The big grass debate, to go natural or artificial? This is one that I spend most of my days looking at so I know this subject well. There is no question about it the lawn is either the main attraction or the main disappointment in a garden so it needs to look good and feel good. A beautiful natural lawn is an unbeatable top trump, hands down winner and will certainly do wonders for a property BUT it’s almost impossible to achieve in this climate unless you have full time staff just to care for your lawn. If you think you can get it right then go for it but don’t forget the cost involved in keeping it fed and watered. If a natural lawn sounds a bit too much like hard work (and money) there are some extremely natural looking artificial grass products on the market that will look great all year around. The stigma attached to ‘fake’ lawns is no longer there so don’t be afraid that it will put a buyer off, it won’t. They will relish the idea of not paying enormous water bills, of this I can assure you. If you’re set on a natural lawn then make sure you get the right variety of grass and speak to a specialist before you take the plunge. Installing the cheapest grass available and hoping for the best is definitely not the right way of going about it. There are specific grasses that do very well here in certain conditions but it needs some thought and discussion with an expert, if you live near the sea for example you will need to find a grass that can survive and thrive in very saline conditions. Either way make sure you get your grass right, a miserable looking lawn will unquestionably put buyers off.