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Artificial grass is becoming more and more popular with homeowners all over Ireland as a low maintenance alternative to a natural grass lawn. Gardens are not just seen as an outdoor area anymore, but as an extension of your total living space. It’s like having another room in the house!

Kieran Donaghy here from PST Lawns, Ireland’s leading supplier of premium artificial grass. For over 12 years we've been supplying top quality artificial grass to homeowners and landscapers nationwide.

We have a brand-new warehouse in Monavalley, Tralee fully stocked with a wide range of the highest quality artificial grass products designed specifically for landscaping. Grass types range from 25mm to 40mm pile height to create an instant low maintenance lawn. Here are a few frequently asked questions I get asked...

Is artificial grass safe for children?

Absolutely, kids love it! Our grass provides a clean and safe area for your kids to play all year round. For extra peace of mind, you can install shock pad foam underlay underneath to provide additional shock absorbency and give kids that extra little bit of protection.

Is artificial grass easy to install?

The great thing about our artificial grass is that it can be laid over pretty much any surface and it’s very easy to install. Installing the artificial grass yourself is a great way of saving money, and if you have basic DIY skills it’s very straightforward.

We’ll send you our step-by-step installation guide to take you through every part of the process and our team are always on hand to offer any advice. PST Lawns stock everything you’ll need to install the artificial grass including glue and seam tape, shock pad foam underlay and high-grade silica sand.

Can it be put down on concrete?

No problem, it can easily be laid over concrete and completely transform the look of your outside space.

Is it safe for my dog?

It’s perfect for pets, and with the added bonus of NO muddy paws! When cleaning up after your pet it’s just like any other grass area, large particles will have to be scooped up, but any other particles will wash away in the rain.

How wide are the rolls?

Our artificial grass comes in either 2m or 4m rolls with each roll length being 25mm. Grass is cut to order to your exact measurements, and you can collect directly from our warehouse, or we can arrange delivery, whatever suits you best.

How do you stick it down?

A layer of sand brushed on top will weigh the grass down and keep it in place. The sand infill also helps the grass fibres stand upright for longer, extending the lifespan of your new lawn. When installing onto concrete or tarmac you can also glue the grass down as well as to edging etc.

Is it easy to keep clean?

Regular brushing will keep your artificial grass looking its best, removing any leaves and debris and keeps the fibres standing upright.

What is the lead time?

Usually five to 10 working days, depending on where you live in the country.

How long does it last?

With proper maintenance our artificial grass products will last 15 to 20 years.

Are you sick and tired of mowing the lawn? Retire that lawnmower for good and give Una or Rúairí a call on 066 401 8018 or visit and they’ll help you choose the perfect artificial grass to revamp your garden.

Check us out online or give us a shout to order your FREE sample pack on 066 401 8018.

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Taking care of your skin at home

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio In Part 2 of taking care of your skin at home it’s important to do the following steps after cleansing, toning […]




By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

In Part 2 of taking care of your skin at home it’s important to do the following steps after cleansing, toning and exfoliating your face, neck and décolleté.

Serums, eye creams and moisturisers: Moisturising provides a protective layer to the skin that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated. This hydration is what gives your skin a smooth and luminous appearance. This is the step in your skincare routine you don’t want to skip. We always apply the serum closest to the skin as it’s water based and needs to be absorbed on the deepest layer of the skin; the basal layer which is the active layer. It’s where the collagen and elastin start to grow and move up towards the surface of the skin. The more hyaluronic acid, peptides, ribose, and active ingredients in your serums the better. We need to keep our fibroblasts, melanocytes healthy as they are the source of plump, juicy skin.

An eye cream to me is the most important cream as the eye area is a place that doesn’t have any sebaceous glands (oil gland). These glands help remove old skin cells, keep the skin lubricated and prevent tissues drying out. Therefore, for me, I always use an eyelid lifting serum, eye cream in the night time and eye roll-on gel in the morning. Our eyes can make us look older than we are so it’s important to look after them. It’s very important not to go too close to the eye when applying creams as the skin is very thin. A little bit often makes a big difference.

When applying your serum and cream rub upwards and outwards; be careful not to tug the delicate skin around the eyes.

Apply SPF all year round, it’s the most important step in preventing skin cancer and keeps your skin healthy as you age. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays helps maintain a healthy youthful visage. However, it’s important to remember the best form of sun block is to keep your face in the shade.

With all skincare routines, it’s important to keep it consistant. Do it twice a day every day and follow with monthly facials. Your skin is the largest organ on the body. This means that it’s important to take good care of it.

For more information, or to book a skin consultation or facial, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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What do we mean by ‘Employability’?

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, a member of the Kerry Branch of IGC and a career consultant at Follow @mycareerplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.




By Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor

According to experts in the area of career development, the term ‘employability’ refers to a set of achievements that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations.

This in turn benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy. At this stage in the year Leaving Cert students are well into the process of trying to decide what step they want to take next. It is a daunting task for many of you because of the variety of choices available and the challenge for young people at 17 or 18 years of age to really know what career they might like. It is important to remember that you aren’t choosing a career for life, you are taking the next step and you will be building on that as your career develops. A big concern for many students and parents is whether they will get a job at the end of their chosen course or pathway. While we have some indications of where there will be skills shortages in the short to medium term, the jobs market is subject to change.


One thing we can be sure of is that, regardless of what pathway you take after the Leaving Cert, be that Further Education courses (FET), traineeships, apprenticeships or university courses, on completion of your training and education you will want to be ‘employable’. In simple terms ‘employability’ depends on your knowledge (what you know) your skills (what you do with what you know) and your attitude (how you approach things). As you research the various options open to you after you finish school, remember you are heading into a working world that values transferable skills which include specialist knowledge in the subject, field of study or technical area you have chosen to follow. It also places huge emphasis on having the ability to analyse, evaluate and use information effectively to problem-solve and to organise and communicate knowledge well. Furthermore, your personal qualities are a core part of your offering to a potential employer – your ability to work on your own initiative, to self-manage, to manage time and meet targets and deadlines. Central to all of this of course is the ability to collaborate, to work and study as part of a team.

If you are struggling to decide between courses or options, focus on finding an area that you really want to find out more about. You will develop a set of transferable skills which will give you flexibility and adaptability as you grow and develop in your career. All of the other things you do will add value to your degree/qualification and that is what will ensure your ‘employability’!

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, a member of the Kerry Branch of IGC and a career consultant at Follow @mycareerplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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