Fake Grass Is On the Improve

There are quite a few concerns expressed over the safety of synthetic grass fields for young sporting kids, not to mention the playgrounds they play on. Many of those concerns are about the rubber infill that is used, particularly for the older fields.

Latest studies have been done and have virtually given these sporting fields a clean bill of health or, at least, are well within reasonable safety standards.

Further concerns surrounded the temperature that these surfaces reach when the sun has been on them for any extended period of time. This concern looks as though it still has merit although it was argued that the temperature dropped quickly once the sun moved off it.

There have been new developments in the technologies and products used as infill and these have answered a lot of the worries that were expressed.


A Backyard Requiring Some Love

The new house is built, everything inside looks immaculate and you couldn’t be happier. Now we take a peek out the back window and what do we see? Well surprise, surprise we are looking out onto the panoramic view of what resembles a demolition site with half bricks, rubble and clay sitting all around the yard. Naturally, builders don’t care about the yards of their clients, so when they’ve got left over materials, rather than throwing them in the dumpsters or taking it with them, they chuck it on the ground and move on.

Now it’s time to try to make the yard as pristine and wonderful as the new house. The first step of the transformation may involve setting out plans for the garden beds leaving the remainder of the yard as lawn. At this point you may consider one of two solutions for putting in a lawn, either turfing the yard with natural grass or electing to go with a synthetic grass.

Both are acceptable and both carry a series of positives and negatives, some real and some perceived. The choice is yours, what will your decision be?

Grass That Requires Less Mowing

There is a new kind of grass out there that reportedly requires less mowing than the traditional types of grass, and I mean much less mowing. The grass is called carex pansa and it is an evergreen creeping lawn that grows into a natural looking lawn but it only needs to be mowed around 4 times a year.

The grass can be planted from plugs planted around 6 to 12 inches apart. The important thing in using carex pansa is to entirely remove the old lawn first or the weeds in the old lawn will give you unsatisfactory results.

It should be noted that carex pansa is a native grass and will give you more of a meadow look rather than a formal manicured lawn look.