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Does astroturf put you off?
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GingerBeverage · 12/10/2021 10:04

If you're looking at family houses, would astroturf (fake grass) put you off viewing/buying?

I'm seeing it a lot in city terraces and semis these days. There seems to be a resurgence from being out of fashion decades ago.

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cloudtree · 12/10/2021 10:05

Yes. Its awful stuff, cheap and tacky looking and horrendous for the environment. I judge I'm afraid.

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WhoWearsShortShorts · 12/10/2021 10:06

Yes it would it would be too much like hard work to rip it all up

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DidgeDoolittle · 12/10/2021 10:06

Yes, awful stuff.

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JuneFromBethesda · 12/10/2021 10:06

It would definitely put me off.

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Bluntness100 · 12/10/2021 10:07

Yes of course, but I’d still view and factor in ripping it up ans laying a lawn.

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HelpMeWithMyHip · 12/10/2021 10:07

It was a selling point for the house we purchased. I love ours

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JumperandJacket · 12/10/2021 10:07

Yes, although I’d just factor the cost of removal into my budget. It wouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

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MedusasBadHairDay · 12/10/2021 10:08

Yep, would have to factor in removing it, disposing of it, and sorting out actual grass to replace it.

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Camandmitch · 12/10/2021 10:08

In general yes but I can understand why people may want it in a very small garden especially north facing ones.

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Reallyimeanreally2022 · 12/10/2021 10:09

Yes yes yes it does put me off

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RitaFires · 12/10/2021 10:09

It wouldn't be an absolute deal breaker if I liked the house otherwise but it would be a definite addition to the cons list. I would also be worried about the state of the ground underneath, it could be used to hide something else off-putting.

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LastStarfighter · 12/10/2021 10:09

It would put me off. It might not prevent me from buying, but I would consciously have to try to see past it, like hideous decoration or a dilapidated kitchen.

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bettyfloormop · 12/10/2021 10:10

Yes it would totally put me off.

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IamMaz · 12/10/2021 10:11

No. I think it's fine.
It can look much better than a really bad lawn.

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CeceJoyce · 12/10/2021 10:12

We actually had to replace our grass with astroturf as our dog absolutely ruined the garden. (Running around, digging, pee marks. We did however pay for one of the most expensive ones so it does look very real. The cheap ones don’t look great. It wouldn’t put me off buying a home because you could replace it.
We wouldn’t have done ours if it wasn’t for the dog but on the plus side she doesn’t bring any mud in, if it rains in the summer it then dries really quickly.
It’s not great for the environment but my garden is filed with trees all around and lots of bushes, plants and flowers, we get lots of wildlife still.

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FallonBeesley · 12/10/2021 10:12

It would put me off. How can we ban plastic straws then carpet our gardens with it Confused truly awful and I massively judge people that lay it.

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SoupDragon · 12/10/2021 10:13

Yes. I don't want a garden covered in plastic. At the very least I would have to factor in the cost of replacing it with real grass when making an offer.

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JustFrustrated · 12/10/2021 10:13

Yes , I'd factor it in via the cons list.

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StormyTeacups · 12/10/2021 10:14

Hate it.

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Rummikubfan · 12/10/2021 10:14

It’s a pro for me

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Stickyblue1987 · 12/10/2021 10:16

I hate it, but it wouldn't put me off viewing or buying a house. I would want to rip it out though and wouldn't see it as a positive feature.

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SuperCaliFragalistic · 12/10/2021 10:16

Yes, it would definitely put me off.

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edgeware · 12/10/2021 10:17

It usually would put me off. I saw a house where they had astroturf an ENORMOUS lawn. What it must have cost!!!! And then to have to rip it up! Ugh

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Branleuse · 12/10/2021 10:17

id certainly see it as a negative and would want it removed.

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piglet81 · 12/10/2021 10:17

Horrible stuff- would definitely go in the ‘con’ column for me.

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