Friday, 28 May 2010

Prepare For Summer With Artificial Grass

This time last year we published a post full of meteorological optimism called "Looking Forward To The Promise Of Summer". It followed the Met Office's forecast for a warmer than average summer with Chief Meteorologist Ewen McCallum quoted as saying " We can expect times when temperatures will be above 30 °C, something we hardly saw at all last year." Well, it didn't happen! What's more, the embarrassment caused the Met Office to drop its long-term seasonal forecasts.

So, we ask, what's in store for us this summer? And who can tell us? According to a news article in the Daily Mail, the answer might well lie with a company called Positive Weather Solutions who in 2009 actually gave a correct prediction for the 'wash-out' summer we all endured.

Q: What's their prediction for summer 2010 in Britain?

A: A record-breaking, barbecue summer! Indeed, their senior forecaster Jonathan Powell is quoted as saying "... possibly placing it at least in the top three warmest summers recorded."

So, if Mr. Powell is right in his prediction, we can look forward to spending much of this summer outdoors, warm and dry.

Great news .... or is it?

For many people, a hot, dry summer may not prove as enjoyable as you might at first imagine.

Here's a diverse range of examples:

Hosepipe Bans
The gardener's nightmare. Lack of water can ruin a lawn that has been lovingly tended and cared for, leaving it hard, yellowed and thoroughly unattractive.

High Pollen Count
Sufferers of hay fever and grass allergies can be restricted to spending far more time indoors than outside in the sunshine.

Soccer World Cup
For avid soccer fans, 11 June to 11 July 2010 is a special time - one they've set aside in their minds and looked forward to for four whole years. So they are not going to relish being cajoled into cutting the grass every weekend because everyone else wants to enjoy being outside!

If you fall into one of these categories, now's the time to consider the advantages of artificial grass. It saves on water, helps grass allergy sufferers and you'll never again risk missing a Rooney goal for England because of the lawn mower!

Check out our Online Grass Store to see the wide range of grass products - all produced in our own factory here in the UK. We also have some great Special Offers.