Artificial turf has many benefits: It doesn’t need watering, weeding, mowing, or feeding. It’s green all year round, and it can be as soft as real grass and from a distance it can be difficult to tell the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to get inspired to design with artificial turf in your outdoor space.

IMG_0141Outdoor Dining
Dining al fresco is one of the pleasures of having a garden, and there are many benefits to using artificial grass to carpet outdoor dining spaces. In this chic, modern design the sharp square of artificial grass complements the style of the furniture and will be able to withstand chairs being moved back and forth across it — unlike real grass, the high volume of footfall won’t wear it away. Artificial turf is a good choice here because it won’t stay damp like natural grass, so furniture won’t rust or rot. Since the grass doesn’t need mowing, the heavy furniture won’t have to be moved each week in summer.

Play Areas
Lawns can take a real battering in areas of your garden where children or pets regularly play in and may often need repairing or patching. By using artificial grass instead, this garden looks fun and enticing for children and pets and will be robust enough to stand up to games, sports, and general wear and tear. Another great advantage is that the surface won’t get muddy so children and pets are less likely to bring dirt into the house.

One of the benefits of using artificial turf is that it always looks neat and tidy and won’t require the weekly chore of edging that would be necessary with natural turf.

Balconies and Patios
Artificial grass looks natural and vibrant and is an attractive alternative to a deck or concrete slab. Artificial grass is ideal if you’re short on space; there’s no need to find space to store a mower. Living grass would struggle due to any shade cast by the building structure. With artificial grass, you really get the look and feel of a lawn even on your shaded balcony or patio.