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Guide to Choosing Namgrass Artificial Grass

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Guide to Choosing Namgrass Artificial Grass


Here at Namgrass, as specialist suppliers of artificial grass in the UK, we pride ourselves in supplying nothing but high-quality artificial grass to our customers, no matter what kind of project it’s for. However, just because all of our products strive for the same great standard of quality, this does not mean that all of our products are the same – in fact, we produce a versatile range of Namgrass artificial grass products, for almost all kinds of synthetic grass projects.

If you’re buying artificial grass, and considering Namgrass, below you’ll find a convenient breakdown of the product groups to look out for, and which Namgrass products we’d recommend for your project.

  1. Your artificial grass budget
  2. The different uses for your artificial grass
  3. All-round artificial grasses
  4. Durable artificial grasses
  5. Luxury Artificial Grasses
  6. Artificial Grass for Dogs and Pets

Read on as we dive into these key areas and explore our diverse range, so that you can find your perfect Namgrass artificial grass product.

Your artificial grass budget

An important part of any project is the budget, and this is exactly why we take great care in providing quality artificial grass products at reasonable prices. However, if you’re buying artificial grass on a strict budget, then we have a few recommendations for you.

The Whitby is a top seller in the Namgrass product range, and for good reason. With a 32mm pile height and a luxury feel underfoot, Whitby holds a strong likeness to real turf, and what’s more, it’s designed with budget in mind at only £15.99 per m2.

At just £8.99 per m2, The Namgrass Aura is a low-cost, yet versatile artificial grass that’s suitable for all manner of projects. Its short pile height and 4-colour mixture of fibres means that it looks great almost anywhere.

The different uses for your artificial grass

We’d be the first to tell you about the myriad of uses for artificial grass – its flexibility and easy maintenance is one of the bigger reasons why people opt for artificial grass installations in the first place.

Manufactured from light green yarn, the Namgrass Comfort product is made to revitalise your outdoor space for all-year-round use. It also comes in 3 different pre-cut sizes, making it perfect for patios, decking, balconies – anything DIY really! If practicality is high up on your agenda, the Aura is a great pick. With its short pile consisting of both straight and curled fibres across four colours, this artificial grass product is an affordable option for your project, whether it’s a balcony, roof terrace, or children’s play area.

The Namgrass Elise is a medium pile height and high-density synthetic grass product that’s perfect for all situations – family and commercial events, hospitality venues, and any other high-traffic spaces where you need luxury softness without sacrificing durability and versatility. If golf is your game, look no further than the Play-Putt. This unique and high-quality artificial grass provides the perfect surface for recreating the golf green at home, work, or anywhere else! Its short, dense pile and good variety of colour options makes this ideal for commercial and private artificial grass installations.

All-round artificial grasses

While some of our quality artificial grass products lend themselves especially to specific applications, we understand that sometimes you’re just after a little of everything, something adaptable – a jack of all…garden projects. If this sounds like you, then look no further.

The Namgrass Vision has a vibrant green, medium pile for easy artificial grass maintenance, despite its stunning natural looking aesthetic. This makes the Vision perfect for garden parties and play – the best of both worlds. Serenity has a luscious looking 37mm pile height and is one of our most realistic-looking products. Its super-soft fibres and hard wearing thatch make it perfect for family gardens.

Durable artificial grasses

We strive to ensure that all of our products are made to stand the test of time, but if you’re looking for hard-wearing, durable synthetic grass, we’ve got you covered. The Namgrass Elise’s high density makes for an extremely hard-wearing and durable artificial grass in any scenario, while our Kirkstall product is a great choice for those who like to keep active, using their garden for sports and fitness. With a neat and short pile, it’s perfect for exercise and pets.

The Namgrass Play is exactly what it sounds like. With a very short pile height, Play is an ideal artificial grass for sports, ball games, and heavy footfall, thanks to its durable, high density fibres. It’s also easy to maintain and clean, making it a perfect artificial grass for schools.

Luxury Artificial Grasses

Arguably the most important thing about an artificial lawn is how it looks and feels, so read on for a couple of our recommendations for a synthetic grass garden with that luxury look and feel.

Downton is a long pile height product, with a deep curled thatch and rich multitioned fibres. This all works together to provide a super-soft luxury feel, while still remaining relatively affordable. If you’re striving for the ultra-realistic look, then look no further than Serenity. With its long and luxurious pile, it looks very real and natural, while also remaining hardwearing for those situations where you just don’t want to compromise – perfect for a luxury garden.

Artificial Grass for Dogs and Pets

Easy artificial grass maintenance is always a high priority to us, and the entire Namgrass range reflects this, but if you have a pet and want to minimise this maintenance, look no further than Barking.

PU backing makes Barking less absorbent than our traditional latex grasses, and the ‘W’ shaped yarn makes for great durability. If you’re buying artificial grass as a dog owner, you’d be barking mad not to take a look at this one…

There you have it – a comprehensive Namgrass guide on how to choose artificial grass for your garden or project. There are a few products we didn’t have time for, so to browse the entire range of quality artificial grasses, head to our website now.

If you’d like to explore the range of Namgrass artificial grass products for yourself, you can order up to 4 free samples today!

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Artificial Grass for Patios and Balconies

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Guide to Laying Artificial Grass on Decking

As specialist suppliers of artificial grass in the UK, we’d be the first to tell you about the myriad of uses for synthetic grass. Although we supply only high-quality artificial grass, it’s worth noting that some synthetic grass products lend themselves better to some projects than others, so when buying artificial grass, it’s important to do some research and choose wisely.

If you’re considering artificial grass patio ideas, or perhaps artificial grass for the balcony, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on as we explore some of the more interesting artificial grass installations that just might be the inspiration you’ve been looking for. We’ll also take you through the steps to follow in order to carry out your own artificial grass fitting on your patio or balcony.

How to install artificial grass on patios and balconies

Fitting artificial grass to hard surfaces like balconies and patios is generally quite straightforward and simple– in fact, laying synthetic grass in this way is actually very similar to fitting carpet, but here’s a rundown of the key things to consider, and steps you should take:

  1. Assess and prepare your surface for artificial grass installation
  2. Clear the area of any dust and debris
  3. Install your artificial grass underlay and level the area
  4. Join your synthetic grass sections using artificial grass joining tape, and spot glue to secure
  5. Secure the grass by spot gluing the perimeter
  6. Enjoy your stunning new artificial grass area in all of its luscious green glory!

Artificial grass for patios and paving

We wouldn’t disagree that a garden patio area can certainly be beautiful in its own right, but perhaps it’s time to bring the area to life in a new way, or maybe you just fancy a change. In that case, synthetic grass could just be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Artificial grass for the balcony

Who said that grass belongs on the ground? One of the many benefits of artificial grass is that it’s easy to install almost anywhere, from your cottage garden, right up to your 10th story terrace balcony (and higher). It’ll even go on the roof if you want it to!

balcony in London with fake grass

Prepare your surface for artificial grass fitting

Firstly, just like when laying artificial grass on decking, it’s important to check on the quality of the surface you’re planning to use as a subfloor for your artificial grass installation. Make sure to clear any dust and debris as best you can, and check that the area is good for drainage.

Level the area and install your artificial grass underlay

Before fitting artificial grass, it really helps to have an underlay in place as this will result in a much softer grass surface once the installation is complete. A 10mm shock pad should do the job in most cases, but there are thicker varieties if needed. If the patio or paving area is particularly uneven (like many are), it may be worth applying a self-levelling compound to flatten out the surface before installing your artificial grass underlay.

How to lay artificial grass on patio slabs or a balcony

Now that we’re ready for the artificial grass installation, let’s get to work. If you’re pretty handy and have some DIY skills, you can absolutely do this yourself at home, but there’s no shortage of fantastic Namgrass-verified installers that can help you achieve the perfect artificial grass fitting. First, lay out the synthetic, and carefully cut the pieces to size with a stanley knife. We always recommend leaving the grass to settle for an hour or so. Since you’re laying artificial grass on concrete or a similar hard surface, screws aren’t really an option– so spot gluing is the way forward.

fake grass in the garden

Securing your artificial grass

Make sure you’ve done all of your cutting before even touching the artificial grass glue. Once this is done, the next step is to connect the synthetic grass sections using artificial grass joining tape.

Once this is done, secure the perimeter of the artificial grass patio or balcony using your artificial grass glue. We suggest staying off the synthetic grass for a few hours while the adhesive settles and dries. Congratulations– you’re now free to enjoy your beautiful new artificial grass garden area.

That covers it

Are you considering artificial grass for your patio or balcony? As we said earlier, all of our products at Namgrass are high-quality artificial grass options, and most of them would suit a patio or balcony area perfectly. That said, if you expect the area to get a lot of footfall, we’d recommend a shorter pile height grass, such as our Namgrass Aura, or Kirkstall, but if you’d prefer the longer-grass aesthetic, we have plenty of other fantastic artificial grass products available.

Want to see them for yourself? Order up to four free samples today!

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Guide to Laying Artificial Grass on Decking

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Guide to Laying Artificial Grass on Decking

Installing a decking area in your garden was once a very popular choice, and there’s nothing wrong with this – we think that a well-kept decking area can certainly shine in a garden space.

However perhaps that decking is starting to look a little out-of-date, or maybe it’s just time for something new, something fresh… Well look no further! A synthetic grass solution such as Namgrass can certainly help you spruce up the area! Read through this latest artificial grass installation guide to learn just how.

Can you put artificial grass on decking?

Firstly, and most importantly, you may be wondering if laying artificial grass on decking is even possible? Well as specialist suppliers of artificial grass in the UK, we’re happy to say that it absolutely is! In fact, it’s very straightforward, and actually surprisingly similar to laying carpet on a wooden floor. This artificial grass installation guide will take you through all of the necessary steps so you know how to lay artificial grass on decking, the right way.

Decking quality and condition

The first thing you’ll want to do is check the quality and condition of your decking. If you’re considering laying artificial grass on decking, the decking must be in good condition, and not rotting or particularly uneven– these issues will make the artificial grass installation difficult, and may lead to further problems later down the line. We’d suggest that you carry out the necessary repairs or replacement before installing artificial grass on decking. Alternatively, you could dig out the area and install your synthetic grass in an open area instead.

Artificial grass on decking

Clearing and preparing the area for artificial grass installation

Next up, it’s time to clear the area and get ready to install your synthetic grass. Remove anything from the decking area that will obstruct or cause difficulty when it comes to the artificial grass installation. Clear any extra debris and clean the decking with a pressurised hose if you have one– if not, a scrubbing brush will do the trick! After this step, it’s time to apply damp proofing treatment, however this is not always necessary. You’ll now want to leave 48 hours for your decking to dry, so if you haven’t already chosen your artificial grass, why not use this as a time to have a browse and find the perfect synthetic grass product for you.

Artificial grass underlay

Now you’re ready to begin the artificial grass installation process, and there are a few things to consider here. Your two choices in terms of artificial grass underlay are marine plywood, and foam shock pads. The benefit of the marine ply is that it will create a very even surface, but you may have to drill drainage holes, while quality shock pads have good drainage, and also create a soft, cushioned surface for your synthetic grass.

How to lay artificial grass

Once the underlay is in place, it’s finally time to lay down your artificial grass. We’d suggest leaving the synthetic grass for an hour or so to settle. Afterwards, it’s time to secure the corners, and there are a couple of different ways to do this– spot gluing, and simply using screws. Both of these are very viable options for fitting artificial grass on decking, but one advantage of nails is that if the time comes that you want to remove the synthetic grass from the decking, it is easier to do so, with a lower risk of damaging the decking.

That about covers it

So there you have it – the steps to follow so that you know how to install artificial grass on decking. The only thing to do now is decide which artificial grass product you’d like for your decking makeover! If the decking will be a popular spot for people to spend their time, then we’d recommend a shorter pile height, however at Namgrass, we pride ourselves on supplying versatile and high quality artificial grass products, almost all of which would be perfect to install on decking. Why not order some samples and see for yourself?

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Can you put Artificial Grass on Decking?

Can you put Artificial Grass on Decking?

As specialist suppliers of artificial grass in the UK, we hear a lot of questions around the topic of laying artificial grass on decking, and whether it is even possible.

The short answer to that question is yes! The long answer is that it requires a slightly different artificial grass installation technique to other projects. Don’t worry, though– it’s not complicated. You may have installed decking a few years ago when garden makeover shows were all the rage, and they couldn’t wait to get the two-by-fours out. Now, it’s a little bit dated, (and perhaps in some cases even looking a bit worse for wear), or maybe you just want to transform your garden quickly and easily, and laying artificial grass on decking is a great way to do this. Read on to find out how.

Benefits of Laying Artificial Grass on Decking:

  • Laying artificial grass on decking is easy, and can completely change the look of your garden
  • You don’t have to worry about drainage because the water will drain however it drains normally
  • Namgrass supplies quality artificial grass in the UK that’s durable and practically maintenance free!

How to Lay Artificial Grass on Decking

Laying artificial grass on decking is actually very similar to attaching carpet to a wooden floor. Taking care to follow these steps will ensure that your artificial grass installation is a breeze:

  • Clear the area of debris and furniture
  • Clean the decking with a pressurised hose or a scrubbing brush
  • Apply a damp-proofing treatment (optional)
  • Allow to dry for 48 hours
  • Apply marine plywood or a shock pad over the decking. This helps to smooth the surface if you have deep grooves in the decking
  • Lay the grass out for at least an hour so it can settle
  • Secure the corners by spot gluing or using screws

Artificial Grass on Decking: Things to Note

Make sure that your decking is in good condition before starting. If your decking is rotten or particularly uneven, then it may not be the best candidate for artificial grass installation. You may need to replace or repair your decking. Alternatively, you could dig out the entire area instead, and install the artificial grass on the cleared area. If you’re worried about drainage, you can drill through both the ply and the decking to add extra holes.

Bonus: Artificial Grass on Paving Slabs

Laying artificial grass on paving slabs is very similar to installing synthetic grass on decking. The only difference is that you can’t screw into your patio, and should use glue. As above, you could remove the patio completely and instead use timber edging to secure the turf for your new artificial lawn installation.

Have you installed Namgrass artificial grass on decking? Show us your project on Twitter or Facebook @NamgrassUK.

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The Different Uses for Artificial Grass

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The Different Uses for Artificial Grass

As specialist suppliers of artificial grass in the UK, we know very well that a primary benefit of synthetic grass is its versatility, and it’s for this reason that we see it used in such a wide variety of gardens and projects.

Whether you’re planning your latest project of many, or you’re totally new to the world of artificial grass, be sure to stick around to learn about some of the exciting artificial grass fitting options you might not have realised were possible – it might just inspire your next project!

Artificial grass on decking

As artificial grass suppliers, we often hear the question “can you put artificial grass on decking?” The answer is, you absolutely can! In fact, synthetic grass is actually very easy to install on decking, and will completely change the look of the area. Installing artificial grass on decking is very similar to laying carpet on a wooden floor – just make sure the decking is in good, strong condition if you’re considering this for your garden.

Artificial grass on a roof

Usually when you think of grass or an artificial grass garden, you picture an open space with turf laid on the floor – but what if we told you it didn’t have to be this way? There are many synthetic grass products that lend themselves well to an artificial grass roof project. Whether it’s a summerhouse roof or for a garden shed, an artificial grass roof will do wonders for your garden. If you’re considering installing an artificial grass roof, you can learn more with our helpful guide.

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Artificial grass golf green

When we say that synthetic grass has many uses, we aren’t just talking about how it looks – there are many functional benefits too! Artificial grass golf greens are a perfect example of this. Whether you’re seeking artificial turf for an indoor practice area, or a full 18-hole mini golf course, an artificial grass golf green will surely provide the flexibility to fit the requirements of your project. In fact, the Namgrass ‘Play-Putt’ is designed specifically for this purpose, and is available in a variety of colours to suit your needs.

Artificial grass for dogs and other pets

If you’re looking into buying artificial grass, you may have questions on your mind such as “is artificial grass good for dogs?” or “is artificial grass pet friendly?” If so, you’ll be pleased to know that another functional benefit of synthetic grass is that it is indeed very pet-friendly. Artificial grass products are often rugged and will withstand wear, while they also won’t discolour when your pet goes to the toilet – artificial grass cleaning is straightforward as well!

It doesn’t stop there!

We’ve covered some of the key uses and benefits of artificial grass in this blog, but the possibilities really are almost endless! Trust us – as artificial grass suppliers, we see first-hand every day just how amazing and versatile synthetic grass can be. How does an artificial grass patio sound? Or perhaps you’re looking for artificial grass for the balcony – it’s all possible with Namgrass.

As specialist suppliers of artificial grass in the UK, we’ve got the knowledge and expertise to help with your artificial grass project, whatever it might involve. If you want to learn more about our fantastic range of quality artificial grass products, why not request some free samples?

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How to Choose Artificial Grass

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How to Choose Artificial Grass

What’s the right shade of green for my garden? How do you clean artificial grass? Is 40mm artificial grass too long? These are just a few of the questions that you might have when buying artificial grass, and as a specialist supplier of artificial grass in the UK, we know the importance of choosing the right product for your needs.

Whether it’s your first time, or you’re something of a synthetic grass expert, there are some key factors to consider depending on the needs of your home and your family – read on as we take you through the key things to consider, so you know what to look for when buying artificial grass for your garden.

Artificial grass for pets

It’s no secret that owning a pet can dictate many of your choices when planning and maintaining your ideal lawn. You understandably might be hesitant to spend valuable time and effort on a natural lawn just for the dog to make a mess of the whole thing! Thankfully, Namgrass has your back when it comes to artificial grass maintenance, as all of our products are durable, pet-friendly and won’t discolour like natural grass. Plus, unlike maintaining a lawn it can be a real time-saver too, as cleaning artificial grass is a breeze.

Artificial grass for families

As artificial grass suppliers, we know that parents love to watch the pure excitement kids get from playing out in the garden during summertime, but how can you keep on top of maintaining your lawn without ruining all the fun? Namgrass artificial grass products are great for family fun, and won’t suffer in the summer months like natural grass (say goodbye to that sun-scorched and trampled garden!). A soft, yet durable artificial grass such as our very own ‘Serenity’ product is one of many great options for your family garden.

A child and a dog on fake grass

Artificial grass cost

With all home and garden improvements, when thinking about how to choose artificial grass, cost will likely play an important role in your decision, be that the cost of the product itself, or the artificial grass installation cost. At Namgrass, we want to make buying artificial grass as simple and accessible as possible, so we provide quality artificial grass at a range of price points. Our ‘Whitby’ product for instance, is a fantastic budget-friendly, high quality artificial grass.

Can you put artificial grass on decking?

Some garden projects can get very experimental, and you may want to lay turf on areas that you might not usually grow grass, such as balconies and decking. This is where synthetic grass really shines– whether you’re fitting artificial grass on roofs, balconies, or even paving, we have the products and accessories for the job.

Pile Height

If you’re researching how to choose artificial grass for your garden, you may have stumbled across the term ‘pile height’. Pile height is simply the height of the synthetic grass fibres, from the bottom, right to the tip. With such a range of products on the market, you may be thinking to yourself, “what’s the best pile height?” or “is 40mm artificial grass too long?” Put simply, pile height is largely determined by your preference, and the garden aesthetics that you’re striving for, with shorter pile heights (up to 30mm) giving more of a ‘freshly cut’ look, while longer grasses (30 – 40mm+) often look more natural. It’s also worth noting that although not a direct correlation, sometimes greater pile height can mean increased artificial grass cost.

A pool with and pool house next to fake grass

Pile Density & Weight

Pile density measures how densely packed the grass is, and often correlates with the weight of a product. It’s an important factor to discuss with your artificial grass suppliers when buying artificial grass. High density is a great indicator of a high quality artificial grass product, and results in a green, luscious, and ‘healthy’ looking garden. At Namgrass we have a commitment to producing quality artificial grass, and the Namgrass Elise product is a great example of a high coverage density artificial grass that’s perfect for all manner of uses, from commercial areas to family gardens.

What’s next?

Hopefully this has helped you learn a little more about how to choose artificial grass for your project. There’s a great deal of synthetic grass products out there to help turn your dream garden into a reality, and knowing what to look for when buying artificial grass will certainly help you on your way.

As specialist artificial grass suppliers we’ll be on hand to help when you’re ready to plan your project, so why not have a browse of our range and request some samples?

If you’ve recently had artificial grass installed, why not show us your project on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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How to Clean Artificial Grass

How to Clean Artificial Grass

As specialist producers of artificial grass in the UK, we can tell you first hand that artificial grass maintenance is nowhere near as complicated and time-consuming as with a natural lawn. However, there are some things that you need to do to make sure that your lawn looks its best for as long as possible. Here we’ll tell you everything you need to know and the best way to clean artificial grass.

Artificial grass tools for cleaning – what you need

When cleaning artificial grass, there are a few tools and supplies you’ll need before you start:

  • A leaf blower, a non-metal flexible lawn rake or a stiff broom
  • A hose
  • Mild detergent and warm water

Below we’ve outlined the things to consider when cleaning artificial grass, such as best practices and how to take care of your lawn if you have pets, as well as things to try and avoid to ensure your artificial grass stays in top shape.

1. How to Clean Artificial Grass and Keep it Beautiful

When carrying out artificial grass maintenance, there are a few easy methods to consider that will keep your garden looking beautiful. Whether it’s a quick brush to get rid of dry debris or a quick splash with the hose, just spot clean the bits that need it, as they need it. A regular check on your synthetic grass makes sure that any build-up of leaves, twigs and dust or dirt doesn’t start to decompose or encourage moss growth – neither of which are good for your lawn! A brush with a stiff broom (or even a garden vacuum!) keeps the pile looking perky, as well as clearing any debris. If there’s anything stubborn or you feel like your lawn needs to be washed down, a blast with the hose works well.


2. Artificial Grass for Pets

Typically pet-friendly, artificial grass products like ours are perfect for animal lovers– but if you have pets, and they like to use your artificial grass as a toilet, then you’ll have to do some extra cleaning. Namgrass is great for pets because it doesn’t discolour, but you don’t want pet waste to build up. Hose down the area after use, and if there is a lingering smell, use washing up liquid and warm water or a product specifically for cleaning artificial grass.

3. Other Occurrences

As you enjoy your garden, you’re bound to spill things. Whether it’s sticky foods as you enjoy the warm weather or an accident while your kids play, cleaning artificial grass is often a simple task. A damp sponge and a bit of water is usually enough to get rid of any spills. If it’s dried on or just a bit stubborn, cleaning artificial grass with vinegar will also work. A half-and-half mix of vinegar and water will usually do the job.

4. What not to do when cleaning artificial grass

‘Can you clean artificial grass with washing up liquid?’ ‘Do I need to dry my synthetic grass lawn?’ There are plenty of questions you may have surrounding artificial grass maintenance, so we’ve provided a helpful list of a few key things you should avoid when cleaning artificial grass, and why.

  • Regarding artificial grass tools, don’t use sharp objects that might cut or tear the artificial grass. If you’re trying to lever something off your grass that’s stuck or dried on, then use a putty knife or something blunt.
  • Don’t use harsh chemicals on your grass to remove sticky stuff – this could damage the plastic. Instead, use washing up liquid, half-and-half of vinegar and water or specialist synthetic grass cleaner. This goes for pesticides too! Just use a hose to wash away any critters.
  • If you are tempted to use something a bit stronger on a stubborn patch, then try a patch test on the corner of the grass or somewhere that’s not visible to see if the chemicals react with the grass.
  • Don’t apply heat to your lawn. It will dry naturally after a hose down.
  • Don’t use a domestic vacuum on your artificial grass. This may not work well for the grass or the vacuum, and in fact may damage them both. Use a garden vacuum instead.

Hopefully this guide has helped to answer most of your questions around cleaning artificial grass. All this will keep your lawn looking beautiful all year round, with much less maintenance than a natural lawn.

If the idea of this has inspired you to consider artificial grass for your garden, why not have a browse of our range and request your free samples?

And 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!

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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?

discover landscape and dog

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?

Discover landscape dog

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  &  follow Danny on Instagram @discover_landscape

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Meet the Installers – Solent Garden Services

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Meet the Installers – Solent Garden Services

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 installers.

Introducing Solent Garden Services, a professional artificial grass installer in Hampshire who also complete all manner of landscaping. Run by landscaping guru and artificial grass pro Rob Woodhouse. There’s not much Rob and his team can’t do to create their customers’ dream garden!

How and when was Solent Garden Services founded?

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We are Solent Garden Services Ltd, a family-run business established in 1973.

Originally, we were predominantly focused on garden maintenance but have evolved over the years to cover all aspects of garden design, build and maintenance.

I Rob Woodhouse grew up around the business but got my first real sense of the work involved when I was 15 years old, completing my school work experience within the family business. I came on board working for the company full time at the age of 21. At this point, it was just me and one other guy working on regular maintenance however landscaping and garden design was always the direction I wanted to take the business.

Rob (2nd in from the left) & his talented team.

Why did you choose Namgrass as your supplier?

My focus is always using quality products so when we started installing artificial lawns, we were looking for only the best products to install which is where Namgrass came in.

I was really impressed with the quality and diversity within the range of Namgrass products, plus it’s a company which is local to us, so it was a no-brainer for me!

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What's your favourite Namgrass product to work with?

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I’m really impressed with the new range, but I really love Utopia! I love it so much I’ve installed it in my own garden!

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How many artificial grass installs have you completed?

We’ve been installing Namgrass lawns for around 7 years now so let’s just say we’ve completed a lot! Namgrass is the only brand of artificial lawns I’ve ever used as it’s always been a reliable product and brand.

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

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We mostly cover Hampshire but we have traveled to London for a few special installs in the past.

Have you installed some challenging artificial grass jobs?

We have just wrapped up our biggest install to date. A whopping 360sqm of Eden! That was a real challenge with over 70 tonnes of aggregate brought in for the subbase and base.

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Meet the Installers – South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd

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Meet the Installers – South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd

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 installers, starting with South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd.

When and how did South Coast Artificial Grass Ltd start?

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The company was first incorporated in April 2019 by Neil Pinchbeck. Neil started the company after seeing a completed artificial grass install and really liking the transformation. So, after much research and setting out to install his first job at home, he was hooked with the transformation and job satisfaction.

It was then in January of 2020 that my (Shaun King) involvement within the company came about (although Neil and myself have been friends for years!). I have a background in business and sales and Neil is an experienced fitter/tradesman, so we both have different roles within the company which works really well.

Neil Pinchbeck (left) & Shaun King (right)

Why did you choose Namgrass as your supplier?

The honest answer is that our previous supplier couldn’t meet our demand. They would constantly be out of stock of grass and with long wait times. Although at the time this was due to the COVID pandemic, it wasn’t good for us as a business as it minimised our options and we didn’t want to be turning work away or losing it.  So, we needed to source someone more reliable, and that’s where Namgrass came in. I did some research and Namgrass ticked all the right boxes – local to us, no stock issues, high-quality product, and a great team to easily work with.

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What's your favourite Namgrass product to work with?

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Although all the Namgrass products are high quality and easy to work with, our favourite grass to install has to be Elise. It’s a great grass to cut and join and looks amazing when finished on any size area.


How many installs have you completed?

To date, South Coast Artificial Grass has installed just over 200 new surface area’s and we are constantly growing and getting busier with high demand. We average around 20 new installs a month!

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

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Based in Dorset, we predominantly tend to work within the BH postcodes covering Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood and Swanage, etc. We have and will also carry out installs in Dorchester and Weymouth. Project dependant, we have also completed installations in Fordingbridge, Romsey, Eastleigh and our furthest install away was in Amesbury.

Have you installed many ‘unique’ artificial grass jobs? Have you had some awkward/hard installs?

We have completed quite a range of jobs; some I believe other companies simply don’t want to do, but we aren’t afraid of the challenge and hard work.

We’ve had some awkward shapes and sizes, some with long walks to get access and some up or down a lot of steps, so we’ve had to hand-carry out all the removed spoil and then hand-carry back in all the new aggregate for the sub-base.  We’ve also had a few jobs where the only access is through the property itself which has proven interesting!

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To find out more about South Coast Artificial Grass head over to their website