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Quickgrass – FAQs – How can we help?

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked at Quickgrass. We hope you find the answers useful. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to then please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Is artificial grass suitable for small children?
Artificial grass is nice and soft and extremely durable, children will love playing and crawling on it. Artificial grass isn’t slippery when wet and after a downpour of rain it will not remain wet for long. After a short time, the children can go out again and play, and you won’t have to worry about them getting muddy or wet. Artificial grass is ideal for play areas. Both artificial grass and the sand filler are absolutely harmless, even if eaten by small children.
Should I allow dogs on my artificial lawn?
Artificial grass is dog-friendly and perfectly dog-proof, even if they accidentally answer nature’s call (dog urine / dog mess ). The grass will not be discoloured by it. Simply pick up the larger parts and wash away with water.
Is artificial grass suitable for laying on hills?
Artificial grass can be installed in virtually any shape or location. Even hills present no problem, as long as they are not too steep, of course. The foundation must be suitable for artificial grass to be attached to it.
I’ve spilled something on my lawn, how can I clean my artificial grass?
Spills can very easily be cleaned off. Drinks, ice creams, spilled food should be removed and then rinse with water afterwards. Take care not to use just solvents or harsh cleaning products as these may harm your artificial grass.
Can I play sports on my artificial lawn?
Yes, football, tennis, badminton, cricket , bowls, all the usual activities that you might play in your own garden but instead of the muddy wear and tear, bare patches caused by all that play you’ll always have that beautiful pristine garden lawn!
Will the artificial grass remain green? Will it discolour or fade?
Quickgrass has excellent UV stability and is made with the best quality colouring agents and UV stabilizers having been tested for colour-fastness and UV resistance. UV radiation has no effect whatsoever on the colour of the grass. Your artificial grass lawn can endure sun, rain, hail, or snow but will still remain attractive and will not fade.
Will weeds grow in my artificial grass?
As long as a weed barrier has been laid beneath the sub-base , no weeds will grow through from underneath your grass. However you will need to brush / rake with a plastic rake the surface of your grass on a regular basis to stop air borne seeds germinating and creating weeds in the surface of your artificial grass.
Can I install artificial grass myself?
Yes you can install your artificial grass yourself. Please take a look at our easy to follow DIY Installation Guide. Alternatively if you do not have the time or would prefer your Quickgrass lawn to be installed by one of our specialist landscaping contractors please complete our online Request a Free Survey and Installation Quotation or telephone us on 01527 579841. We will then arrange for one of our specialist lanscaping contractors to contact you for a convenient appointment.
Do Quickgrass install artificial lawns?
We supply Quickgrass throughout the World so we recommend if you do not wish to install yourself please complete our online Request a Free Survey and Installation Quotation. Alternatively please telephone us on 01527 579841. We will then arrange for one of our specialist landscaping contractors to contact you for a convenient appointment.
Do Quickgrass sell joining tape and adhesive?
Yes we supply the complete range of products for both joining your Quickgrass as well as suitable weed proof under membrane, waterproof adhesive for joining and fixing to hard surfaces as well as Quickgrass U Pins for installation to the ground.
How do I install artificial grass?
Have a look at our Quickgrass Installation Guidelines and see the easy to follow steps.
Will artificial grass put an end to my hay fever allergy?
Having artificial grass in your garden or on your balcony will not cure hayfever but it may help reduce symptoms and mean you can enjoy spending time outdoors in your garden.
Is Quickgrass artificial grass permeable to water?
Quickgrass has small holes in it that drain away rainwater quickly and easily. Yes, artificial grass is very permeable.
Is Quickgrass artificial grass environmentally friendly?
Yes, the fibres do not contain any plasticizers, detrimental dyes or heavy metals (lead chromate ), making our grass entirely safe for both people and the environment. We guarantee that the fibres comply with the strictest standards. Supplied from within the EU. EU standards EN 14041 and EN13297. And of course as there is no need to water or fertilize this in itself is preserving the environment as well as saving you money and time. There are no dangers known by having artificial grass in your garden.
Is artificial grass flammable?
Quickgrass Artificial Grass is fire resistant and comes with the very best European safety standards, however fire and hot objects should be kept away from artificial grass. Quickgrass is made of a high-quality synthetic material. They will not burn, but will melt when it comes into contact with fire and hot objects. If you choose to add kiln dried sand to your grass after laying, the sand will add an extra extinguishing effect and is fireproof.
Can artificial grass be repaired, such as replacing a melted patch?
Any damage to artificial grass can be repaired. The damaged piece of artificial turf is cut out and replaced by a new piece. It is therefore advisable to save any remnants of grass left over after installation. These can be used for any repairs.
Sand infill Or Not to sand infill

Sand infill is required on all our grasses apart from Richmond & Blenheim which is optional. Here at Quickgrass we believe that infill of silca sand is going to have more benefits than not to infill. We do have grasses in our range that allow you not to sand infill for those difficult areas such as roof terrace, balconies.

We recommend sand infill for a number of reasons .

  • Helps maintain the pile structure.
  • Protects the anchor point of the grass.
  • Turning and twisting on the grass is helped by the sand taking up the pressure of the foot weight & movement on the grass.
  • Extreme heat in the summer helps absorb the temperature.
  • When placing heavy Items on top of the grass the sand will help take up that added load protecting the grass fibres. e.g Swimming Pools, Large garden structures .
  • Sand Infill can help on DIY projects where a rigid fixing frame has not been used.
  • This will help weigh down the grass and keep the surface even and crease free when using with fixings u pins.
  • A minimum of 5kg silca sand per M2 should be used , on areas which will have very heavy footfall you can increase the sand application
  • With sand application a simple stiff brush against the pile when applying the sand.
  • Regular brushing with plastic rake and brush will help maintain the look of your grass and remove any particles that have landed into the surface.
Is artificial grass harmful if swallowed accidentally?
No, neither the artificial grass nor filler sand is harmful to people or animals in any way.
Can I walk on my artificial lawn during the winter?
Wintry conditions such as frost and snow are not problematic for artificial grass and you can still walk on it. One thing to note however is that where snow has melted and been walked on it may form a layer of ice on top of the grass which could contain some of the grass fibres. If this ice is removed by hand it may damage the grass so it’s always best to allow snow and ice to melt away naturally.
Can I place an inflatable pool on my artificial lawn?
Yes, you can place an inflatable pool on your artificial lawn and the grass will not discolour or die. When the inflatable pool is moved the fibres will be flattened after having a heavy weight press down on them however brushing the fibres afterwards will return them to their upright position. Yes that’s right – no more bare patches after the paddling pools been put away!
Can I use artificial grass around my pool?
Yes, it is very suitable. Artificial grass around the swimming pool will be used more intensively which will flatten the grass more than if it were only used as a decorative lawn. Naturally, it will be more difficult to straighten the grass over the years. But ordinary grass would be totally unsuitable in this instance. Even if artificial grass is somewhat flattened over the years, it will remain green and clean.
Is Quickgrass artificial grass resistant to sea and chlorinated water?
Yes Quickgrass is highly resistant to both sea and chlorinated water.
Is Quickgrass artificial grass lead free?
Yes, very important, Quickgrass is supplied from within the EU and therefore meets the strictest quality standards. Quickgrass has the RADICI Certification of Non-Toxicity, meaning our grass is lead free. This means our product can be used anywhere without restriction. Quickgrass can be recycled, dumped or burnt as normal waste.
Why is lead free important when choosing your artificial grass?
Well analysis of some manufacturers of inferior yarns with Asian, Chinese or US origins have showed the presence of metal containing dyestuff. Upon ageing grass containing lead can cause poisoning. Choose Quickgrass, Choose lead free!
Is Quickgrass manufacturered to European Quality Standards?
Yes, ISO9001 & ISO14001.
How long will my artificial grass last for?
Quickgrass artificial grass is weather proof and can last up to 20 years.
How much will my artificial lawn cost?
Go onto the product you wish to purchase and key in the metres required from the roll width available and we will work out the price for you.
Can you supply me with a sample of artificial grass?
Yes, go to our Request a Sample page.
Are your artificial lawn products covered by a warranty or guarantee?
Yes between 5 and 10 years.
How long will it take for my order to be delivered?
Between 2 to 4 days.
Do I have to pay any shipping costs?
Yes. Please refer to our Shipping Policy.
Is there a minimum order?
Yes. Minimum order is 1 metre square.
What maintenance is required once my artificial grass is installed?
There is minimal maintenance, sweep and wash with water every 12 months or when needed.
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