Month: July 2016

Synthetic Decking

DECKING Design & Construction

3 Counties and South Coast Artificial Lawns specialise in the design, supply and installation of high quality synthetic lawns, in addition we also provide a decking design and construction service.

Our dedicated team combines creativity with technical proficiency to provide high qualityMILLBOARD decking systems that will compliment your artificial lawn. Millboards are unique in that they have a resiliant top surface moulded to form the natural shades and texture of aged oak boards. Millboards take the beauty of timber decking into a new realm of practicality and safety:

  • Maintenance free, no sanding or staining ever!
  • Excellent slip resistance and no splinters or warping!
  • Algae repellent
  • Natural colour blends
  • Choice of styles, colour and lengths moulded to form the natural shades and texture of ageless oak
  • Boards made from Polyurethane and a proportion of recycled materials


Artificial Lawns for Schools and Nurseries

3 Counties & South Coast Artificial Lawns specialise in supplying and installing synthetic grass and safety flooring for kids play areas. We have installed grass at many nurseries and schools over the past 4 years.

Artificial grass is being used by an increasing number of educational establishments and for a range of uses: outdoor general play areas, sports fields, pitches and some indoor facilities. Many schools have installed a multi-use games area with an artificial grass surface. The most popular surfaces are soft, cushioned grasses that do not require a rubber infill. We have installed large sports pitches as well as small leisure and play areas for ‘back garden’ home nurseries.

Our project teams will work alongside schools/nurseries to achieve a sports lawn, distance landscaping or safe decking area that fits within the school’s budget. We will work with fund raising committees, such as the PTA to install surfaces against a small deposit and await further funding being raised.

General play areas, particularly for younger children, are also important and an artificial grass play surface offers a clean and usable area all year round for children to play on which is far superior to chippings, tarmac and concrete. Using cushioned Shock Pads underneath, our synthetic grass can be used under climbing apparatus where critical fall heights of up to 3m need to be considered. We offer a range of different synthetic grasses for use in playgrounds as decorative, durable, soft fall or landscape use. We offer products that can withstand the punishment of high wear areas.

Natural grass can create dust and mud which can migrate into classrooms. Our carefully selected grasses solve this problem. Large areas can be covered quickly at a reasonable price, offering year round playgrounds that are safe, durable, and look good.

For a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation please send us an email via our contact page

“I’m very happy with the results, and that children enjoy playing on the “grass” in even the wettest weathers”.
Headteacher: Mrs. K. Ireland, Mary Exton School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
“The new grass is fantastic it really has made a massive difference to our outside play. The weather has continued to be wet and windy but the garden is no longer the quagmire of mud that we used to endure all winter. I can’t believe how clean the garden is now”.
Rickmansworth Nursery School, Hertfordshire
“I am writing to thank you for the excellent job you and your team did last week at Manorside. I was extremely impressed with the way you organised the job and the professional way in which your team conducted themselves at all times. Our foundation playground is a delight to behold and the children are thoroughly enjoying their new play area”.
Headteacher: H Roderick, Manorside Poole

“We would like to thank 3 Counties Artificial lawns with the work they did in installing artificial grass for the children’s play area in the Recreation Ground. We found them to be very helpful, they also did the work in accordance with their promises and the project represented good value for money. ”
(Chairman) Northchurch Parish Council
“Just wanted to write you a quick note to say how pleased we are with our new 3 Counties Artificial Lawn. Thank you for making it so easy. The installation was a breeze and your workmen were polite and very hard working. I can’t believe that it only took 2 and a half days from start to finish! The lawn looks absolutely fantastic. The kids love it and we love the peace of mind knowing that it’s safe, soft and best of all – no mud! We are telling all our friends about our fab new lawn! Many thanks again! ”

Kent Atkinson, Glebe Kids Preschool, Letchworth

Pet Friendly

“Graham we think that our lawn is probably the best money we have ever spent, it must have saved us hours of paw cleaning through the winter…withstood the awful freezing conditions we had in December and looks the same as it did when it was put down 7 months ago. the lawn is well used every day with at least 6 dogs tearing about, playing and obviously toileting. We would recommend anyone with dogs gets this lawn” Mr & Mrs S Bedford

Artificial Grass Fact Sheet – Dogs

1. No more muddy paws and mess being brought into your house.

2. No more bare or worn patches of grass. The artificial grass will not wear along your pet’s favourite paths in the garden.

3. Hygienic. Urine will wash through the artificial grass just like normal grass. Faeces will need to be scooped up and disposed of. Then just quickly hose down the artificial grass to remove any traces. If you are worried about odours and general cleanliness we can recommend disinfectant sprays to clean the artificial grass.

4. Deters digging. Dogs usually dig because of odours from the within the turf or, just as commonly, to bury things. With artificial grass the odours are minimised and even if your dog tried to dig he would find the artificial grass too strong. Think about how artificial grass is designed to withstand the wear and tear of a game of football and then you can appreciate how it will deter your dog from digging.

5. Artificial grass with a sand infill is non toxic – important when considering your dog or other pets. The artificial grass is generally anti-microbial so micro organisms and bacteria find it difficult to establish themselves. All round it is a more hygienic environment.

6. Artificial grass is generally not attractive to insects – they can’t eat it! Ticks and fleas tend to stay away.

7. Properly installed artificial grass will allow rain water to drain away quickly. This helps to ensure that your lawn is always available for your dog or other pets to play on.

In conclusion, your pets will be fine on artificial grass – they will benefit and you have less to worry about. A better lifestyle for everyone!


* Low Maintenance & Durable

* Add value to home

* Green all year round

* Quick drainage & Weather proof

* Child & Pet friendly

Lawn Installation

Lawn installation

The ‘3CAL’ and SCAL experience is designed to release you from the constant drudgery that comes with maintaining a lawn. We make sure that your artificial lawn provides years of trouble free pleasure, by ensuring that the product is beautifully installed, often within a day for a typical small lawn area.

To achieve this we will carefully plan the installation, a detailed survey is carried out and all aspects of access, delivery times and space restrictions are noted. Prior to the installation we will contact you with a timetable so that you know when the materials and our team will be arriving.


How Artificial Grass will change your life

There is no doubt that an artificial grass lawn is a life style choice that will change your life. The product requires a minimal amount of maintenance to look great 365 days of the year, putting an end to the constant drudgery of mowing and disposing of the grass cuttings, not forgetting the lawn treatments to try and get your lawn to have that English -garden green appearance that everyone craves.

Our range of grasses are durable and versatile, once installed it is ready for action. Children and animals love the feel of synthetic grass, warm and soft to the touch but incredibly hardwearing. For families with light coloured carpets or floor coverings, you’ll see an immediate benefit – no muddy marks or stains from tiny feet or paws.

Your artificial grass is installed on a compacted MOT type 1 hardcore and sand base that is solid and faciliates fast and effective drainage. As a result you will find your lawn not only looks great but is as functional as decking or a patio area. Perfect for entertaining, playing or simply relaxing.

Likewise for children’s nurseries and schools, having access to an artificial grass area will have a massive impact on outside play for your children



Artificial lawn product information

As well as our range of grasses undoubted natural looks and usability, one of the main reasons people are choosing artificial grass from 3 Counties and South Coast Artificial Lawns, is the grasses minimal maintenance requirement, resulting in both time and cost savings.

As the years roll by, that cherished lawn area can turn into a demanding, time consuming liability. Imagine never having to worry about mowing, edging, and feeding the grass ever again. Suddenly the lawn is about enjoyment and not drudgery. With your free leisure time you can, at last, start to enjoy your garden rather than working in it.

Or as one children’s nursery owner put it “Our new artificial grass area is fantastic, it really has made a massive difference to our outside play even in the wettest of weathers”

Our range of artificial grass is UV stable and is guaranteed for five to 7 years, although in reality life expectancy is upwards of ten to fifteen years.

And when those around you are wasting their precious leisure by constantly keeping on top of their garden, you can put your feet up and enjoy life.