Thursday, 25 October 2012

Fake Grass Verges For Cotswold Village

In our last blog post we talked about the increasing regularity with which artificial grass appears in the news headlines and gave the example of how historic Cliveden House now has an artificial grass pathway in its Italian walled garden.

Today we have another example - this time on a less historic though equally interesting scale - but which relates to the same problem of mudbaths in public areas where natural grass just cannot withstand the impact of wet weather and heavy footfall.

The pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Water in the English Cotswolds is planning to install fake grass on verges between the village footpath and the Windrush river as well as by one of the nearby bridges. The village's parish councillors have voted in favour of the idea because they already spend an average £1,000 per year in repairs to the current naturally grass areas in the village centre.

It is the first time the village has considered using fake grass and everyone, including the councillors, appears to be excited at what the trial installation might bring by way of benefit - a) making the village centre look appealing all year; b) achieving possible long-term savings on annual maintenance and repair costs. This BBC News page gives the full story.

Our fake grass has been installed on grass verges (as in the photo) and public footpaths for a number of years now so we know first hand the benefits of this type of application can bring.

Click here to read our 2007 blog post about artificial grass verges.