Newly appointed Midlands Easigrass partner, Jock Coombes, who sells, installs and helps maintain South Africa’s most realistic and highest quality artificial grass, has green fingers of a different sort.
Instead of the messy job of growing and caring for real lawn, he sells and installs the world’s leading artificial variety which is guaranteed to put an end to many of the turf wars endured by home owners, schools, recreational facilities and hotels. This quality turf is now available in South Africa and marketed through Van Dyck Flooring. “With 365 days use and very little maintenance, there is little degradation, making this a cost effective investment and ideal for any home, office, commercial building, hotel or guest house, sport, play or recreational area. It looks and feels like real grass but remains green all year. Come rain or shine, there’s no mud or dust,” he says.
Add to that the fact that gardeners can expect no more mowing, watering, feeding or spraying with environmentally unfriendly weed killers or insecticides and you have a winner. Easigrass™ hails from London and has been used in a number of top restaurants, beautiful residential gardens, international sporting facilities and premiership soccer clubs around the globe. However, the “home of Easigrass” in the KZN Midlands is the Celtiskloof Lifestyle Centre (CLC) in Howick where Coombes has created the perfect on-site display of just what Easigrass can do for a high traffic outdoor area.
Used as a party area, the Easi-Play small sided soccer pitch and Easi-Play under lights display not only shows that this is truly tough turf but also displays the aesthetic value of Easi-play, Knightsbridge and Kensington variants alongside a variety of EnviroBuild rubber products that are used for walkways, lapa areas and even an outdoor chess set. “The most obvious advantage is that time pressed home owners will not have to spend their weekends manning the mower or the weed eater. Easigrass is also perfect for hard-to-grass areas such as under trees or close to buildings,” he explains.Easigrass is not just ideal for back and front gardens, but also for revitalising patios, terraces, play areas and more. Easigrass™ can transform a pool area and prevent singed soles from hot slate or tiles in the summer sun! One of the biggest plusses, according to Coombes, is that Easigrass is a once off investment that delivers ongoing savings. Apart from not paying out for garden services, garden implements and expensive lawn dressings and chemicals, artificial turf will also shrink water and electricity bills. It is particularly popular in areas where water is scarce and drought is common and ensures plush green grass rather than brown and dead lawns in areas that are prone to frost in winter. Coombes says that that one of the key reasons for choosing Easigrass over cheaper options is the quality of the product itself and the high standards of installation. “We use a geo textile weed barrier that also assists with stability as well as a premium crusher dust and silica sand infill that protects the backing of our grass from the elements and assists with cooling it once it has been lightly watered.
It gives the home owner a real feel when walking on our grass and eliminates the crunching sound that has been traditionally associated with artificial grass. The recent introduction of new yarns and technology in the manufacturing process has created artificial turf that is more upright and remains cooler than the normal flat yarn synthetic grass,” he explains. With a brand with this pedigree, Easigrass partners like Coombes have access to the very latest technology and developments in the synthetic grass arena.
He also provides the same quality assurances, design excellence and product back up and guarantees that are expected by Easigrass’s international customers. “Easigrass is becoming a household name for quality and back up,” he says of the eight year warranty offered by Van Dyck on professionally installed products. As installing Easigrass does entail a reasonable investment, he adds that Easigrass Midlands would be pleased to consider payment terms to assist home owners wishing to invest in improving their properties.
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