Wednesday, 30 May 2007

A New Generation For The Older Generation

There is one very special section of our community for whom the new generation of artificial grasses offer real benefit - the elderly. Many people are today living longer and remaining independent well into their 80's and even 90's.

Spending so much time at home brings an increased importance to being able to use and enjoy a garden, yet many elderly people cannot do that.

Here are just a few of the reasons why:

1. Mowing the lawn regularly or even at all can be extremely difficult if not impossible
2. Watering the grass to maintain its condition in hot weather is just too demanding
3. Letting the dog out for exercise in bad weather brings muddy paws indoors

By installing artificial grass all the above problems are eradicated and even if there's no garden, then a small patio, yard or even balcony in an apartment block can be made more attractive and useful with artificial grass laid on it. Many residential care homes for the elderly and infirm are already installing artificial grass in their grounds; apart from lowering maintenance costs it means residents being able to use the grassed areas much more throughout the year and without risk of slipping on muddy areas after bouts of bad weather.

Having all year round green as an everyday part of life holds a very real value for the older generation in our community and the new generation of artificial grass such as the Lifestyle Grass range can offer just that.