Defining Artificial Grass Cost?
With so many different artificial grass turfs on the market these days, it can be difficult to understand what should artificial grass cost and what defines quality against cost.
A question we get asked all the time is:- I have 40 square meters how much will it cost?
Well it is a simple question but very hard to give a definitive price. There is no other way in explaining but it really depends on what you justify spending. A £10 per square meter artificial grass would cost £400 delivered but there are many other factors to be considered. Removal of old grass, getting rid of the waste (skips aren’t cheap anymore), tanalised timber frame, hardcore, sharp sand, weed membrane and lastly your grass. So as you can imagine it’s not just straight forward!
A great way of saving money on artificial grass is ensuring you understand how to measure your area correctly. As most grasses are available in only 2m or 4m widths, we need to ensure minimal waste for your garden. Just to explain, if you have a garden that measures 6.50m x 6.50m? Your right in thinking that 6.5m x 6.5m = 42.25 square meters. But, to cover this area in a nice new fake grass you will need 4m x 6.50m x 2 cuts. So infact you need 4m x 6.50m x 2 = 52 square meters! Thats a difference of just under 10 square meters and if your grass was costing £20 per m2 then thats a whopping £200 in waste!
So, the best way before you start your project is to ensure that you can work either 4m & 2m widths into your calculations. Obviously sometimes you can’t but the area above would be best making smaller to something like 5.90m x 6.50m with maybe a small border of stones or something similar.
Now you have calculated your area correctly and designed your garden, you need to understand the difference in qualities. There are a few factors that you need to look out for but the main 3 are yarn shape, pile height and pile density (GSM – grams per square meter).
Yarn shape plays a key role in the feel and durability of all artificial grasses. If you want a soft feel then an oval or flat yarn is the best but generally this has its drawbacks as this can lay a lot flatter in cold and wet weather. It will stand back up when the sun comes out though and doesn’t reflect in the quality of the grass. In our opinion the best yarn for durability and all year round good looks is the C shape yarn. The yarn stems are slightly curved like a C, giving it more spine and rigidity. Although to the touch they seem a little more harsher, once the sun is on it they all go super soft anyhow. It looks better in appearance when the rain and cold kicks in and lets face it we have enough of this weather!
Pile height and pile density should be considered at the same time. Most people think the length of the pile dictates the quality of the artificial grass but when considering density (gsm) with this, it will give you the tightness of the pile. The higher the GSM value the more compact the grass will be. If stitch rate is shown also this will inform you how many stitches per square inch. The higher the value the more fuller the pile is. Most decent fake grass have a stitch rate around 13-17.
So considering all factors that are involved, I hope you have a good understanding of what needs to be considered when working out how much artificial grass cost.
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Fake grass cost uk ? The big question everyone is unsure about is how much it should be?
Well the answer really lies from your budget but there are a lot of fake grass suppliers within the UK that give a variable cost. Understanding what makes a good artificial grass is also a subject that most people do not understand. The type of yarn, gsm, dtex, UV Protection, backing material etc… so please let us help you make the right decision.
At Artificial Grass Direct we pride ourselves on supplying quality fake grass direct to your door at the cheapest possible price.
The first thing you need to do is to measure your area. It is important to remember that fake grass is supplied in 2m and 4m widths, so you might need to join it. You do have to trim the joins so you will loose a little from the width which should be calculated with your measurements.
Once you have your measurements we can move forward to working out the exact cost.
Work out the sizes that work best for you and add them to your basket by simply selecting the width and entering your length. This will give the the exact price. You need to remember weed membrane, joining tape and adhesive if needed.
Note: even if your area is 3m x 3m you will have to order 4m x 3m.
One of our most popular grasses is the Botanic 30mm its a beautiful realistic looking grass and will transform any garden into a beautiful outdoor living area.
There is a good post here that is a good read so take a look.
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If you are considering purchasing Artificial Grass for your new garden lawn there are many things to consider. Many people obviously have a budget in mind and it can be quite an expensive project, but yarn quality, yarn type, thickness, Country of Manufacture, drainage, UV Protection, pile direction, joining, measuring up and more! I know mind boggling isn’t it. This guide will help you with all of this so do no worry!
So lets go through it one by one and hopefully this will help you in the purchase of your Artificial Grass.
Artificial Grass Yarn & Type.
You may think that all yarns are the same but they are not. There is different shapes of yarn and they all have different benefits.
C-Shape, V-Shape, W-Shape & Oval Yarn are the most common ones but the thickness of the strands is also a factor. The thinner the yarn, is normally classed as a low density yarn and not as good quality. It is not a bad product but is not as durable of other thicknesses.
C-Shape yarn gives a natural feel and touch with added strength so your artificial grass is more durable and bounces back up. Most commonly used in residential applications.
V-Shape yarn gives more durability but is a lot harsher to touch. Usually this type of artificial grass is used in commercial applications.
W-Shape yarn gives more rigidity but still soft to the touch. Used in more high traffic environment needing higher durability. Most commonly used in Residential & Commercial environments.
Oval yarn is the most common in residential artificial grass. It provides a soft touch but still giving durability.
So the key factors on choosing which yarn would suit you is the feel and the amount of traffic your new garden will get.
How thick should my artificial grass be?
Choosing a perfect pile height is just down to personal preference but the pile weight normally known or displayed as GSM (grams per square meter) is just as important.
For example you could have two different artificial grasses with a pile height of 25mm. One is 1565 GSM and the other is 3554 GSM. This means that there is a lot more yarn within the same area creating a more denser product.
Obviously you will see a massive difference in price also and this will explain to you why.
We would recommend a minimum pile height of 25mm for any lawn replacement and on average the most popular thickness is 25-35mm.
So take advantage of free samples and see the products for yourself. Our product Windsor 25mm was reviewed by the Daily Mail paper and recommended as a great budget grass at a great price.
Where is Artificial Grass Made?
Artificial Grass is made throughout the world by many companies. There is a lot of grass available in the UK that has been imported from China and give them good will the product is getting better but the yarn is not as good quality as European yarn.
In our vast experience after getting sent many samples the product can look good to the eye but when it is on a big piece, it can be a little disappointing.
We strongly recommend always buying an Artificial Grass that is Manufactured within Europe as the standards are a lot higher. We rarely get any problems but if we do it is dealt with promptly. Stock is available quickly, if for some strange reason we run out of a product due to unforeseen high volumes of orders.
If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to get in touch.
Will my Artificial Grass Fade?
Nearly all artificial grass has a UV Protection rating. This is set from the quality of the manufacturing.
When the yarn is manufactured it is given a UV hours rating and depending on where the grass will be fitted or the closer to the equator then the lifespan will alter.
Based in the UK on average the UV protection will be between 8-10 years.
People do get mistaken that the grass will not fade. This is not the case, all artificial grass will fade over a period of time and hold its colour to the best it can. UV protection stops it from going white and that is what will happen eventually. I have never seen this in all my years but it would be pretty cool at Christmas time haha!!
Artificial grass has to withstand a lot of weather situations and is extremely durable.
Many products will last longer than this but its a good timeline for you to plan for replacement like you would with a carpet. Only the replacement of the grass will be needed and a few improvements to the base is needed potentially so the cost will be a lot lower.
Working out what size of Artificial Grass i need?
Working out how much artificial grass you need can be hard work if you are unsure. We are here to help so if you do need any help and need reassurance please contact us.
Firstly we would advise to draw your garden on in the rough shape that it is. If it’s a simple square, rectangle or circle simply measure the widest length and width.
L shapes simply measure all sides and draw out on a sheet of paper.
Now all grasses are sold in 2m & 4m wide and can be joined together when batch matched. This is important as it is manufactured at the same time and there will be no difference in shade.
When joining artificial grass together, the pile direction has to run in exactly the same way. The widths in the same direction and the lengths also. They cannot be laid at 90 degree as they will look completely different.
We also recommend the pile direction coming towards you as this generally gives you the best look. We would always recommend ordering at least 25cm extra than your exact measurements.
To join the artificial grass you have to use special tape and adhesive and all edges need to be freshly trimmed before joining. If you do not trim before joining it will be noticeable. You need to make sure that you allow for the trimming of the joins in your calculations.
Make sure you also order geotextile weed membrane to stop those weeds as they will ruin your artificial grass.
Can I Install Artificial Grass Myself?
This is something that can be done by a competent DIYer.
The ground work or preparation is definitely the hardest part of your project. Some people use a hardcore and sharp sand topper as a base or just simply a sharp sand base. This must be compacted down.
Here is a simplified breakdown of the whole process from start to finish.
- Remove old lawn and weed kill.
- Build a tanalized timber frame secured to wooden stakes in the ground with galvanised screws. This is a way to get your levels and also easier to fix your grass securely.
- Do your base, using 2″ hardcore and 1″ sharp sand or 1″ sharp sand either compacted with a whacker plate.
- Lay geotextile weed membrane and secure to the timber frame making sure all joins are overlaid.
- Lay the grass into position and trim. We would recommend doing all joins before you start trimming the edges as you may need to move slightly.
- Secure to timber frame every 40cm around the perimeter. You do not need to pin in the middle at all just the edges.
- If required sprinkle kiln dried sand on top to add weight to the product (not recommended with pets)
- Brush up with a stiff brush or hire a power brush.
- Enjoy your garden.
If you do not feel competent enough search our recommended installers page and find a contractor near you for a free no obligation artificial grass installation quotation.
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We believe that our quality is the best you can get at ultra low prices. Manufactured in the EU to the highest of standards by one of Europe’s largest manufacturer.
We are an independent family owned business that gives you the personal touch, expert advice and go the extra mile to ensure our customers are completely satisfied with their Artificial Grass.
With so many products and companies to choose from online we are certain that you will be 100% happy in choosing us and recommend us to all your friends and family.
Please feel free to discuss with us about what you are looking for as we are happy to help.
Call us today on 01772 629654 with any questions you may have.
Take advantage of our free Artificial Grass sample service which are sent out first class royal mail usually delivered within 24 hours.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Artificial Grass Direct Team.
Buy Artificial Grass!
Is your garden looking tired and needs high maintenance? As one of the largest importers, we are quickly becoming the trusted online company to buy artificial grass UK. All of our grasses are manufactured to the highest of standards from within the EU.
So now you have decided at the possibility of having artificial grass installed in your garden there are a few questions you may have. We are here to help and please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. Whether its choosing the right product or installation help, we are only a phone call away.
All orders are dispatched the same working day (before 12pm) and delivered free of charge to all UK mainland addresses. We also deliver throughout the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland & EIRE.
With over 15 ranges in stock ready for immediate dispatch, we certainly have the right grass at the right price. You can order free samples via any product page for you to try and feel, ensuring you are completely satisfied with your new beautiful artificial grass.
The days of imitation grass looking false and harsh to touch is a thing of the past. Technology has moved on a great deal and many customers throughout the UK are turning to a synthetic lawn because its practical and low maintenance.
Pet, Child & Environmentally Friendly making it a great choice for all.
So if your looking to buy quality fake grass backed by a 5 star service look no further. Take a browse through our online store and see for yourself.
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No matter what look or feel, if your looking buy artificial grass cheap then we have the products for you. We recommend to only use quality EU Manufactured fake grass. We have many ranges available for immediate dispatch. Browse through our online store and don’t be put off by how cheap we sell it for.
We are one of the largest UK importers and supply direct to the trade and the public. In fact we supply many companies throughout the UK who resell our grasses for profit.
We are happy to discuss your requirements in more detail and if you want to come down to our warehouse please feel free to do so. Obviously if it is too far for you to travel you can order free samples from our website directly.
With over 30,000 square meters in stock we can offer a fast dispatch and a next day delivery service. This is why we are quickly becoming the best and most reliable online supplier.
Many people are transforming there Garden into a beautiful fun area for all the family to enjoy all year round.
All our artificial grasses come with a long UV Guarantee and are fully pet, child & environmentally friendly.
There are many benefits with imitation turf and most people think it is very expensive but when considering the cost of lawnmowers and more importantly your time needed it actually is a great investment.
If you need any more help or advice please feel free to contact us via email or by telephone.