There is a selection of high quality artificial grass services that we complete in the UK.
This is available for domestic and commercial properties. We can overlay a muddy natural grass surface to create a durable all weather surface.
Artificial grass lawns are installed in gardens, schools, nurseries, play areas and public visitor attractions.
Our child and pet friendly surfacing is perfect for a range of different uses. Why not get in touch for more information?
What is Artificial Grass?
Artificial Grass is a synthetic surface which emulates the look of a natural lawn.
In the United Kingdom, a number of people have started looking for synthetic turf for their backyards and other establishments. Leisure grass surfacing is perfect for outdoor areas at a range of establishments. Paths and artificial putting greens are both common areas where someone may choose artificial grass. This is due to the low upkeep and excellent appearance.
This is due to many reasons, for example, the temperature in the UK. Considering that the weather conditions in Great Britain are not great at times, gardens can become unusable. This is often because natural turf can flood and get extremely dirty.
Synthetic turf is suitable for use all year long and it doesn’t form dirty puddles. The artifiical lawn is SuDS compliant, which means the surfacing is not going to hold water or flood.
You can choose from a variety of carpet specifications and natural colour options to create the right artificial turf which fits in with any existing surfacing in the area and is suitable for its use along with fitting within your budget. We carry out leisure grass installation for a number of areas including domestic homes, outside commercial buildings and more.
The many benefits of having an artificial lawn include the fact that it is a low maintenance alternative to other products; it is also durable and has great versatility for use with a huge range of different areas and purposes. The technology of artificial turf carpets has advanced greatly in recent years. The best artificial grass has UV stability to prevent colour fading from sun exposure.
Make sure to measure the widest and longest parts of the area you want to install artificial grass. This makes it much easier for use to provide a quote. We can complete prep work prior to the grass installation. The preparation tasks need to be done to make the best foundations for the synthetic turf to be laid onto.
This consists of excavating the present surface and then laying down a sub-base. We make certain to complete our installations to the very best standard to ensure our clients are happy with the end result.
How much does Artificial Grass Cost?
The price for artificial grass can vary depending on a variety of elements.
A few things that can affect the price include:
- area size
- the shape of the area
- pile height
- what the current surface is
- if there is a critical fall height requirement
We offer the best prices for natural looking fake grass at the highest quality. For more information on how you can get a great price for your artificial lawn, please contact our team.
Artificial Grass Specification
It is recommended to look at different specifications, rather than simply choosing cheap artificial grass. This is because you will want to ensure you get good value and good quality.
Artificial grass ranges in spec and has enhanced a great deal recently and many improvements have already been produced. This means the synthetic carpet works far better during wet and cold weather conditions. The surface has enhanced in how it looks also, mainly because it now appears similar to real grass. It’s UV dependable, meaning that it won’t discolour in the sunlight.
Artificial grass surfacing is available in various depths and colours, which means you can decide the way you would like it to appear. Numerous shades of green are available, and also surface sizes of 15mm, 20mm, 24mm, 30mm and 40mm depth. A range of specifications are on offer, therefore the client can choose a surface to satisfy their demands.
As professional recreational turf suppliers, we only provide premium quality materials. This ensures your garden turf is to a top standard. Our suppliers aim to offer the best prices for high-quality products. We can supply various specifications of artificial turf.
Our team offer various pile heights; however we would recommend 25mm pile height for garden grass as this looks the most natural and does not fall flat over time. Feel free to let us know if you have any design preferences and we’d be happy to accommodate these as well as we can.
Leisure Grass Service Specialists
As leisure grass service specialists we have carried out many projects in the UK to residential gardens and larger commercial projects. The process of installing artificial lawns involves rolling out the chosen synthetic carpet onto the prepared ground and securing the surface at the seams and the edges.
We’ll then install a layer of sharp sand within the artificial turf fibres to keep them upright and enhance the look of the final surface. Once the installation is complete, it’s important to look after your synthetic lawn by regularly brushing through it to clear away debris and litter that may have fallen onto the fake turf.
We can carry out this maintenance work as well as quality artificial grass services to repair any damage which may occur due to heavy use and weathering over time. This could include seam and joint repairs and fixing minor damage to the grass carpet.
Feel free to get in contact with us if you need more information on the quality artificial grass surfacing that we can install for recreational areas, gardens and other outdoor facilities. We can supply you with further details on specification and design, as well as an idea of costs per square metre for a project you’re looking to carry out.
If you fill in our contact form and send us over your information, we’ll get back to you with some professional advice and a quote for our artificial grass range.
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History of Artificial Grass
Artificial grass was first installed in 1964 on a prep school recreation area in Rhode Island. The material came to public prominence in 1966, when AstroTurf was installed in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The state-of-the-art indoor stadium had attempted to use natural grass during its initial season in 1965, but this failed miserably and the field conditions were grossly inadequate during the second half of the season, with the dead grass painted green.
Due to a limited supply of the new artificial grass, only the infield was installed before the Houston Astros’ home opener in April 1966, the outfield was installed in early summer during an extended Astros road trip and first used after the All-Star Break in July.
The use of AstroTurf and similar surfaces became widespread in the U.S. and Canada in the early 1970s, installed in both indoor and outdoor stadiums used for baseball and football. More than 11,000 artificial grass playing fields have been installed nationally. More than 1,200 were installed in the U.S. in 2013 alone, according to the industry group the Synthetic Turf Council. Information provided by wiki.
Artificial Grass Explained
Please see a short video below by Soft Surfaces which goes into more detail on artificial grass and its uses.
Please see transcript below:
00:00 Hi, guys. It’s Dan here. And today we’re going to be answering the question, what is artificial grass?
00:04 So artificial grass, otherwise known as synthetic turf, is a low-maintenance, all-year-round solution to natural grass and it can be used 12 months throughout the year. This can be required in different specifications, such as in a garden or some clients would like a full-size pitch installed.
00:18 Obviously, with that, means different requirements for the surface types. They can be 3G, they can be needle punched. We’ll make an entirely new video for you to explain those surface types to you.
00:25 Here at Soft Surfaces Ltd we’re a specialist installer with over 20 years experience with these products, so if you’d like any more information regarding our artificial grass services, please feel free to contact us at www.softsurfaces.co.uk.
Artificial grass is most commonly installed in residential property as a replacement for turf but leisure grass is not just limited to garden use. We have adapted it into schools for children’s reading areas outside and normal grass areas that end up as muddy puddles for half the year.
Artificial Grass Installation Costs
You will need a professional and experienced installer to fit the synthetic surface to a high-quality finish. It is advised to do a variety of background checks and receiving client references prior to selecting the company. Doing this helps to ensure that the whole project operates well with no complications.
Numerous things can change the artificial grass installation costs. If you are looking into how much it will be to put in artificial grass in the backyard it is necessary that you measure the longest and widest sides of the area.
Artificial Grass Surfacing Uses
There are a number of artificial grass uses. A multitude of areas in the UK now have artificial turf, some of these include:
- Play areas for educational facilities
- Sports pitches
- Golf putting greens
Golf organisations and also teams have chosen to have fake lawns fitted. Paths and synthetic putting greens are both typical options in which synthetic grass may be a good option. This is due to the minimal routine maintenance it requires along with the great aesthetics.
For more information on the different uses of artificial lawn surfacing, please speak to a member of our team. Simply fill in the contact form and we can provide you with a quote and additional details. Also, see our leisure lawn enquiry process to see which information we’ll need to give you a quote.
Advantages of Synthetic Lawn Surfacing
Many individuals look into having synthetic turf because the English climate is not really the best; this is one of the biggest advantages of synthetic turf. Since the weather conditions in the UK aren’t always great, garden surfaces can become unusable. This is because real grass can become waterlogged and extremely dirty.
Man-made turf does not get dirty or become unusable in wet conditions. The artificial turf will be SuDS certified, this means that the surfacing isn’t going to become swamped or waterlogged.
Another advantage of synthetic turf is that it requires very little maintenance to keep it in good condition. This means that you can enjoy a great looking lawn without needing to carry out as much maintenance.
We recommend that you remove litter and other things that could make the area dirty. This is to prevent the area from suffering contamination and losing its porosity. We can also offer advice for sports pitch maintenance if you have an artificial grass sporting facility.
Get In Touch
To find out more about what our artificial grass installers can do for you, please see our artificial grass enquiry process which explains everything. We can then get a quote sent out to you.
If our quotation is of interest, we can then provide free samples to ensure you are happy with the synthetic turf products.
You can find out more information on the installations our team carry out by completing the contact form provided now. We will respond as soon as possible with all the information you require.