us today to find out more about what we can offer you. We believe we have struck the balance between outstanding quality and affordability and we are sure that once you have worked with us, you will agree.

Call us on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

17 Jan

Artifical Grass – Is it safe for Children?

Artifical Grass – Is it safe for Children?

Get Natural Looking, Quality Artificial Grass that Is child friendly

There is so many artificial grass products on the market and it is so difficult to choose one that is child friendly. Parents today are more conscious of health and safety both at home and at school. Child playing areas take a lot of wear and tear; this is where a child friendly artificial lawn comes into its own.

Quality Artificial Grass can withstand a lot of heavy traffic and it doesn’t flatten down as you might expect. Instead it bounces back to its original form once given a quick brush. It is important to install an artificial grass product with a taller pile height as this will cushion the impact should a child falls or jumps from a jungle gym onto the artificial grass area. Most companies and an sand or rubber infill on the grass but at perfect Grass we don’t insert either of this as the quality of the grass is dense and thicker than most. Think about this for a second, Company A inserts a Sand infill during their preparation, The wind picks up in Cape Town and all this sand blows into your home or school. Company B inserts a Rubber infill during their preparation, The rubber is toxic and children may want to put this into there mouths. Both rubber and Sand infills are inserted to keep the pile of the grass upright however this is an extra cost to the consumer and a health hazard.

Perfect Grass offers a quality product that is affordable and child friendly. A win-win for both the Customer and Perfect Grass.

With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, give us a call on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

11 Dec

Artificial Grass – Common Myths about Artificial Grass Debunked!

Artificial Grass – Common Myths about Artificial Grass Debunked!

Common Myths about Artificial Grass Debunked!

When talking with a potential clients over the years about installing artificial grass at their homes, several of them had some concerns.

In fact, those concerns were based on information that’s obsolete or was never true in the first place. While not doubting the sincerity of our potential clients, it pays to do your own homework and put these myths about artificial grass to rest.

At Perfect Grass we have decided to write this blog to set the fact straight. To make this situation easier, we’re going to dedicate this blog post to busting these myths and help our clients recognise the false from the facts…

Myth: “It is too expensive”

The cost of artificial grass widely depends on two factors; the grass type you choose and how much area you have to cover. If you only have a small garden to fill, the cost is going to be considerably cheaper than covering a larger area. In addition to this, installing the grass yourself can also help cut down costs associated with artificial grass. It is also important to remember that artificial grass is an investment for the future as most brands are expected to last for at least 20 years when well maintained.

Myth: “Animals don’t like artificial grass”

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Pets are not able to tell the difference between real grass and the artificial type, to them it is just grass! Other bonuses include the prevention of them digging up holes all over the garden plus, when they answer nature’s call, the mess can be easily cleaned and will not stain! Also ensure you choose a pet-friendly product which reduces the odour.

 

Myth: “It looks fake” 

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Artificial grass has been well designed and adapted over the course of many years. This means that the artificial grass you may remember from a few years ago looks nothing like the artificial grass of 2017. Here at Perfect Grass, we make our artificial grass as realistic as possible whilst maintaining an attractive quality! We encourage our clients to touch and feel the products on the market prior to making an informed decision.

Myth: “The grass is hard and scratchy…”

Once upon a time this was true, but artificial grass is now much closer to imitating real grass. The feel under foot, is soft and spongy which is ideal for for kids and pets. Generally the cheaper the grass, the lower the quality, so always bear that in mind when buying, Quality is key!

Myth: “The Artificial Grass gets too Hot”

The grass manufactured today is designed to reflect rather than absorb heat.
That means it’s still comfortable to walk barefoot across the lawn on a hot summer day. In fact, it will feel much nicer than trying to walk down the paved driveway with no shoes on.

The myths have been busted and the facts have been revealed; it’s time to get in contact with the best suppliers of artificial grass around today!

Get in touch with us today, and one of our consultants will be happy to visit your premises and advise on the best artificial grass options for your particular needs.

Call us on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

20 Nov

Hiring the right Artificial Grass Contractor – 10 Must Know Tips!

Hiring the right Artificial Grass Contractor – 10 Must Know Tips!

The time has come to look at giving your lawn a makeover and you have decided to install artificial grass. Whatever the home renovation that you’re considering, you’ll want to find the right contractor – someone you can trust to get the job done right and at a fair price.

Here are 10 Tips on finding the ideal artificial grass contractor in South Africa:

1. Get at least 3 Quotes

As with any project, it’s wise to get multiple quotations. Do your homework and spend time researching; you have a terrific resource called the internet at your disposal. When selecting the companies that you would like to receive a quotation from, use the following checklist:

2. Does your artificial grass contractor operate from a permanent place of business?image2

If the contractor is not permanently established, you run the risk that they will not complete the work or be in business to honour your warranties, or even be there if you encounter any problems with the installation. We’ve all heard the stories where homeowners make a sizeable deposit and then the contractor disappears. Don’t be that homeowner!

3. Is the company registered i.e. has a company registration number and registered for VAT?

Make sure the company has has a CK number or company registaration number coupled with general liability insurance in case of accidents on the job. When a contractor quotes you ensure that VAT is charged. This gives you comfort the company is compliant. Don’t be afraid to ask for copies of these relevant documentation.

4. How long has the company been in business?

A well-established synthetic grass contractor is a great indicator of quality of product and service. Ask for references if you feel concerned or uncomfortable, and look online for customer reviews. Visit the job sites if possible, and speak to the homeowners.

image35. Get everything in writing on your contract

Get everything in writing will prevent problems that may arise before, during, or after a job. Get all the details of the job in writing and make sure all concerns are addressed to avoid a miscommunication. Walk away from vague proposals or prices written down on the back of a business card.

6. Walk away from that overpriced quotation, but also negate that ludicrous, low-ball quotation

A contractor that gives you a figure that’s almost too good to be true is probably cutting corners, using questionable materials, or desperate for work.

7. Be careful of Scam Artists

There are many scam artists posing as contractors, and wanting to enter into the market during the water restriction in Cape Town and South Africa.

8. Only Accepts cash

If a contractor only accepts cash is usually an indication that he’s trying to avoid paying taxes or requests wants no pay trail of the transaction. Other contractors with who have no experience or cashflow tend to request that the client  purchases the artificial grass and they will install. This is an indication that they don’t have the cash flow hence a great risk since you won’t be able to find them in the industry very long.

9. Provides a “final” quotation without seeing the job site

It is important to meet with the contractor or his sales rep before you pay a deposit.

10.  An Artificial Grass Contractor pressures you for a quick hiring decision

If a contractor pressures you for a quick hiring decision check out their website. Is it lush with information and contains a large photo gallery of past jobs, or is it a minimal-page template with very little content?

Finding a reliable artificial grass contractor can be a headache, but at least, in today’s world, you have a great resource in the internet to do your homework, compared to when one had to find a contractor in a phone book, which was pretty much a shoot in the dark process.

Before you go ahead with your contractor of choice ask yourself  “Is this contractor someone I can trust giving thousands of Rands to do your garden improvement project?” If you hesitate, walk away and find a reputable Artificial Grass  installer who you can trust.

Perfect Grass is a provider and installer of quality artificial grass and someone you can trust.

With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, give us a call on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

13 Nov

Artificial Grass – How to beat hay fever this summer with artificial grass?

Artificial Grass – How to beat hay fever this summer with artificial grass?

Summer is a fabulous time of the year where you can relax in the pool or simply just kick your soccer ball around. How can you possibly look forward to it when all you can think about is the incoming bout of hay fever?

Hay fever is a common problem in South Africa. It’s an allergic reaction to pollen in the air. Tracking down the type of pollen a person is allergic to can be tricky. You can narrow it down with the time of year and the circumstances. For example:

  • August to February is the time for grass pollens
  • July to September is the time for tree pollens

The best way to fix the problem is to avoid grassed areas – get someone else to mow and never lie down on a lawn. They also suggest using the water sprinkler to dampen down the pollen before you sit in the garden. Another interesting tip is to dampen down the fur of any pets who have been playing on the grass. (As they may well have picked up pollen in their coats).

There’s another option – skip the tablets and the mowing, and beat hay fever by choosing artificial grass. In South Africa we always like to think it will be a good summer with cool evenings. Where you can sit outside, enjoy the fresh air, and a braai with friends and family. With artificial grass in your garden, anyone with a grass allergy should be more than happy to come to the party!

What about my pets?

Did you know that even your animals can suffer from allergies?

It can be hard to tell whether your pet is being affected by the heat or the pollen.

Have you ever noticed weeping or inflamed/red eyes or overzealous grooming and scratching?

These are just a few of the symptoms of hay fever in pets: 

If your pet is prone to allergies you have a few options. Most dogs won’t mind being hosed down (although it’s best to avoid wetting your cat). You can wipe your pet’s paws and coat with grooming wipes, or use a specialist brush. Make sure you groom them very regularly and keep long haired pets trimmed for their comfort. Make sure to sweep outside runs and wash bedding. Finally, you can consult your vet for allergy tablets.

You can also minimise your pets’ suffering with an artificial grass. Our artificial grass is pet friendly and perfect for every season.

With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, give us a call on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)

26 Oct

Artificial Grass – 5 reasons why dogs love it?

Artificial Grass – 5 reasons why dogs love it?

What self-respecting, fun-loving dog would not love artificial grass? Artificial grass has it all – and then some – when it comes to attributes highest on a dog’s priority list.

1. Feels natural and looks great

OK, so we admit that your pup Jock couldn’t care less about aesthetics. If he did, he wouldn’t ever go potty on the lawn or dig holes in it, would he? But he can sure tell how things feel underfoot. After all, he goes barefoot all year round.

He would tell you that natural grass is disappointing in this regard. It starts out OK — nice and fluffy – but after he’s been rolling or laying down for a while, that grass is flat as a sidewalk. The only way to re-fluff it is by scratching it up with his nails, and you yell at him for doing that. What’s a dog to do?

Artificial grass is never a flop, no matter how long Jock flops on it. It’s always comfortably soft and cushy. If he or the humans in your family tramp the grass down a bit in a high-traffic area, you can use a broom to quickly re-fluff the blades.

Jock won’t be able to dig holes in artificial grass, but who cares? The main reason he does that now is because he’s bored. With artificial grass, you’ll save so much time you’ll have hours on end for fetch, hiking, water sports and all sorts of other doggie fun.

2. It’s free from poisonous stuff

Artificial grass arrives toxin-free, made with no harmful ingredients. It stays that way, because it requires zero applications of nasty chemicals needed to protect natural grass from weeds, pests, and disease. Furthermore, it doesn’t grow, so it never produces pollen, an annoying allergen for dogs as well as people.

3. It’s cleaner than natural grass

Live grass is messy. When you mow, there are always left-behind clippings and debris that cling to fur and paws, inevitably making their way into your house. Live grass tends toward dead patches (where dear old Jock does his thing). These lead to mud when you water or it rains, and means more in-house mess. Artificial grass remains pristine and never makes a mess that dogs have to lick off their bodies or you have to mop up indoors.

4. Artificial grass has a silly side

Even if your pooch is one of those oh-so-sophisticated breeds, we know full well there’s a silly canine under that perfectly-manicured coat. After all, he is a dog at heart! With artificial grass engineered especially for dogs, your pooch can do all the romping and rolling he can stand. No play time is too loony, or too rough, for ruff-tough artificial turf.

Dogs with creative pet parents have it even better, because they can have the personalized play area of their dreams. An artificial grass rooftop for their dog house (assuming that roof is flat) provides the perfect elevated platform for surveying their universe or catching a few winks on a warm day. Grassy flooring inside gives his dog house a stylish interior that’s both comfortable and easy to clean. Here at Perfect Grass, we’re all about pride of home ownership – for dogs as well as people.

5. And what’s the best reason of all?

Dogs love artificial grass simply because their humans love artificial grass. And every dog’s #1 goal is pleasing his owner. So that’s 4 paws up plus 2 thumbs up for artificial grass.

With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, give us a call.

Call us on 021 212 9898 (Cape Town) or 010 442 0400 (Johannesburg)