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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Applications For Artificial Turf

by Addison Washington

Almost everyone is familiar with using artificial turf for sports fields.  While it works great in those applications, being durable, good looking and safer than natural grass, there are some other uses that most people might not think of.  Here are a few.

Lawns and Landscaping

An artificial lawn is a great option for people who don't want or can't manage lawn care and want to maintain the look of grass without all the trouble of grass.  Artificial grass can look and feel very similar to natural grass and is perfect for places where water usage is restricted or expensive.   In fact, some municipalities will offer rebates on artificial grass installation to reduce water use.

Play Areas

Playgrounds at parks, schools, and daycares can all take advantage of the low maintenance and higher safety of artificial turf.  It's resistant to damage and wear and won't lead to any hard packed dirt spots.  Also, since turf has a backing filled with recycled rubber, it's softer to land on and doesn't lead to mud puddles that can derail a day of fun.  Additionally, since artificial turf comes in a variety of colors and patterns, features like built-in game boards and intricate patterns are easy to create.

Dog Runs

For many of the same reasons as play areas, artificial turf is great for dog parks, animal recreation areas or even high pet traffic areas of the yard.  It's super durable, low maintenance and clean, leading to happier owners and cleaner, happier dogs.

Carpet Replacement

Artificial turf can also be a striking choice when used as carpeting in transitional areas, basements, workshops, and garages.  It has good traction and a unique feel when used in this manner and can be much more durable than carpeting.  Kids, also, find artificial grass a pretty cool accent in the form of rugs in their bedrooms or playrooms.  Like with play spaces, unique designs or colors can create an eye-catching and fun effect.

Creating a Yard

There are many situations where a homeowner or renter doesn't have any yard space available but does have some patio, balcony or even large porch space.  Any of these can be converted to a small slice of the outdoors with the installation of artificial turf.   It can be cut to fit just about any size or shape location and is light and easy to install.  Even a small balcony can be drastically transformed into a cool little outdoor space with minimal cost and effort.