ADDING SYNTHETIC TURFS TO YOUR LANDSCAPE
The Advantages of Installing ‘Fake’ Grass
Turf has been a standard design component in residential landscapes ever since the mechanization of cutting lawns became economical for the masses. When suburban properties were larger, lush green lawns were a trend, and homeowners took pride in having this type of property. Natural turf still plays an important role as it represents an economical and functional way to create areas for play and pets, and also creates a stunning negative visual space in the landscape. However, in recent years, advancements in synthetic turf, also referred to as “artificial turf” and occasionally “fake grass,” have made this product more viable and popular in the residential landscape to achieve a natural look.
Synthetic turf is not just a replacement for natural turf, although it can certainly be used for the purpose; it acts more as a bridge between natural grass and hardscaping. Hardscaping includes anything from decking, pavers, concrete, tiles, or packed aggregates used for patios, walks, paths, and service areas. There are a number of spaces where artificial grass really excels and deserves to be greatly utilized, but first let’s look at some of the recent advancements of this product.