Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A Summer Soaking & Muddy Feet

The advantages of artificial grass are manifold but one particular benefit that we in Britain should not ignore is in wet weather conditions.

As many people now realise, wet weather is not restricted to autumn and winter storms or the odd spring shower but, in line with global warming predictions, our typical British summer seems to be getting ever wetter. Cumbria where our factory is based is a great example of how you should always carry a raincoat or umbrella in the boot of your car!.

Many public places in the UK endure 'high footfall'; these include city park paths, playing fields, annual public events such as the Hampton Court Flower Show and everyday visitor attractions such as Diggerland. When wet weather prevails, visitors to such places may have to endure muddy areas, resulting in muddy shoes trailed back home or into the car. Unless you go prepared wearing hiking boots or wellingtons (not exactly the in-thing at Hampton Court!), you may even find your shoes get ruined. With artificial grass being permeable and virtually maintenance free, it is an ideal choice for these 'high footfall' areas.

A recent article in the Guardian's "What Is The European Monsoon?" highlights the problems caused by British summer deluges, referring to the thousands of Wimbledon and Hampton Court Flower Show visitors who were sent scurrying for cover this year. Makes interesting reading.