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How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

Artificial grass can last up to 20 years, depending on how it is being used. Artificial grass tends to be UV stabilised which ensures that your lawn will keep its colour throughout the seasons, and if your grass is well-maintained it should last for around 20 years of light use – for example, in the back garden.

If you’re using artificial grass in a high volume traffic environment – for example for a sports ground, golf course or playground – it will require more frequent maintenance and may not last as long as it would in a domestic environment.

Things to consider for long-lasting grass

  • Installation – Whether you choose to install your grass yourself or employ a professional to do it for you, the installation of your grass will have a large impact on its durability. It is recommended that you work with a professional artificial grass installer to ensure that your lawn is installed correctly. Consider the use of artificial grass underlay to improve the lifespan of your fake grass on harder or uneven ground.
  • Quality and materials – Some fibres used to make artificial grass are stronger than others, and nylon tends to be the most resilient. It is also best to ensure that your artificial grass is UV stable – all Forever Green Lawns artificial grass rolls are supplied with a ten year UV warranty.
  • Usage – Frequent or heavy foot traffic is likely to cause more wear to your artificial grass, so it is worth spending time exploring different types to ensure that your artificial grass can meet your requirements.

How to maintain artificial grass

Whilst artificial grass is a low-maintenance alternative to the garden lawn, it is recommended that you take a few steps to take good care of your artificial grass to keep it looking fresh and healthy and ensure years of use.

  • Keep it clean – Rainwater will rinse away dirt, but giving your lawn a quick rinse with the hose from time to time will ensure a bright and clean looking lawn. Try to remove any spills as soon as possible.
  • Avoid excessive heat or harmful chemicals – Ensure all barbeques are raised and avoid using any pest control products on your grass.
  • Remove debris – Pick up or blow away any leaves or other debris that fall onto your artificial grass. If they aren’t moved away and start to decompose on your lawn, you may start to see moss growth.

We recommend cleaning your artificial grass once a week throughout Summer for best results, then using a power brush every month or so to lift the pile to stop it from flattening over time. 

Discover more artificial grass maintenance tips in our guide

If you have any further questions about how long artificial grass will last or require advice on the best artificial grass for you, simply get in touch to speak with a member of our team.

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