Just a week to go before the new series of Love Your Garden hits your screens.
We’ve searched the country to bring you eight fabulous inspirational stories, all in need of a garden makeover. Whatever the project, the needs of our garden owners are forefront in our minds, and that means sometimes going against the gardeners grain.
In the first programme Alan Titchmarsh and his team work with the award-winning producer and installer of artificial grass, Easigrass, to help solve one family’s problem with their difficult-to-manage natural lawn. To install the artificial lawn, Easigrass worked with their valued partner in the North West, Jacques Landscapes Limited.
Love Your Garden rely on the generosity of suppliers to be able to achieve the gardens you see on screen. Viewers may be interested to note that an approximate costing for this garden of 24m2, using Easi-Belgravia Easigrass, including installation and materials (and an optional 18mm shock pad in this instance) would be £1400 plus VAT.
So why Easigrass?
An artificial lawn can be the solution if you seek a safe, practical, family-friendly, low maintenance and mud-free artificial lawn experience. Easigrass were the first man-made grass company in the history of the Royal Horticultural Society to be allowed to display their product in a judged show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and the company made history there in 2012 by achieving ‘Gold’ and ‘Best in Show’ within the new ‘Fresh Garden’ category.
Maybe you’ve already encountered Easigrass but never realised it. Easigrass was at the forefront of helping create the world’s first record-breaking mud-free music festivals, in conjunction with Live Nation’s 2013 Season at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. From Springsteen to REWIND and Mumford & Sons, the company helped create the perfect backdrop for a true ‘Summer of Love’ in the Capital.
If you are a fan of sport, Easigrass has installed some of the UK’s best-known pitches and turfs that include Chelsea FC’s training ground, Wimbledon (The All England Lawn Tennis Club) VIP areas and London Borough of Wandsworth’s multi-play areas, amongst others. Easigrass’s sporting expertise spans three decades and extends from Southall to South Africa, working with a football team in underprivileged townships.
Thinking about artificial grass but not sure how it all works ? Read on to find out the five key stages of Easigrass installation:
1.Remove all existing grass down to a required maximum depth of 60mm. This is one of the key areas that customers need to know to better understand how the different layers are made up.
2.Aggregate the whole area, compact and screed bar level and get the perfect level right across the whole garden.
3.Add a geo-textile membrane, which is like a thick paper sheet and stops any weeds growing through.
4.Overlay a shockpad cushioned layer for three reasons: child safety, to help maintain levels and also to make the walking experience on Easigrass much more comfortable.
5.Lay and install the Easigrass with commercial joints (glue joints that are 300-wide binds). Two pieces of Easigrass carpets are bound together like any other professional bind ie seamless. Then Easigrass installers will spread silica sand into the artificial grass. Silica sand stabilises the Easigrass system so that the lawn doesn’t ripple or move. This final stage adds integrity to the system as the final part of the process.
The new series of ITV’s Love Your Garden begins on Tuesday 24th June at 8pm on ITV1. For more information on Easigrass, please visit www.Easigrass.com