There comes a time in everyone’s life when you realise your body has changed somewhat, it’s not always so apparent, a few creaking knees here, some stiffness there and then of course the involuntarily noises that come with getting up and sitting down. The obligatory “oohs” and “aahs” that trigger the welcoming of your twilight years.

But don’t be disheartened, these years can be the best years of your life and studies have shown that those in retirement are often happier than the rest of us. Maybe it’s the no kids, no work thing ay? Having free time to indulge in your favourite hobbies definitely puts you in a better mood.

Gardening is such a popular hobby, especially for those who have reached retirement age and studies have shown that doing some light gardening and remaining active leads to a longer and healthier life. Now, with that being said dragging out the lawnmower and going over the garden is not really a wise idea and can be quite a challenge as you get older; especially if you have a large garden. The answer? Artificial grass!

If you’re looking for a low maintenance garden to tend to then installing artificial grass is a brilliant solution. By replacing your lawn with artificial grass, you can get rid of the hassle of mowing, and focus on the more enjoyable and less strenuous activities such as cultivating and potting plants and flower beds. This is more manageable as you get older and let’s face it, no matter what age you are – no one likes mowing a lawn!

Having a low maintenance garden doesn’t mean it can’t look as beautiful as other gardens, in fact, artificial grass doesn’t wear out as quickly as a natural lawn and isn’t affected by things like heavy rain or extremely hot sunshine so if anything, artificial grass looks better!

Getting older is something that happens to all of us and there’s some sacrificing to be made but gardening shouldn’t be one of them, especially when it’s so easy to create your own low maintenance garden with artificial grass. The only “oohs” and “ahhs” you’ll be hearing is from family and friends admiring your lovely garden.