1. Major benefits include no watering, mowing or fertilising, plus high UV resistance. The longevity of artificial grass is around 10–15 years.
2. Expect to pay from R150 – R450m², depending on your application. (This excludes delivery, installation and cutting to size.) Available in 4m-wide rolls, there’s a wide range of grass types and shades of green to choose from, with tuft heights ranging from 10–40mm. Ask your supplier to recommend the best type for your specific site, usage and overall look.
3. When applying artificial grass to hard surfaces such as concrete, tarmac and stone, it’s vital to ensure that you have the correct gradient for water run-off. The grass sheets are then loosely laid on top and secured with all-weather adhesive around the edges.
4. For garden applications, the existing grass must be removed to create a compacted recess. A mix of crusher dust and river sand is applied, plus a weed barrier to create a stable, porous base. Seaming tape is applied to the edges and the artificial turf is attached to pegs placed in the ground. Silica sand in-fills are then added to weigh the turf down, cool the surface and help keep the tufts vertical.
5. Keeping it clean: Artificial grass is made from tufted polyethylene; it contains fine holes to allow water to penetrate. To clean it, simply hose it down.
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