Yes, artificial turf serves as the backdrop to sports fields across the country and makes for the perfect practice putting green, but what else can you use artificial turf for? It can be difficult to brainstorm ways to incorporate this element into your San Diego, CA home or landscape. But there are many excellent ways that you can use artificial turf at your place of residence, including replacing your lawn or creating a new one. Even if the idea of a lawn sounds a bit extreme, here are a few ideas to consider.
The first thing you have to consider when thinking about installing turf in your home is whether you will use it indoors or outdoors–or both! You have several options either way depending on the demands of your household and the look you are going for.
If you are feeling adventurous or looking for solutions to multipurpose rooms inside you’re house, artificial grass can be a great way to enjoy seasonal room such as decks, patios and sunrooms that cross the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Artificial turf is a great way to keep the outdoor feeling of grass between your toes while sitting in the comfort of your enclosed space. Blur the lines with a bit of artificial grass and give yourself more forgiveness for tracking in leaves or spilling your glass of iced tea (although we hope you don’t!).
Your pets are also fantastic reasons to install artificial turf inside of your home. You can section off a room and allow them to exercise and run freely on a more forgiving and realistic ground.
Turf is ideal for rabbits and cats in particular who appreciate the feeling of grass beneath their feet. This works well if you live somewhere where it’s unsafe for your pets to roam about outside or if you don’t have the space outdoors.
You can soften the floor of your poor or balcony with a bit of artificial grass to add color, comfort and low maintenance to the environment.
Outdoor space is where options abound when it comes to artificial turf. The first and most obvious choice you have is to create an entire lawn with artificial grass. This is great for small spaces like condos and apartment or even entire lawns at single-family homes. Artificial turf lawns ensure that you always have a stunning, healthy-looking lawn and less time and money spent keeping it up. You won’t have to labor in the heat cutting it or pay out to have a landscaper keep it in good condition. You also won’t have to water it as much!
Putting greens are very popular reasons for installing artificial turf outdoors. Avid golfers often carve out a section of the property and use the turf to create the perfect practice area to hone in on their putting skills or help to prep a junior golfer for competitions in the comfort of their own backyard. You can even add breaks, hills and more elements to your green.
Artificial turf can be a fantastic accent for hard surfaces in your landscape such as driveways, stairs, and sidewalks. Some homeowners choose to alternate between artificial grass and pavement to create an eye-catching pattern. Others create walkways by using artificial turf as the lawn “base” and places pavers, bricks or decorative stones as a path. If you have a large courtyard, consider breaking up the space with a large geometrically shaped patch of turf.
Cover furniture with AstroTurf. You can use it to decorate a bench top or storage cube to create durable accent pieces among your patio furniture. You can also place it under couches and chairs like an outdoor rug.
Artificial turf can also be an eco-friendly, low-maintenance way to designate space for pets, children or hobbies in your yard. Allow your animals to roam and your kids to play on a safe, soft surface while outdoors. You can even designate a sports field so your favorite goalie can practice his game outside without worrying about falling on the concrete or to protect your real grass from being rundown with all the traffic. For a sports heavy family, artificial grass can be a great investment in a small portion of the outdoor space.
These are just a few ways you can incorporate turf into your home to meet a lifestyle void or create a unique decorative feature. Check out this page for more decorative examples of artificial turf in the home.