Fake lawn: How to keep your garden green in the midst of Cape Town's drought

Due to water scarcity in Cape Town more people are considering other options to keep their yards attractive in the midst of a drought.

One of the options is the installation of synthetic grass which doesn't need water to keep it green.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to owner of Synthetic Lawn, Mike Merryweather about pro and cons of synthetic grass.

Make sure you go with a company with a proven track record by doing that you will get yourself a good quality product.

Mike Merryweather, owner of Synthetic Lawn

For a good quality product you looking at at least eight years you will get out of the product.

Mike Merryweather, owner of Synthetic Lawn

The sections where there is a lot of foot traffic will require maintenance because the grass will flatten after some time.

To get it back to its initial state, the grass needs to be brushed, says Merry weather.

Here are some of the benefits of having the synthetic grass:

  • Safe for children
  • Saves water
  • Grass does not fade
  • It can last up 10 years
  • Up to 8 years guarantee on installation

To hear more on what to do to keep your yard green, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Fake lawn: How to keep your garden green in the midst of Cape Town's drought


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