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Artificial Grass vs. Real Grass in your Garden: the Pros and Cons

If you are looking to update your garden and are wondering whether to opt for artificial grass or stick to traditional, natural grass then we can help!

Find out the pros and cons of artificial grass vs. real grass in our handy guide which will make your decision easy.

Which looks better?

No one wants a garden that doesn’t look good – after all, chances are you will be looking at your garden every single day, especially in the warmer months.

A huge consideration when choosing artificial grass vs. real grass is the aesthetics of each. When it is properly maintained, real grass looks good – it is soft and luscious. However, it can be tricky to maintain, and with the unpredictable British weather it often floods, and then dries out rapidly in the summer, leaving a patchy, yellow lawn behind.

Artificial grass is natural-looking and evenly coloured all year round, whatever the weather! This makes it a great choice if you are looking for a low-maintenance lawn that always looks the part.

Long gone are the days when artificial lawn looks strikingly unnatural – these days you can find beautifully blended lawns such as Classic which is natural in colour and perfect for authentic-looking grass.


Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of artificial grass is how easy it is to maintain.

You won’t need to take the lawnmower for a spin with artificial lawns as it doesn’t grow! You also won’t need to feed your synthetic grass either.

The only maintenance required for artificial grass is the occasional sweep, which is a stark difference from the effort required to keep real grass looking in tip-top shape.

High-quality artificial grass will save you time, effort, and money whilst still looking great – making it perfect for those with busy lifestyles.

The costs of artificial grass vs. real grass

The pricing of real grass compared to artificial grass is an important factor to consider when weighing up the pros and cons of each.

Square metre by square metre, real grass is much cheaper to purchase. However, you may also need to purchase top soil if your existing soil is in poor condition and this can cost around £120 per bag.

The initial cost of laying artificial grass is more expensive, with costs ranging from around £20-35 per square metre. However, if looked after properly it can last around 15-20 years – which is 15-20 years of no lawn mowing and feeding which you should factor in when thinking about your budget.

Your lifestyle

One of the main benefits of synthetic grass is for those with children and pets! Artificial grass means no more muddy feet or paws in the rainy months – so you can play in the garden all year round, without worrying about the rain occupying our skies more often than not.

Alongside this, your pets will not be able to dig up high-quality artificial grass as they would with natural grass – which saves you a world of hassle. You will also not need to worry about your pets ingesting fertilisers, pesticides or weed killers if you have synthetic grass in your garden.

Artificial grass is also hypoallergenic, so any members of your family that suffer from hay fever can easily enjoy spending the summer days in the garden with you if you have a fake lawn.

So, if you are looking for a low-maintenance lawn that fits your lifestyle, then high-quality artificial grass could be the perfect choice for you! Explore our range of artificial lawns here, or get in touch with us to discuss your needs and we can guide you in the right direction for your garden.