It’s a common misconception that you can’t play lawn games on artificial grass. Some even argue that artificial grass is better for lawn games. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on why some people actually prefer artificial turf to natural grass when it comes to lawn games.
What Yard Games Can You Play On Fake Grass?
Let’s get to the fun stuff first. Here are some popular games that you can still play on artificial grass — with less mess!
Ball Games: soccer, kickball, baseball, or football
Croquet: easy set up and fun for all ages
Toss Games: cornhole, ring toss, or ladder toss
Spikeball: easy to learn and quick to set up
Backyard Mini Golf: set up is quick and anyone can play
Obstacle Courses: create your own course with household items
Bocce: fun and easy for both younger and older family members
Lawn Bowling: simple game the whole family can enjoy
Water Balloons: water battles are always a summer classic
Kan Jam: similar to horseshoes with larger teams
Capture The Flag: a fun and versatile game for bigger groups
Why Artificial Grass For Lawn Games?
If you’ve ever maintained a traditional lawn, you know it’s much more than just mowing to keep it looking nice. A lush green yard (especially in drought-prone areas) is a big commitment. It requires mowing, fertilizing, weeding, seeding, thatching, watering… the list goes on. Artificial grass can give you a space to enjoy with friends and family without the hassle of keeping it alive. Here are some key benefits of switching from natural grass to synthetic turf.
It’s Highly Durable
As long as you buy a top-quality synthetic turf like you, you can count on it handling the abuse of day-to-day play from kids and pets alike. It will be able to handle any weather that might come your way, too. Shawgrass products are designed and developed by the same research and development team that is responsible for the world-class athletic fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. So you can trust that you’ll have the best surface for your property.
Artificial grass will give you back all the time you normally spend on lawn maintenance. You won’t have to spend your free time mowing or pulling weeds. You can focus your time and energy on other home improvement projects and relax instead. Even if it’s not totally maintenance-free, a synthetic lawn is much easier to upkeep than natural grass.
It’s Less Dirty
When you install artificial grass for your yard, you won’t have to worry about muddy footprints or pawprints getting tracked through your house. Your dog won’t be able to dig it up, puddles will be a thing of the past, and grass stains will be too. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, too, which means your seasonal allergies won’t be as bad. This is one of the most attractive perks artificial grass has to offer to your overall quality of life.
Fleas, ticks, and other bugs thrive in natural grass because of watering and fertilizing. These activities create the perfect environment for them to feed and reproduce and wreak havoc on your loved ones.
Because artificial grass isn't made from organic materials, it easily repels insects, weeds, and pesky animals like squirrels naturally.
Which Products Are Right For My Needs?
If you’re ready to make the change to artificial grass but are wondering where to start, we’ve got you covered.
In most cases, for a yard, our residential products are most popular. The Coastal Elite and Coastal Premium are two of our newest products that provide a vibrant, lush, and enviable look year-round.
But if you’re looking for something that’s a little more fine-tuned for sports and games, our active lifestyle line might be more suitable for you. Its blades are a little shorter than the residential line, so balls can roll over it smoothly.
We can help you decide which turf would be perfect for your property. If you’re ready for less mess and maintenance, contact us today for a free consultation — no obligation.