Different Lawn Options For Your New Build Home!

Often when you move into a newly built house these days, the garden isn’t included. So, you may move in to find a layer of bits of rubble and dirt, but no substantial soil and usually no grass. Whilst this can be frustrating, it’s also an opportunity to make your garden into anything you want it to be which is exciting!


So, we’re here to introduce a few different lawn options for your newly built home, with options depending on the look you want to achieve as well as how much you want to spend and also how much maintenance you’re willing to put in!

Soil and Turf Rolls


If you want a classic garden look, then the first option is to get soil and turf rolls for the space. The benefit of this is that you have stunning grass that is nice and even, along with not needing to wait for grass seed to grow if you want a quick makeover. This process can be done in a day if needed, so if you’re moving into your new home and want it BBQ ready for the next week then it can be done!

Buying the soil and turf rolls (and potentially labor to install if you won’t be doing it yourself) is one of the more expensive options, however, you get quick, long-lasting results that look impeccable. Having a regular lawn care service will also help with maintenance in the years to come.

Soil and Grass Seed


For those of you still wanting the classic garden with a grass lawn, but are willing to spend a bit more time on it whilst also saving money, then getting soil and grass seed is a great option. Make sure you spread the soil nice and evenly to get the best results, then do some research to find out how you should distribute the grass seeds as well to ensure you get a nice even and thick lawn.

Grass seed usually takes around 6-8 weeks to fully grow, so this is worth bearing in mind if you want results quickly. You’ll need to keep an eye on your lawn throughout this time and then get yourself a quality lawnmower to ensure it remains in pristine condition afterward.

Artificial Grass

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For those of you who want greenery with very little maintenance, artificial grass may be the way to go. We know what you’re probably thinking of when artificial grass crosses your mind, however, you can get very realistic - looking options these days! Not only is it unaffected by harsh weather conditions and has a lifespan of up to 15 years, but you have a consistent-looking lawn all year round that you don’t need to mow (although you may need to brush/vacuum now and again!).

Depending on the size of your garden, it can be quite expensive to install, and it’s also worth noting that artificial grass can absorb heat in very hot temperatures, so if you live in a particularly warm climate, it may not be right for you.

Hard Landscaping


Last but not least, if you’re not too bothered about having greenery in terms of a lawn, you could look at hard landscaping options instead. Choosing gravel, decking or patio tiles for your garden will cost more upfront but they’re long lasting and low maintenance. Plus, there are so many different options to help you find the perfect fit for your home. This can work especially well in smaller garden spaces, so it’s definitely worth considering!

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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