Archive for July, 2013

Fake Grass for Summer Events

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

fake grass at eventsThe London Borough of Bromley are using fake grass to create a vibrant, summer setting to stage events.  800 sqft of artificial grass has been installed outside the Churchill Theatre, on Bromley High Street, along with benches and beanbag seating for shoppers to enjoy the entertainment.

The town will host a series of free events from now until September, making Bromley the place to be.  These include martial arts demonstrations, craft sessions, story-telling, face painting, dance shows, music, and mini golf.  Visitors are invited to come down and see what’s happening, relax in the gardens and enjoy the sunshine.

The High Street Garden is supported by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.  Mayor Johnson has pledged £2m to enhance public spaces across Bromley.

If you’re hosting a summer event, fake grass can provide the perfect setting.  It allows you to create a comfortable, attractive space for guests to enjoy – just like Bromley Council have achieved.  With a few decorative accessories, you can even build an entire theme around your new lawn such as elegant garden party, or tropical oasis.

It’s practical too.  You can install the carpet on any flat surface so it’s ideal to cover up dull, concrete areas.  It’s quick and easy to set-up.  The best thing is, you can clean it thoroughly afterwards with a hose and reuse at future events.

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Retailers – How to Use Artificial Grass to Boost Sales

Friday, July 19th, 2013

fake grass at retail storeSummer is notorious for being one of the slowest times of year in retail.

The key to beating the slump in July, August, September is to attract more people through the doors.

Artificial grass has a multitude of uses; it can even help you sell more products.

Here are 4 ways you can it to your advantage:

Window shoppers

If you want to attract more people into your store, you’ll need to invest in exciting window displays.  Think big and make a statement with a brilliant outdoor inspired theme.  For ideas read our previous post:

5 Fabulous fake grass window displays

Themed displays

If your products are related to the outdoors, your job will be much easier.  If not, you just need to be a little more creative.  For example if you’re a bookseller  build an outdoor scene with a picnic blanket, sunglasses and book to paint a picture of a leisurely afternoon reading in the park.

In-store events

Whether it’s a product demo, launch, fun day, or summer sale an event will get people talking about your business.  Suppose you sell arts and craft products, get a local artist to come demonstrate some techniques.  You can use fake grass to create an attractive presentation or seating area.

Attend an exhibition

Book a stand at a trade show, event or exhibition.  Build a fabulous summer-themed display and seating area to attract attention and showcase what you do.

 

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Artificial Lawns for Hotel Grounds

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

hotel artificial grassIn the hotel and leisure industry, when it comes to the exterior façade of your establishment, there can be no compromise.  Inviting, attractive, immaculately kept grounds and gardens sell, resulting in more bookings and more customers.

Maintenance however, is expensive.  If you have large areas that need tending to, the cost will eat into your profits.  There’s labour, equipment and materials including pesticides, fertilisers, water and electricity.  Have you ever considered going fake?

Artificial lawns are ideal for large properties with extensive grounds in the hospitality industry.  While the initial outlay may by costly, the amount you’ll save on maintenance means you’ll recoup this easily, maybe even within the first year.  There’s no watering, mowing or weeds – just lush green grass that looks stunning all year round.

The latest products are so realistic that your clients may not even notice the difference.  Because it’s so hard wearing and any mess can be hosed down, you could even consider take down some of the ‘keep of the grass’ signs.

As well as cutting costs, installing artificial grass gives you the opportunity to add interesting new features that make your business more sellable.  How about a mini golf course to add to your brochure?  Carpeted balconies so clients feel soft grass under their feet while they relax?  Or, a grassed restaurant terrace that gives you a natural, contemporary look?

For more information, call us on 01371 87 5901.  If you’re an Essex hotel, B&B or guest house, we’ll survey your property and give you a quote free, without any obligation.

Further reading

Fake grass for cafes, restaurants, bistros, bars and beer gardens

 

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Is your Garden Set for Summer?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Image Credit: nijimiki.com

If you’ve not already done so, it’s time to get the garden ready for summer.  This gives you the perfect excuse for a bit of re-vamp.  Here are 5 improvement ideas:

1.  Create a theme

You can have lots of fun by creating an outdoor theme.  Choose chic Mediterranean, trendy Miami-style, rustic bistro, country-cottage, vibrant tropical, or contemporary Oriental.  Your garden probably lends itself to a particular style…just go with it.

2.  Make your space more sociable

You’ll get more out of your garden by creating a space that you actually want to hang out in.  This means lazy lounge chairs, relaxed bench seating, comfy cushions, and a place to keep some glasses and a cork-screw.

3.  Invest in a feature piece

This could be a water fountain, sculpture, gazebo, archway, a tree or feature wall.  It will give your outdoor space a wow factor, adding interest to the landscape and creating a focal point.

4.  Make it low maintenance

Do you see the garden as more of a hassle than place for enjoyment?  You can cut down on the chores with some clever landscaping.  Choose hardy plants that don’t need much TLC.  Gravel borders to stop weeds.  Install artificial grass and forget about mowing and edging.

5.  Plant something you love

Whether its roses, a strawberry plant, an apple tree, or exotic tropical flower, plant something that will make you smile.  Put it in a prime position so you can see it every time you look out the kitchen window.

More tips

7 Ways to improve your garden

5 Low maintenance landscaping ideas

The Advantages of an artificial lawn

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Why kids love artificial lawns

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

family garden with artificial lawnIt’s coming up to that time of year…the end of term and no school for 6 whole weeks.  During the holidays it’s great to see children playing outside, getting lots of exercise and fresh air.  You want to see them out the in garden kicking a ball around, bouncing on the trampoline, or catching frogs and collecting bugs.  This means wear on your lawn.

Kids can do lots of damage in 6 wks – creating pathways and patches under the swing – turning your immaculately kept lawn into an unsightly mess.  Every item of clothing they possess becomes grass stained and no matter what you try, they won’t come out.

Then there’s the mud.  When it’s been raining you daren’t let them out in the garden; that is unless you’ve got a spare hour to wash trainers, shoes and mop footprints from your kitchen floor.  Plus, if they play on the soggy grass they’ll do more damage to the lawn.

Be free of all this hassle

Kids love artificial lawns.  Why?  Because they get the freedom to play outside whatever the weather.  Fake grass means no wear, no patches, no mud, no stains.  They won’t damage the lawn, ruin their clothing or risk walking mud through the house – they can just enjoy the outdoors.  You don’t need to stress about what they’re up to, or nag them to take off their shoes.  Instead, you can encourage them to play outdoors more often – rather than sitting in front of the TV.

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