Best Artificial Grass

January 24, 2016
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Come again? There is such a thing as the best temperature to install artificial grass? I didn’t even think the temperature would matter for the installation of artificial grass. Since artificial grass is made of synthetics, the temperature can have an effect. After all, synthetics may expand slightly due to heat and may shrink due to cold.

There’s no need for you to worry though. It’s only a matter of millimeters. So you don’t have to rush to your garden center to buy border plants, simply because you installed your artificial grass in cold weather ;-)

Besides, this hardly occurs with Royal Grass.
Royal Grass products all have a double backing (double carpet at the bottom). Usually artificial grass for consumers only has a single backing, which is cheaper indeed. But it also means the backing is not as strong and is more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature.

Okay, but what is the ideal temperature to install artificial grass then?
The best temperature to install our artificial grass is between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. The best course of action is to roll the strips in the morning in this temperature and let them ‘relax’ for a while. In the afternoon, when the grass has had some time to acclimatize, you can cut the strips to size crossways.

At this point, we advise you to connect the different strips already. When grass shrinks or expands, it will do so only lengthways, so it won’t affect your connected strips.

But what if the temperature is higher or lower?
No problem. As stated before: Royal Grass products hardly shrink or expand thanks to the double backing.

We have heard people talking about how the grass in their lawn started to crease. This can happen when grass was cut too precise and at a relatively low temperature. When the temperature rises, the grass can expand and as there’s no room to move, it will start to crease.

Needless to say they didn’t buy from Royal Grass ;-) – and the grass wasn’t installed by a professional either. So if you’re looking for an artificial lawn that looks perfect every day of the year, choose Royal Grass and visit an authorized dealer near you.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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