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Meet the Installers – Discover Landscape & His Dog

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Meet the Installers – Discover Landscape & His Dog

Namgrass has a nationwide network of the UK’s leading artificial grass installers; their precision and attention to detail are what sets them apart from the rest. We thought we would give our customers the opportunity to get to know our artificial grass installers.

Meet Danny from Discover Landscape, a professional artificial grass installer in Teesside. Danny talks us through his daily jobs and how he uses artificial grass to transform his customer’s gardens with a little help from his dog, Dhuma.

How and when was Discover Landscape founded?

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I [Danny Storey] started Discover Landscape around 4 years ago. I had a complete re-think on what I wanted to do with my career. I went from sitting on a computer, to retraining as a landscaper, which, as you could imagine, was a big difference! I retrained in landscaping for 4 years to gain the skills needed, which I bring into my job every day when installing artificial grass.

Danny walking Dhuma.

Why did you choose Namgrass as your supplier?

Is this even a question? Without a doubt, their artificial grass is by far the best on the market. There’s no comparison between them and other artificial grass brands, even though it’s artificial, it doesn’t look artificial… if you get me?

We get you Danny & thanks!

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What's your favourite Namgrass product to work with?

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I’d say our most popular of Namgrass artificial grass products would be Exbury Bright. Everyone seems to like this astroturf and it looks super natural too!

How many artificial grass installs have you completed?

Hmm, this is a hard one as you lose track of how many artificial grass installations you complete!

Let’s just say, we’ve installed A LOT of artificial grass, but I don’t think it’s about the number, it’s always about the quality of the install that matters.

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Where do you complete most of your artificial grass installs within the UK?

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I live in the Teesside area in the North East of the UK, so a lot of my landscaping work is based around where I live.

Have you laid many ‘unique’ or awkward artificial grass installations?

I wouldn’t say that any of the artificial grass installs I have done are specifically unique, but I do like it when we are able to incorporate a mix of plants and natural materials into the overall job, as this helps the grass look even more natural!

The only time things can be awkward is when you’re trying to lift the grass around the back of a garden, access isn’t always the best for 4m long rolls of fake grass!

 

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Does Dhuma like to help on-site? What’s his main role within the company?

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Well, he helps in his own way!

Once we’ve trimmed off the edges of the artificial grass rolls, he likes to tidy up and run around with it. His favourite on-site task is the running test, he’s a big dog, so it has to be robust for other puppies, and he certainly makes sure it is!

His two main roles would have to be, one, being an excellent guard dog and two, being the sleep supervisor- he loves nothing more than watching us work whilst he lays in the sun!

To see more from Discover Landscape:

Head over to discoverlandscape.co.uk  &  follow Danny on Instagram @discover_landscape

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How Spending Time in Your Garden Makes You Happier

How Spending Time in Your Garden Makes You Happier

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve your health and happiness.

This past year has been challenging to say the least, and many have found that spending time outside and in their garden, has played a positive part in maintaining their wellbeing.

We all spent more time outside, when we could in lockdown, and having a usable outdoor area in our home to relax and unwind has become something extremely important and sought after for many, and for good reason too.

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, has been proven to be one of the best ways to improve our wellbeing and happiness. For example, doing things we would normally do inside such as reading a book or exercising can have more positive effects just by being outside.

See below some benefits spending more time in your garden can have on your health…

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Reduces your stress

Spending just 20 minutes of your day in your garden will significantly reduce stress hormone levels and thus contribute to your happiness!

Encourages physical exercise

Whether that is going for a run in the park, following a Joe Wicks video, or dabbling in some garden yoga, exercise will boost your endorphins.

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Increases social interaction

Many people find comfort in nature when they interact with animals, friends, and family. Being outdoors can also help people in making new connections.

Soothes mental illness

Green spaces can be the antidote to stress, which research has linked to depression, owing to the body’s inflammatory stress response.

So, make sure you get outside and use your garden as much as possible!

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If you need a little help creating your outdoor green oasis, then maybe consider artificial grass. Artificial grass is a quick way to transform any area which is neglected and unused, into a brighter space to relax and unwind!

If you’re not fortunate enough to have your own yard or garden area, then don’t worry! Our artificial grass is the perfect solution to add some life to your balcony, paving, or decking area!

You might find some inspiration in our blog post on Small Garden Design.

If you’re in need of some advice, we can help you with transforming your garden into one you can enjoy 365 days a year, with a fake grass lawn. Please get in touch, we’d love to help!