call artificial grass derbyshire on 01283 736 133
01283 736 133

for information

Weather the storm with Artificial Grass Derbyshire

Post date: January 30, 2024

No doubt you will have seen on the news that the UK recently suffered another spate of flooding. This weather event highlights the vulnerability of natural grass lawns to extreme conditions. As affected homeowners deal with the challenging aftermath of heavy rains and rising water levels, and others wish to prepare for potential flooding, there is a need for resilient solutions for outdoor spaces.


Installing an artificial lawn will ensure a low-maintenance alternative to natural grass that will not only withstand the difficulties caused by flooding but also offer environmental and practical benefits. It is important to stress, however, that artificial lawns are not suitable for an area or garden which is prone to annual flooding (i.e. a situation when the lawn would remain submerged for several days or weeks).



Resilience in the face of flooding


During a period of flooding, one of the most significant advantages of having an artificial lawn installed is that it will be resilient to water damage. When subjected to large quantities of water, natural grass will become muddy and waterlogged whereas fake grass will drain efficiently. Most artificial lawns have perforated backing designed to allow water to pass through with ease, which prevents puddles or pools of water from forming, and minimises the risk of flooding. This helps to maintain a usable outdoor space during and after heavy rains and reduces the risk of water-related damage to property.



Conservation of water resources


While flooding does pose a significant threat, the UK also faces significant challenges related to water scarcity, particularly in the summer months. A further benefit of artificial lawns is that they contribute to water conservation by eliminating the need for regular watering. Natural grass lawns require substantial irrigation to stay healthy, especially during the dry spells of summer. Artificial turf remains lush and vibrant throughout the hottest and driest season. There simply is not the constant demand for water to maintain its condition, allowing homeowners to contribute to conservation efforts and reduce their environmental impact.



Low maintenance, high appeal


Artificial lawns are very popular due to the appeal of being low maintenance, which is particularly advantageous during periods of very heavy rainfall or in the wake of flooding. After water damage of any kind, it’s a certainty that a natural grass lawn will require an extensive clean-up. There will need to be reseeding and rehabilitation to restore a natural lawn to its pre-flood appearance.


Artificial lawns, however, require minimal upkeep. They don’t need mowing, fertilising or watering, therefore saving property owners a lot of time and money. Being inherently low maintenance also means that artificial lawns are an attractive option for people who want an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space but none of the hassle of constant care.


Durability in adverse weather


The weather in the UK can sometimes be spectacularly nice, but in truth it’s often unpredictable, with periods of heavy rainfall and sometimes prolonged droughts. Natural grass finds it difficult to thrive in these diverse conditions, and often succumbs to diseases, pests and the difficulties caused by extreme temperatures.


On the other hand, artificial lawns have been specifically designed and engineered to withstand a variety of weather conditions so are perfectly suited to installation in UK gardens! UV-resistant materials ensure that the fake turf remains vibrant and retains its colour, even under the sun, while (as mentioned earlier) the drainage system prevents waterlogging during heavy rains.



Every season usability


The level of durability offered by an artificial lawn ensures that property owners can enjoy a lush lawn year-round. Traditional grass lawns are often unusable after heavy rainfall – and certainly after flooding. Artificial turf, with its efficient drainage system and mud-free surface, remains accessible and enjoyable throughout the year. Families can relax, socialise and BBQ, children can play, and pets can roam freely without the worry of damaging the lawn.



Environmental impact


Although the environmental impact of installing artificial lawns is sometimes a topic of debate, there are definitely eco-benefits. Artificial lawns contribute to water conservation, and the absence of the need for pesticides and fertilisers reduces chemical run-off which promotes healthier ecosystems in surrounding areas. Additionally, the longevity of artificial turf prevents the need for constant replacement.



In the face of increasing weather uncertainties, the benefits of artificial lawns become even more apparent. From the resilience against flooding to the year-round low maintenance, artificial lawns offer a highly practical and environmentally friendly solution for anyone looking to enhance an outdoor space. As the UK adapts to the challenges of a changing climate, artificial lawns stand out as a front-running choice for the future of outdoor landscaping. Once again, though, a reminder that if your garden or outdoor space floods heavily on a regular basis leaving it submerged beneath floodwater then artificial grass is not suitable. Browse our website for further details of the lawns we offer, and feel free to contact us for further information.

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