Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is becoming ever popular amongst the UK population due to its low maintenance, its realistic look and its dream garden appeal. These are some of the frequently asked questions about artificial grass that we are often asked. Click on the FAQ’s below to find out more.

Q. How much artificial grass will I need?

A. Every garden is different, but the average size of a domestic garden we install is between 50 and 60 square metres.

Q. How do I measure my garden?

A. Take measurements across the longest and widest points of your area. You will then need to round these measurements up to the nearest metre. Then multiply the width by the length and this will give you your square meterage requirement.

Q. Does artificial grass fade?

A. No, not at all. It is fully UV protected, so it retains its lovely lush, green colour and we offer 8 year warranty against fading.

Q. How long does it take to lay?

A. A 50 square metre garden can be laid in a single day.

Q. Does it flatten?

A. Yes, if you have a lot of traffic running over the top of the artificial grass, it will crush and bend just like real grass, but if you want it upright, all you have to do is brush it against the pile to raise it back up again.

Q. Can I fit Easigrass turf myself?

A. We recommend that our artificial grass is installed by our professionally trained installation teams, which will ensure the highest quality.

Q. Are there different types of artificial grass?

A. Yes, we offer many different types of artificial grass. Whether you use your garden for sport, a children’s play area, or simply to relax and unwind, theres an Easigrass product to suit you.

Q. Is artificial grass maintenance free?

A. Artificial grass will require professional cleaning, brushing and sweeping at least once a year. Other than that, all you need to do is keep it clear and rinse off any dirt or stains.

Q. Is Easigrass eco-friendly artificial grass?

A. Easigrass is committed to minimising negative impact upon the environment. Products are made from recycled matter and our Easibug and Twizzy team vehicles are all eco-respectful. For dry areas where water is at a premium, Easigrass helps communities conserve precious water sources.

Q. Does Easigrass impact upon The Wildlife Corridor?

A. Easigrass stipulates that each and every installation needs to take place nearby to flora and fauna: a tree, shrubs, plants or pots. Specific products can be recommended upon request.

Q. Can I use artificial grass inside as well as outside?

A. Our artificial grass is fully adaptable to both use inside and out, both dry areas such as a living room or office and also within a damp bathroom environment.

Q. Is Easigrass artificial grass safe for children to play on?

A. Easigrass is the safest and most rigorously tested artificial grass available to buy in the UK today. Wet or dry, and at school or at home, Easigrass independently tested to EN:1177.2008 British Standards for impact attenuating playground surfacing, as well  as tested in accordance with the HIC (Head Injury Criterion). Be sure to take a look at our accreditations page.

Q. Will the grass get hot in direct sunlight?

A. In periods of strong sustained sunlight the artificial grass, being a dark green man made product , will get hot. On the occasions when this may be encountered it’s just a simple case of wearing some soft shoes rather than bear feet. If lying on it you may well want to place a blanket on top first . For a quick cool you can give it a spray with cold water, although this will quickly evaporate.

Toddlers will find it uncomfortable when too hot so they will need to be kept on top of a blanket. The same heat can be experienced on a sunny beach when sand temperatures can rise rapidly when exposed to periods of strong sunlight. The grass is fully UV protected so it will not fade.

Q. What if my dog messes up my lawn?

A. If any pets mess up your artificial lawn, simply clear it up and wash it through with clean water in order to prevent any smells or stains occurring during dry periods.

Q. Where does the water go?

A. Easigrass is perforated so any excess water simply seeps through into the soil underneath.

Q. How long does artificial grass last?

A. With regular maintenance, Easigrass can last between 15 and 20 years. 

Q. What is artificial grass made from?

A. Our artificial grass is made from Polyurethane and Polyethylene.

Q. What about static?

A. A static charge coming from the grass is a very rare thing to encounter as it is a result of area conditions. It is not something we can see or detect prior to installation.

You may have felt it before when rubbing your feet along a piece of newly laid internal carpet then touching something earthed with your finger and hearing a little click and feeling a small shock sensation.

It is also something not to be too concerned about as in the majority of cases it will eventually go. It is never a problem in the winter months with rain fall ensuring everything is well earthed.

But gardens that have been installed in a static prone area can easily be treated with a mixture of fabric conditioner and water spread over the area in a standard water can with a perforated spout this increases the surface tension of the grass not allowing the static charge to effect anything.

Q. My grass seems extra wet in the winter months and I don’t think it is draining?

A. The grass will be draining through all the standard drainage system holes within the grass, but as with new grasses some of them can have a little residue of the spinning oil left from the manufacturing process which can result in droplets sticking to the higher yarns before they hit the base of the grass and into the standard holes.

With general use this lubricant will eventually be worn away, especially in the warmer weather, but during months where the temp can be mild to warm in the day then cooling to very low in the evening and early hours you will always get a build-up of these condensation droplets.

You can find the same ones on the wing mirrors and glass of our cars early in the morning…we also see the same on real grass when we take a dog for a walk early in the morning across a cold field.. your shoes will always get wet and damp and you can even create a similar spray effect as you can on the artificial grass.