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Brits want artificial grass banned, according to new study

by | 09 May 24 | News

Research shows that close to a quarter of people in the UK would be ‘happy’ to see artificial grass lawns banned, after news that artificial lawns can cause flooding.

In a study, published by MyBuilder, it was found that almost 25% of Brits would like to see a full ban on fake grass, while a further 57% state they would next install it in their own gardens.

The research is further supported by data from MyBuilder which shows enquiries for artificial grass installation were down nearly 50% year on year in 2023 – 11% of homeowners surveyed cited flooding as a major concern.

While the demand for garden maintenance is higher than ever, according to MyBuilder, with an increase of 15% year on year in May, and a 87% increase for 2023 compared to 2021.

James Lewis, a professional gardener who works for the tradesperson hiring solution, says that widespread negativity in the press, and concerns about how artificial grass affects wildlife, has caused worry amongst homeowners.

He states: “After an extremely wet few months, more Brits than ever are concerned about flooding and the damage it can cause to homes. The news that artificial grass can exacerbate the problem will be making potential customers even more dubious about any installation of the product in their gardens.”

He goes on to say there are “still benefits to having an artificial lawn,” and those looking to install one should “carefully weigh up the pros and cons before investing.”

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