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Why is Artificial Grass Good For New Build Homes?

Posted: March 16, 2020

So, you’ve bought your first house and you’re looking forward to designing your interiors, buying all the furniture and decorating to your heart’s content.

But what about the biggest room in the house – the garden? 🏡

Builders of new houses are notorious for leaving the lawn as an afterthought but it’s actually a huge part of a home, so it’s important to invest in it. Read on to find out why artificial grass can make a huge difference to your new build home.

The problems with new build lawns

The demand for new homes is ever increasing. This means that the pressure is on to build new homes as quickly as possible, which means that many contractors will not include the garden as part of the package.

A lot of new homes are built on brownfield land, which takes many years to establish for use as a garden. Many new homeowners are surprised to turn up to their new home only to find that the garden is in terrible condition, with wet, cloggy ground that isn’t fit to be called a lawn.

In addition to this, most first-time buyers are not gardeners and are too time-poor to dedicate hours to landscaping. Young couples and families want to be able to move in and enjoy their outdoor space without having to worry about spending too much time and money on it.

How is artificial grass installed in new build properties?

Before any excavation starts, the best course of action will be decided and discussed with you during your consultation.

During the artificial grass installation process, the entire lawn is basically started from scratch – this is arguably the most essential part. Soil, spoil and clay are removed and replaced with quality aggregates to accommodate effective drainage. This will rid you of any cloggy mud for the perfect base.

Next, a weed suppressant is added on top of the aggregates. The turf is then laid on top – a pretty Belgravia, an award-winning Chelsea, or a high-performance specialist grass, the choice is yours. There is plenty to choose from depending on your needs.

Why artificial turf is great for new builds

  • It’s low maintenance: a lot of first-time buyers are time poor and aren’t too keen on gardening, so having a lawn that you don’t need to mow or water means that you can spend time on what’s important.
  • There’s no mess: buyers of new builds are often young families. Artificial grass is safe to play on and you won’t have to worry about children and pets traipsing mud into the house after running around in the garden all day.
  • You can make it your own: there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to artificial grass. You can choose from a range of styles depending on your personal taste, and during your consultation, you may want to discuss landscaping options such as trees and flowers.
  • It’s durable: with expert engineering and installation, turf from Easigrass Glasgow has an 8-year warranty and lasts for 15-20 years, so you won’t have to worry about constant upkeep.

before and after new build lawn installation

Here at Easigrass Glasgow, we provide artificial turf for domestic and commercial properties throughout the central belt of Scotland, including Glasgow, Stirling and Ayrshire. With expertise in areas with poor drainage, we can transform your garden – get in touch today to see how we can help. 

Before & After – New Build Garden Installation
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