You already know that artificial grass is one of the best ways to conserve water outdoors, but how else can you use it?
We wanted to take a moment today to share a few ways artificial grass can be installed in other ways that are both attractive and beneficial for you and your home.
Here are a few creative ideas to get started!
Why artificial grass?
There are lots of reasons why home owners are choosing to replace their lawns with artificial grass. Your lawn is easily the biggest time hog in your yard. Every other weekend, you’re out there watering it, mowing it, and trying to keep it looking lush and green. An artificial lawn gets rid of all these issues in one fell swoop.
They’re also fantastic for home owners who are trying to be eco-friendly. You can buy recycled artificial grass, most often from sports centers who are replacing theirs. It’s still in almost new condition as they replace theirs regularly. This means you can use it in your yard, rather than having it put into landfill. As well as this, an artificial lawn will save on your water bills. A real lawn uses an incredible amount of water, so replacing it with an artificial one means you’ll never have water your lawn again.
Artificial grass is a versatile decorating material, and it can do so much more than decorate your front yard. People have been finding new and exciting ways to use artificial grass in their homes. Here are five of the best ideas for your grass. Get inspired, and try some of them for yourself.
1. Indoor putting green
Who doesn’t love a round of golf? You’d love to have your very own putting green in your home, but the weather means you can’t have one outdoors. The cost of installing an outdoor putting green can be off putting, too. Maybe, you just don’t have a garden big enough to accommodate one.
How about making one indoors? It’s much easier than you’d think, and it puts a whole new spin on the traditional ‘man cave’. This way, you can get a few rounds in whatever the weather, and you’ll certainly have a talking point in your home.
This guide has an easy to follow, and surprisingly cheap, method for creating your own putting green. Once you’ve created the frame, all you have to do is lay the artificial grass inside it and cut out wherever the holes will be.
2. Create an easy to care for roof garden
Don’t have a garden? No problem. If you have any flat roof, you can transform it into a beautiful roof garden with some artificial grass.
All you’ll need is some artificial grass that’s been cut to the right size for your roof. Attach it to your roof, and then add borders if you so wish. Then, you can get creative. Add in plant pots in varying shapes and sizes, and use plants that liven up your home. You can even add in a table and chairs, in order to enjoy the great outdoors. You can use your roof garden whenever you like, and you’ll never have to mow it. It’s an easy modification that can bring you a lot of joy.
3. Cover a wall with artificial grass
Got a wall that needs to be livened up? Feel like your home is just too dull at the moment? Then you can bring the outdoors in by installing some artificial grass on your walls.
This is an easier job than you’d think it is. You’ll just have to measure the wall you want to cover, and then get some artificial grass cut to the right size. Then, it’s just a case of attaching it to the wall. You’ll need the correct fixing tools, so the best thing to do will be to ask at a local DIY store for the best tools for the job.
Once you’re done, you can really enjoy a room where you’ve brought the outdoors in with you, without the maintenance!
4. Hide unsightly outdoor features
Everyone has things in their yard they don’t like the look of. Waste bins, compost heaps, you name it. They have to be in your yard, but they’re unsightly and you just don’t like them. However, there is a solution. It’s easy to cover them with artificial grass and make them blend in with the rest of your yard!
You’ve got options for how you do this, too. You can use this picture as inspiration, and create a whole boxed in area for your waste bins. Once you’ve created the box, all you have to do is lay the artificial grass over it to hide them. If you’re really good at it, you can make the whole thing look like just another hedge. If you want to be more simple, you can just cover the item itself in the grass. Be creative with how you do this, and you’ll create something original for your yard.
5. Use artificial grass as a pool surround
If you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your back yard, you may be looking at changing the surrounds. Tiles can look amazing, but they can crack and wear out over time. Plus, if you use it often wet tiles can be a slipping hazard.
It’s possible to replace your pool surround with artificial grass instead. It will look fantastic year round, and you’ll get good grip underfoot with it. You can have a good looking pool that’s safe to use, no matter what. There’s a lot of benefits to using this versatile material around your pool.
As you can see, there are all kinds of ways you can use artificial grass. You can try any of these ideas for yourself, or you could even come up with your own ideas. The possibilities are endless. Get some artificial grass and let your imagination run riot.