With recent advances in artificial grass, you can now have a completely natural-looking, hard-wearing, maintenance-free lawn that will remain looking at its best 365 days a year.
Our UV-stablised polyethylene turf is child and pet friendly and will provide you with a beautiful lawn for many years to come!
Choose from our three grade options for the one that suits you best:
Newbury - Neat clipped short pile and light brown thatch provides a realistic very recently mown look. A superb problem solver where children or pets make real grass unsuitable. 20mm pile.
Sandown - This luscious, dense, soft grass has a diamond shape memory yarn and dark brown thatch, giving a fuller and natural look. Multifunctional - ideal for any areas. 30mm pile.
Ascot - Top of the range! This finest quality grass contains multiple coloured memory pile to reduce flattening, with a complex chocolate brown curly thatch structure which creates an exceptionally realistic look. Great for all areas including luxury show gardens. 35mm pile.
All available in the following: 2 metre wide roll; 4 metre wide roll.
When it comes to grass, should we be faking it?
Artificial grass has improved greatly over the years and is used by many sports centres and commercial properties. Back in 1968 Tomorrow’s World launched artificial grass for the home garden with a light-hearted comment that plastic worms and plastic flowers must surely follow.
The number of Suttons customers investing in wormeries would suggest that plastic worms haven’t taken off but recently there has been a large increase in the number of people replacing their lawns at home for a lower maintenance artificial alternative.
Artificial grass creates an instant garden and looks good all year round with minimal upkeep. But. Gardens are a haven for wildlife and that wildlife needs somewhere to feed, to shelter and to live. Also, can you imagine summer without the sweet scent of freshly cut grass?
No mowing means no energy using machinery is required. And if you don’t have a lawn mower, scarifier, shears, etc then you don’t need anywhere to store them.
No watering means you beat any potential hosepipe ban and don’t waste precious water.
Non-toxic so safe for children and pets.
A quality product has a long-life span
The surface is permanently flat and smooth with no trip hazards
Perfect for balconies and similar small areas
Low maintenance means more time to enjoy other areas of the garden
Looks good all year round, whatever the weather
Mean’s you can have “grass” in areas where it will not naturally grow, e.g. deep shade
There can be an issue with surface heat as artificial grass holds more heat than natural grass.
Can melt if something hot, such as a coal from the BBQ, falls on it.
No reduction in carbon dioxide levels
Provides no food for birds in terms of worms, insects and seed heads.
At a time when there is concern for insect levels artificial grass does nothing to encourage and sustain them.
Although the grass will not need mowing it will need to be vacuumed (yes, vacuumed) occasional or cleaned off with a hosepipe.
Can look too perfect! What lawn is complete without a splattering of daisies and sunny yellow dandelions?
Although long lasting it will need replacing at some point which raises both cost and sustainable recycling concerns
When artificial lawns are installed the turf and soil removed often goes to landfill
On balance, it would seem that artificial grass can be a good solution in certain situations but it does need careful consideration.
If for example, you already have a paved area but want to soften it then there are few disadvantages to choosing artificial grass. Or perhaps you have a narrow north facing garden, with high fences and heavy shade? Natural grass won’t grow so artificial may be the answer. The same applies to hardwearing areas such as the patch where the kids like to play football, beneath the trampoline or the pathway in the veg patch or polytunnel.
If, however, you want your garden to be natural, to give something back to nature and to help keep you fit by mowing and edging, then stick with the real thing. Faking it is not for you.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.
Very Large items
If ordering any large items marked a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.
We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.
All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.
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