How To Blend Artificial Grass (Landscape Advice)

When it comes to adding a bit of greenery to your garden, there are plenty of options. From wooden fencing and decking, to natural stone and water features, it’s possible to change the look of your garden in no time at all. 

But what if you want something that doesn’t require too much work or cost a fortune? In this guide we’ll explain how simple it is to get started with artificial grass installation by demonstrating how easy it is for beginners (and experts) alike!

Seaming Artificial Grass – Step 6
Artificial grass can be a great addition to any landscape, providing a low maintenance and environmentally friendly alternative to natural grass.
Installing artificial grass can be done on your own, with a little knowledge and preparation.
Adding infill and sand to your artificial grass can help ensure it maintains its structure and looks natural over time.
Proper maintenance is key to keeping your artificial grass looking great over time.
There are many tips and techniques for blending artificial grass into your landscape, such as adding real grass, hiding seams, and adding finishing touches.


Paving is one of the easiest ways to blend your new artificial lawn into the existing landscape. It is also a great way to create a hard edge around your lawn, for example around a pool or patio.

Paving can be used in many different ways when creating an artificial grass blend. 

You can use paving to create borders between the lawn and other areas of your garden; it’s also an easy way to create paths within the lawn itself

If you’re installing artificial grass, it’s important to also add infill to help your lawn maintain its structure over time. Our guide on how to add infill to artificial grass provides helpful tips for the installation and maintenance of your lawn.

Natural Stone

If you want to blend your artificial grass, natural stone can be a great way to do it. You can use this technique in a number of ways. For example you could:

Use natural stone as a border around the edges of your lawn and garden area that has been covered in artificial grass.

Create an interesting blend between the two by having them meet each other at different heights or angles. 

This will make your space look more natural and less like an artificial patchwork quilt or canvas which is what it would be if they were level with each other.

This is just one way you can use natural stones to blend your artificial grass but there are many others too!

Creative Uses for Natural Stone in Blending Artificial Grass

Ways to Use Natural StoneBenefits of Using Natural Stone for Blending Artificial Grass
Install a Natural Stone WalkwayNatural stone walkways can provide a beautiful contrast to artificial grass, making it easier to transition from one area of the landscape to the other.
Use Natural Stone as EdgingNatural stone can be used as edging around your artificial grass to create a barrier between your lawn and other parts of your landscape.
Create a Natural Stone BorderA natural stone border around your artificial grass can provide an aesthetically pleasing transition between your lawn and other areas of your landscape.
Install a Natural Stone PatioA natural stone patio can create a beautiful gathering space in your yard and can provide a great opportunity for blending natural and artificial elements.
Create a Natural Stone WallA natural stone wall can provide a stunning backdrop for your artificial grass, while also helping to create a sense of definition and structure in your landscape.

Timber Decking

Timber decking is a great way to blend artificial grass into your garden, and it can be used in many different ways. 

Timber decking comes in many different styles, colours and finishes that will perfectly fit with your garden design.

Timber decking is easy to install and available in planks that are just 10mm thick so they can be cut easily using a mitre saw or jigsaw for those DIY enthusiasts who want to make their own designs.

Timber decking provides you with the luxury of creating various designs within your garden such as pathways, borders or ponds which would normally cost thousands of dollars if you were to pay someone else to do this work for you!

One way to help your artificial grass blend seamlessly into your landscape is to add sand. Our guide on how to add sand to artificial grass offers step-by-step instructions for adding sand and achieving a natural-looking lawn.


Sleepers are used to support railway tracks, so they should be strong enough to take the weight of a train. 

Sleepers are made of wood or concrete and can be used in the garden as well! You can use sleepers to support lighting fixtures by sticking them into your soil and then placing lights on top of them. 

Likewise, you could use sleepers as supports for plants that need something sturdy to grow on (like tomatoes).

Creative Uses for Railway Sleepers in Landscaping

Ways to Use Railway SleepersBenefits of Using Railway Sleepers in Landscaping
Build a Retaining WallRailway sleepers can be stacked and secured with steel rods to build a retaining wall, helping to prevent soil erosion and create levels in your landscape.
Create a Raised Garden BedUsing railway sleepers to create a raised garden bed can add visual interest to your landscape and make gardening easier by elevating the planting area.
Edge Your Lawn or GardenRailway sleepers can be used as an attractive and durable edging for your lawn or garden, helping to define the boundaries of your landscape.
Support Lighting FixturesBy placing railway sleepers into the soil and attaching lighting fixtures to the top, you can create sturdy and attractive support for your lighting.
Make Outdoor FurnitureBy joining railway sleeper planks together, you can create a sturdy and unique piece of outdoor furniture, such as a bench or table.


Sculpture can be used to disguise the edges of the artificial grass and create a feature in your garden. It can also be used as a focal point or to create privacy, by sitting on top of the artificial grass.

Adding artificial grass to your landscape can be a quick and easy way to upgrade the look of your outdoor space. Our guide on how to add artificial grass provides helpful tips for planning and installing your artificial lawn.

Artificial Grass/Hedging

Artificial grass is an excellent choice for your garden and can be used as hedging. If you’re looking to plant artificial grass, we have a few tips that might help you get started:

Make sure the soil is well-drained and not too heavy or clayey. If it is, you may need some extra work with drainage and improving the soil before planting artificial grass.

You will also need to ensure that there are no roots from other plants in the area where you want to install artificial grass. 

This means removing any weeds or existing plants before installing new ones so they don’t compete for nutrients from each other or steal water from your new plantings which will cause them not to thrive as much as they should do in their first year of growth after installation

Planters/Raised Beds

Now, it’s time to blend the synthetic grass with your existing landscape. If you’ve got a raised bed, that’s great! 

You can line the edges of the bed with artificial grass and create a border between the two elements. 

This will allow you to use them together in harmony while still keeping their individual designs separate—and it’ll also add some much-needed color and flair to your yard.

If you have a water feature in your yard, like a fountain or pond, this is another opportunity for blending synthetic and natural elements in an interesting way. 

You can place an extra layer of artificial grass over top of whatever surface is underneath (like sand), then plant real plants on top of that area so they grow through both layers and create an aesthetic contrast between them as well as provide protection from spills or dirt buildup on one layer without disturbing either one too much.

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate artificial grass into your existing lawn, there are a few techniques you can try. Our guide on how to blend artificial grass with real grass offers tips for creating a seamless look between your natural grass and artificial turf.

Water Features

Creating a water feature is easy and can be done with just a few simple materials. You will need to find the location of your water feature and what type of soil you have. For example, if you have heavy clay soil, then you will need to mix sand with the clay before installing an artificial grass lawn.

Once you have determined your requirements, it’s time to start building! First dig out a hole in the ground that measures 3 feet deep by 5 feet wide by 10 feet long—the shape doesn’t matter as long as it has these measurements (if it doesn’t work out quite right, we’ll fix later). 

Next add in some gravel at the bottom of this hole before pouring concrete around it; make sure that this concrete covers all sides completely so there’s no chance water will leak out from underneath when heavy rains come along. Now pour some more gravel onto top

of this concrete—this layer should be about 1 inch thick (4 cm).


Lighting can be used to create a feature, highlight a feature, or create a mood or atmosphere. It can be used to enhance a view and add security. Lighting is also an excellent way of bringing out the colours in an artificial grass installation.

Proper maintenance is key to keeping your artificial grass looking great over time. In our guide on how to care for artificial grass, we offer advice on how to clean and maintain your lawn to ensure it lasts for years to come.

Timber And Metal Edging

You can also buy timber and metal edging which may be a better choice for your specific project.

Timber or bamboo is usually used to create the edging, along with a tongue in groove joint for attachment. 

The timber edging should be cut to size and notched at each end so it fits snugly onto the base of your lawn, making sure no gaps occur. 

Then use nails (or screwdriver) to secure it into place so that they don’t come loose over time due to poor manufacturing techniques or poor quality materials being used.


In conclusion, artificial grass is a great way to bring some greenery into your garden. Whether you’re looking for something to replace a lawn or just want to add some colour and texture, we’ve shown you how easy it is to blend your existing paving with artificial grass. 

We hope that our tips have given you some inspiration on how best to achieve this look in your own garden at home!

Further Reading

How to Install Artificial Grass: A Step-by-Step Guide: This informative article provides step-by-step instructions for installing artificial grass yourself, including tips for preparing the area and laying the turf.

5 Ways to Effectively Prevent and Hide Seams in Artificial Turf: This article offers helpful tips for preventing and hiding seams in your artificial turf for a seamless look.

How to Install Artificial Grass: This guide offers detailed instructions for professionally installing artificial grass, including tips for preparing the ground, laying the turf and adding finishing touches.


How do I prepare the ground for my artificial grass installation?

To prepare the ground for artificial grass, you need to excavate the area to a depth of at least 3-4 inches, remove any existing grass or debris, and then add a layer of crushed stone or sand to provide a stable base for the turf.

How do I cut my artificial grass to fit my lawn?

Most artificial grass can be easily cut with a utility knife or scissors. Measure the area you need to cut, and then use your tool of choice to slowly and carefully cut through the turf from the back side.

Can I install artificial grass over an existing lawn?

While it is technically possible to install artificial grass over an existing lawn, it is generally not recommended. You will need to remove the existing grass and prepare the area as if it were a new installation to ensure a stable base for the turf.

How do I clean my artificial grass?

To clean artificial grass, use a broom or rake to remove debris and leaves, and then rinse with a hose. For more stubborn stains or odors, you can use a mild soap and warm water solution to gently clean the area.

How long will my artificial grass last?

Artificial grass can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or more, depending on the quality of the turf and the level of maintenance it receives. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your artificial lawn.