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.

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” 

Artificial Grass Cape Town Welegadacht
Artificial Grass Cape Town Welegadacht

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)

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)

16 Oct

Artificial Grass – Creating play spaces in your backyard for the whole family

Artificial Grass – Creating play spaces in your backyard for the whole family

Why have a backyard if you aren’t going to enjoy it? Sure, you want a good-looking garden so your view out the window is always a treat, but outdoor play time is fundamental to our South African lifestyle. And once you replace your natural grass lawn with artificial grass, you’ll have a lot more time to get outside and have fun.

Artificial grass is so versatile, it can help you design specialized play spaces for every member of your family. Here are just a few suggestions . . .

The Perfect Putting Green

Backyard putting greens used to be a luxury only a few folks could afford. Thanks to advanced varieties of artificial grass, it’s a lot more affordable to design and install a putting green that fits your space and your skill level to a tee. (Yep, we even have a golf turf just right for a backyard tee box, so you can practice your big swings as well as your short game.)

Not into golf? You could install a backyard bowling green or cricket net instead. Fun for all ages.

Happy Kidspace

What’s more fun than hiking over to the grade school to play on the swings and other outdoor equipment? Inviting your young friends over to play on your very own backyard playset. Creating a just-for-kids play space at home means fewer worries about your child’s safety when they’re out and about.

And speaking of safety, when you install artificial grass as “flooring” under your child’s playset, you’ll be increasing their safety even more. That’s because we can install your grass with our latest technology, which reduces risk of injury from falls.

Fun Dogspace

Four-legged family members want to get in on all the backyard action, too. But dog owners have to contend with some extra considerations when it comes to grass. Fortunately, artificial grass from Perfect Grass is the ultimate in dog-friendly. So many of our customers are pet owners (or owners of professional dog-related businesses), we have artificial grass designed specifically for dogs.

It’s tough as dog nails, dig-proof, quick and simple to keep clean, and fends off odors. We have artificial grass for lawns where dogs will play with the rest of the family.

Sunny Poolside

Nothing says backyard play like a pool. And nothing makes the space around your pool soft, cool, and slip-proof like artificial grass. Surrounding your pool with artificial grass instead of concrete is a lot prettier, too.

Less maintenance means more play

Frankly, escaping from lawn maintenance is one of the two main reasons home owners switch to artificial grass. Yes, you will save thousands of litre of precious water, and that’s a huge plus for our environment and your household budget. But, even the most avid gardener isn’t keen on all that mowing, etc. required to tend natural grass. Even if you kick back and do nothing in your backyard, at least you’re doing that because you want to, right?

Nonetheless, although you can do nearly anything on or around your artificial grass, there are a few things you should avoid doing. With those few simple cautions in mind, you and your family will be ready to get outside and make the most of the play spaces you’ve created in your backyard.

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)

01 Oct

Get your soccer fields ready for summer with artificial grass

Get your soccer fields ready for summer with artificial grass

Artificial grass was first designed for use in sport and has seen great improvements in its design and functionality since its inception in the 1960’s.

When it comes to soccer, the use of sand-filled artificial grass systems continued to raise questions in terms of its suitability for the sport, until more recently, when third-generation systems which include both sand and rubber granule infill, became available in the 1990’s.

It was with the advent of the third-generation artificial grass systems that FIFA recognised the potential of artificial grass for the further development of soccer.

In order to ensure that artificial grass used for the sport is be able to offer all the benefits that FIFA seeks, the organisation maintains the FIFA Quality Programme. Only artificial grass products that have undergone stringent FIFA approved testing can be called football turf.

For most schools and small clubs, FIFA approved turf may not be entirely necessary, however for large soccer stadiums or practice venues where international teams are likely to compete and practice, FIFA approved artificial grass is mandatory.

Why does FIFA endorse the use of artificial grass in soccer?

Performance: Because the interaction between the player and surface, as well as the ball and surface is a serious consideration, teams are assured that an artificial turf is an outstanding alternative that will enhance practice and play.

Maintenance: Artificial grass is the perfect alternative as weather conditions and location make no difference to the quality of the grass. Artificial grass requires no sunlight which is perfect for indoor facilities. Where natural grass could become scorched from excessive heat or damaged from frost and cold, artificial grass is not affected by extreme weather conditions.

Durability: Provided the soccer pitch is maintained correctly, with artificial turf installed it can withstand substantial use and significantly more hours of play than a pitch with natural turf. Artificial grass will not become worn out after excessive use and provides teams with a consistent quality pitch at all times.

Safety: Polyethylene terephthalate is the plastic used to manufacture artificial grass. Made from carbon and hydrogen, polyethylene is considered safe for exposure to human beings and does not contain properties that are carcinogenic or known to disrupt hormones. In terms of the construction of a pitch using artificial grass, sufficient cushioning prevents injury while the infill used to maintain the grass pile, is today more often produced using safe materials rather than rubber.

Convenience: Teams can, weather and light permitting, play indoors or outdoors and can play at all times and for extended periods on pitches that have been built using artificial grass. This along with all of the other benefits of using artificial grass, makes for the ultimate in convenience for both professional and amateur teams.

But isn’t an artificial turf expensive?

While it does require an initial investment to build a soccer pitch using artificial grass, that outlay very quickly recoups itself as regular maintenance and turf management costs are significantly reduced.

In a country where our varied weather conditions and lack of water make soccer pitch maintenance particularly expensive and challenging, an artificial grass pitch is a cost-effective and highly practical option.

Since many FIFA endorsed international pitches are now built using artificial grass, for any school or club intent on preparing players for the big leagues, an artificial grass pitch provides them with the experience they need to go further in their game.

Book an assessment of your soccer pitch today

Perfect Grass has the experience and expertise to design and install a variety of football fields, ranging from small domestic fields, to 5-a-side soccer pitches. We also provide highly cost-effective options for budget conscious customers looking for a small practice field.

With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, if you are a school, sports club, university or any other organisation looking for a sports field with artificial grass – give us a call.

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

31 Aug

Artificial Grass – A Peek into the History and Benefits of Artificial Grass in Sport

Artificial Grass – A Peek into the History and Benefits of Artificial Grass in Sport

Artificial grass was first used for sport in the 1960’s and only became popular as a replacement for natural lawn in landscaping during the 1990’s.

In fact it was in 1966, that AstroTurf – a short-pile artificial grass – was first installed in the then newly-built Astrodome in Houston, Texas in the USA.

Originally, the Astrodome had natural turf installed, but because of the materials used to construct the transparent roof which allowed the grass enough light to grow, the glinting of the sun on the ceiling panels made day-time games difficult. The roof was then painted to try and solve this problem, but ended up reducing the amount of sunlight needed for the grass to grow properly.

In a bid to find a good alternative solution, the stadium owners and a team of product engineers began working on a new, artificial grass playing surface which they eventually name ‘ChemGrass’. It was installed and tested at the Moses Brown School in Rhode Island in 1964 and proved to be a huge success. They later changed the name to ‘AstroTurf and installed it at the Astrodome.

AstroTurf soon took off in popularity and quickly spread to the rest of the United States, followed by Canada and Europe. By the early 1970’s, AstroTurf was being installed in the many closed and domed sports arena’s which had become a trend across the globe.

AstroTurf in its early days was a pretty hard and unforgiving playing surface that wore quickly and resulted in injuries and a reduced quality of game play. It was only after decades of further research and product development that the artificial grass we see today, was developed and started regaining popularity as an sports field turf alternative.

Modern Artificial Grass – the innovations that made the difference

Artificial grass was originally made of polypropylene which made it hard and unyielding. Today however, artificial grass is manufactured using polyethylene. Polyethylene is not only much softer and kinder to the skin, but it is also not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.

The substrate used before laying artificial grass has also improved immensely, resulting in a more cushioned experience and less stress on players joints.

Instead of short, hard blades of grass, the grass blades are now longer and spaced further apart which allows cleats to sink into the surface, just like they do on natural grass.

How Artificial Grass will make your sports field a pleasure

Maintenance: Artificial grass does not require irrigation, mowing, fertilising, top-dressing, scarifying or any other tasks that make natural grass so challenging to keep looking perfect.

Wear and Tear: It is very difficult to keep sports fields that are used regularly looking their best. Natural grass wears quickly and constant use can cause it to die off – particularly in harsher climates. Artificial grass on the other hand is extremely hard-wearing and can be used almost permanently without degrading.

Water-wise: Because artificial grass does not need watering, it is a definite winner in water-scarce regions.

Increased Practice Time: Artificial grass fields can be used for up to 3000 hours per year, whereas natural turf can only be used for around 700 hours per year.

Aesthetics: No matter the weather, artificial grass always looks fresh and green, and lines can be inlaid to ensure the field always looks perfect.

Versatile: Artificial grass fields can be used for a wide range of sports both indoor and outdoor. Some of the more popular South African sports that use artificial grass include soccer, rugby, hockey, athletics, golf and cricket.

Perfect Grass offers the professional installation of sports fields with artificial grass. With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, if you are a school, sports club, university or any other organisation looking for a sports field with artificial grass – give us a call.

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

26 Jul

Artificial Grass – Will I love it like the real thing?

Artificial Grass – Will I love it like the real thing?

You may still be on the fence about whether or not to install artificial grass in your garden. Perhaps this is because you are unsure as to whether artificial grass will feel plasticky, bristly and uncomfortable.

The good news is that artificial grass has come a very long way in recent years. Vast improvements in the design and production of artificial grass, as well as the materials used to manufacture and install it, have almost eliminated the drawbacks that were traditionally a feature of artificial grass.

The Feel

Many of us love the feel of a beautiful lawn under our feet. So how does artificial grass measure up?

The blades of artificial grass are formed by sending thin nylon or polypropylene sheets through specially designed moulds. This process produces thin blades of grass that have an oval shape and are slightly irregular, which closely resembles natural grass.

Secondly, a filler, which feels very similar to soil, is used keep the blades of grass upright. The result of this is that artificial grass feels genuine underfoot and to the touch.

In short, good quality artificial grass has a soft, comfortable and welcoming feel that mirrors the most beautiful varieties of perfectly maintained, natural grass.

The Smell

DIY artificial grass is made of rubber and other materials that tend to give off unpleasant fumes when exposed to the heat of the sun. Good quality artificial grass however, such as that which we supply at Perfect Grass, has been designed and manufactured using materials that do not smell, even when exposed to high temperatures.

Without proper drainage, hygiene can also be a problem with artificial grass. Urine and water need a means to drain away from the lawn in order to keep it dry and free of stagnant liquid. Besides sanitising your artificial grass from time-to-time, ensuring that you select a professional and reputable artificial grass installer, who will ensure the correct levelling and drainage, is imperative.

The Colour

Artificial grass is often associated with an unnaturally bright, solid colour green lawn. The colour of good quality artificial grass offers the more muted green colours and subtle blade colour variations which closely resemble natural lawn. Depending on the variant you choose, a high-end artificial lawn, such as our Spring Series – 30mm, will even include the light-brown root-level tufting that is found in natural grass.

The Texture

Thanks to the materials used in the manufacture of artificial grass, as well as the filler used to keep the blades of grass upright, artificial grass has the same basic texture, shape and size as natural grass. This means that the grass reacts in the same way as natural grass.

After running on artificial grass, playing on it and so forth, the blades of grass found in a good quality product, bounce back up just as natural grass does.

Some types of artificial grass, such as the range we supply at Perfect Grass, are so well manufactured, that you would need to get down to ground level and inspect the grass very closely to determine whether it is the real deal or not.

But don’t take our word for it! Why not give us a call today and arrange a consultation at no charge to you. We will provide samples of our artificial grass range for you to touch and feel, which is the best way for you to make sure whether artificial grass is the lawn solution you’ve been looking for.

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