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Is there a preferred artificial grass

we are due to lay artificial grass on part of our back garden, and have no idea what we are looking for, I spent a couple of hours searching online and found a couple that were highly recommended and about £10 per m2.  A builder friend paid about £20 per m2 for his. Is there a preferred manufacturer/supplier or is it a case of whatever you like you buy?  Don’t want to pay a lot only for it to fade in a year or 2 time, as its in a south facing garden that’s a suntrap 

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    Lincoln_ImpLincoln_Imp Forumite
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    edited 1 April at 9:11AM
    Cannot for the life of me remember where i got mine from as was 3 years ago but there is a lot of places online that you can get free samples from as a starting point ..Mine has not faded at all and still looks as good as the day i put it down 

    will see if i can find where i ordered from 
    Have a nice day :)
  • TELLIT01TELLIT01 Forumite
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    A search on 'Artificial Grass Reviews' brings up a couple of recent UK surveys.  Those may give you more information and a good starting point.
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    Thanks people, will take a look online tomorrow and start ordering a few free samples
  • Rosa_DamascenaRosa_Damascena Forumite
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    Can I ask what the attraction is, other than low maintenance?

    I'm no gardener but I really don't like the look of artificial grass.
    No man is worth crawling on this earth.

    So much to read, so little time.
  • tonygoldtonygold Forumite
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    Can I ask what the attraction is, other than low maintenance?

    I'm no gardener but I really don't like the look of artificial grass.
    if you have kids or pets that constantly use the garden throughout the year it is great. no muddy paws or footprints and space can be used whatever the weather. i agree some do look awful but ours was laid 4 years ago once we got a dog that delighted in digging up my lawn and bringing large chunks of it into the house as a pressie for us!!
    it cost around £30psm but looks as good as the day it was laid and really quite natural. i think the secret is to select a good quality one with colour variation in it (yellows and browns) and get it laid professionally.
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