How To Add Artificial Grass (Landscape Advice)

Grass is such a beautiful thing, but it can be messy to take care of and expensive. In some cases, you don’t even want real grass! 

Artificial turf might just be the answer for your yard. Whether you’re looking to create an oasis in your backyard, repair an old lawn or build something entirely new from scratch; there are plenty of ways to use artificial turf for all types of projects. 

So grab a drink and get ready for some inspiration! Here’s how I’m going to add synthetic grass (and other DIY projects) into my lifestyle:

How to Install Artificial Turf | A DIY How To Guide

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Create a Putting Green

To begin, you will need a good quality artificial putting green to install on your lawn. There are many different types of artificial grasses available, so be sure to do some research and pick the one that is right for your area. 

Most people choose to use a synthetic fiber-based product because it looks just like real grass and is very durable. Once you’ve decided on what type of fake grass will work best for your project, it’s time to get started!

Once you’ve chosen which kind of artificial turf will work best for your putting green, it’s time to start laying out where the holes are going to be located. 

In order for each hole on your putting green surface to look natural (and not all in one line), place them randomly throughout the area with about 6 inches between them (this distance will vary depending on how big or small each piece of artificial turf is).

Once all of the holes have been laid out and marked off with stakes now comes the time for installing them into place! 

If possible try placing all three pieces together first but if not then simply overlap them as needed so they don’t show under any part of where someone would walk over while playing golf on this surface which could cause damage over time since these pieces aren’t meant

Before installing your artificial grass, it’s important to prepare the soil to ensure proper drainage and prevent weed growth. Check out our guide on how to attach artificial grass to soil for tips on preparing your soil.

Form a Front Lawn

To create a front lawn, you can use artificial grass. There are various ways to install it, but here’s how I did it:

First, I bought some artificial grass from my local hardware store.

Then I laid out the rolls on the ground in an area of my yard where I wanted them to go.

After that, I made sure they were flat and oriented properly so they would look like a front lawn when installed correctly (if you’ve never seen a real lawn before).

Finally, once everything was laid out properly and ready for installation, I used stakes and rope ties to secure each roll together until there was no chance of them moving during installation or after installation had been completed

Steps to Form a Front Lawn with Artificial Grass

Purchase artificial grass from a local hardware store.
Prepare the ground by removing any rocks, debris, or existing grass.
Level the ground and make sure it is firm and well-drained.
Install a weed barrier to prevent weed growth underneath the artificial grass.
Lay the artificial grass over the prepared area, making sure that the seams are tight and secure.
Cut and trim the artificial grass to fit around any edges or obstacles.
Secure the artificial grass in place using ground stakes or adhesive.
Add infill material, such as sand or rubber pellets, to help the grass blades stand up and provide cushioning.
Brush the grass with a power brush to give it a more natural look and feel.
Enjoy your beautiful new front lawn with minimal maintenance and upkeep.

Cut The Grass Out Of Your Garden

Remove the Grass

When you’re ready to install your new lawn, the first step is to remove any existing grass from the area. If you are installing turf over a concrete surface, use a sharpened shovel and dig up all of the dirt around where you will be laying your artificial turf. 

If your artificial grass is being installed on top of dirt or grass that needs to be removed, try using a rotary tiller or hand cultivator for this task. 

If possible, try to get rid of as much soil as possible since this helps ensure better drainage for your new lawn for years to come! 

You’ll also want to remove dead leaves and weeds so that they don’t end up rotting into harmful mold or mildew later down the line (if there’s no vegetation left alive beneath where we’ll be laying our turf).

If you’re planning to install artificial grass on a wooden deck or frame, you’ll need to know the proper techniques for attachment to ensure it stays in place. Our guide on how to attach artificial grass to wood provides the expert tips and tricks you need.

Create A Play Area

Play areas are a great way to keep kids active and entertained, bring the family together, and get kids exercising. If you have children or pets that like to run around outside, consider creating a play area in your backyard. 

This can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. You may choose to use artificial grass because of its durability and ease of maintenance but there are many other options available such as turfgrass or concrete pavers.

If you’re looking for more information on how you can create a play area that will last for years, we’ve got tips on how much space is needed per person so adults don’t step on each other’s toes when playing games together!

Steps to Create a Play Area in Your Backyard

Determine the desired size and location of the play area in your backyard.
Clear the area of any debris, rocks, or other obstructions.
Create a border or barrier around the play area using landscaping timbers or other similar materials.
Add a layer of weed barrier fabric to prevent weed growth under the play surface.
Choose and install safe play surface material, such as rubber mulch or wood chips.
Add play equipment, such as swings, a slide, or a playhouse.
Ensure that all equipment meets safety standards and is securely installed.
Add seating for adults to supervise and enjoy the play area with their children.
Personalize the play area with plants, decorations, or other elements.
Maintain the play area by regularly inspecting equipment and surfaces for safety hazards, and cleaning and refreshing the surface material as needed.

Lay A Pet-Friendly Patio

To make your pet-friendly artificial grass patio the best it can be, consider the following tips:

Choose a pet-friendly artificial grass. If you have a dog or cat, choose an artificial lawn that is safe for them to play on. 

The most popular high-quality pet-friendly products include Fauxgrass® Ultra (for dogs) and Fauxgrass® Playground (for cats). 

These two PFA-certified products are durable enough to withstand even the roughest munching pup or cat!

Lay down a pet-friendly mat before laying turf. While some people like to lay down their own indoor mats first before putting down turf, others prefer to use pre-made ones.

Use adhesive tape around edging strips so they stay firmly in place while protecting against injuries if stepped on accidentally by pets running around outside during play time since there’s no way anyone would mess with anything else below ground level except maybe a mole burrow entrance point so why bother? 

Plus it’ll keep things tidy looking too! Just remember not all adhesive tapes are created equal so make sure yours has been tested for safety before purchasing!

Zeolite is a natural mineral that can be applied to artificial grass to help control odors caused by pet waste. Learn more about the benefits of zeolite and how to apply it with our guide on how to apply zeolite to artificial grass.

Turn Your Balcony Into An Oasis

If you’re living in a high-rise apartment with a balcony and want to create an oasis, the best thing to do is install artificial grass on the balcony. Here are some tips for how to install it:

Make sure that the surface of your balcony is level. If it isn’t, you can use sandbags or bricks to make it level so that you have one flat surface to lay down the artificial grass.

You can also get paving stone tiles or slate slabs if they fit into your budget; these will provide a nice brick effect onto which you can lay your turf. 

However, if they aren’t in your budget or if they don’t look right with what’s already there (if there’s no brick pattern), then proceed with laying out turf as normal and cutting bricks out where needed so that everything looks neat and tidy when done up!

Lay Artificial Grass In Your Yard

If you’re laying artificial grass in your yard, you’ll need to have a level surface to lay it down on. You will also need some stakes and scissors to cut the grass when necessary. 

Lay out the roll of artificial grass on your chosen location, making sure that all sides of the roll are even. 

Then use wooden stakes and hammer them into the ground at even intervals along each side of the roll; these will secure it in place so that it doesn’t move during installation or start to unroll itself later on (which can happen if there’s too much movement).

You may notice that some pieces of your yard aren’t flat enough for laying artificial grass—this is okay! 

Instead, use plywood or other materials underneath those areas until they’re flattened out enough for installation purposes. 

Once everything is leveled out nicely and secured with stakes, go ahead and cut any excess material from around trees or plants using scissors (just be careful not to damage anything while Doing So).

Infill is the material that is added on top of the artificial grass blades to help the grass stand up and provide cushioning. Our guide on how to add infill to artificial grass provides tips on selecting the right type of infill, as well as how to apply it correctly.

Use Artificial Grass As Poolside Turf

One of the best uses for artificial grass is creating a poolside turf that won’t need to be hoed, watered or weeded. This can be a great alternative to natural grass, which requires regular care and maintenance.

Artificial grass for pools is ideal because it’s waterproof, so any spills will be soaked up by the fibers instead of soaking into your lawn’s soil where they could cause damage. 

However, if you do find yourself with an unnatural puddle after one too many backyard barbecues, simply use some mild soap and water on it the backing is designed to repel dirt and stains so you don’t have to worry about staining it!

When laying artificial turf around your pool area:

landscape staples (or U-shaped nails) every eight inches along each edge at 12″ intervals across the length of your roll. 

The staples should go through both layers of material in order to prevent shifting as they settle into place over time; this will also allow them keep their shape better than if they were just tacked down individually.

Set up two layers of overlapping pieces next; this will give added weight support since there are no stakes holding down these corners.

Use a level across all four sides until it shows that everything lines up perfectly straight; then hammer additional nails into each corner every six inches from top all around until all edges are secure including perimeter seams between squares.

Put In A Playground

When it comes to the kind of material you use for your playground, both artificial grass and rubber mulch are great options. Here are some things to consider when deciding what kind of material will be best for your play area:

  • Safety: Make sure any play area you create is safe for children.
  • Maintenance: Is the surface easy to clean? Are there any special tools that need to be used when caring for this type of flooring? How long will it last before needing replacement?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that in order to have a successful playground installation project, you need a professional who knows how to do their job right! 

When looking into hiring someone or somewhere else this summer make sure they have experience installing artificial grass playgrounds before making your final decision!

To ensure your artificial grass stays in place and doesn’t shift or buckle over time, it’s important to properly anchor it down. Our guide on how to anchor down artificial grass provides the top methods for anchoring down your grass, including using stakes, adhesive, and sand.

Lay Synthetic Grass Around Your Fire Pit

If you have a fire pit, there are several ways to protect your new artificial grass from the heat of the flames.

You can lay synthetic grass around your fire pit, or use a cover or table for it. You can also purchase an outdoor mat or protector and place it underneath your fire pit.

Create an Outdoor Family Room

Creating an outdoor family room is a great way to maximize your time outside, while still keeping your grass looking and feeling lush.

The benefits of creating an outdoor family room are numerous:

  • You can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about cutting your grass all the time
  • It’s a much more comfortable place for kids to play than concrete or wood decking
  • There won’t be any worries about pets ruining the lawn if they’re allowed on it (although if you have dogs that won’t stop digging in the backyard then you’ll need artificial grass with a backing)

Fix Up Your Rooftop Garden with Artificial Grass

Now that you know what artificial grass is, how to choose the right kind, and how to install it, we’re going to show you how to use your new lawn. Here are just a few ideas:

Lay it on the rooftop of your apartment building. This can solve two problems at once your roof will look better and you’ll have some extra space for lounging in the sun!

Bring it with you wherever you go on vacation so that when nature calls or there’s a thunderstorm brewing overhead, there’ll be no need for concern about where everyone will sit down (or lie down).

Trim Your Driveway With Artificial Grass

If you have a driveway that is currently made of concrete, gravel or dirt, then you can use artificial grass to cover it.

Because of the way that these surfaces are delivered and installed, they often require additional work to get them looking right. 

This can be anything from installing a base layer under the surface material so it doesn’t sink into the ground before being covered by your fake grass to adding edging around your driveway so that people don’t trip on it when visiting your house.

Fake It On The Stairs

Stairs are a great place to use artificial grass. You can use it on the steps, risers, and treads, nosing or even all of it. 

This is especially helpful if you have children who are afraid of heights or have trouble climbing stairs due to physical limitations.

  • Use artificial grass as a landing strip
  • Use artificial grass on the top step only
  • Use artificial grass over the entire stairway

Fake The Turf, Not Your Attitude

There are several ways that artificial turf can help reduce your carbon footprint, including:

Using less water to maintain your yard and garden. The average American family uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day, but if you have an artificial lawn you’ll only need to use about 5% as much water for upkeep (and the savings don’t stop there).

Reducing your energy usage by switching to LED lights. Lawns typically use more electricity than any other form of landscaping in most climates; this is because they require watering and mowing on a regular basis. With artificial grass, all you need are some LED lights every once in a while!


We think that’s enough to get you started. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

Further Reading

Here are some additional resources to help you learn more about installing and maintaining artificial grass:

How to Lay Artificial Grass: Bob Vila’s comprehensive guide to laying artificial grass, including tips on measuring and preparing the area, cutting and fitting the grass, and securing it in place.

How to Install an Artificial Lawn: WikiHow’s step-by-step guide to installing an artificial lawn, complete with pictures and detailed instructions on every part of the process.

How to Install Artificial Grass: Forbes’ guide to installing artificial grass, including tips on selecting the right type of grass, preparing the area, and installing and maintaining the grass.


How long does artificial grass last?

Artificial grass can last anywhere from 8 to 15 years, depending on a variety of factors, including the quality of the grass, the level of foot traffic it receives, and the care and maintenance it receives.

How do I clean my artificial grass?

To clean artificial grass, start by removing any debris, such as leaves or sticks, with a leaf blower or rake. Then, use a hose to rinse the grass down, and spot-clean any stains or spills with a mixture of soap and water. For tough stains, you may need to use a specialized cleaning solution.

Can I install artificial grass on a slope or hill?

Yes, it is possible to install artificial grass on a slope or hill, but it will require extra preparation and installation techniques to ensure the grass stays in place and doesn’t shift or slide down the slope.

How much does artificial grass cost?

The cost of artificial grass can vary depending on the quality and grade of the grass, as well as the size of the area you’re covering. On average, artificial grass can cost anywhere from $5 to $20 per square foot.

How does artificial grass compare to natural grass?

Artificial grass requires less maintenance and upkeep than natural grass, and can be more environmentally friendly since it doesn’t require water or fertilizer. However, it can also be more expensive initially and doesn’t provide the same natural look and feel as real grass.