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  • blue_monkey_2
    blue_monkey_2 Posts: 11,435 Forumite
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    In case anyone else comes across this thread we have found these: http://www.tacttiles.com/products/pedestrian-tacttiles/39/ I think we are going to get some of these and make a 'road area' for the kids to ride their bikes around and then use the middle bit for the pool so it has multi all year round use and hubby has agreed to it as well.

    Then when the kids no longer use the garden we can take them up and put turf back in.
  • Zanderman
    Zanderman Posts: 4,734 Forumite
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    Can't see the point of astroturf personally. If you want a lawn, grow a lawn. If you want an outdoor surface that's not a lawn, get something else.

    But don't bother trying to make it look like a lawn. What's the point of an expensive lookalike lawn? Go for the Real Thing or do something completely different.

    Real gardeners (and real moneysavers) should always have an ordinary, slightly tatty, lawn. Don't worry about a few bare patches - that's normal. And why worry about it - it's only the lawn-care product manufacturers that tell you this is somehow 'bad'. And they just want your money.

    And it's good for kids to get green stained and muddy (that's what kids are for...).
  • pookiewn
    pookiewn Posts: 471 Forumite
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    This looked rather good, apparently like the real stuff, only no care required. They send samples out too.
    http://www.hitechturf.co.uk/
    "Live each day as if it were your last and garden as though you will live forever"
    Anonymous
  • budgetboy_2
    budgetboy_2 Posts: 138 Forumite
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    These guys have a pretty good selection, so you can choose which is best for you. You can also request samples of the grass so you can make your own decision what you think is best.

    http://www.artificialgrass.org.uk/

    I've had a few samples from there and it's pretty good stuff, not like the artificial grass of a decade ago.
    BB
  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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