Artificial grass is the must-have garden trend this summer
Home owners across South Wales are transforming their gardens with artificial grass. The latest generation products look just like the real thing and they’re so easy to install and maintain it means mowing the lawn may become a thing of the past.
We caught up with South Wales’ biggest artificial grass supplier- Carpet Castle in Caerphilly and asked director Andrew Graham all about this revolution in landscaping.
Q. What do you think is driving the popularity of artificial grass?
A. No more weekends spent cutting the lawn is obviously the main motivator for most people! Customers who buy artificial grass from us are typically busy people who want to regain their weekends or retired people who want to take it a bit easier. The product looks so realistic that in a lot of cases the lawn looks even better than real turf!
Q. Is it difficult to install?
A. Not at all. We have a great team of installation experts who can do all the necessary groundwork and fitting for you. But a lot of our customers just do it themselves. We’ve added a ‘how to fit’ guide on our website which details the whole process, including ground preparation and how to install a weed membrane underneath.
Q. Is the product durable?
A. Yes it’s incredibly robust. The products we sell come with a nine year UV guarantee and the built-in drainage holes mean that any rain just drains away- like it would do with regular turf, we have a display in store on which hundreds of customers have walked and it still looks fantastic. It’s completely suitable for pets and it can be easily hosed down.
Q. Are there any pitfalls which customers should look out for?
A. You just need to ensure you’re buying a quality product. We supply products from the best artificial grass manufacturers in Europe but there is a lot of cheap Chinese grass on the market, particularly online which customers should definitely be wary about. The whole point of installing artificial grass is to remove stress from your life, so really you would want a product that is going to last many, many years and not cause you problems.
Q. What maintenance is required?
A. Not much to be honest. It depends on how perfect you want your garden to look. If you want to you could brush any leaves off and any marks can be removed with water and a bit of detergent.
Q. Does it really look like the real thing?
A. Absolutely! The technology has developed substantially in the last few years. People are often amazed when we show them the products. We have hundreds of rolls in stock and plenty of samples for customers to take home. We realise some customers will have lots of questions but our great team in-store will happily guide anyone through the entire process.
Andrew Graham is a director at Carpet Castle
Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly Tel: 029 20884951 http://www.carpetcastlecaerphilly.co.uk
Est. 1971 | Open 7 days a week | Largest selection of artificial grass in South Wales | Full installation available