19 Apr 2020 14:07
I had a specialist company put a golf putting and chipping area in dead space down one side of the house. It is about 2.5 metres wide and runs length of house with and exra 2 metres or so where the chipping turf is.
I levelled the entire area myself taking up all the weeds, roots and stones which took quite a while. It then took 2 guys a full day to fit everything.
I cant remember the exact figures but decent saving me doing the prep work so maybe you do that bit and then get the professionals in to put the stuff down?
19 Apr 2020 17:01
sounds awesome mate, nice work.
think were just gonna relay new turf instead … was more just to keep it easy to maintain and no soil/mud coming in the house from the dog, but not bothered enough to spend another £800+
19 Apr 2020 17:30
Neighbour has laid decent artificial, looks the part but it gets ridiculously hot in the sun, something to bear in mind, especially if you have kids running round barefoot in summertime
19 Apr 2020 21:11
I would not have artificial grass as a lawn substitute but this was an ideal way to do something with a dead space.
Can also hit chip shots from the real grass lawn into this area.
Only issue I have had is that the area is quite shady so there was a bit of moss growth but just brushed it out with a stiff brush.
Also decent space for a quick outdoor wank.
19 Apr 2020 22:25
Heard stories of it starting to smell after the dogs have pissed on it a few times.
20 Apr 2020 08:01
^ This - if you've got a dog then swerve it. On a hot day it fucking stinks
20 Apr 2020 11:43
on from the grass conversation, generally speaking are patios uber expensive to have installed? wanna replace the shit one we currently have and add another one at the end of the garden for a bbq etc.
20 Apr 2020 12:50
Are you sure there isn't a patio at that end already? Always worth double checking
20 Apr 2020 13:18
Yeah, Plato's ain't that difficult to 'build'. Decent prep and base, flat surface, quality slabs and a bit of time putting it together properly (you can't just just chuck the slabs down willy nilly). I've done a couple and I wouldn't consider myself a proper DIY'er.