Thursday, 29 March 2012

A New Era For Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass has many advantages and we have addressed these on a regular basis in the 5 years that we have been writing our artificial grass blog. One of the key issues in this regard is that of helping the environment, especially saving water.

The serious drought currently in evidence here in the UK is of concern to us all. Water is crucial to our lives, especially 'modern day' life. From drinking and cooking, to bathroom, washing machine and dishwasher use to car cleaning and watering the lawn, our use of and reliance upon water as a resource is huge.

According to a BBC drought report water levels in many parts of the UK are dangerously low. The last serious drought in the UK was in 1976 yet in some parts of South-East England, current levels of groundwater are even lower than back then. Recent reports have emerged of fish dying in rivers where water levels are simply too low to sustain them and there is now concern that some British wildlife is being threatened such as the dragonfly, frog and newt. So for the sake of preserving our wonderful wildlife heritage we all need to think of ways in which to save water.

Frog and newt together in a pond - photo courtesy of AndyRoberts

One obvious way of saving water is to not water your lawn. However, a natural grass lawn without water will obviously become dry, hard and yellowed - neither attractive to look at nor comfortable for the children and pets to play on. Installing artificial grass is the answer;  not only will you save on water this year - a potentially record-breaking year in drought terms - but in years yet to come.

Moreover - and here's a really nice thought - next time your children or grandchildren wonder in amazement at baby frogs in the local pond you will be able to tell them that they are enjoying an extra bit of water thanks to your installing an artificial lawn!