Artificial grass is becoming more and more popular in the past couple of years, mostly because it’s somewhat easier to maintain it in good condition than real grass. On top of that, it’s a relatively affordable way of transforming your porch or backyard from a regular-looking landscape to a breathtaking piece of art.
If you’re looking to improve the aesthetic appeal of your yard with some fresh artificial grass landscaping ideas, you have come to the right place. Take a moment to check out some of the designs we’ve covered in this article, and we guarantee you’ll find some of them interesting and worth considering.
Artificial Grass Landscaping Ideas
Here are some popular and easy to do landscaping ideas that you should consider:
Framing With Synthetic Grass
Framing is a great concept because it highlights the beauty of your home by keeping the whole area around it neat and beautiful. Apart from looking clean and well-maintained, your front yard will also turn into a low-maintenance area of your home rather than requiring constant trimming and care.
One of the best things about fake turf is that most animals avoid it and seem to be aware that it’s not real. This means no more mud, and more importantly – no more pesky diggers from the animal kingdom.
Combining Artificial Grass with Real Plants
The fact that you’re using artificial grass doesn’t mean you ought to use it exclusively throughout your yard. Instead, you can combine it with real plants, flowers, trees, or anything that you find aesthetically appealing. As long as you come up with a colorful combination of real plants that will highlight the beauty of your front yard, there is no shame in combining them with fake grass.
Use Synthetic Grass to Accentuate
Many people make a mistake of covering their whole front porch with artificial grass, thus not leaving any room for other decorations. It’s important to remember that it’s not only about covering your front yard with patches of fake grass, but it’s also about creating a harmonious concept that’s aesthetically appealing, easy to maintain, and relatively affordable.
There are numerous instances in which you can use fake grass to accentuate a particular space. For example, pool walkways can be surrounded by artificial turf in order to create a lush environment that you’ll never have to trim or re-seed. An outdoor kitchen can also be a great space for the inclusion of some artificial turf. An outdoor dining area would certainly look significantly more attractive and offer a relaxing experience if it were paved with synthetic grass.
Turn Your Cement Balcony Into a Small Garden Getaway
Many people are reluctant to use fake grass on their balcony or patio because they associate it with real grass and the problems that come with it. For example, some people don’t want to install artificial grass plants because they are afraid of having to deal with insects, ants, mud, etc. However, what people fail to realize is that they won’t have to hassle with bugs and insects since they are not attracted to fake grass or plants at all.
Non-Linear, Weird Designs
Yet another amazing thing about synthetic grass is that it can be used for non-linear designs and shapes to create a somewhat contemporary landscape either on your patio, driveway, or front yard. Unlike the real thing, you don’t have to fine-tune, trim, and invest hours of your free time in beautifying your porch since it will retain its look regardless of the conditions.
Making a Chess Board by Combining With Natural Stone
Now, whether you’re a fan of chess or not is one thing, but you can’t deny the fact that there is something incredibly beautiful about the design of the chessboard itself. The great thing about this particular design idea is that it’s really easy to set it up. There is no need to worry about too many aspects of the design itself as you only need 32 patches of grass and 32 tiles of stone. Lay them down, and voila, you have a great patch of land to show off to your friends.
Avoid Combining It With Real Grass
While this isn’t a design idea per se, it’s definitely something you should always keep in the back of your mind. Even though combining fake with real grass isn’t a mortal sin and is actually quite common in some parts of the world, we would advise against it. It can be done, and some designers were able to pull it off quite perfectly, but the overall amount of issues and unnecessary hassles is a bit too much for the typical homeowner. Fake grass should alleviate the issues that come with real grass, so it’s typically a good idea to avoid combining them together.
Pros and Cons
Now that we’ve covered some design ideas, it’s time to see whether it’s worth installing fake grass in the first place.
One of the most significant advantages of fake grass is the low maintenance requirement. In other words, you don’t have to worry about trimming, watering, and spending hours on getting rid of invasive weeds. The installation itself is a one-time thing, and once you set up your lawn, you’ll never have to worry about it again.
Another advantage that is not as apparent to many people is the amount of money you save in the long run. Since you don’t have to spend gallons on watering, your utility bills will be significantly reduced. Similarly, since you don’t have to trim it, kill weeds, and spend time on maintenance in general, you’ll save a lot of money (and time) in the long run.
Fake turf won’t develop weird spots or bare patches caused by pets, children, or use in general. Additionally, cleaning up a messy yard is always easier if it’s paved with fake grass.
Artificial turf is somewhat problematic for pets because the nylon (or polymer) tends to heat up in the sunshine. It’s not something your pet’s paws will appreciate, so the way to solve this issue is to install fake grass in a shady place. If you don’t have any pets or children, this is probably a disadvantage you could ignore.
The price of installing fake grass can be steep in some cases, which is why some people decide not to even consider it. While it is true that the installation costs more than, for example, the installation of a sod lawn, you have to think about it in the long run and how much money you’ll save by not watering, fertilizing, or trimming your lawn. If you’re not sure whether it would be worth installing, put the numbers on paper and calculate your budget.
If you would like to look at some samples or have already made a decision, call us, and we will be more than happy to turn your front yard into a mesmerizing piece of art.