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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?

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.

What's your favourite Namgrass product to work with?

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

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How to Make your Garden Festive for Christmas

How to Make your Garden Festive for Christmas

Over the top Christmas lights might look pretty, but unfortunately, they cause light pollution, and that can disrupt local wildlife.

From bats and moths to frogs and birds, they can all be affected by lights interfering with sleeping patterns and navigation paths.

Instead, decorate your garden in a more subtle, but sustainable way. From fragrant plants to sparkly decoration, there’s lots you can do to bring joy into the garden this winter. Take a look at these tips:

Winter plants

There are lots of plants that look festive throughout winter, whether through their flowers, berries or leaves. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Wintergreen is a low-spreading hardy evergreen with large red berries and red-tinged leaves, perfect for informal garden beds.
  • Winter-flowering pansies are ideal for adding a variety of colour, as they are available with yellow, maroon, white or purple flowers. They’ll only falter in the very worst weather, but they will recover and continue until spring.
  • Clematis Jingle Bells is an evergreen climber that flowers in winter and early spring with pale yellow or white bell-shaped flowers.
  • Holly and ivy are traditionally very Christmassy plants, and they certainly give a festive feel to any garden.
  • Potted conifer trees are perfect as well as they instantly evoke a Christmassy feel.

Christmas scents

There are very few things as evocative as scent when it comes to Christmas. Whether it’s cinnamon, spice and orange, or something sweeter, there are a few scents that we can evoke in the garden too.

  • Witch hazel is a fragrant plant, producing a liquorice-type scent, but it produces some unusual looking flowers. Spidery ribbons of yellow, orange or red, they’ll look very festive too.
  • Winter honeysuckle produces a fresh, citrusy scent and delicate white flowers that provide winter bees with nectar, and the berries are popular with birds.
  • Sarcococca is a winter-flowering plant that will stop you in your tracks. It’s the summery scent that will do it – not the way it looks. Also known as Christmas Box, it is a sweet surprise that you’ll be glad you added to your garden.



It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of extra sparkle, and that applies to the garden as well.

If you’ve got trees, consider adding a string of fairy lights wrapped around the tree trunk. Keep them low-intensity in a warm white, yellow or amber, and turn them off when you don’t need them. This will minimise their impact on the local wildlife.

Buy a pack of baubles or ribbons in one colour (check that they’re suitable for outdoor use) and hang them on any bare trees. It’ll add a little bit of life and festive cheer to leafless plants.

Wreaths always look particularly Christmassy. Hang them on the shed door, on your back door, on any structures and on the sheds.

Lanterns are very versatile as they can be used throughout the year, but for winter, you could fill them with holly, ivy and a pillar candle for a festive look.

Finally, what would Christmas be without Mistletoe? Although February to March is the best time to start growing your own, decorating your garden with a little shop-bought will undoubtedly add some festive cheer.

Don’t forget about the animals

You’ve planted lots of winter flowering plants, which is great for bees, and some of them have berries too which is good for birds, but if you want to tempt more in, consider leaving bird seed and fat balls out too. Robins are partial to crushed nuts so putting them on the bird table will entice them in for a Christmas treat. Squirrels are likely to be drawn to these tasty treats too, so don’t be surprised if you see these critters exploring your garden in search of some much-needed winter nutrition.

Bug hotels and butterfly boxes allow insects to sleep over the winter, and larvae to hibernate away from frost. Available to buy, you can just as easily make them yourself. It’s also prime hibernation time for hedgehogs, with shelters needed where they can remain safe and relatively warm. Again, these are available to buy, but also simple to construct yourself.

Check out our blog post on encouraging wildlife into your garden for more ideas.

How are you decorating the garden for Christmas?

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5 Landscaping Ideas for Small Gardens

5 Landscaping Ideas for Small Gardens

Beautiful gardens come in all shapes and sizes.

Beautiful gardens come in all shapes and sizes; it doesn’t have to be a huge space or require a big budget to turn it into something special. Small gardens are actually great because they’re super easy to maintain throughout the year, especially if you install artificial grass that doesn’t need to be cut or watered. Here are some landscaping ideas:

Use Potted Plants

If your space is too restrictive to lay grass or flower beds, you can still add colour to your garden using potted plants. The pots can be filled with a huge variation of plants, from little flowers to big, tall trees. You can even paint your plant pots to add further vibrancy and life to the space. Opt for perennials that you can divide, such as geraniums. Before planting, pull the geranium apart into two or three plants, and plant them separately. Next year when they’re grown, you can pull those plants apart too. It’s a good way to keep costs down but still have a lovely set of flowers.

White Out

Paint your exterior walls white to give the impression that the space is bigger than it actually is. Both inside and out, white walls lighten up the area to make it feel less enclosed. It also means that the colours you introduce through your plants really pop. If you really want to bounce light around your garden, add a mirror. The great thing about adding a mirror is that there are many different styles available, so whatever your style is, you can find one to suit you.

Railway Sleepers

You could think about using railways sleepers, like these ones from Lawsons, to add low border walls. Not only do these look great around your flower beds, they also double up as a lovely little seating area; handy if you don’t have room for furniture. They’re very versatile too. They can be used to create a rustic feel if they’re chunky with a weathered finish, but they can also look sleek if they’re neat, sanded and varnished or stained.


Transform your garden with a nice fence, but be sure to treat it regularly with a wood preserver so that it lasts throughout the harsher weather. There are lots of different types of fences so think about your priorities before you invest; do you want something tall that will increase your privacy, or would you prefer something more decorative? A fence is a great opportunity to add colour, shapes or patterns too, depending on how you paint them.


Sheds take up a huge amount of space in a garden, so you might want to consider something a little smaller. There are many different options available when it comes to storage, from chests to shelving to slimline sheds. Consider what you might need to store and pick an appropriate solution for your needs.

Are you in the process of landscaping your garden or have you just finished? Let us know how you got on!

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How to Lay an Artificial Grass Roof

How to Install an Artificial Grass Roof

Adding artificial grass to a flat roof is a great way to make sheds, garages, and outbuildings look brighter and more at home in the garden. Whether you’re covering up a felt roof, commonly used on sheds, or want to update a roof terrace or balcony, you’ll get the best results if you follow our installer’s guide to creating an artificial grass roof.  

What You Need

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To install an artificial grass roof, you need:

  • A measuring tape
  • A sharp utility knife
  • Joining tape (if multiple pieces of grass are to be joined)
  • Artificial grass adhesive & a cartridge gun
  • Underlay or shockpad if working with an uneven surface.

Once you have your equipment together, you need to choose, measure up, and order your artificial grass ahead of installation day. Many builders’ merchants and garden centres can sell you artificial grass, and you can use our stockist finder to find your nearest Namgrass retailer.

To calculate the amount of artificial turf you’ll need to order for your green roof, measure the length and width of the roof and multiply the two numbers to get the total surface area. Divide this number by the width of the artificial grass you have selected to find the minimum length you need to order to cover this area.

Make sure you allow at least 10cm excess in each direction to ensure a good fit and easy installation, or you may struggle to get a professional finish. For example: if your chosen artificial turf is cut from 2m wide rolls, covering a 10m­roof would require approximately 5.2m of grass to allow for 10cm of excess in each direction.

Laying an Artificial Turf Roof

Once you have your tools and artificial grass ready, you can start installing your artificial grass roof:

1 – Ensure the roof you plan to cover is structurally sound, and in good condition. Check to make sure it’s not cracked or affected by rot, otherwise you may damage your roof further during installation.

2 – If your roof is uneven, slatted, or tiled, installing a layer of board, shockpad, or underlay can level out the surface to create an even finish.

3 – Work out where you need to cut your artificial grass to cover the full roof, ideally on a piece of paper before you start cutting. Only once you’re confident you’ve got this right should you start cutting the turf to size before placing it in situ. When cutting artificial grass, be sure to cut along the lines of drainage holes in the backing material, or your grass may begin to unravel.

4 – Once you’re satisfied with the fit, fold your grass back along the edges where any pieces meet each other, so that there is a gap between the two pieces of grass and the black backing material is facing up along both pieces of turf.

5 – Roll a strip of joining tape out along the full length of the join between the two pieces of grass, with the shiny side down and sticky side up. Apply a thin layer of artificial grass adhesive along the length of the tape, and fold the grass back down, fixing the black backing firmly to the glue and tape.

6 – When you’re happy with the fit and position of your artificial grass, and all the joins between each piece are secure, roll your turf up to one end and lay an even bead of artificial grass adhesive around the perimeter of the roof.

7 – Unroll your artificial turf carefully, making sure the edges lines up properly with your original fit. Lift the edge you rolled the grass away from up and apply a bead of adhesive along this edge and press your turf back into position.

8 – Once the adhesive has dried and your turf is firmly secured, give it a quick brush over with a bristle brush to raise the pile and lift any flattened grass.

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After a few hours, your artificial grass roof will be firmly secured in place and looking fresh, green, and natural. Now you can relax and enjoy your handiwork, without the added fuss of maintaining a natural green roof.

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How to Make the Most of Your Garden in Autumn and Winter

How to Make the Most of Your Garden in Autumn and Winter

Not ready to hang up your garden tools and venture indoors? These 5 tips will keep you enjoying your garden late into the year.


Autumn inevitably brings slower activity in the garden, but if you want your garden to flourish come spring, you need to invest in preparation.

Here are a few useful tips to get you started:

1. Start by cleaning away rotting and finished plants. This will not only prevent pests from returning to your garden in spring, but it will also improve your soil health.

2. Think forward to the colourful garden you want by spring and start planting bulbs accordingly. Tulips are a great choice as they need to be planted in cool soil, or plant daffodils in pots to enjoy come early spring.

3. Give your tools and patio furniture some TLC. Start with a thorough clean before applying treatments and storing in a cool, dry environment. Taking this step will not only prolong the life of your tools and furniture, but it will also save you time come spring.

For more gardening to-do lists for each month of the year, take a look at our blog post.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Autumn and winter provide the perfect opportunity to get festive in the garden.

Spend autumn collecting acorns and pine cones to turn into winter wreaths. With the addition of cinnamon sticks you’ll smell Christmas before you’ve even entered your home! Use this autumn and winter period to be bold and turn your garden into a grotto or adopt more subtle touches to add festive spirit.

A winter garden would be incomplete without lighting. Dig out your outdoor lights, drape them over your home or over your shed. For a truly whimsical look, delicately place them in trees and topiary. For the Christmas enthusiasts among you, investing in lighted decorations like sleighs and reindeers bring festive fun to your garden. Subtle touches such as lanterns placed around your garden give a festive yet sophisticated look.

Light my Fire

Extend the outdoor season for a while longer with a new fire pit.

Not just a useful addition to the garden that can be enjoyed all year round, the countless design options mean you are sure to find a firepit to complement your garden. Equally beautiful in design and function, chimeneas make the perfect focal point to your garden during the autumn/winter season.

Spend the crisp nights snuggled under blankets with friends and family, indulging your inner child toasting marshmallows on the firepit! Wood stores also make a great feature to a garden, bringing texture and colour to your outdoor space. Fill to the brim with multiple-sized logs and kindling.

Renew your Winter Pots

Are you fed up of your plant pots looking sad and bare during winter? Then fear not, we have some helpful tips to revitalise your planters and inject some life back into your garden.

Trusty evergreen plants are a staple in providing some contrasting colour to the silvery tones that transform your garden through the winter period. You can even recreate your favourite winter scents in your garden with shrubs such as ‘Christmas box’ (sarcococca confusa), which will fill your garden with glorious sweet notes.

Evergreen plants are also a perfect low-maintenance option, so you can reduce your time spent tending to the garden. Planting grasses can bring movement and drama, making sure your garden doesn’t feel static or boring. Be sure to choose hardy succulents and shrubs when renewing your plant pots, as they will need to withstand the harsh British winter!

For a more in depth read on how to inject some colour into your garden, take a look at our blog post on autumn plants here.

Help the Wee Beasties

Do your part for the environment by providing refuge for your local wildlife.

It can be as simple as brushing leaves and debris into borders to create warm burrowing habitats for hedgehogs and insects. Take it a step further and treat your garden animals to some luxury with wooden insect houses and seed balls for your winter red robins. You’ll reap the benefits in summer when these helpful insects make an appearance in your garden!

Bring the family together to build insect ‘hotels’ and birdhouses to place around your garden. This will make the perfect opportunity to have your own Attenborough moment, identifying bugs with the children and bird-watching from your home. Get the blankets out and admire the natural wildlife as it finds a home in your garden!

For more tips on encouraging wildlife into your garden, read our blog post here.

Autumn and winter might not necessarily be time that you’d think to spend in the garden, but with these ideas we hope you will!

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7 Plants for a Colourful Autumn Garden

7 Plants for a Colourful Autumn Garden

Autumn is known for the burst of colour it brings when the leaves turn from green to orange, red and eventually brown, but at this time of year the days are getting shorter and your annuals begin to die, so your garden might begin  to feel lacklustre and in need of a lift.


Here we’ve gathered some autumn flowering plants, trees and shrubs to bring a bit of colour and variety into your garden this season.

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Botanical name: Chrysanthemum

Flowering time: September – October

Planting time: April – May

Chrysanthemums are in full bloom during September and October, making them perfect for perking up a dreary garden. For an instant effect, buy them in bloom and put them in position. They’re not particularly hardy though, so at the first sign of frost, bring them inside (though not near a heat source) and they will usually continue to flower.

Autumn Crocus

Botanical name: Crocus speciosus

Flowering time: September – November

Planting time: Late summer

Ranging from white, to lilac, to vivid purple, autumn crocus is a popular plant for the last flowering season of the year and complements chrysanthemums beautifully. Some types of autumn crocus can even flower through to November.

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Botanical name: Sorbus aucuparia

Berrying time: Autumn and winter

Planting time: Spring

Berries can be a beautiful source of colour in the autumn too, which is why sorbus have made this list. They offer up red, white, pink or yellow berries and their foliage can be yellow, orange or red. They’re perfect for smaller gardens, and they attract lots of birds too.


Botanical name: Acer palmatum

Flowering time: Early to mid-spring

Planting time: Autumn

A Japanese maple is the answer to your autumnal blues. With a variety of types to choose from, their leaves turn incredible shades of crimson, red, orange or yellow as autumn comes around. They grow slowly, and they’re compact, which means that they’re perfect for small gardens or container gardens. They need to be protected from northern and eastern winds and frosts, so make sure you give them a sheltered position.

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Botanical name: Rudbeckia hirta

Flowering time: July to October

Planting time: March to May

Another long-flowering plant, Rudbeckia produce masses of colourful flowers from July through to October. They look a bit like daisies, and they’re usually yellow, orange or red. There are several types, including annuals and perennials so their hardiness can vary.

Bowden Lily

Botanical name: Nerine Bowdenii

Flowering time: Autumn

Planting time: Early spring

A bulb that flowers between September and November, the Bowden lily is a South African plant – and it certainly looks like it’s used to hotter climes. A bright pink flower with long, wavy petals, it truly is a burst of beauty in your autumn garden.

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Flowering Heathers

Botanical name: CallunaDaboeciaErica

Flowering time: Late summer to autumn

Planting time: Early spring

If you’re looking for vibrant colour throughout winter too, then flowering heathers are the perfect plant for you. Low maintenance and long-flowering, they’re also very bee-friendly. Bumblebees and solitary bees don’t store food over winter and so they have to make trips out during the colder seasons – long-flowering heathers provide food for them. With colours ranging from pure white to cerise pink, purple and orange and magenta, you’ve got a wide range to choose from.

Are you looking forward to your autumn garden?

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5 Instagrammable Flowers for your Garden

5 Instagrammable Flowers for your Garden

Stuck for a little garden inspiration?

Stuck for a little garden inspiration? We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular flowers on Instagram to help you enjoy your garden with a social media moment. Whether you’re looking for a complete overhaul or just a little bit of extra joy in your garden, these flowers could be just the thing!


Botanical name: Paeonia

Flowering time: Mid-spring to early summer

Planting time: Autumn

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A beautiful flower and one very popular among bloggers and instagrammers, peonies offer large, romantic blooms in whites and pinks. They have a reputation for being difficult to look after, but as long as you do your research and you have their basic needs in place, you should be easy to cultivate.


Botanical name: Tulipa

Flowering time: March to May

Planting time: October to November

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There are a large range of colours and shapes of tulips (hundreds!), which makes it easy to see why they’re so popular. It means that you can change the colour scheme of your garden every year, if you wanted to, but you can also encourage reblooming in certain types of tulips too.


Botanical name: Lavandula

Flowering time: Summer

Planting time: Spring

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A classic English garden plant, lavender is actually a fragrant herb (and originates in the Mediterranean!) and is incredibly easy to grow. There are many different types of lavender, but the three main groups are English Lavender, French Lavender and Lavandin.


Botanical name: Helianthus

Flowering time: August

Planting time: Spring

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You can’t help but smile if there’s a sunflower around, so no wonder it’s one of the most instagrammed flowers there are. With big flower faces, bright yellow petals and large bristly leaves, they can grow up to 16 feet high.


Botanical name: Hydrangea

Flowering time: Late spring to late autumn

Planting time: Autumn and spring

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A shrub with exceptionally pretty flowerheads, hydrangeas have an old-fashioned charm available in a number of different colours. The flowers may even change colour, depending on the ph levels of the soil – sometimes with different colours on the same plant!

Which is your favourite? Any that you think we’ve missed?

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Easy Small Garden Design Updates

Easy Small Garden Design Updates

Small gardens might not seem desirable, but there’s lots to love about a smaller space.

They never require a lot of maintenance and you don’t need lots of cash to get them looking good. A small garden might seem frustrating from a design point of view, but with a little bit of creativity, you can have a garden that’s just as beautiful as a big one. Here we’ve collected our favourite ideas for updating your small garden, so your outdoor space can be stylish too.

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Go for Colour

Think of your garden as an extension of the house, as another room to decorate. Your fence or your external walls can be painted just as an interior wall can. A coat of paint in a vibrant colour will give you a fresh feel or go jewel toned for a richer feel. Alternatively, unify your colour scheme through potted plants. Pots are perfect for rented gardens or gardens where there aren’t any flower beds, just gravel or concrete. Lots of pots filled with lots of plants at different heights and different textures helps fill out your garden without any landscaping.

Light it Up

A quick and easy way to transform your garden is to play around with lights. As the nights warm up and we want to spend more and more of our time outside, you can extend the opening hours by adding outdoor lighting. Fairy lights, lanterns or rope lights, there are plenty of options. String chunky outdoor fairy lights for a Mediterranean feel.

Open up the Space

An age-old trick that always looks great is a mirror. It helps to bounce the light around, making the area brighter, as well as giving the illusion that the space is bigger than it is. Positioning is key with a mirror though, as you wouldn’t want the sun to shine in your eyes or to burn your artificial grass, so think about whether your mirror will get direct sunlight. Whether you go for a long straight mirror for a modern, urban look or you go for something more ornate and foxed for secret country garden style, a mirror can really open up your outdoor space.

Keep it Cosy

Small gardens are cosy, so why try and make the space anything but? Make sure your garden is like an outdoor living room and opt for sofa-style furniture. Pile them high with plump cushions and soft blankets, get some outdoor speakers and you could even install a fire pit if you have the space!

Rethink Planters

A living wall is a great way to get your small garden area looking lush and full of plants, without taking up precious lounging space on the floor. A self-sufficient vertical garden, they’re usually attached to the walls of a building. Keep it simple and go for pots that you hang on the wall, hang some shelves to pop your plants on or try your hand at creating a vertical garden planter to fill the entire wall. Which ever one you opt for, it’s sure to revolutionise your space.

With just a few, simple updates, you can transform your small garden and change the way you use it altogether.

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A Brief History of Artificial Grass

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A Brief History of Artificial Grass 

Gone are the days of artificial grass being solely used on hockey and football pitches. Now, manufacturing technology has evolved allowing for artificial grass to be used in a variety of ways.

The First Wave of Artificial Grass

Initial artificial grass applications date back to the late sixties. Marketed under the name Astroturf, the artificial grass was primarily used on hockey pitches and tennis courts before being used on football pitches. The Astroturf name gained recognition when the famous Astrodome Baseball Stadium in Texas (USA) replaced their natural grass pitch with the so-called Astroturf.

This first wave of artificial grass provided functionality, but it did not resemble natural grass in any shape or form. This was due to the artificial turf being composed of nylon, which essentially acted as a thick layer of carpet. Nylon caused many issues as players suffered from burns when their skin came in contact with the turf.

In the 1980s, makers of artificial grass started using a composition of polypropylene and sand. The change of materials lowered the cost of the turf and the sand in-fill provided a more natural ‘bounce and roll’. However, the sand caused similar injuries to its nylon counterpart.

The New Age of Artificial Grass

The end of the nineties saw artificial turf developed for field contact sports. The overriding difference was that players could now make forceful contact without causing burning or grazing injuries. This was possible due to the artificial turf being made from polyethylene, and the sand in-fill being replaced with rubber granules or a mix of both.

The polyethylene turf also provided longer fibres, making the artificial turf look a lot more like natural grass. This caused an expansion in artificial grass being used for landscaping, as it provided a low-maintenance solution to natural turf.

Since 2008, non-infill artificial grass products have been introduced to the market. These new-age grasses were developed by Namgrass and set the global standard for artificial grass products. Namgrass consists of long pile height with different shaped yarns and fibres to add both support and stability to the grass. Using this mix of materials allows for the grass to remain upright—just like natural grass!

Removing the sand in-fill increases the number of ways artificial grass can be used. The uses now include:

  • Gardens
  • Balconies
  • Roof terraces
  • Smaller surfaces
  • Indoor applications
  • Showrooms
  • Exhibitions
  • Festivals
  • Temporary applications

How is Artificial Grass Made Today?

The manufacturing process of artificial grass is similar to that of carpet making. Below is a breakdown of each step in the process;

  1. The raw materials (polyethylene and polypropylene) are mixed in a hopper machine, before colours and chemicals are applied to give the desired shade of green. This also provides the artificial grass with full UV protection.
  2. The liquid mixture is then placed through an extruder, where it is moulded into elongated strands to mimic that of natural grass.
  3. These now formed strands are put onto a carding machine and rotated into a loose rope.
  4. The loose rope is then woven into a tighter yarn, which is set through being heated.
  5. Large spools of yarn are then fed through a tufting machine.
  6. A tufting needle pierces the primary backing, which pushes the yarn through. This continuous process turns the yarn into a carpet of artificial grass.
  7. The new artificial grass is rolled under a latex dispenser, that spreads latex onto the underside of the turf.
  8. The underside surface is then heated to cure the latex.
  9. The artificial grass is fed through a machine that cuts any yarn that rises above the uniform surface.
  10. Finally, the artificial grass is rolled for delivery.

Watch the full manufacturing process at our Ghent factory in Belgium here!

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From pro-golfer to pro-installer

Namgrass Artificial Grass Golf Surface

From Pro-Golfer to Pro-Installer

For those on the outside looking at the prospect of being a professional golfer, it seems like living a dream. The truth is that it’s a very tough world and with the exception of a few individuals it can be a very competitive and difficult way to make a living. When David from Henry Thomas Garden Design decided to leave the world of professional golf, it’s fair to say his future was looking a little uncertain. After years of dedication to the game, he loved the big question was what to do next?

David looked at the trends in the market and knew that his love of landscaping and being outdoors, combined with the growth of interest in artificial grass meant there was a clear opportunity to step into the world of artificial grass and become an installer. “I looked at lots of different grasses and nothing really grabbed me but when I met you guys at FutureScape your professionalism as a team and the quality of the products themselves meant my decision was made for me. I went straight to the bank and borrowed the money I needed to get started and the rest has come from there.”

Namgrass approved installer David Walker

  “I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to the team at Namgrass. When I left the world of professional golf with nothing but £50 in my pocket I really didn’t know what I was going to do. After meeting with Shane and Morgan I had the confidence to go and get a bank loan and build my business to the success it is today. It’s been hard but having the support of Namgrass behind me all the way really has made all the difference. I’m so pleased I decided to work with you and the team.” David Walker, Henry Thomas Garden Design.

I love the Namgrass products, the quality is unmatched and all my clients love them too. This has given me the confidence to build my business, safe in the knowledge that I’m offering the best value and service to my customers and that I have the full support of the team at Namgrass behind me, it’s a true partnership.”

At Namgrass our install partners are second to none and go through a tried and tested procedure to earn the title of a Namgrass Approved Installer. If you would like to hear more about our National installer network why not give our team a call or find your nearest Namgrass Approved Installer now.

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