Apr 20, 2007 4:43 pm
Has anyone used synthetic grass in their yards? We are thinking about using it in our backyard, as with water restrictions we feel there is no real point to trying to grow grass in our brand new block
Any companies to look for? Things to watch out for? We have dogs, so we need to take that into consideration, and it is an area roughly 16m x 6m
Re: Fake grass2
Apr 20, 2007 5:21 pm
We looked into it and it was the cost that stopped us in our tracks.
We have dogs as well (2 Jack Russells) and thought it would be fantastic for them as there would be no 'run marks' after a little while and they can't really dig through it.
Bit too expensive for us at this stage as we have so much else to do. Would be interested to hear how you go though and whether you decide to put it in. Keep us informed.
Apr 20, 2007 10:48 pm
With the lack of rain down here, I gave up on a lawn too. Then one of the neighbours (with a real grass green lawn) gave me the solution. Get hold of some of the grass that was growing here befor there were houses. He actually gave me some runners from his lawn, and now, a green (well almost) lawn. The native grass needs a lot less water to keep it alive. It's struggling at the moment because even the native stuff needs water, but comes back very quickly after a couple of washing machine loads of water.
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Re: Fake grass4
Apr 21, 2007 5:27 am
You will need to be careful with how it wears too and it may end up costing a lot more than expected. Just check out your local indoor cricket centre and see how their synthetic turf wears with people running on it. Admittedly your backyard may not get the same harsh treatment as dragging feet/bats etc, but replacement cost may be bad.
Re: Fake grass5
Apr 21, 2007 10:37 am
Amber, do you remember what the costs were?
Neil D, might be hard to get original grass, the area is pretty bronw everywhere, and our block is old farm land,
bazzery, I will do that, there is also a nature strip in a display village that has the grass, we will go back and have a good look at it (I would think a nature strip in a busy place would have a bit of traffic?)
Re: Fake grass8
Apr 23, 2007 11:40 am
For $5000, have you looked at the option of an under turf reticulation system connected to grey water and/or stormwater? The pipes are laid right at the roots of the grass so no water is wasted.
Nothing beats real grass if you can get it to grow.
Re: Fake grass11
May 02, 2007 12:59 pm
I got a quote last week from limonta grass (ondisplay at most henley sites) and it was $97 per square metre..
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Re: Fake grass13
May 03, 2007 7:36 am
We plan on using this stuff:
For a 400m2 lawn in our backyard - but they recommend it only for 200m2 and larger - it's pricey - $2500 for the system for 400m2.
What about a turf like Empire Zoysia? Extremely low water usage (lower than buffalo from memory) and only requires mowing every 6 weeks.
Re: Fake grass15
May 24, 2007 1:35 pm
I’d be interested if everyone who is thinking of using an imitation lawn, could get back to us all in about 4 or 5 years time to tell us how it has held up……????
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