Our artificial grass is designed to allow water to drain through the surface. Each of the grasses in our range is created with a permeable latex backing, i.e. water escapes through small holes. A build up of water on the surface of the synthetic turf is prevented as long as it’s laid onto a type 1 crushed stone sub base. In fact, artificial grass actually drains more quickly than natural grass.
Installing a fake lawn in your garden will help to prevent puddles on the surface and the occurrence of muddy patches. Rain water will naturally drain through the sub base and into the soil just as it would with natural grass. If you’re installing synthetic grass onto concrete or another hard surface outside, we recommend laying a crushed stone sub base. It acts to raise the grass up off the floor and gives the water space to drain away. When installing artificial grass, our team will also apply an ever so slight gradient to the sub-base. This allows water to collect in areas that are easier to drain, so in all but the heaviest of stormy weather you’re plastic grass will be far from a plastic swamp!
Please note that if you currently have a problem with flooding and/or poor drainage in the area that you intend to lay artificial grass, this problem should be addressed during the excavation process. Contact the Perfectly Green team for any advice on ground preparation before installing artificial grass.