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Should I invest in artificial grass?

Should I invest in artificial grass?

The grass is always greener… when it’s fake.

Artificial turf has boomed in popularity over the last few years.

Of course, lockdown made us truly appreciate outdoor spaces and spending time as a family in the garden. But with the unpredictable UK weather playing havoc on our lawns, more and more people have started to wonder ‘Is it time to invest in artificial grass instead?

Here at Carpet Underlay Shop, we say yes!

As a leading UK stockist of both artificial grass and artificial grass underlay, perhaps you could call us biased. But we 100% believe this fake alternative is worth its weight in gold – and a worthwhile, if not essential, investment for most households. Here’s why.


Artificial grass available at Carpet Underlay Shop


6 benefits of artificial grass


1. Evergreen appearance

At one point, fake grass had a bad reputation for looking… fake. But that’s no longer the case.

All our products are made from curled, multi-coloured fibres, which give it a highly natural and realistic finish. You can choose from a variety of thickness, from short and neat to long and plush. And whichever option you go for, its deep green appearance is sure to enhance the aesthetic of your garden – particularly in shaded areas, where natural turf struggles to survive.


2. Minimal maintenance

This is, arguably, the biggest advantage of artificial grass.

Not only is it easy to install, it’s also very easy to maintain.

Unlike a real lawn – which needs a lot of TLC to preserve its good looks – a fake lawn requires almost zero effort. There’s no need to worry about mowing or strimming. No need for regular watering, weeding or seeding. Just hose it down occasionally, and deal with any accidental spills as soon as you can. Then spend your free time actually enjoying your garden, rather than taking care of it!


3. Year-round use

Thanks to its robust design and synthetic fibres, fake grass can withstand whatever the elements throw at it – retaining its lush green look and allowing you to use the garden year-round.

Both the grass itself and the underlay are designed to promote effective drainage. Therefore, no matter how wet the weather gets, it won’t be ruined by lake-sized puddles or muddy patches. It’s also UV protected. Which means, it won’t fade or discolour due to sunlight.


4. Cost-effective

Not only is synthetic grass surprisingly affordable – starting from just £19.99 for 2x2m2 – it could also help you to save money long-term. For a start, you won’t need to pay out for expensive garden equipment (such as a strimmer, lawnmower etc.), as it never grows and needs little maintenance.

Pests will no longer be an issue, so you can cross pesticides off your shopping list – along with other chemicals, such as fertilisers and weed killers. And, because there’s no need to use lots of water to keep your lawn looking its best, you may even notice a reduction in your monthly water bill.


Little girl playing on fake grass


5. Safe for everyone to use

Fake grass is both pet and child-friendly, particularly when combined with artificial grass underlay.

Together, the two layers create an even non-slip surface, that’s cushioned and soft to touch. And the underlay acts as a fantastic shock-absorber, minimising the risk of injury when the kids trip or fall.

Artificial turf is also completely unaffected by the ammonia in pet’s urine. Therefore, no matter how many times Doggo goes to the toilet, you won’t see any unsightly brown patches or bald spots. And as the fibres are easy to keep clean, it stays hygienic and is 100% safe for the whole family to enjoy.


6. Kind to the planet

Artificial grass is very environmentally-friendly. It doesn’t emit any harmful odours. It doesn’t affect the natural flow of water. And it doesn’t require a petrol/electric mower or chemicals (such as fertilisers and pesticides) to maintain its healthy green appearance.


Feeling persuaded?

Who wouldn’t be…?

So why not scroll our range and get started?

We currently offer a diverse selection of artificial turf products – including both standard short-pile and luxurious multi-fleck lawns in a variety of different thicknesses. The right one for you will, ultimately, depend on the look you’d like to achieve. But ranging from £19.99 to £49.99 per 2x2m2, we certainly have something to suit all budgets.

Whichever option you go for, don’t forget – artificial grass foam underlay is a must.


Artificial grass underlay available at Carpet Underlay Shop


Our current recommendation is Soft Turf Artificial Grass Shock Pad – priced at £63.50.

Constructed from enhanced memory foam, this can be fitted on both soft and hard surfaces (i.e. soil, patios, decking). And not only will it significantly improve the final look and feel of your fake turf, it will protect it against day-to-day wear and tear – and could potentially extend its lifespan by up to 50% or more.  




If you’re still not sure whether fake grass is right for you or have a question about any of the products in our collection, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always on hand and happy to help with your enquiries. Either give us a call on 0203 887 0994 or, if you prefer, send an email to and we’ll respond to your message as soon as we can.


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  • Alex Illidge