Grass Direct’s products provide hardstanding alternative
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Fake it for an environmentally friendly lawn replacement

Artificial grass could help to reduce the flooding risk caused by a growing trend of replacing lawns with concrete or paving, according to the boss of an online retail company.

With many homes having suffered from flooding in recent years, campaigners have highlighted the replacing of front gardens with non-porous hard standings as an added risk, reducing the opportunities for water to escape.

The heavy flooding experienced across the UK in 2007 resulted in changes to planning guidance in this area and ensured closer control of how such spaces were altered.

Dan Foskett, the managing director of Grass Direct, believes the products offer a porous, but maintenance-free alternative for people who prefer not to spend time looking after a lawn, or who are physically unable to do so.

However, Mr Foskett believes the potential for artificial grass to work as an excellent alternative is huge.

He said: “Replacing grass with artificial grass is as close as you can get to a like-for-like swap. As well as being permeable, allowing water to flow away, as it would with normal grass, it maintains the look of a garden and, in many cases, improves it, because such things as mowing and weeding are a thing of the past.

“This is ideal not only for people who enjoy the look of a lawn but lack the desire to be green-fingered, but also for older people and those who are inform, who are no longer able to carry out the maintenance required.

“People who are new to the property ladder may also find it a boost to not have to find the money, or the space, for a lawn mower or strimmer.”

Grass Direct is an online retailer, established in 2012. The company sends out free, no-obligation samples, so that potential customers can get a feel for the product before committing to buy. The products are also UV stable, so hold their colour well.

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