Fake Grass – A Great Alternative
Fake grass is the perfect solution for those who would like to cut back on their lawn maintenance costs. It’s an all-natural product that can be mixed into the soil, used in the garden, or even used as an ornamental feature. The good news is that this type of grass can be installed anywhere – especially on the side of your house where the sunlight cannot reach.
You may be surprised to learn that real grass is not actually all that cheap. An eight-inch thick lawn can run up to $500, while a four-inch plastic substitute would only cost about two dollars per square foot. This makes faux grass the ideal option for people who are concerned about the environment and the economy.
The cost of installing fake grass depends on where you choose to install it. A good rule of thumb is to install fake grass in areas where you will have the least amount of contact with the ground. A dirt patio would be a great choice because you don’t need to keep an eye on the grass.
The most common areas for the installation of fake grass are patios, but you can use it on the inside of your home as well. If you have a large area where you can place artificial grass then it would be smart to put it in the middle of the yard. Doing so would create a walkway between two areas where you would not need to trim the grass. If you choose to do it this way, you could easily install a drainpipe to prevent excess water from collecting in your lawn.
When it comes to the installation of fake grass, you can find several different types of grass and shrubs to choose from. Here are some examples: fake rye, faux pine, fake walnut, fake birch, faux oak, fake maple, fake fescue, fake and tan mulberry, mary meadows, Skylands, bentgrass, Brookland, Buffalo grass, Fraser grass, and Swiss chard. There are also artificial grasses such as Bermuda grass, soft Hessian, and horse chestnut. They come in varying densities and you can select one to suit your needs.
Installation of fake grass does not take long, although it does take some practice to get the process down pat. You first need to put in the tray and cover the top with the grass or shrub. After that, you should mix the grass or shrub in a small bucket to make sure that it mixes in well.
Next, you need to cut away any dead vegetation and grass. For instance, if you have a small lawn, you might want to trim it so that it doesn’t become too bushy and hard to maintain. You can choose whether to use a hedge trimmer or a lawn saw. It doesn’t matter which type of machine you use, just make sure that you are level and it’s parallel to the ground.
After you’ve completed these certain steps, you should sprinkle the grass or shrub generously and walk away. Depending on the size of the area you’re working in, you might want to repeat this step each day, however, there are instances when it is helpful to only do it once or twice.
Check the fake grass after about a week. You’ll want to make sure that it is not sticking to itself or to the tray, is not too wet or dry, and is not appearing as though it’s not completely covering the tray.
Now you can install fake grass Dubai into the designated areas. If it looks too uneven, then it probably needs more watering. If it looks as though it’s sagging or it seems that the texture is off, then you can return it to its original position.
If you find that the area you’ve installed is still too wet or does not fit the design you had in mind, you can go back to the store and purchase a larger artificial grass. You can get them from discount stores as well as hardware stores, but be sure to make it clear that the selection you have has been cut at the correct dimensions so that it fits perfectly into the area.
Lawn care does not have to be expensive. Instead, it can be as inexpensive as faux grass.