However, although it is low-maintenance it still requires looking after if you want to get the best out of your purchase.

So how best to keep your artificial grass looking as good as new for as long as possible? There are some simple steps you can take just once a month or so which will ensure you have a beautiful-looking artificial lawn for years to come.

The most important thing you need to do is keep your artificial grass free from debris on a regular basis. Litter, feathers and, particularly in the autumn months, leaves from your own or next door's garden will inevitably blow on to your grass, not only making it look unsightly but also clogging up your drainage and possibly contributing to weed growth.

Once a month - more frequently in the autumn - remove any debris from your grass using your hands, a brush or a leaf-blower. This will provide an immediate boost and help spruce up your lawn in an instant.

It is possible that, over time, some weeds may start growing up in between your artificial grass, despite the membranes designed to prevent this. If you want to maintain that perfect just-laid look, you will need to remove these weeds, preferably as soon as they start sprouting through.

Pluck them carefully with your hand (don't dig into the membrane of your grass, or you will damage it). If they keep returning, consider using a weed killer, but make sure it is a water-based one which will not damage your grass.

It is also important to lightly brush your lawn regularly to keep the grass looking sprightly and upright.

Explore this site for more information on keeping your lawn in tip-top condition and to find the best cleaning and refreshing products to ensure your artificial lawn looks its best for years to come.