Artificial turf has become increasingly popular in the UK, with firms reporting a huge spike in sales, amounting to a 35 per cent increase over the same period a year ago. Industry analysts argue that there are several factors which have led to the increased demand of synthetic grass, the most notable of which is that it does not require maintenance such as weekly mowing.
Artificial grass also has longevity, as it can last some five years without fading, provides a soft landing spot for children who like to climb trees, and can adequately deal with animal waste such as dog urine.
According to Paul Broster, university lecturer, father, and synthetic turf consumer, he is very pleased with his decision to abandon typical grass in favour of his new artificial lawn. He said it is much better because the kids and the dog can play on it all year and never bring mud into the house. He went on to add that although it cost him £400 for the artificial grass, the investment will soon pay off since he was spending £100 each time he had to replace his real grass, perpetually damaged by excess rain and a lack of sunshine.