Artificial Grass FAQs

Read on to find the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about the supply and installation of artificial grass in Essex.

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Artificial Grass FAQs

Can artificial turf be laid on any surface?
Artificial grass is versatile enough to be laid on just about any surface. It can be laid on a prepared sub base, concrete, tarmac and paving. It copes beautifully with sloping areas. It can even be laid on roof terraces and balconies
For the best results the grass needs to laid in the same direction so you are looking into the pile.

Can artificial grass be laid on sloping ground?
Yes. Synthetic grass can be securely fitted to sloping ground. It follows the contours and undulations of any normal garden.

Does artificial turf need any maintenance?
No. You can say goodbye to your lawn mower, your lawn feed and your hosepipe. All you need to do with the substrate is remove any material like leaves and dog mess.

Does artificial grass fade in the sunlight?
Not for a very long time. Replacement grass keeps its beautiful colour for many years. That’s because the fibres have been UV stabilised to comply with quality standard BIN53387.

Is artificial grass guaranteed?
Yes. Essex Artificial Lawns guarantees our grasses for ten years.

Is artificial grass safe for children and pets?
Yes, absolutely. We design our artificial grasses with safety in mind and to comply to the most stringent safety standards, which means no lead or harmful toxins are used in the production. They have passed hundreds of independent safety tests. Some grasses in our range contain a extra fibre fill layer and thatch structure for extra soft landings.

How long does fake grass last?
Artificial turf will give you up to 20 years of maintenance-free life depending on the volume of traffic in the area. Our grass won't fade. It is UV stabilised and will retain its colour and integrity season after season.

Does artificial grass drain like real grass?
Yes. Artificial grass is fully porous and rainwater drains through it. Independent testing confirms Artificial Grass’s porosity to BS7044. Just like a garden with grass.

Is artificial grass approved by Local Authorities?
Yes. Oryzon artificial grasses carry many quality and safety accreditations and is approved for use by Local Authorities. Architects often specify artificial grass for schools, recreation areas and public buildings.

Is artificial turf environmentally friendly?
Yes. Artificial turf doesn’t need to be watered like real grass. Even in prolonged periods of hot weather, it will stay green and lush without water. It also needs no mowing so there are no clippings to dispose of. You never need to apply potentially dangerous chemical herbicides, pesticides or feeds.

Is it right for me?
If you love grass but don’t want the mess, mud and maintenance, our artificial turfs are perfect for you.
Gravel and paving may be practical, but only fake grass gives you an easy-care surface with the softness, bounce and colour of real grass. The kids and pets can play on it. You can sit out on, sunbathe on it and enjoy its lush good looks in all weathers. No matter what’s going on, artificial grass stays beautiful 365 days a year and asks for very little in return.
Artificial turf is ideal for gardens of all sizes. Lawns large and small are green, gorgeous and maintenance-free for an astonishing 20 years. Our Artificial Grass is fully porous and drains like real grass. It’s flexible and follows the contours of your garden like real grass. But, unlike real turf, it keeps its vibrant colour right through wet weather and long, hot, dry spells. There’s no watering or feeding required so it’s kinder to the environment.

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