The Best of 2018 on the NeoGrass Blog
As another year draws to an end, we thought it might be a good time to recap on the busy year we have had on the NeoGrass blog.
During 2018, we’ve spent a lot of time writing informative articles on a variety of artificial grass topics, covering everything from to helping you choose the best artificial grass for any type of application, tips on finding an installer, DIY installation advice, and how to care for your artificial lawn.
With our passion for gardening, we’ve also written numerous articles packed with tips and advice on how to get the best out of your garden.
To round off the year, we’ve delved into our analytics software to dig out the top 10 most read blog posts during 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them. Enjoy.
1. How to Install Artificial Grass on Concrete – A Step-by-Step Guide
The most popular post on our blog for 2018 was this step-by-step guide to installing artificial grass on concrete. It is also applicable to installing fake turf to other types of existing surfacing, such as decking or paving slabs.
The key message is to remember to install a foam underlay, not only to provide a soft feel under your grass, but also to prevent any of the underlying undulations from being visible through your turf.
It’s, of course, also extremely important to remember only to install synthetic grass to an existing surface if it is structurally sound.
The great thing about installing artificial turf onto concrete is that it’s quick and easy to do, meaning that it’s something most people can do without having to hire in professional help.
2. 5 Important Artificial Grass Installation Tips
Another post for the DIYer is our article with five important artificial grass installation tips. This was the second most popular post on our blog for 2018, meaning that there are lots of you out there installing your own artificial lawns.
It’s true that most people with good DIY skills and the correct tools can carry out their own installation, but there are several important things to be aware of before fitting your turf, and this article offers some of our best tips.
3. 18 Artificial Grass Installation Mistakes (and How to Solve Them)
Following on from our installation tips, the third most popular post of the year looks at some of the common mistakes people make when installing their own turf.
Many people dive in head first with their own installations without doing the proper research to avoid some of the common pitfalls.
That’s why people end up making mistakes and then have to look online to find out how to fix them.
This article not only flags up the most common installation mistakes but – most importantly – explains how to fix them. So, if you have made a mistake fitting your own lawn, then this may just be the perfect article for you.
4. Should You Use a Sand Infill for Artificial Grass? We Reveal the Truth
There’s lots of debate online as to whether you should install a sand infill on your artificial lawn or not.
Some suppliers claim that you don’t need a sand infill at all, while others state that you should always apply a sand infill. Then there are those that sit on the fence and say that only sometimes should you use an infill.
Well, this article puts to bed any myths surrounding sand infills and settles the issue once and for all.
5. Artificial Grass for Dogs – Everything You Need to Know
This one is self-explanatory. If you have a dog and you’re considering installing an artificial lawn, then this article is for you. It includes everything you need to know and answers any of the burning questions you may have.
A large percentage of our clients have dogs and so it’s little wonder that this article was so popular with our readers. The benefits of having an artificial lawn when you have dogs and pets are too numerous to ignore and if you’re struggling to keep your real grass looking at its best, fake turf could just be the solution to your lawn woes. If you are considering getting your own fake turf, view our range of artificial grass for dogs here.
6. 6 Types of Edging System for Artificial Grass
An important part of the fake turf installation process is the installation of an edging system.
Not only does this retain the sub-base [link] of your lawn and stop it from collapsing at the edges, but it also provides something to secure the perimeter of your lawn to.
This article explains the different types of edging that you can use with your artificial lawn.
7. 5 Handy Calculators to Help You Install Artificial Grass
As so many of you are installing your own lawns, this blog post contains 5 calculators to help you work out the quantities of materials needed to fit your own turf.
If you have never installed fake turf before, then calculating quantities can be difficult. This article takes away all the guesswork and accurately tells you how much aggregate, weed membrane, artificial grass glue, joining tape and sand infill you need.
8. 6 Benefits of Using an Artificial Grass Foam Underlay
Foam underlays can be used for a variety of reasons.
Not everyone knows why or if they should install a shockpad, but this article will inform you of the reasons why you should use a foam underlay underneath your fake lawn.
9. The Ultimate Artificial Grass Maintenance Guide – Everything You Need to Know to Maintain Your Fake Lawn
In at number 9 on our list is our artificial grass maintenance guide.
Some people mistakenly believe that artificial grass is ‘zero’ maintenance, but that’s simply not true.
The good news, however, is that the maintenance required is minimal. And it’s far, far less than if you had a real grass lawn.
This article explains everything you need to do to make sure your fake turf continues looking and performing as it should.
10. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Artificial Grass for Your Garden Lawn
Last, but not least, on our top 10 list is our buying guide for choosing the best artificial grass for a garden lawn.
There are many different types of artificial grass to choose from and some are more suited to certain applications than others.
Our guide explains everything you need to know, including choosing pile height, pile density and aesthetics, as well as plenty of fantastic tips to ensure you find the best artificial grass for your garden lawn.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog during 2018 as much as we have enjoyed writing these articles.
We would also like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you for reading our blog – remember to keep checking back frequently, as we continue to publish more great content for our readers throughout the coming year.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve our blog? Or are there any topics that you would like us to cover in 2019? If so, leave your comments and suggestions below.