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Unique Ways to Use Artificial Turf While Designing Your Yard

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Artificial turf isn't just for sports fields anymore. In fact, more and more homeowners are opting to have artificial grass installed when designing their lawns. The newest generation of manufactured grass looks and feels like natural grass. The benefits of artificial grass make it well worth any additional costs. A few of the most common reasons for choosing artificial turf include:

  • Low maintenance (no mowing, trimming or fertilizing needed)

  • Does not need to be watered on a regular basis

  • Will not show brown patches or discolorations

  • Extremely durable in high traffic areas

  • Comes in different shades and textures to accommodate different purposes

Every homeowner has their own idea as to how they want their lawn to look. Using artificial grass allows them to create the perfect landscape, that will not fade or require long hours of upkeep and maintenance.

Landscaping Designs

Designs can be created by using different shades and textures of artificial turf. Lawns can be designed for high traffic or for appearance only. Many homeowners think of their lawns as an important part of the curb appeal of their home. They may design flower beds and use specific landscaping techniques to enhance certain features of their home.

Paths and walkways can be created eliminate the need for cement sidewalsk. Artificial grass can also be used to fill in areas around bushes and shrubs that prevent weeds from growing near them. It also works well in densely shaded areas, specifically under trees and canopies where little sunlight can cause natural grass to turn brown or fade.

Dog Runs

Pet owners prefer artifical turf to natural grass for several reasons. Dogs are extremely hard on lawns. They can dig holes and their waste can cause clumps of thick growth or large discolored patches to appear. These problems are not common issues when artificial grass is used to desgin a lawn. Instead, manufactured grass offers many benefits homeowners rely on.

One of the most popular reasons for installing manufactured grass is that it does not wear easily. Dogs and children can run through the yard constantly without making trails and paths or damaging the grass. Artificial turf is much harder for a dog or cat to dig up. There is also less discoloration in areas where animals consistently tend to go to the bathroom.

Recreational Areas

If you are lucky enough to have an extremely large lawn you can turn designated portions of it into recreational areas, such as:

  • Picnic areas can be created complete with a gazebo or pavillion

  • Tennis courts or other types of athletic field can be built so friends and family can practice their favorite sports

  • Playgrounds are ideal for families with small children

  • Putting greens are great for avid golfers who want to be able to keep improving their putting skills

You can design your yard to be your very own personal playground. Using artificial turf allows you the privilege of enjoying your favorite pastimes whenevery you choose, without having to constantly repair or replace large areas of natural grass. No watering or trimming is needed to maintain artificial grass and it holds up extremely well under almost any type of activity.

The use of artificial turf allows you to design the type of lawn you will not only be proud of, but will be able to use for all sorts of activity. From entertaining guests to putting on a lazy, Sunday afternoon, the options are endless when it comes to creating a multi-purpose, easy to maintain lawn. Artificial turf provides you  with a beautiful showcase lawn that not only increases the value of your home, but improves your quality of life as well.

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