Homebuilders could be banned from using fake grass

Two workers Installing artificial grass in modern garden of home
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The government is reportedly planning to ban new homes from including artificial lawns, also known as ‘fake grass’.

Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibres made to look like natural grass and has been in widespread use since the 1960s. It is popular among homebuilders and those transforming their garden design because it is low-maintenance, hardy, pet-friendly, and cost-effective.

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