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9 Questions to Ask when Choosing an Artificial Grass Supplier

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Can I see a sample?

Never buy grass from a photograph, always see a sample.  Quality ranges from fake looking green-grocer-mat, to state-of-the-art turf that feels exactly like the real thing.

Where can I view your work?

It’s always better to see the grass laid, rather than looking at a small square sent through the post.  It will give you a much better idea of what your lawn will look like.  Plus, you can evaluate the quality of installation.

What does the price include?

Most companies will give you a price per square meter, but what exactly does that include?  VAT, shipping, installation, materials, labour?

How long is the product guaranteed for?

This will vary depending on the quality.  When you’re comparing quotes bear this in mind.  Something that costs a little more, but should last twice a long is a much better deal.

How should I maintain the grass to keep it in good condition?

Find out exactly what maintenance is required, what to do and what not to do.

Can I see the warranty terms and conditions?

Find out exactly what’s covered.  This is important, especially if you’re considering self-fit – any mistakes you make could void your warranty.

How will you install the grass?

Make sure the company use proper installation methods.  For example, we use a crushed hard core base for good drainage in every installation, others may not.

Who will carry out the work?

Make sure a qualified, experienced fitter will install the grass.  Problems can occur during installation and so you need to make sure someone with expertise is present to manage the project.

What insurance do you carry?

Make sure the fitter’s have adequate insurance in case of accidents or injury.

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Revamp your Garden this Spring with a Maintenance Free Artificial Lawn

Friday, March 29th, 2013

garden with artificial lawnHappy Easter from everyone at Leisure Tech Lawns. 

Weather permitting, many of you will be pottering in your gardens over the bank holiday weekend.  Surveying the winter damage and devising a plan to get your outdoor space ready for the barbeque season.

Weeding, tidying and planting some spring bulbs (or even a small vegetable plot) is a great way to spend the Easter break.  You can involve the kids too.

How’s your lawn looking?

Rain and snow can play havoc on your lawn, and we’ve all had our fair share of that this winter.  Water logging, muddy patches, bare patches, pathways from the back door to the washing line – grass does not like extreme conditions.

Before you start to re-seed consider the benefits of an artificial lawn.

Evergreen and maintenance free

On the contrary, artificial grass is tough enough to withstand harsh conditions.  Your lawn will stay pristine all year round; free from mud, bare spots, scorching, and pests.

The best thing is you get an immaculate lawn without any of the work.  There’s no need to waste your free time mowing, edging, weeding or watering.

You’ll save money on water and electricity too.  Watering is wasteful and costly and lawn mowers guzzle electric.

Artificial lawn cost

You can enjoy the benefits of fake grass from just £45 per sqm.  Leisure Tech’s price is inclusive of all materials, labour and VAT.   The beautiful garden featured above is part of our gallery; a project we completed in Hockley.  Can you tell the difference?

We offer free surveys for home owners in Essex and surrounding counties.  Call 01371 875901 to book.

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How to find the best artificial grass prices

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Groundworks for installing artificial grassHere’s how a budget conscious consumer typically shops for artificial grass:

1.  Find the best artificial grass supplier in terms of price and quality online, after scouring discount retailer websites or using ebay.  Measure up and order the estimated amount in square meters.

2.  Take a trip to B&Q to buy all the extra equipment needed for the install, glue, tape, sharp knives and sand to weigh the grass down and keep it in position.

3.  In the case of large areas, that are seriously uneven, some will find a contractor to do the groundwork.  Others buy the materials such as sand to form a level surface from a local specialist and do it themselves.  Both can be extremely costly.

Things to keep in mind

The cheapest artificial grass can be bought from around £9 a square meter.  While this may seem brilliant, as with everything else, you only get what you pay for.  Apart from the fact it might looks like it’s come from a green grocer display, budget fake grass can cause  lots of problems later on.

Firstly it’s not as hard wearing, poor weaves mean fibres may fall out and you’ll end up with bare patches in high traffic areas.  You also need to consider whether it allows free drainage to avoid giant pools developing in your garden.

Many people fail to realise that there will be a lot of extras required and the initial price of £9 per sqm, can end up costing much, much more.

Once you bought all the tools, equipment and materials to do the job, you may as well have had a professional company come in to fit it.  You will save time, hassle and the total cost is unlikely to be much different.  Leisure Tech Lawns install for just £45 per sqm, this includes all groundwork, materials and labour.

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Why installing artificial grass is more difficult than it looks

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Problems when installing artificial lawnsAround half of all artificial lawns laid in the UK are done so independently, rather than through a professional installer.  At Leisure Tech, we do not recommend self-installation of artificial grass.  While it may seem simple at first, there’s a lot more to it than you may think.  Poor installs can lead to all sorts of problems later on.

It’s vital to ensure that turf is laid on a completely level surface.  For example, if you’re installing on concrete paving you will need a base to level it off.  If it isn’t the turf will be under strain at certain points and will wear easily.

Synthetic grass is difficult to install on sloped areas.  It is hard to anchor it properly and without professional help, your sand base could end up being washed away, collecting at the bottom of the incline.

Using the right materials is key to a successful synthetic lawn.   Many retailerslevelling the ground ready to lay artificial grass say to use kiln dried silica sand to weigh the carpet down which is available from most DIY stores.  However, this is not free draining.  After time, it will clog up as the particles are too fine, thus causing moss and weed problems.

Like carpet, artificial grass has a directional pile.  When fitting, it’s all got to run the same way or your lawn will end up looking messy and unnatural.

Edges must be closely butted up and glued together with joining tape.  While suppliers will give you plenty of information to help you do this, it is a skilled task.  The best results are only achieved through years of experience.

Poor self-install can void any warranty you have on your artificial grass.  A 10 year guarantee may sound fantastic but this is only valid if the product is fitted correctly.

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Artificial Lawn Company: What to look for in a Supplier?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

artificial grass at roundabout in EssexIf you have made the decision to invest in artificial grass there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when choosing an artificial lawn company. There are also a number of signs to watch out for in suppliers that you should aim to avoid.

A dependable artificial lawn supplier they should be able to show you a portfolio of their work. This should illustrate the full range of options that they have available and include something similar to the type of lawn you are looking for. The portfolio may be a collection of photographs on their website, or within a printed publication that they can send you.

It is always worth checking the dates of the images and if the most recent picture was taken some time in the past this is a cause for concern. They should be able to show examples of jobs they are currently working on, or their most recent pieces of work. A good supplier will have a public venue that you can visit so that you are able to check the quality of their workmanship. – You can see our work at Warner’s Farm roundabout on the A130 Chelmsford, Essex (pictured).  Or check out our Grass Gallery

It is important that your supplier can provide you with a clear pricing plan. If there is any ambiguity about the prices that you are being quoted then it is likely that they may be trying to conceal some of the costs. Any supplier should be able to give you a quotation for the complete job and you must ask for this before you process an order with a company.  Find out our artificial grass prices

An experienced operator should be able to offer a wealth of experience when it comes to artificial lawns. They will be able to advice on a range of products and recommend suitable solutions for any job that you are considering. It is important that you are confident in the people you are dealing with and this will only occur if they can demonstrate excellent levels of knowledge and understanding.  Find out more about Leisure Tech Lawns

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How Much do Artificial Lawns Cost?

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Artificial grass installation, sand baseThe basic price of installation of an artificial lawn by LeisureTechLawns is £45 per square metre, inclusive of VAT. As it includes the product itself, installation, materials, equipment and labour this is a very competitive price. In order to work out how much an artificial grass lawn will cost you all you need to do is figure out the size in square metres of your exisiting lawn or the are to be covered and the calculation is simple; area (m2) x 45 = cost.

Rather than asking, ‘How much do artificial lawns cost?’ a more appropriate question is ‘How much do artificial lawns save you?’

If you want to figure out how much you save as a result there are quite a few factors to consider. There is the amount of maintenance and mowing to think about and the cost of fuel that this entails. Given the continued escalationFinished Artificial Lawn Install of energy prices this factor alone will probably compensate for your initial outlay. Add to this the amount of time that tending to your lawn requires. Time is an invaluable commodity, particular when it is during the evening or weekends. Giving up those hours to onerous tasks like feeding, watering, weeding and mowing a lawn is something you just cannot put a price on.

Overall the price of an artificial lawn is far outweighed be the benefits that it gives you.  To get a quotation call 01371 87 5901.  Or complete the contact form

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2 Pens Cottage, Doctors Pond
Great Dunmow
Essex, CM6 1BB

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