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Do I Need Underlay for Artificial Grass?

When you take the well-needed step from natural lawn to artificial grass, it’s important to know how to install it properly. ‘Do I need underlay for artificial grass?’, might be the question on your mind. Although it may not be essential, underlay can make a massively positive difference to artificial grass, here’s how:

Underlay Creates a Quicker Installation Process

Artificial grass underlay creates a quicker installation process as you can easily roll out a foam material to be placed underneath. You won’t need to worry about using countless tools and techniques to fit artificial grass properly, as it’ll smoothly stay in place when there’s underlay ready and waiting. Most professional fitters include underlay in their stated price anyway, due to it making the overall job less time-consuming.

Do I Need Underlay for Artificial Grass to be Comfortable?

Artificial grass is famously known for its comfortable surface. However, underlay creates a much bouncier, softer surface for all to enjoy. If you love playing in your garden on sunny days or watching your children running across the grass, underlay will add an even thicker layer of protection for any falls that may occur. All children will be a lot safer and overall happier! This is why play areas, football pitches and child-safe spaces tend to use artificial grass underlay for extra protection. 

Underlay also makes artificial grass seem more realistic, if not better than natural grass. The spring feeling beneath your feet will keep you jumping around all day long. Kicking around a football and having fun never felt (or looked) so good!

Transform Existing Patio or Decking

If you’re still wondering, ‘Do I need to underlay for artificial grass?’ you’ll be all for it when you realise you can transform the existing patio or decking. Wanting to remove or dismantle current areas of your garden that are cemented or built-in can be extremely time-consuming (not to mention expensive). But, with artificial grass underlay, you can place it on top of concrete or wood and create a base for the grass to be laid out. Just like that, you have a brand new area of your garden to enjoy. 

No Uneven Surfaces

A huge benefit to artificial grass is how even it makes your garden look and feel. You won’t have to worry about tripping over uneven ground, patches of kicked-up mud or holes. It’s any garden owner’s dream. Just make sure that you use underlay if you’re putting artificial grass over an uneven area. Over time, the grass can become ridged and less smooth. With underlay, you’ll have an added layer of material to keep it as perfect as possible.

Save Money

Artificial grass is famous for being long-lasting, as it usually remains intact for around 15 years. Well, if you use underlay, your artificial grass will last even longer! This will save you money in the long run, as you won’t have to replace your grass after several years. If you’re a heavy socialiser with garden parties or pet playtimes, underlay would be wise. As time goes on, you won’t need to reach back into your bank to spend more money on replacing your lawn.


Pet Paradise

Being a pet owner is such a blessing, but it can cause your garden to be the victim of lots of holes and pawprint scratches. With artificial grass underlay, you won’t have to worry about it. Artificial grass can’t be dug out of place or messed up due to an intrigued pet. Your pooch can play as much as they like!

A brilliant feature of underlay is the drainage holes, which will keep your artificial grass as pristine as when it was first installed. When it comes to cleaning up after your beloved furry friend, you can simply wash the mess away and it won’t cause any damage to your garden. This is such a lifesaver for pet owners, as natural grass becomes patchy due to pet stains.

Underlay Means Luxury

Buying a cheaper type of artificial grass won’t matter if you have underlay. No matter your budget or priorities for your garden, underlay is an inexpensive way to create a luxury surface for your feet. There’s an unlimited amount of artificial grass options nowadays, so a cheaper option would pair well with a thick layer of comfort underneath. Of course, the more expensive artificial grass is, the better the quality. But, this doesn’t mean you can’t get a similar result by simply using underlay material.

Go Big or Go Home

Once you have your heart set on artificial grass, you may as well go big or go home. When investing money into a home project (especially before summer), make sure you’re overjoyed with the result. Using underlay will create the best space possible for you and your family.

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