There are a lot of things you need to do to make your business look appealing to the potential customer.
You need to have a product that they want, and you need to be able to present it to them in an appealing way.
When you’ve thought about your presentation, have you thought about your business premises as a whole? You would be amazed at how much the look of your store or place of business can have an effect on your sales.
Here’s why your landscaping is important, and how artificial grass can help your bottom line.
More Businesses are Turning to Artificial Grass
When it comes to landscaping, more and more businesses are using artificial grass to give their premises a new lease of life.
Many people think of artificial grass as the stiff, scratchy material that was found in sports pitches years ago. Nowadays, it’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
It looks so good that it’s well worth considering if you’re making changes to your landscaping.
Uses of Artificial Grass in Commercial Settings
So, how can you use artificial grass?
Thanks to the versatile nature of the material, you can use it almost anywhere. For example:
Mini golf greens: Artificial grass is vibrant and can stand up to a lot of use.
That makes it perfect for mini golf greens. You can buy artificial turf in a huge range of styles and lengths, so if you want to use it for this purpose, it’s easy to find a turf that will suit you.
Shop windows: Want to dress up your store window? Use some artificial grass! The bright color and summery feel that it brings is perfect to make your displays stand out amongst all the other stores. You can really let your imagination run riot with it. Display children’s garden toys on it, or the latest summer styles.
Livening up an office setting: Who says all your landscaping has to be outdoors? If your office is in need of a refresh, think about using artificial grass. You can use it to carpet break rooms, or even parts of your lobby if it fits your aesthetic. It’s just as soft as real carpet, and can really lift the spirits of anyone in the building.
Children’s play areas: If you have a children’s play area in your premises, then you’ve probably been using materials such as bark chippings to create a safe surface for it. Artificial grass can be a fantastic alternative. It stays put, provides a soft and safe surface, and looks appealing. Kids using the space will love it.
Sports fields: Artificial grass was first developed for sports fields, and they’re still in use today by athletes all over the country. It’s tough and can stand up to a lot of use, so artificial grass is still the best choice for sports fields.
Benefits of Artificial Grass over Real Turf
Super low maintenance: Unlike real grass, artificial grass never needs watering, mowing or reseeding. All you have to do is regularly brush the lawn to remove and debris, and to fluff up the pile of the grass.
Always looks green: All year round, your business can have a lush, green lawn with artificial grass. It won’t go brown in the sun, and it won’t fade either.
No mud or dirt: Cleaning dirt from your business’ floors can be a full time job in the colder months. Artificial grass doesn’t need soil, so none of it can be disturbed and brought in on people’s shoes.
Makes your business look appealing: Artificial lawns always look neat and tidy, so you can be sure your business looks impeccable any time of the year.
A cost effective option: Artificial lawn can be bought recycled from other sites, meaning it’s very cost effective. If you’re trying to keep your business’ carbon footprint low, it also means you aren’t using new materials.
Installing your Artificial Grass
Now that you’ve decided that you’re going to have artificial grass in your grounds, you’re going to need to install it. You can have a professional install it, but it’s not actually difficult to do the job yourself.
If you’re thinking of going the DIY route, here are the tools you will need:
- Artificial turf
- Craft knife
- Club hammer
- Jointing tape
- Digging tools
- Weed control fabric
- Protective gloves
Step by Step Guide to Installing your New Lawn
Step One: Remove existing turf: If it’s a small area, you can do this by hand with a shovel. If it’s larger, consider using a turf cutter.
Step Two: Add sand: Take your sand and spread it over the area. Even it out to ensure you have a flat surface to lay on.
Step Three: Roll out the weed membrane: Roll the weed membrane out over the sand. Ensure you use this as it will stop weeds growing through the lawn.
Step Four: Roll out the grass: Roll the grass out into place. The pile doesn’t lie flat, so ensure that it lies facing your building. This ensures that it will always look full and plush if you look out at it.
Step Five: Join pieces together: If you use more than one piece of grass, join them together with the joining tape, ensuring no blades of grass get caught on it.
Step Six: Pin down the edges: Use ground pins to pin down the edges of the lawn, to ensure it stays in place.
Step Seven: Brush the lawn: Finish off by brushing the lawn, to make it look full and natural.
It really is as simple as that to install an artificial lawn on your business premises.
As you can see, artificial grass is a great idea for commercial landscaping. It’s simple, effective, and needs almost no maintenance. With everything you need to worry about, the appearance of your premises will no longer be one of them.