JAN AND John Cowan moved to Portugal from Ireland, with their two daughters Amy and Emma, in July 2004. While living in Dublin, they ran a successful men’s wear and furniture business but decided to sell in search of a new lifestyle in the Algarve.
The couple had no idea how they were going to make a living, but being young and determined, they intended to start a new venture. The summer of 2004 was particularly hot and, like so many of us, Jan and John tried but failed to maintain the lawns around their home. So, they came up with an idea – waterless grass! John researched the idea thoroughly and found what has proved to be the ideal solution. And a new business was founded in Lagos – Arti Grass.
Growing from strength to strength, Jan and John are now supplying and fitting artificial grass for lawns, tennis courts, playgrounds, putting and bowling greens. They have over 30 types of artificial grass and can advise you on the right product for your needs. Prices start from just 12 euros per square metre.
Arti Grass products have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years and are just perfect for those of you who only spend half of the year here and cannot face lawn maintenance. The products are also great news for those who are normally faced with large water bills.
Last summer, Jan and John noticed that they were constantly being bitten by mosquitoes and other bugs and, again, came up with another great idea. Arti Grass can now offer a range of machines that will ensure a true bug-free outdoor and indoor environment for you, your family and your pets.
These are not the type of machines on sale in do-it-yourself stores; they are professional machines, which have been developed in conjunction with American and British forces for combating mosquitoes, horse flies, sand flies, fleas and ticks. These machines are built for years of service, reliability and protection. Prices start at 100 euros, plus IVA. For further information about the products available at Arti Grass, call John on 967 516 981 or e-mail [email protected]