If you’ve got a small garden in an urban environment, you’ll most likely appreciate the challenges of a lawn. Often poor quality soil, shade and constant wear means that keeping a green square of turf is just a pipe dream.
The Europeans (particularly the Spanish) have used this synthetic form of grass for years. Not only is it easy to install and maintain, it actually looks pretty real and comes in a number of different looks and types so you can choose the one that’s best for your garden and use.
All the preparation needed is to have a flat surface (and if you’re grassing up to pavers or other surfaces the finished level will be about 40-50mm from the base) and remove any obstacles that aren’t permanent fixtures.
The Smart Grass Installation will first put down a sort of road base of crushed rock to get the levels right and ensure a bit of a fall to the flower beds or drainage points in your garden.
Then they simply roll out the green carpet, secure it with special steel pins and dump a load of sand over the top which is worked into the Smart Grass to weigh it down, give a bit of a cushion effect, a real look and feel and to get the blades to sit up.
It takes just a few hours for a small backyard and suddenly you’re looking out onto a lawn you never dreamed you’d have.
The best bit about it is that you can do anything to it… it’s great for pets and kids (simply remove and hose down any poo or bits of food, paint etc).
All it requires is a bit of a hair appointment every 6 weeks which consists of a brush to lift up any squashed bits!
The installers can also come round once a year and top up the sand or give it a bit of a brush with their mechanical brush again if required.
Smart Grass is less than $100/m2 supplied and installed and has a seven year installation and product guarantee.
Visit www.smartgrass.com.au or call 1800 SMARTG (762784) to get a quote from your nearest supplier/installer.