Artificial Grass

Is it OK to fake it?

Husband says no, but I think it’s a lot better. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a bit and I know a friend who has done the same. So what is your opinion? Is it ok to have artificial grass?

You see, when we get our extension built we’ll be losing our carport and space for two cars. So I think we should dig up a good chunk of our front lawn and gravel it to create some replacement parking spots. It would also stop the car shuffle in the mornings as one of us would park in the new area and the other on the existing driveway.

House sign
Our front lawn at the moment, we’d be halving the size of it. Plus, look at the weeds. 

I also think that if we do this we should just finish it of with some artificial grass.

I have several reasons for this:

  • Our front lawn is more moss and weed than actual grass.
  • It will look great all the time, the neighbours would have lawn envy.
  • It’s one less bit of household maintenance.
  • The area will be so small it hardly warrants pulling the lawnmower round to the front of the house.
  • Husb actually gets bad hayfever, so this would mean a zero pollen area he could enjoy.
  • I want to witness the confused look on the cat’s face.

    Artificial Grass
    We could swap it for a beautiful, lush and thick lawn like this one

I think these are all solid reasons, well maybe not confusing the cat, that would just be funny. But all the other reasons are pretty good.

Husb wants to keep the existing lawn:

  • He likes it and enjoys mowing it.
  • There’s no additional cost involved in keeping it.
  • If we really keep on top of it and weed and feed it, we’ll get it looking great again.
  • He’s still going to have the back garden filled with pollen, so having a tiny bit less isn’t really an argument.
  • He doesn’t want to confuse the cat.

Now I’m not to bothered either way, especially as i know I’m right, but I have done a bit of research and there are some fabulous artificial grasses available.

As I said, I had a friend who did this once. Bless her, the garden to her house must have been no more than 3m x 3m, to put a shed in the garden to store the lawnmower and any other garden tools, would have filled it. So she put in an artificial lawn and it looked wonderful. All year round. And she had to do very little to maintain it. Usually a good rainfall would clean it up a treat, otherwise a blast with the neighbours hose and it was all sorted.

I am really tempted, what do you think I should do?

Disclosure – this is a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

2 thoughts on “Is it OK to fake it?”

  1. We are the exact opposite, I want to keep real grass as better for environment, but husband wants fake as he doesn’t like that it’s more weeds than grass and he hates curring it

    1. I really can see both sides. It’s a hard choice to make. At the moment all the grass is so brown round here artificial grass would stand out like a sore thumb. But I’m definitely loving the no weeds and no mowing. Aaargh. No idea what we’ll do.

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