Yard Makeover: Artificial Turf Edition

December 20, 2021

Have you thought about updating the look of your yard? Synthetic turf may just be the right choice for you! We’re here to guide you through some yard makeover ideas with artificial turf.

What is Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass is made of synthetic fibers mimicking the look of organic grass blades. In the 1960s, artificial turf was introduced and commonly installed in sports stadiums and public spaces.

Then, in the early 1990s, artificial grass began being installed in landscaping projects. It is especially popular in areas where water scarcity is common, low-sun yards, and locations with rugged terrain.

Shawgrass Basic System Construction 


Why You Should Use Artificial Grass

Artificial turf needs much less maintenance and is even more eco-friendly than regular lawns. But that isn’t the end of it; read more on why synthetic grass may be the ideal choice for your yard makeover.


Less Maintenance

Organic lawns require regular watering, mowing, fertilizing, weeding, and pest control. That adds up to a lot of dangerous chemicals and a lot of time and money spent performing all of this maintenance. Switching from real grass to artificial turf gives you the chance to keep your landscaping budget under control, all while looking amazing all year long.



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


Perfect for Kids

Have kids and a swing set on your property? Maybe you will want to think about playground turf in that play area! Our playground turf is made for high-use areas and is ADA accessible and IPEMA Certified. Our unique turf system, with engineered padding, can be easily combined with the HydroChill cooling option as well.



Fake grass is a great option to create a safe and healthy environment for pets. Your pets won’t be bringing in dirt, carrying fleas, or digging up holes in your yard anymore. Additionally, they will not have to deal with to the chemicals from fertilizing and treating your grass for pests. Shawgrass from Go Turf carries specific pet turf that features superior drainage and is microbially safe.


Artificial Grass Yard Makeover Inspiration

With synthetic grass, the sky’s the limit! There are so many styles to choose from, all of which can meet your unique needs. Check out our 8 ways you can use fake grass to totally transform the look of your property.


1. Balconies

Transform drab concrete balconies into something of beauty and softness. For example, you can use synthetic turf to make a more welcoming balcony space.

Shawgrass artificial grass balcony 

2. Narrow Yards

Is it a tight fit between yours and your neighbor’s yard? Does getting a lawnmower in there give you a headache every time? With artificial grass, you won’t have to worry about it — it’ll look amazing all year round.

Shawgrass artificial grass for narrow yards 

3. Between Pavers

Groundcover 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 traditional grass. Artificial grass yields the same look without needing to be mowed.

Shawgrass artificial grass and pavers 

4. Soften Play Areas

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

Shawgrass artificial grass play areas 


5. Green Courtyards

If you have a courtyard space with real grass that’s tricky to maintain, you may want to think about synthetic turf. You can still enjoy the greenery with less hassle.

Shawgrass courtyard 

6. Poolside Greenery

Taking care of traditional 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. Synthetic grass will give you a soft, clean space around your pool.

Shawgrass artificial grass around pool 


7. Soften Your Patio

Give your patio a fresh look with artificial grass. Be sure to add potted plants for extra greenery, and your transformed patio area will be much brighter and cleaner.



Ready for your artificial turf yard makeover?

Shawgrass is standing by to help design the ideal fit for your project. If you want to see and feel this grass for yourself, call us at 303-921-6659 or contact Go Turf today.