Low-Maintenance Artificial Grass


For Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & North East Scotland

Transform Your Outdoor Space


With Thistle, the grass really is greener!

We offer an excellent hand-picked selection of high-quality, low -maintenance Artificial Grass for every requirement, providing you with an excellent alternative to natural grass that can save you precious time and money.

Whether you are looking to transform your front or back garden, create a child-safe play area, install a hard wearing, pet-friendly lawn or create an immaculate putting green – we can handle it all, quotation, design, supply and install.

We’ve installed Artificial Grass for hundreds of happy customers across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & North East Scotland and every photo you’ll find on this page is of a genuine local installation completed by Thistle!


A selection of some of our completed installations from across North East Scotland.

Artificial Grass & Decking in Newmachar


Our Customer’s Problem:

Our customer had a large rear garden but only a very small patio area in which to place garden furniture, there was also a small area at the side of the building which was not a useable space.

The slope of the garden also made it very difficult to accommodate a flat decking area without undergoing significant excavation, along with the potential problem of the boundary fence.

The existing lawn was also proving very difficult to maintain due to wet weather and patchy and sporadic growth.


The Thistle Solution:

By creating a split-level deck, Thistle was able to ensure that a flat deck are was created for garden furniture and the small area beside the fence was raised to provide an impromptu seating and storage area.

To enhance the look of the lawn, a decorative brick border was laid around its entirety and the problem wet areas were excavated and alleviated with the application of hardcore, sand and a permeable membrane.

After extensive preparation, the new Thistle Artificial Grass lawn was laid and secured.

Another real garden transformation which we are sure will be enjoyed in the spring and summer months to come!


Artificial Grass & Decking in Cove


Our Customer’s Problem:

Our customer wanted to make the back garden of their property child friendly; their garden had a raised concrete platform outside of the existing patio doors which was a concern due to the potential trip and fall hazard it created.

In addition, the existing grass area was constantly wet and muddy which didn’t make it a very suitable play area for their young child.


The Thistle Solution:

Low-Maintenance Thistle uPVC Decking was installed to cover most of the garden area, filling the existing recess and ensuring a flat level surface between the house and garden.

Low-Maintenance Thistle Artificial Grass was also laid at the same level as the new Decking to allow a safe transition between both surfaces.

Our customer now has a clean, safe and low-maintenance outside space that is enjoyable for children and adults alike!


Artificial Grass (with Putting Green) in Stoneywood


Our Customer’s Problem:

Our Customer had an existing lawn area at the side of their property which was very wet with sporadic growth.

With the house and garden fence blocking out the light and combined with the wet climate it was slowly turning into a boggy and unattractive area.


The Thistle Solution:

Thistle removed all of the grass and soil from the problem wet areas, the ground was then filled and compacted with a substantial amount of hardcore and topped off with granite dust.

A permeable membrane was then laid over the area to greatly improve drainage. A Thistle Artificial Grass putting & chipping area was then expertly installed and the area was completed with attractive white stone chips around the perimeter.

What was once a wet and boggy problem area of the garden has now been turned into an attractive, dry and level area for our Customer to practice their short game!


Artificial Grass & Raised Decking Area in Newmachar


Our Customer’s Problem:

Our customer had an existing patio area with multiple levels, steps – and numerous trip hazards. In addition, the steps to the lower garden area were very narrow and at inconsistent heights.

Our customer was also experiencing issues with the lawn area due to uneven growth and the intrusion of moss.


The Thistle Solution:

Thistle levelled out the patio area, removing any trip hazards by forming a brand new low-maintenance deck area at the floor level of our customer’s extension. Surrounded by balustrades, the deck area created a much-needed divide between the lawn and lower garden areas.

Access to the lower garden area was facilitated with wide, non-slip uPVC steps with double hand rails, leading to a landing platform of slabs.

The existing lawn was replaced with Thistle Artificial Grass and the borders filled with stone chips to reduce maintenance.

Our customer now has a safe, secure and attractive decking and lawn area which is truly suitable for a multitude of activities, with the added benefit of streamlined access to all areas of the garden and house.


Artificial Grass with Slabbed Paving & Landscaping in Kemnay


Our Customer’s Problem:

The existing patio slabs, lock-block and gravelled surfaces of the raised garden area were becoming difficult to maintain – the timber border areas were also showing signs of decay and mould.

The lock-block surface in particular was very difficult to keep clear of weeds and the area with shrubs and small trees was becoming increasingly difficult to look after.


The Thistle Solution:

Thistle removed all slabs, lock-block, granite chips and timber borders from the garden. We then laid new hardcore, compacted along with granite dust and topped with a permeable membrane to allow drainage while also keeping any weeds at bay.

New slabbed paths were laid in addition to a small patio area, featuring slip-resistant slabs. The area with shrubs and small trees was enhanced with a permeable membrane and a generous covering of decorative pebbles – all retained by a border of low-maintenance uPVC piling.

The lock-block area was replaced with Thistle “Velvet” 37mm Artificial Grass to bring back vibrant colour to the garden.

The finished article is a garden transformed – colourful and practical, with minimal maintenance required!


Artificial Grass Back Garden in Aberdeen


Our Customer’s Problem:

As you can see from the “before” photos of our customer’s garden, there was a lot of wear and tear across the grass lawn area, particularly around the football net.

With the wet climate we have had this year it didn’t take a lot to turn the existing grass lawn into a mud bath!


The Thistle Solution:

Thistle removed the existing grass and soil down to a level which allowed the removal of all mud and wet areas. A layer of Hardcore was then compacted along with a layer of granite dust to give a smooth, level surface with excellent drainage qualities.

A permeable membrane was then laid to stop the growth of weeds and “Cashmere” Thistle Artificial Grass was then laid and secured into position.

The whole family are delighted with the new mud-free surface and the lack of necessary maintenance!


Photo Gallery

Genuine Local Installations


Click on the link below to view a photo gallery of even more genuine local Thistle Artificial Grass installations, from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and North East Scotland.


The Thistle Difference:

No Pressure


At Thistle, we don’t believe in pressure sales techniques or hard sells.

We don’t cold call and we don’t knock on doors – our customers choose us based on the strong reputation we’ve built serving Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & North East Scotland since 1995.

No Hassle


Getting a quote for your home improvement project shouldn’t be a hassle.  At Thistle, we understand that your time is valuable.

We’ll visit you to discuss your requirements, take accurate measurements, provide you with no-nonsense advice and we’ll prepare a competitive, easy to understand quote that’s valid for 30 days.

Peace Of Mind - Guaranteed


We’ll provide you with the high level of care and attention that you expect from a local company, from quotation through to installation and beyond.

At Thistle, your satisfaction is our number one priority.

To arrange a completely free, no obligation quote please CLICK HERE to fill out a short enquiry form.

Alternatively you can also call us on 01224 706 555, or email us at info@thistlewindows.com.




Customer Satisfaction in April 2018

From the first contact to the installation of our new door everything went smoothly.  A great service, very professional and would recommend them to friends and family.

(100%) T. Mathieson

April 2018

Love Thistle products, already had a conservatory from them and had no hesitation going to them for my back door, didn’t even try anyone else and will hopefully be going back for a new front door when I replace old one.

(100%) B. Buchan

April 2018

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