Synthetic Turf For Lawn Games

May 26, 2022

It’s a common misconception that you can’t play lawn games on artificial grass. Some even argue that synthetic grass is better for lawn games. We’re here to offer you the inside scoop on why some people actually choose synthetic grass to natural grass when it comes to lawn games.


What Lawn Games Can You Play On Synthetic Turf?

Let’s get to the fun stuff first. Here are some well-known games that you can still play on synthetic turf — with less mess!

  • Ball Games: soccer, kickball, baseball, or football
  • Croquet: easy set up and fun for all ages
  • Toss Games: cornhole, ring toss, or ladder toss
  • Spikeball: easy to learn and fast to set up
  • Backyard Mini Golf: set up is fast and anyone can play
  • Obstacle Courses: make your own course with household items
  • Bocce: fun and easy for both younger and older family members
  • Lawn Bowling: simple game the whole family can enjoy
  • Water Balloons: water battles are always a summer classic
  • Kan Jam: similar to horseshoes with larger teams
  • Capture The Flag: a fun and versatile game for larger groups


Why Synthetic Grass For Lawn Games?

If you’ve ever maintained a conventional lawn, you understand it’s much more than just mowing to keep it looking good. A lush green yard (especially in drought-prone areas) is a enormous commitment. It demands mowing, fertilizing, weeding, seeding, thatching, watering… the list goes on. Artificial grass can give you a space to enjoy with friends and family without the hassle of keeping it alive. Here are some major benefits of moving from natural grass to synthetic grass.


It’s Extremely Durable

As long as you buy a top-quality artificial grass like you, you can count on it to sustain the abuse of day-to-day play from kids and pets alike. It will be able to deal with any weather that might come your way, too. Shawgrass products are designed and created by the same research and development team that is responsible for the world-class sports fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. So you can trust that you’ll have the finest surface for your property.


It’s Low-Maintenance

Synthetic turf will provide you back all the time you normally spend on lawn maintenance. You won’t have to spend your free time mowing or pulling weeds. You can focus your time and energy on other home improvement projects and relax instead. Even if it’s not entirely maintenance-free, a artificial yard is much simpler to upkeep than natural grass.


It’s Less Dirty

When you install artificial grass for your lawn, you won’t have to worry about muddy footprints or pawprints getting tracked through your house. Your dog won’t be able to dig it up, puddles will be a thing of the past, and grass stains will be too. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, too, which implies your seasonal allergies won’t be as bad. This is one of the most captative perks synthetic grass has to offer to your overall quality of life.


It’s Pest-Free

Fleas, ticks, and other bugs thrive in natural turf because of watering and fertilizing. These activities make the perfect environment for them to feed and reproduce and wreak havoc on your loved ones.

Because synthetic grass isn't created from organic materials, it easily repels insects, weeds, and pesky animals like squirrels naturally.


Which Products Are Appropriate For My Needs?

If you’re ready to make the change to synthetic turf but are wondering where to initiate, we’ve got you covered.

In most situations, for a lawn, our residential products are most popular. The Coastal Elite and Coastal Premium are two of our latest products that provide a vibrant, lush, and enviable look year-round.

But if you’re looking for something that’s a little more fine-tuned for sports and games, our active lifestyle line might be more appropriate for you. Its blades are a little shorter than the residential line, so balls can roll over it smoothly.

We can help you choose which grass would be appropriate for your property. If you’re ready for less mess and maintenance, contact us today for a free consultation — no obligation.