You know the traditional Norwegian Spruce types that seem to thrive in northern Europe, particularly if there is likely to be lots of snow and ice throughout the winter – when Christmas takes place in the northern hemisphere.
Believe it or not, there are only few Christmas tree farms around Perth, notably in the northern and northeastern suburbs. Nevertheless, as far as we are aware, there is rarely any snow and a desert is not usually the most suitable place to grow most Christmas tree species.
We have nothing against natural Christmas trees of course. They certainly make a lovely addition for a traditional Christmas feel in anyone’s home. Apart from the fact that all too often you get the lovely fragrant tree home and it introduces a wide range of bugs into your lounge room. Or, even less appealing as it sheds its pine needles ten days before Christmas, leaving you with a spindly skeleton of a tree, which Father Christmas is probably not going to be impressed with when he comes to drop off your presents on a sweltering December night.
Most of us have probably become used to having a synthetic Christmas tree over the past ten to twenty years – if not longer. But some people will remember that when fake Christmas trees emerged onto the market they weren’t particularly well thought of.
Now we realise that they are much more practical and there is no shame in popping down to one of the major stores to pick one up. They’re easy to assemble, usually look pretty realistic and are easy to pack away again, stick them in the garage and they’re in just as good condition when you unpack them eleven months later. There is also very little danger of being spiked by the pine needles, or a constant need to vacuum up what has fallen off the branches.
Well, there’s not much difference when it comes to lawn. We’re probably early in the acceptance stages for some people who like their natural lawn. But many people are realising that premium synthetic grass looks just as good, if not better, than natural lawn.
Then there is the dawn of realisation that traditional grass lawns were never a very good idea for Western Australia anyway – the climate is just too hot and dry to sustain a lawn without using copious amounts of water, which is clearly scarce in this environment.
If you’ve got friends doubting the merits of artificial turf then maybe it’s time to show them what a premium Australian-made lawn from the synthetic grass specialists is all about. We believe the finished, professionally installed product speaks for itself, which is why we list installations on our website for all to see – generally, they look even better than the photos.
In addition, like our friend, the synthetic Christmas tree, there is less maintenance required, no need for water and it will save you money over its long life span.
Perth is waking up to the considerable benefits of synthetic grass and what better time to get your new lawn installed than before Christmas – then you can really enjoy the holidays.