Artificial grass has become increasingly more popular in the UK and this is primarily because it offers a range of benefits. The latest selections are also far more versatile and available in several styles and lengths that are suitable for children, dogs, cats and other family pets.
However, before purchasing the first artificial grass you see, you’ll want to avoid the cheap options. This is because many don’t include drainage holes, UV protection, dense fibres or even a warranty, so we always recommend increasing your budget where possible.
To assist you in selecting suitable artificial grass, our handpicked selection lists top-performing examples, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing multiple grasses that vary in pile height, length and quality. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Artificial Grasses
As we own and manage several properties (rentals and Airbnbs), we’ve had the pleasure of laying artificial grass in several areas such as gardens, balconies, decking and many other areas. Although artificial grass isn’t that desirable for all homeowners, in these types of properties, they reduce the amount of maintenance required.
During our ongoing testing, we analyse the artificial grass’s quality, rubber backing, fibre density, ease of installation and aesthetics (i.e. how realistic it looks).
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest artificial grass (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved grass, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test where applicable.
As well as our testing and experience installing a range of artificial grasses, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the grass’s quality, UV resistance, drainage, density, pile height, styles and sizes available, ease of installation warranty and value for money.