The Synthetic Grass And Its Many Applications

The artificial grass is becoming very popular not only among homeowners, but also among landscape designers. Aspects like beauty, durability, maintenance, color contrast, environmentally friendly, and practicality come into a play when deciding in the elements to use in a landscape design. The technological advance have produced a new generation of artificial grasses that  replicate the look and feel of natural grass a lot better than the first artificial grasses used on the 60’s. Homeowners and designers are finding that the synthetic turf and its many uses are almost endless.


In California, the water-wise landscape designs are the norm lately. One of the most popular elements on those designs is the synthetic grass. Because of the prolonged drought conditions in California,  many cities or neighborhoods lifted or are reviewing their bans on synthetic grass. These bans are dated from the years when the first artificial grasses didn’t have the natural look and beauty of the new generation of grasses.

When talking about the synthetic turf and its many uses we need to acknowledge that natural grass doesn’t grow in some conditions, or that the maintenance is very hard to do when the grass is located is some inconvenient areas. In some applications the option of artificial grass is a must, like when having a design including grass on areas like roofs, balconies, elevated gardens, temporary display areas, narrow  strips, shady areas,  indoor playgrounds and walls.


One of the slogan used in California to promote water conservancy is “brown is the new green”, but the synthetic turf and its many uses is proving that you can keep the green color in many gardens in California.  Landscape designers are using artificial grass in designs that include concrete, pavers, gold fines, wood chips, native plants, and many other elements. More and more the traditional lawn is been replaced with water-efficient gardens.

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