With the average home in Britain getting smaller and smaller, it’s becoming more important to make your living space stretch further.

There is no reason why you can’t make your garden an extension of your entertainment space; using artificial grass can change your garden into an al fresco dining room, a bar and even an outdoor kitchen.

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Here are some tips to help you plan and design your outdoor space:

What’s your style? Tailor your space to your lifestyle.

If you live a busy lifestyle and don’t have the time for gardening, artificial grass is a great solution for a great looking lawn.  You will have a perfect outside space you can use all year round with no mud, no watering and of course no mowing! Paving and decking can also give you a great space for dining and entertainment. 

As well as the design of your lawn, you should also consider the ‘style’ of your garden to choose the best artificial grass for you.

There is a good variety of grasses available so there is a perfect Namgrass for everyone

  • If you want a garden that is really smooth and modern perhaps with very distinct, set shapes – we would suggest a ‘neat’ looking artificial grass with a medium pile height and a luscious dense feel like Elise.
  • If you want more of a traditional look, you could go for a longer pile artificial grass with a more ‘open’ appearance like meadow.
  • If you have a slight Mediterranean feel – you could choose a lighter coloured product, with a broader fibre like horizon.

Size isn’t everything.

With the right plan and layout you can make the most of any space. Even smaller gardens have great potential. With artificial grass it’s easy to turn tarmac or concrete even old decking in to a luscious lawn. If you have green fingers, but don’t have room for a flowerbed, use some plant pots and don’t forget to use your vertical space as well. Vertical gardens are becoming more and more popular and you can always use climbing plants and a trellis to create a great look.

Go with the flow

By adding large open doors such as French doors or bi-folds, you can create a flow between your indoor and outdoor space, creating a whole new shared living area. With homes getting smaller, space becomes more precious and communal areas tend to be compromised for storage space. Spaces that allow friends and family to socialise are important and can enhance any home. It really is worth putting a little extra time and thought into planning your garden to create a new exciting social space.

That’s great but what about the great British weather?

It’s true that we don’t always have great weather in the UK but don’t let that hold you back. Why not add some sheltered areas that will allow you to get outside no matter what the weather is doing. There are lots of options, from a fully covered gazebo to a simple awning.

Add some features.

You can add interest to the overall design by including some features. You don’t have to go crazy here either. There’s a huge range of options to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. For example, you could add a water feature or if you have a smaller area to work with you could try a rockery. If you really want to heat things up you could even look at a fire pit to add a unique atmosphere for relaxing and socialising.

Cooking Al fresco.

To take things to the next level you could try creating an alfresco cooking area with a wood fire oven. If you love cooking and being in the great outdoors these are terrific! It’s a fantastic conversation piece as well as a great looking focal point, added to that you can create some amazing restaurant style food. 

However you choose to enhance your outdoor space, using artificial grass along with some careful planning and design will create a haven that you can enjoy all year round.

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