Artificial Grass

Artificial Grass

At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, we sell Namgrass, a high-quality type of artificial grass that is designed to look and feel exactly the same as naturally grown grass.

The main benefits of purchasing Namgress artificial grass includes:

  • Looks Great. Namgrass is guaranteed to look beautifully green all year round. This is great if you want your garden to be ready for outdoor entertaining as soon as spring hits, particularly after a bad winter.
  • Allergies. If you or a family member suffers from grass pollen allergies, this is the perfect solution.
  • Low Maintenance. As Namgrass doesn’t grow, fade in the sun or die as a result of heavy snowfall, it always looks beautifully green and attractive, whilst remaining at the perfect length. This makes it ideal for those of us that don’t have time to maintain or simply can’t. Overall, the grass won’t need watering, mowing or weeding.
  • Safe. Namgrass is completely safe for use by both small children and small animals to run around and play on. Plus, the design of the artificial grass makes cleaning up dog mess even easier.

Installing Artificial Grass

 1. Prepare the Ground. Installing artificial grass is typically done by a professional installer, however, it is fairly easy, as long as you have a stable area to work with. Molehills, for example, are a common problem for artificial grass. Ideally, you should use a sand-cement base, because it will help to prevent moles as well as weed growth. 

 2. Create an Edging. Namgrass should have a tidy finish, therefore choosing the right edging is important in ensuring that your lawn will look great for a long time. Edging could be made from brick, timber or concrete.

 3. Base. Using an aggregate (typically “dust” or “fine”), create a base layer. Compress the layer and add another layer which will also be compressed. Continue doing this until your base is no more than 60mm deep. We recommend ensuring that your edging is 20mm taller than the top of your base.

 4. Laying Artificial Grass. Place the grass where you want it, allowing the edges to overlap for a tight finish. Grass piles should be laid in the same direction, and once in place leave to settle. A couple of hours should be long enough.

 5. Trim the Edges. Take a sharp knife and cut the edging as close as possible to create a clean border.


Unsure which Namgrass to purchase, and which aggregates to use with it? Your nearest branch will be more than happy to offer guidance and advice.