A: How will Trulawn affect wildlife habitats?
Gorilla Grass makes every effort to preserve the natural habitats of insects and wildlife. We recommend installing grass around existing bushes and trees to prevent them from being removed. We recommend that you preserve your flower boarders, and we can also install wooden sleepers which you can fill with soil so you can grow new flower boarders, veg patches or herb gardens.
What about birds – they will have no food?
We encourage placing a bird table and hanging bird feeders in your garden as a good way to provide food for birds. Many birds prefer a place to perch when they eat versus a low, open space where they are vulnerable to predators anyway.
What about worms – they will have nowhere to go?
Worms are generally happier underground where the soil is moist! They breathe through their skin and eat dirt, so prefer being in the deep dark of the ground.
A small worm can travel as much as 27 feet in an hour, 6 feet underground.
What about hedgehogs?
We suggest leaving a gap the size of a CD case or ‘hedgehog highway’ in your fence so that hedgehogs can pass through your garden and into other areas. The average roaming distance of a hedgehog is over 2km in a single night!
Dead logs and leaves can provide a welcome habitat for hedgehogs, so why not leave these in border or planting areas to provide shelter and wildlife with Artificial Grass.
Supplementary food like wet cat or dog food can also be placed in the garden. Most importantly during hot weather, it is recommended to leave out a shallow dish of fresh water for hedgehogs to drink from.
A: The use of artificial grass reduces the use of pesticides and fertilisers. Many of which can be harmful when ingested by animals and detrimental to plant life, your lawn and the surrounding area.
Artificial grass can also improve ground drainage in areas of poor quality soil. Therefore, it can help to prevent water-logging and run off, both of which can be harmful to animals and their habitats.
Artificial grass is made of plastic. We do however, use child and pet safe plastics polyethylene and polypropylene.
The rest of the installation involves mostly natural materials:
• A thin, porous sub-base which acts as a layer to prevent transference into the soil.
• Limestone and sand are used for the draining base.
• The lawn is typically edged and secured with a timber frame.
A: Artificial grass saves water in an extremely effective way and reduces the cost of your water bill. For a commercial property point of view, the cost savings can be an attractive incentive.
As artificial lawns do not require the watering and maintenance that real lawns do, there is no need to waste water using sprinklers or hoses.