Fake It with a lovely lawn
- 9th August 2010
- Crazy but True Stories
Fed up with parched lawn grass, some homeowners are giving up and opting for low hassle realistic fake turf.
It's official. Fake grass is all the rage. Many happy customers have discovered the joy of rolling out a green carpet and ending lawn maintenance forever.
Even Wembley now has turf that is 10% fake. And this summer 2010, there was an award winning garden at Chelsea with fake grass meaning it's finally no longer considered naff.
Fake grass now makes it possible to have green, green grass in unusual places. The Oxo Tower restaurant in London has a fake lawn on its terrace; apparently customers love it. And dogs like to scatch their backs on it the experts say... Used in certain places, fake grass has a certain kitsch appeal: play areas for kids and for alternative interior design. You could even turn your living room into a lawn.
Despite the fact that the fake grass is highly realistic, many purists are not convinced by the idea. Garden experts are turning their nose up at fake grass saying it doesn't look, feel or smell right to them (or their dogs).
DIY shops such as B&Q report increased sales of fake grass. One thing's for sure, keeping the perfect weed green and free lawn is an expensive and timely business. In the midst of this dry economic climate and weather, fake lawns may just spread a little happiness for some of us.
For the perfect summer, get your fake tan out and lie on your fake lawn and noone will be any the wiser, except you.
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