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    Default Recommendation: Synthetic/artificial grass

    We are thinking of getting synthetic/artificial grass at our new house, do you have it? Do you like it? Thanks

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    Hi we have it out back as its a small area. We love it but does get very hot when the sun is on it. We just hose it off to cool down if need to go in there.

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    Q. Do you find weeds start growing in it?

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    We have it and love it, make sure it's good quality and laid properly.

    Weeds maybe one or two that might pop up in a year but you can just yank them out.

    Not sure if ours is diff to pp but ours doesn't seem to get too hot in the sun.

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    Make sure you pay for the good quality stuff, it will last much longer so save you money in the long run. It also looks much nicer.

    Also ensure it's laid properly with the right weed mat underneath and you should be fine. Again going cheap on this part will cause you hassle and it won't look good.

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    Thank you

    Also wondering about pets? Any issues with dogs & the clean up

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    I have a dog and he poops and pees on it easy to take off and with the hose it's gone if its a bad one

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    Hi
    We have artificial turf at the school I work at. It gets very hot in the sun and then the kids do not play on it. You still can get weeds we have had a few at the edges. Make sure you have weed matting under it. Another downside is children get carpet burn when they fall. It was also on the news saying that it needed to be washed regularly with a special solution to kill bacteria especially if pets go to the toilet on it as it is known for carrying all sorts of nasty things including Golden Staff.

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    We have an area out the front and find it isnt too bad heat wise when walking on it. We dont go on it in the heat of the day anyway and havent noticed a problem at other times of the day. You could always put a shade sail over the top. Ours wasn't cheap though. It is lovely and soft and looks very real (it has shorter brown fibres in it too just like real lawn). There are no weeds in the fibres, just some around the edges that pull out easily. You have to brush it regularly to keep the pile looking nice in heavy traffic areas but other than that it is much lower maintenance than our real lawn we have out the back that the dogs are killing with their wee and poo! The only thing I would say is that it doesnt help cool the area it is in like real lawn does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsOC View Post
    I have a dog and he poops and pees on it easy to take off and with the hose it's gone if its a bad one
    Yep this - the wee can get smelly on a particularly hot day if not washed down regularly.

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