After years of maintaining a lawn, with all the work that involves, some just decide a lower-maintenance product suits their needs better. Maybe old age is creeping in, and pushing a lawnmower around is too much effort. Or maybe you have a large family, with lots of kids running around. A small garden will be quickly turned into a muddy mess by little feet playing football, while synthetic grass will stay looking good for years with the easiest of maintenance routines.

So you've decided to get synthetic grass for your lawn, but how do you know which one to choose? The first consideration, as with most purchases, should be your budget. Measure the area you want your grass to cover (use an online guide to help you do this properly), and then figure out what price range you can afford. Artificial grass varies enormously in price - obviously, the more expensive ranges are more realistic and better quality, but you will find one to suit every pocket.

The second thing to think about is how much use your grass is going to get.

Are the children going to be playing on it every day or will it be used mainly for decoration?

This, too, will inform your decision about which type to buy.

Synthetic grass comes in both single- and multi-tone colours and with varied heights and density. The longer piled, denser, multi-toned grasses are the most expensive, but it may be that a cheaper version is suitable for your needs. A good idea if you are unsure which type to choose is to request a sample or two from your chosen supplier. You can then compare the look and feel of different ranges and make a more informed decision. 

When making a cost comparison, make sure to compare the square-metre prices to get the best idea of overall cost. And don't forget to factor in delivery and installation expenses, too. Have a look round this website for more details on a range of synthetic grass types to suit all uses and pockets.