Did you know that home buyers are forking out close to £30,000 more, on average, for properties with gardens attached? It’s true that Brits prefer green gardens than concrete yards, but many first-time buyers can’t afford the additional expense. It can seem like a no-win situation when a green space to relax in is top of your list but the cost of buying a house with a natural turf garden is a deal-breaker, but don’t despair! There are plenty of ways to save money and achieve the green space you’ve always wanted.
Upgrade Your Yard
If your budget is more suited to a home with a concrete yard there are ways you can upgrade the space and create the garden of your dreams. Artificial grass can be installed on all manner of surfaces, including concrete! You can choose to cover your entire yard in it or section an area out for a dedicated green space. You can even install artificial grass yourself, no prior DIY knowledge or experience required. It costs a fraction of the price of buying a home with a grass garden, with the added bonus of requiring very little maintenance.
Artificial grass stays green all year ‘round and doesn’t require watering or mowing. You’ll never have to worry about unsightly weeds invading your garden, but you’ll still have a lush green space to call your own. Artificial grass is perfect for homes with children and pets too as it is soft yet durable and won’t fade from lots of playtime. And, before you ask, yes you can BBQ in an artificial grass garden so long as you take the right safety precautions and protect the area underneath and around the BBQ with a barrier like stone slabs or paving stones – the exact same way you’d protect natural turf from the heat of a BBQ!
No Garden? No Problem!
If it’s looking like your new home won’t have a garden or yard at all there’s still a way to inject a little greenery into your life. If you’ve moved into a house or flat with a balcony you can make this your green haven with a little artificial grass, plenty of potted or hanging plants, and a couple of deck chairs. There’s nothing quite like a morning cup of coffee on the balcony, summer breeze on your face and soft artificial turf under your feet.
Perhaps you’ve had to fully compromise on outdoor space? Then why not bring the outdoors in? Artificial grass can be installed indoors with very little effort and it makes a great alternative to carpet or even a stunning feature wall. Many homes are embracing the fun and vibrant appeal of artificial grass when it comes to interior design. Some even create indoor spaces for their pets using artificial grass. You don’t have to go wild; a small, strategically placed patch can work wonders to brighten up a room and give you the green space you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank.
Considering artificial grass for your new home? Order a free sample of our best-selling artificial turf and let the products speak for themselves. Alternatively, visit our shop to browse the different colours, styles, and textures on offer.