How To Blend Artificial Grass With Real Grass

If you’re looking to replace your natural grass with artificial grass, you may be wondering how to blend the two. 

What can you do, for example, if your yard has a flower bed or vegetable garden in the middle of it? Or what if you want to keep your existing plants and shrubs in place? 

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to seamlessly integrate artificial turf into an existing landscape. In this article we will go over some ideas for blending real and fake grass together:

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Tips for blending artificial and real grass
Adding sand and infill to artificial grass can improve its stability and drainage
Drying out artificial grass can help prevent moisture problems
Securing artificial grass to the ground is important for a seamless blend with real grass
Caring for artificial grass properly can maximize its lifespan
Blending artificial and real grass can provide the best of both worlds
Considerations include compatibility, preparation, and maintenance

Selecting The Right Kind Of Artificial Grass

The best way to ensure your new lawn looks natural is to match the height and color of your existing lawn. 

This will allow you to create an illusion that your artificial grass has always been there. It also makes it look like less work has been done, which is great for those who want an instant lawn in a matter of hours rather than days or weeks.

You can choose from a range of different varieties, including:

  • Green – the most popular choice; it’s the color associated with golf courses, parks and gardens all over America
  • Grey – a great alternative if you don’t like green; grey blends perfectly into concrete surfaces such as driveways or patios

 Sand can improve the stability and drainage of your artificial grass. Check out our easy guide on adding sand to artificial grass for helpful tips and step-by-step instructions to get it done right.

Remove All Existing Grass

If you have a lawn, you will need to remove all the existing grass. This can be done with a sod cutter or lawn mower. If your lawn is small, it may be more time-efficient to just use a weed killer and power washer.

If your lawn is large enough to warrant the use of machinery, you can also manually remove the grass by hand with a shovel, rake and/or spade (depending on how deep-rooted your existing turf is).

Lawn Removal Methods

Sod CutterA tool used to cut grass and soil into sections for removal. Best for large lawns or areas with tough grass
Lawn MowerA tool with rotating blades that can be set to a low height to cut and remove grass. Good for smaller lawns with less dense grass
Weed Killer and Power WasherA combination of chemical herbicide and high-pressure water to kill and remove grass. Effective for small lawns and areas with weaker grass

This table provides an overview of different methods for removing existing grass from a lawn, including the sod cutter, lawn mower, and weed killer/power washer combination. It includes a brief description of each method’s features and suitable use cases.

Dig Deep

Digging the right depth is important. The depth of your artificial grass will depend on the type of soil you have and its composition. If you have clay or sandy soil, you need to dig deeper than if you have loamy soil.

If you think about it, it makes sense: if there’s a lot more clay or sand in the ground around your house than loam, then there’s also going to be a lot more dirt under that topsoil layer we’re trying so hard not to disturb! 

Infill can make a big difference in the performance and appearance of your artificial grass. Learn how to pick the right type of infill for your needs in our guide on adding infill to artificial grass.

Space Saver

One of the most important benefits of artificial grass is that it can be used in small spaces. If you have a small lawn or garden, traditional grass will take up a lot of space and require frequent watering to keep it healthy. 

By using artificial turf, you can create an attractive lawn or garden area that looks great without taking up as much room or requiring as much maintenance.

The less energy-intensive nature of artificial grass also means that it’s better for the environment than natural grass. 

This helps keep carbon emissions low while making your home greener and more eco-friendly at the same time. Artificial turf is also quieter than real turf so won’t disturb neighbours when you are enjoying your outdoor space after dark

Artificial Grass for Small Spaces

Space-savingArtificial grass can be used in small spaces, such as balconies, rooftops, and courtyards, without taking up too much space
Low-maintenanceUnlike natural grass, artificial grass doesn’t require frequent watering, mowing, or fertilizing, making it easier to maintain in small spaces
VersatileArtificial grass comes in a variety of styles and colors, making it a versatile option for small spaces that can be used to create a unique and personalized look
More usageSmall artificial grass lawns can be used not only for playing, and outdoor lounging but also great for indoor using like yoga practice in small space

This table presents some of the benefits of using artificial grass for small spaces, including its space-saving feature, low-maintenance requirements, versatility, and various possible usages. It highlights the advantages of the hassle-free aspect of synthetic grass for easy maintenance and versatility.

Landscaping With Rock

Rock is a great choice for landscaping because it can be used to create many different features that will enhance your outdoor space. Here are some ideas:

Rock can be used as a border between the grass and another surface, like a driveway or patio. This will create a nice contrast so that your grass will stand out even more.

Rock can also be used to make walls, fences or paths in your yard. If you want to create an enclosed area for your dog to play in but don’t want him digging up the grass all the time (or if you’re concerned about him getting into fights with other animals), this is an easy way of keeping him contained while still letting him enjoy his surroundings! 

Just remember not too enclose him too much – dogs need plenty of exercise as well!

Rocks also work well when creating waterfalls or ponds; just fill up buckets with water and pour them into holes along one side of where you want these features placed before adding rocks around them so nothing comes out again until after everything has dried up completely.

Moisture can be a problem for artificial grass, but don’t worry – our guide on drying out artificial grass has got you covered. Learn the best ways to dry out your artificial grass and keep it looking great.

Contain It!

You might have heard of “containment” before. It’s a term that refers to the process of preventing your new grass from creeping into other areas of your yard and replacing existing grasses. 

This can be done by using a landscaping border or edging—basically anything that will keep your new artificial grass in check.

Protect The Edges

You can also use a border edging if you want to create a raised bed or path in your lawn. These types of borders are usually made from plastic, wood or stone, and they’re designed to keep weeds away from the grass. 

This can be very useful when creating garden beds and paths that will be used by pedestrians.

If you’re planning on adding artificial grass over top of the existing grass in your yard, then it’s important that all edges are covered up so they don’t show through. 

If there’s any visible edge showing through between real and artificial turf then this will look very unprofessional as well as being an eye sore for anyone walking past your property who sees it

 If you’re looking to blend artificial and real grass together, securing your artificial grass to the ground is key for a seamless transition. Learn how to do it right with our tips in our guide on attaching artificial grass to the ground.

Plan A Pathway To Your Artificial Lawn Area

The next step is to plan the pathway. While you may be tempted to just leave a path free of grass from your house, this isn’t ideal for several reasons. 

Firstly, it will encourage you to use the grassed area less often and make things harder when you do want to use it—you’ll be worried about treading on the artificial turf with muddy shoes or ruining it in some other way. 

Secondly, children will probably feel safer playing on an area with soft ground underneath them that they know is unlikely to hurt them if they fall over than they would on a hard surface like concrete or tarmac. 

Finally, if people are going to be walking around your artificial lawn area regularly then it’s important that they can do so easily and safely without having their views blocked by thick shrubs or trees in between them and where they’re going!

Plant Flowers Around Your Artificial Grass Area

You can also combine your artificial grass with real grass by planting flowers around your area. This will help create a natural look and feel, while still maintaining the benefits of having artificial grass.

If you’re looking for some plants to use as borders or fillers in between your artificial grass areas, consider using these:

  • Pansy
  • Spider plant
  • Petunia

 Keeping your artificial grass looking good requires proper care and maintenance. Find out how to take care of your artificial grass and maximize its lifespan in our guide on caring for artificial grass. From cleaning to brushing to preventing damage, we’ve got all the tips you need.

Plant Trees Or Shrubs Around Your Artificial Lawn

Planting trees and shrubs around your artificial lawn can help to blend in the artificial grass.

Trees and shrubs will provide a natural look to your garden.

They can also provide shade, which is perfect for areas of your home that receive direct sunlight all day long.

Landscape With Edgings And Borders

Edging is a border that separates the grass from the rest of your garden. It can be made from many materials, including stone, brick and wood. 

Your edging can be in any shape you choose, such as circles or squares; it all depends on what look you want for your artificial lawn and what materials are available to you.

Incorporate Stepping Stones

If you’re looking to add a natural element to your artificial lawn, stepping stones are the way to go. 

These can be made from concrete, stone or brick and will provide a soft place for your feet to land when walking through the yard. Stepping stones are also a great way to add interest and texture to an otherwise flat surface.


We recommend that you take your time to plan and organise your project. This way, you’ll be able to avoid any potential problems later on. You can also use our tips on how to blend artificial grass with real grass as a guide. 

If you’re still unsure about whether or not this type of lawn is right for your yard, don’t worry! We’re happy to answer any questions or concerns that come up during this process so please feel free reach out when necessary.

Further Reading

If you want to learn more about blending artificial grass with real grass, check out these informative articles:

Can You Lay Artificial Grass Next to Real Turf?: This article explains whether or not it’s possible and advisable to lay artificial grass next to real turf.

Can You Put Artificial Grass Next to Real Grass?: Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of putting artificial grass next to real grass in this informative blog post.

Can You Put Artificial Grass Next to Real Grass?: This article explores some of the considerations you should keep in mind when deciding whether or not to put artificial grass next to real grass.


Can you blend artificial grass with real grass?

Yes, it’s possible to blend artificial grass with real grass.

Can you lay artificial grass next to real turf?

In general, it’s possible to lay artificial grass next to real turf, but there are some things to consider.

What are the benefits of blending artificial grass with real grass?

Blending artificial grass with real grass can provide the advantages of both types of grass, such as low maintenance and a natural look.

How can you ensure a seamless blend between artificial grass and real grass?

To ensure a seamless blend, it’s important to take care when installing the artificial grass and to properly prepare the ground underneath.

How should you care for a lawn that combines artificial and real grass?

To care for a lawn that combines artificial and real grass, you should follow the care instructions for both types of grass and make sure they are compatible with each other.