+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    44
    Reviews
    0

    Default Fake lawn

    Does anyone have fake grass?? Can you tell me how you like it.. Any cons? We are thinking of getting it.. Hoping will save time and money and stop the snail migration that happens every night to our garden..

    So if anyone has anything to say please tell me! Getting quote soon so hope it's not too expensive

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    862
    Thanks
    332
    Thanked
    287
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We've had it for about 5 years. I can't tell you where we got it from as I can't remember but I can say that we didn't opt for the cheapest version and it was done very well.

    5 years later and it's still as green as the day it was laid. It makes the yard look great, it's not a very big yard mind you. The only negative is that it's not as soft as real grass but everything else is great

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,242
    Thanks
    5,043
    Thanked
    3,640
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    1000 posts in a week500 Posts in a week
    750 Posts in a week400 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/2/15Busiest Member of the Week300 posts in a week
    I've gotten a few quotes, it's usually $50-60 per square metre installed from memory. We're hopefully getting our front yard done up soon, it's disgusting the way it is!

  4. #4
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    23,342
    Thanks
    5,933
    Thanked
    6,355
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    we got our verge done ... and its awesome. Love it.

    We were the same as @Naboo - didnt get the cheapest as it can look nasty if its done badly. It was fairly expensive.

    The downside for a play area is that its not soft. Its VERY hard .... they compact the ground with road base so for playing, its like playing on bricks.

    All the same - its fantastic. No mowing, no snails, no weeds or other stuff, always looks great.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    44
    Reviews
    0
    That's everyone. We now have our quote tomorrow.. I'm worried it's going to be thousands.. I just want to start saving on water!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,490
    Thanks
    1,776
    Thanked
    1,255
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger
    I looked into fake grass, we didn't end up getting it but another thing that came up in reviews was that it can get very hot. I think it's something that works well for an area you won't actually be using much as it's minimal upkeep and will always look good, but the fact that it was hard and could get really hot made it unsuitable for us as I wanted DD to be able to play on the grass.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    44
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks mama m. We are planning on doing real grass in the back area for playing on bit the front fake as we probably wouldn't play there as much..

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    879
    Thanks
    318
    Thanked
    201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We got ours about 5 months ago and we love it!!!!!!! It was expensive but my parents were able to help out thankfully

    No more patchy dirt grass, the kids can just run out of the house without me having to weed hunt every afternoon

    I'll try and find the before & after pic

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    879
    Thanks
    318
    Thanked
    201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked
    55
    Reviews
    0
    Just be aware of the heat. Real turf/earth absorbs heat, synthetic grass reflects it.
    Recent tests of different bowling greens on a hot day showed the real turf had a surface temperature of 35 degrees whereas the synthetic surface had a surface temp of 70 degrees.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Fake plants
    By RuffledPansy in forum Games & fun stuff
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-08-2014, 15:38
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 15-05-2014, 16:00
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-04-2014, 13:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Shapland Swim SchoolsSemi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Perth HSG with poppyseed oilConception & Fertility General Chat
Joyful JanuaryConception issues & ttc
Breast pad recommendations?Breastfeeding Support
I am...#21General Chat
Report Card Blues...General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
TTC and IUIConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›