Rollins prefers turf around her pool because of the softness it creates. "I tend not to look at it as fake grass" says Rollins of the artificial turf she says is more economical in the long run. Rollins has three dogs and purchased a special variety of turf that works well with pets.
What vacation home would truly be complete without its own pool? To ensure that their clients could make a splash out back, the Landform Design Group installed a sleek swimming pool right into the ground, with turf on all sides for soft entries and exits.
To keep the backyard consistent with the interior of the home, the designers outfitted the raised deck with furniture in similar colors, like blues and corals. Here, cushioned lounge chairs offer space for sunbathing, while synthetic turf below gives the clients' children room to tumble.
Start laying turf along a straight edge, such as a patio, a fence, flower bed or driveway. Work with whole pieces, laying them one at a time, end to end. Avoid walking on the sod as you lay it, and rake out any footprints you make in soil as you go. Work to smooth out any wrinkles in the sod. Pat sod carefully into place, so there aren’t any air pockets between soil and sod.
This manicured modern outdoor sitting area features lovely landscaping. Turf is a great alternative to a lawn: it saves water, it's pesticide free and there's no mowing needed. Black mondo grass is a great groundcover. Use native plantings for a fuss-free, sustainable environment.
This Southern New Jersey home’s backyard blends artificial grass seamlessly with flowers and mulch to create a natural looking lawn that doesn’t require water or fertilizer. An organic vegetable garden would do nicely adjacent to this lawn.
Align edges of sod together tightly but without creating overlap. Push your thumbs along the edges to fit them snugly against each another and to make sure there aren’t any air pockets or bare soil showing along the seam.
The balcony of this penthouse in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida was damp and slippery from the sea air and morning dew before the owners installed ForeverLawn synthetic turf. Now all surfing takes place on the water only.