Artificial and Synthetic Grass

Landscaping with Artificial Turf

Feb 5, 2016
Landscaping with Artificial Turf

Garden landscaping has been a huge hit with many homeowners in the last decade, owing in part to the increase in TV content related to the subject. In fact, it’s quite common to see many people giving their own front yard a bit of a spruce up. At the centre of this has been artificial turf, and in this article, we’re going to talk about some great ways you can sculpt your own dream garden with the material.

Why is artificial turf popular with landscaping projects?

Synthetic grass is well known for its durability and renowned as a low maintenance option to actual grass or other landscaping materials. As well as being easy to install, on top of providing instant results that you wouldn’t get from sowing grass seeds, it has become a hit with those looking for a fresh, new look as quickly as possible.

 

One of the main strengths of synthetic turf, however, is that it offers unlimited possibilities for landscape design. From natural looking, rounded edges, to even the more abstract of landscape designs, artificial lawns can easily accommodate every any style imaginable. Varying lengths and natural colours have also contributed to this.

 

I’m sold, what are a few great ways to use synthetic grass?

We’ve covered three of the more common places on the residential property that are the focus for intricate landscaping designs; the front yard, backyard, and entertainment areas. In each of these scenarios, the artificial turf in Melbourne that you install will be easy to complete, look great as soon as it’s laid, whilst also proving to be practical and accessible to all.

The front yard

One key focus of the front yard in recent times has been the build up to the home’s exterior, such as the pathway leading to the front door. It is in this instance where artificial grass excels, whether it is a direct replacement of the pathway itself, or used as a pathway lining. The materials strength and durability, even under the heaviest of foot traffic, makes fake grass ideal in this scenario.

 

We’ve also seen driveways where the median strip of the more antiquated “two-strip” driveways of yesteryear being replaced with artificial grass. This makes sure that there is something pleasant to look at, rather than dirt where grass cannot grow due to frequent use of the driveway. Both aesthetically and practically, artificial grass is perfectly suited for the front yard.

The back yard

The plot line to the “Australian Dream” is perfectly suited to the application of artificial grass. Whether it be a large playing area for younger families, the careful construction of a sculpted garden area, or even lining important focal points, synthetic turf will do the job perfectly. Once again, its durability and varying colours and height is key to this.

 

Synthetic grass can be used in any situation, so the world really is your oyster when it comes to designing your dream, backyard area. We’ve even seen situations where artificial grass has been used to mask the lining of an above ground pool, sloping up to meet the lip of the swimming pool itself.

Entertainment areas

Take the pool suggestion made in the previous paragraph, and you can only imagine how much benefit synthetic turf can provide for those special, outdoor areas. Artificial lawn durability, again, makes it a great way to provide stable bedding for children’s play areas. Thanks to the improvement in the backing of fake grass, it is more safe and more comfortable to use than ever before.

 

Another great addition can be to install a putting green or other, similar recreational surfaces. Innocuous in visuals, and offering plenty of playing time to the owner, these areas are great for adding that extra bit of enjoyment to your recreation area of the property. With varying grass blade length and colours to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

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