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How Long Does Artificial Grass Last?

Post date: July 4, 2023

This is a question we are often asked by new customers. It’s an understandable question to ask. You’re making an investment in artificial grass and you want to know how long it will last so that you can work out whether it’s good value for money for you.

In this edition of our blog, let us start from the position of saying that artificial grass really is good value for money – and that ringing endorsement is derived not just from the length of time it lasts, but from a variety of other factors too. Two of those factors involve your time – which is, of course, valuable and therefore can almost be measured in the value terms we’re talking about here. They are:


In general, how long does artificial grass last?


The artificial grass you have installed at your property should last for approximately 12 years (average). However, it could last for up to 20 years (though this lifespan would be dependent on how you were using it). Presuming that use was within ‘normal’ parameters and you were keeping it sensibly maintained, two decades is a great value return. Although you would need to regularly attend to it to ensure this extended lifespan, it shouldn’t be a major investment of your time and in relative terms it would be ‘low maintenance’. That’s got to be better than pushing a heavy mower up and down.

Artificial grass also tends to be UV-stabilised, which means that the colour of your lawn will remain pretty constant throughout the seasons over those 20 or so years. Again, this does depend on how you treat it.


If you’re artificial grass is in a high traffic area – meaning that it is constantly walked upon – then it is certainly not going to last for 20 years. It will also require more frequent attention and maintenance to keep it ‘fresh’.


The two main things to do to keep your artificial grass fresh


So, there we have it. Natural looking artificial grass represents great value as, with proper use and a modicum of care and attention (but not enough to wipe out the time you could better spend relaxing), it should last you between 10 and 12 years – or, if you really look after it, up to 20.

Here at Artificial Grass Derbyshire we’re proud to offer some great grass, and the services you need to get it properly installed. Over the years we’ve installed artificial grass many times and are experts at what we do. You can check out some of our previous installations on our website, and if you would like an artificial grass quote or find out some more about the grasses we offer from our friendly team of experts, simply get in touch. We’ll be happy to talk!



Alexander DickinsonAlexander Dickinson
11:11 12 Sep 23
Christopher and Lee came to install the artificial grass on my back garden with me supplying sleeper. The workmanship and communication with me to meet my needs for the garden they both are flexible to work around it. Have left me a nice garden to able enjoying with family and friends..Much Appreciated for Christopher and Lee.Will be using them in the future and recommend to people.Alex
James MaherJames Maher
13:45 04 Aug 23
These images were kindly supplied by a customer of ours who we supplied with 100 sqm of Prestige 37mm artificial grass. The majority of our projects are fully installed by Artificial Grass Derbyshire but in this case the customer was very confident in their own abilities and have indeed laid a very lovely new artificial lawn.
Melissa TurnerMelissa Turner
10:17 26 Jul 23
These guys have done a fantastic job of our artificial lawn. We did consider doing it ourselves as it’s a small area but so glad we went with them. They were very reasonably priced and the finish is to the highest of standards. They even looked at the overall finish of the garden project and put more of the gravel core down to higher the lawn so the overall finished effect is perfect. Not even worth attempting the job ourselves.We went with the willow lawn and it’s very soft and natural looking. Would highly recommend the business and lawn.
Dennis SimmonsDennis Simmons
16:54 28 Jun 23
Absolutely brilliant the whole team had a positive input this is the 2nd time we have used them and would recommend them to anyone thinking of installing artificial grass
Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
19:38 22 Jun 23
An amazing service from quote to completion. James and the team are really friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Jan EmeryJan Emery
08:14 12 Jun 23
Paul Emery - artificial willow lawn looks brilliant. Fitting of lawn was professional and meticulous. Delivery was received at the time advised and fitting completed within time advised. Maintenance advice for the lawn from Chris was most helpful. A positive experience from initial quote to the end result of a perfect looking lawn. Would definitely use Artificial Grass Derbyshire again.
Mark BartramMark Bartram
10:30 05 Apr 23
This company put all my fears of having artificial grass installed in on my property. The lawn looks super realistic! Looks absolutely fantastic. The installers were great too, explained the whole process every step of the way. Highly skilled too. Thank you and definitely will be using you again on another one of my properties. All the best Mark
Linda HolmesLinda Holmes
13:28 01 Mar 23
Christopher & Lee were everything good about a business- extremely professional; kept to schedule promised; completed the installation of artificial grass with it looking a picture !
Azin KafaiAzin Kafai
19:42 28 Apr 22
Chris, Jim and James were absolutely brilliant and did a fantastic job of my new lawn. Super speady, amazing attention to detail. It looks stunning and they were so lovely to deal with. Highly recommended, best thing I've done!
Moira HaighMoira Haigh
08:09 07 Jul 21
Brilliant 👏 thanks for making it easier to spend money 😊. I will be returning often. The staff are very helpful and approachable. We'll done all staff 🥇
Jaimal singh JanduJaimal singh Jandu
15:41 09 Jul 20
Kelly BurnsKelly Burns
10:44 21 Jun 17
Luke SillitoLuke Sillito
14:13 22 Jun 16
Brilliant job absolutely delighted would with out a doubt recommend to anyone, two of our friends have already chosen to use them