Extreme Challenges

The RHS report exposes the extreme challenges that are increasingly facing UK gardeners as climate change brings us hotter, drier summers and wetter, more extreme winters. In fact, gardeners in the South East look set to turn to artificial lawns as an alternative to battling with maintaining a natural turf lawn. Artificial grass in the UK looks set to be the low-care lawn of the future.

Drought-Resistant

You'll already know that one of the biggest advantages of artificial grass is that you don't need to water it. This saves on precious resources and makes it ideal for climates where drought is a real threat. In California, where summer drought has become the norm, increasing numbers of gardens have an artificial lawn after water use was cut by 25% a year. With just one square metre of live grass guzzling a whopping 2,200 litres of water a year, replacing it with the artificial stuff makes all kinds of environmental and economic sense.

A Good Golf Course Spoiled?

In Australia, where similar concerns about the climate exist, increasing numbers of golf courses are turning to artificial turf in an effort to save water while still providing an excellent playing experience. And with the average golf course using as much water in a day - three hundred thousand gallons - as the average family uses in a decade, plus high levels of artificial fertilisers that can leach into the water table, the golf courses of the world are green but not really green.

The Future for Grass

Artificial grass in the UK has been slow to catch on, with many people equating it with the poor-quality artificial pitches used by several football clubs back in the '80s. But with the rise of the FIFA-approved 3G pitch, football clubs may soon be opting for the perfect artificial surface.

If you want to save water and never mow again, then browse our beautiful artificial lawns before contacting us for more details on laying artificial grass in the UK.