The use of artificial grass for homes is gaining popularity in California and other drought-prone regions in the US. In addition, opting for this “green alternative” not just saves water but also time since it requires very little maintenance–i.e., you don’t have to do weekly mowing, frequent watering and weeding, pesticide and fertilizer applications, etc.
If the benefits of realistic-looking synthetic turf sound appealing to you, check out Forest Green Artificial Grass online store or ask them for free samples.
Design ideas for your artificial grass for homes
Synthetic grass is not just for your typical backyard lawn. Thanks to its low-maintenance and realistic appearance, you can incorporate it into various design ideas, from whimsical life-sized chess board and kid’s playground to bocce ball, mini golf and zen garden.
Here, we list some cool design ideas you may want to consider should you decide to remodel or upscale your backyard using artificial turf.
- Decorative borders between your concrete paver patio
Using living grass as a decorative border between concrete walkways requires more complicated lawn maintenance to keep it looking pristine. So if you like this contemporary design, but the upkeep doesn’t sound appealing to you, synthetic grass is an excellent choice.
- Outdoor playground carpet
While you can lay your synthetic turf directly on the dirt, you can also use impact matting that provides additional cushioning. However, you may want to skip this if you have pets because the urine will not easily pass through the overlay and into the ground.
To prevent pet urine odor, prolong the lifespan of your artificial grass and keep your lawn “stable” and even, it’s important that you have a good drainage system such as the granite dust. Visit Forest Green Artificial Grass to know more about accessories and tools that will help you maintain your synthetic turf in pristine condition.
- Green rooftop and balcony
You can install artificial grass on any hard surface, including a rooftop. Since it’s lightweight and is designed to drain away rain, it’s a cost-effective way to make a house, shed or garage look more “consistent” with the garden.
And if you’re living in a shoe-box apartment with limited balcony space, artificial grass is also a great way to brighten up the area. Just put a few planter boxes and a small table with chairs to create a more welcoming and relaxing ambiance for you and your guests.
- Pet playground
Say goodbye to brown patches caused by pet urine on your lawn. When you install a pet-friendly synthetic grass, you don’t have to worry about urine and odor because it’s designed to have no porous surface, so the urine, rainwater or any liquid will easily pass through the turf and into the ground dirt.
You can have your very own golf course right at your home without the high maintenance requirement that comes with living grass. Just install your artificial turf and add some accessories like solar-powered flag tops, golf cap covers and flag poles, which you can buy from Forest Green online shop.
- Design accent
You can use artificial grass around a swimming pool, outdoor playset, fire pit, gravel landscaping, fence and other areas where living grass may not be able to flourish (e.g., no or very little sunlight, high foot traffic, too much moisture/water, poor soil condition, etc.)
- Whimsical green space
Forest Green sells realistic-looking artificial grass perfect for your whimsical green space like a life-sized chess board or a garden maze.
Synthetic turf is perfect for you if you are tired of the high-maintenance requirements of a living lawn, you live in a drought-prone area, and/or you don’t want to use fertilizers, weed killers, and other chemicals.
Another benefit of synthetic turf is that it can be a DIY home improvement project. Check out this short video clip on how to install artificial grass.