The condition of your existing garden will have an impact on the installation cost of artificial grass.
When installing an artificial lawn, it looks best if the lawn is level (a slight crown is ideal) and depending upon the levels of the existing lawn, additional time may need to be spent on the groundworks to achieve this.
Also, you may want your new lawn to be at the same height as existing patios or paths.
For example, you may have to step up to your existing lawn and if you wish to be able to walk from your garden path straight onto your artificial lawn, there will be additional excavation work involved, increasing the labour and waste disposal costs.
In some instances, an installer may be able to just skim the top off the existing grass and build up the sub-base from there, resulting in less excavation work. This will, of course, save on costs.
Some gardens can be over multiple levels, with steps to reach each level. This certainly doesn’t stop you from having a synthetic lawn, but it can mean that the installation takes a little longer to complete, again resulting in higher labour costs.
Are You A Dog Owner?
For pet owners, we recommend a slightly different installation method than for those installations that aren’t carried out with pets in mind.
All artificial grass is suitable for dogs and pets, but there are certain things to look for when choosing an artificial grass for dogs, as some grasses will perform better than others.
Advising what is best for dog owners is beyond the scope of this article, but should you require more information regarding artificial grass for dogs (including the cost of artificial grass for dogs) please read our article here.