Yard Makeover: Artificial Turf Edition

Are you thinking about renovating your yard? Synthetic grass might be the perfect choice for you! We’re here to guide you through some yard makeover ideas with artificial grass.

What is Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass is manufactured with synthetic fibers that simulate the look of natural grass blades. In the 1960s, artificial turf was introduced and typically found in sports stadiums and public spaces.

In the early 1990s, artificial grass began making more appearances in landscaping applications. It’s especially popular in areas where water scarcity is common, shady yards, and locations with rugged terrain.

Why You Should Use Artificial Grass

Artificial turf doesn’t require as much maintenance and is even more eco-friendly than traditional lawns. But that isn’t the end of it; take a look at why synthetic grass may be the top choice for your yard makeover.

Less Maintenance

Natural lawns must have constant watering, mowing, fertilizing, weeding, and pest control. That adds up to a lot of unhealthy chemicals and a large amount of time and money spent applying all of this maintenance. Making the switch from real grass to artificial turf offers you the ability to keep your landscaping budget controlled, all while looking great throughout the year.


Artificial grass will handle repeated heavy-foot traffic and will maintain its color for a long time. Because artificial turf began as a popular option for sports stadiums, technology has helped excel durability. Because our testing protocols and procedures exceed those of even the most exacting independent labs, Shawgrass’s Research and Development Center is leading the industry making better performing, safer, and more durable synthetic turf.

Perfect for Kids

Have kids and a swing set on your property? Perhaps you should consider playground turf in the play area! Our playground turf is designed for high-use areas and is IPEMA Certified and ADA accessible. Shawgrass’s exclusive turf system, with engineered padding, can be easily combined with the HydroChill cooling option also.


Fake grass is a fantastic product to create a safe and healthy environment for pets. Your pets won’t be tracking dirt, bringing in fleas or digging holes in the yard anymore. Additionally, they will no longer have to deal with to the chemicals from fertilizing and pest control. Shawgrass from Family Turf Wholesalers has specific pet turf with superior drainage and is microbially safe.

Artificial Grass Yard Makeover Inspiration

With synthetic grass, the sky is the limit! There are many styles to choose from, all of which can be installed to meet your unique needs. Check out our 8 ways to use fake grass to change the look of your property completely.

1. Balconies

Update harsh concrete balconies into something soft and beautiful. For example, you can use synthetic turf to make a more welcoming balcony space.

2. Narrow Yards

Is the space between you and your neighbor’s home small? Is getting a lawnmower in there every time difficult? With synthetic grass, you will never have to worry about it — it will look good year-round.

3. Between Pavers

Ground covers growing in between pavers softens the area as you transition from paved areas to the surrounding garden. This is a great look but challenging to maintain with natural grass. Synthetic grass offers the same look without needing to be mowed.

4. Soften Play Areas

If you’ve got kids running around, you know how accident-prone they can be. With synthetic grass, they’ll have a softer, padded surface tailormade for play.

5. Green Courtyards

If you have a courtyard area with real grass that’s hard to maintain, you might want to consider synthetic turf. You can still enjoy the greenery with less hassle.

6. Poolside Greenery

Keeping up with natural grass around swimming pools is one of the toughest jobs there is. The grass is always being soaked with pool water and burned in the sun. Artificial turf will give you a soft, clean space around your pool.

7. Soften Your Patio

Give your patio a refresh with artificial grass. Add potted plants for extra greenery, and your transformed patio area will look much brighter and cleaner.

Ready for your artificial turf yard makeover?

Shawgrass is ready to help find the right fit for your project. If you want to see and feel this grass for yourself, call us at 714-681-6660 or contact Family Turf Wholesalers today.