A Village Green in Gloucestershire

In 2012, many were surprised to hear that the Gloucestershire village of Bourton-on-the-Water had decided to try out fake grass on the village green. In fact, when the Parish Council decided to vote on the matter, the decision was a unanimous one. The main reason for this was saving money. Beforehand, the parish council was paying around £1,000 a year to repair the damage done to natural grass by heavy footfall.

According to the vice-chairman of the council at the time, Richard Johnes, synthetic grass may provide an opportunity to find a "cheaper longer-term solution". Johnes also stressed the great improvements that artificial grass has made over the past decades or so compared to the kind of fake turf that most people picture when they think of synthetic lawns, saying "it's not the artificial grass you see in the butchers shop".

 

In 2012, many were surprised to hear that the Gloucestershire village of Bourton-on-the-Water had decided to try out fake grass on the village green. In fact, when the Parish Council decided to vote on the matter, the decision was a unanimous one. The main reason for this was saving money. Beforehand, the parish council was paying around £1,000 a year to repair the damage done to natural grass by heavy footfall.

According to the vice-chairman of the council at the time, Richard Johnes, synthetic grass may provide an opportunity to find a "cheaper longer-term solution". Johnes also stressed the great improvements that artificial grass has made over the past decades or so compared to the kind of fake turf that most people picture when they think of synthetic lawns, saying "it's not the artificial grass you see in the butchers shop".

Sunny California

Across much of the world, synthetic lawns are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners. Now that fake grass is far more realistic than it was in the early days, it provides a low-maintenance solution that always looks great. However, there are few places where the trend is as marked as in California, and the reason for this is a strong programme of support from local authorities.

The Californian love of synthetic grass is rooted in very different reasoning from that of the Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council. Rather than just a durable and low-maintenance cost-saving solution, in the warm climate of California it is seen as an anti-drought measure. With California governor Jerry Brown declaring an emergency situation and striving for a 25% cut in water usage for this year, artificial turf experienced a surge in interest. This is fuelled in no small part by initiatives in certain parts of the state to offer cash rebates to homeowners who install water-efficient landscaping.

To find out more about artificial grass and the benefits it can offer, please feel free to further explore this website.

Alternatively, contact us directly to speak to a member of our team. Across much of the world, synthetic lawns are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners.

Now that fake grass is far more realistic than it was in the early days, it provides a low-maintenance solution that always looks great. However, there are few places where the trend is as marked as in California, and the reason for this is a strong programme of support from local authorities.

The Californian love of synthetic grass is rooted in very different reasoning from that of the Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council. Rather than just a durable and low-maintenance cost-saving solution, in the warm climate of California it is seen as an anti-drought measure. With California governor Jerry Brown declaring an emergency situation and striving for a 25% cut in water usage for this year, artificial turf experienced a surge in interest.

This is fuelled in no small part by initiatives in certain parts of the state to offer cash rebates to homeowners who install water-efficient landscaping. To find out more about artificial grass and the benefits it can offer, please feel free to further explore this website. Alternatively, contact us directly to speak to a member of our team.