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01/05/2019

how much is artificial grass?

 

cost of artificial grass

Are you considering replacing your lawn with artificial grass? As artificial grass becomes more and more popular each year due to its low maintenance and picture perfect look, more people than ever are turning to this easy to maintain option but aren’t sure on the cost of artificial grass. This article will give you more of an insight on the sort of costing around artificial grass for both supply if you are a keen DIYer or for a full installation, allowing you to calculate your lawn giving you a clearer budget when receiving quotes for artificial grass.

Working out the cost of your artificial lawn 

To work out the cost for artificial grass firstly you will need to know the measurements of the area you are wanting it laid on, most artificial grass companies will work in metres so to get a more accurate price take measurements of the longest width by the longest length, you then need to multiply these two measurements together to get the total m2 of the area. For a full installation of artificial grass the cost will depend on a variety of aspects including what works are to be done for the base work, whether they are excavating existing turf, removing flags, or laying it directly on top of flags/decking. You will also need to take into consideration any levelling of the garden will effect the price and the access to the garden. To give you a rough idea of the costings for an installation most artificial grass companies will charge between £45-£65 per sqm, this should include all the works to be done and the artificial grass. So for example if you have an average size garden of around 35-40 m2 you will be looking around the price range of £2,000-£2,600 for a full installation. If you use this price guideline as an example for when you are receiving quotes it will allow you to base it on this information. At West Yorkshire Artificial Lawns you will get a choice of any of the grasses from our range included in this price allowing you to make the right decision for you and your family.

cost of artificial grass

Laying Artificial Grass Yourself?

If you are a passionate DIYer installing your own artificial lawn is another option, we do recommend you get help from others as it is a big job to tackle on your own. The cost for the artificial grass on it’s own will vary between £15-£30 per sqm depending on the type of grass you choose. It is best to get advise from a professional on which grass type you would need as there are different types for different purposes such as pet friendly turf, child friendly turf and more hard wearing ones for high traffic areas so take this into consideration when choosing artificial grass for your lawn. You will then need to make sure you purchase the recommended materials which you can see on our installation video. Creating the right sub base for your artificial lawn is crucial in ensuring the longevity of the lawn so we do recommend getting the right information for doing this from a professional.

You may find when receiving a quote for artificial grass that prices vary depending on what companies you receive the quotes from. When receiving quotes it is important to ask the company the following questions to ensure a proper, high quality artificial grass installation is taking place.

What materials are they using for the sub base?

Always check with the company what materials they plan to use for the sub base for the artificial grass installation. We use a specific hardcore to create the base followed by a layer of specialist granite dust to create a durable drainage system, many installers may quote you for a sand sub base, we have found that sand isn’t a durable base material as it can hold moisture leading to movement of the artificial grass which you do not want down the line.

What Artificial Grass Type Are They Using?

 Are they giving you options or are they quoting you on a specific grass type, make sure you view the grass before you make the decision as there are many varieties out there so you need to be sure you like the grass that is being used and that you choose the right one for your needs and preferences. It is best to get some samples from each company you receive a quote from to compare the colours and qualities of grass to ensure you are making the right choice.

Do They Offer A Guarantee/Warranty?

Always check what warranty/guarantee comes with the grass and installation so that if down the line there is an issue with your artificial lawn you will be covered to get it fixed, we offer a variety of installation guarantee’s and product warranties which depend on the type of installation, get in touch to find out more about what we offer.

cost of artificial grass

We hope this article has given you some more insight into the costings of artificial grass whether you are looking for a full installation price or a supply only price. We recommend doing your research when receiving quotes for an artificial lawn installation as we do believe that it is a big investment which needs to be done to a high standard leaving you completely happy with the job. You will find that the price of an artificial lawn is initially higher than a natural turf garden but take into consideration that in the long run you will be saving money on maintaining the lawn and also precious time that you can now spend relaxing on your new artificial lawn with your family! To find out about how to care for your artificial lawn please head to our aftercare and maintenance article for more information on this.

If you would like to receive a quote for an artificial lawn installation visit our Get A Quote page or alternatively send an image and some rough measurements across to our email info@wyal.co.uk to receive a quote within 24 hours.

For a supply only price please visit our ecommerce site www.yorkshireartificialgrass.com

For anything else give us a call on 01484 469600

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