Top 10 Residential Applications for Artificial Turf  

by | Oct 18, 2021 | Artificial Turf Backyards, Artificial Turf in Front Yard

Artificial grass is growing in popularity, in no small part due to improvements in manufacturing technology. Today’s artificial grass looks and feels so much like real grass it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference. But while most people have grown accustomed to artificial turf on football and baseball fields, the thought of adding artificial grass to residential landscaping can be off-putting for some. The great news is that artificial grass designed for residential applications is much different than that used for sports fields. If you’re envisioning “Astroturf” complete with line markers on your home lawn, then you’ll be in for a shock when you see just how seamless and natural artificial grass can look in a home setting. Here are the top 10 uses for artificial turf at-home.



1. Dog Runs & Pet Turf

Easily the number one application in a desert climate, having a play place for pets is absolutely essential. Many local dog boarding and grooming facilities use artificial turf for its durability and ease of cleanup.

2. Children’s Play Areas

If there’s anything worse than a muddy dog, it’s a muddy two-year old (we’ve been told you can’t just spray them with a hose). Artificial grass is a great solution for play areas that reduces the risk of slips and falls, won’t get muddy, and comes with a variety of safety options including fall pads that can be installed underneath turf.

3. Backyard Putting Greens

It’s no secret that Arizonans love golf, and we’re no exception. Paradise Greens has been the number one installer of backyard putting greens for four years now, and we have no intention of stopping that run. A putting green is (we think) one of the best uses for backyard space you could possibly imagine. If you’re looking for a green that provides you with a challenge year after year, give us a call.

4. Backyard Sports Fields

Yes, most sports fields these days are made of artificial turf, and that’s partially because of how low-maintenance they are – which makes turf the ideal solution if you want a backyard sports field. We’ve installed bocce ball courts, badminton, and more.

5. Backyard Lawns

The backyard is your hang-out, your private outdoor space, and that’s why most people consider it first. Having a space of your own to kick back and relax is what homeownership is all about. If you can do it without spending all that time on maintenance, even better.

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6. Front Lawns

Even though the backyard generally comes first (you can thank HOAs for that) there are many locations where artificial grass can add a great look to your front lawn as well.

7. Decks and Patios

You may not think of artificial grass on a patio, but a rooftop deck or outdoor deck space is a great place to add a pop of green – even if you’re living that condo life. 

8. Swimming Pools

If you’ve ever been to a swim meet, you know how completely destroyed a pool area can be after a big gathering. That’s why artificial grass is the clear solution for the area around your swimming pool. No slips, falls, muddy divots, or weeks spent carefully tending to your lawn’s wounds.

9. Paths and Walkways

What’s that you say? This is the same thing as decks and patios? Well, walkways are different. They go places.

10. Artificial Living Walls

Okay, so technically it’s not grass. But an article on uses of artificial residential landscaping wouldn’t be complete without mentioning artificial living walls. They can be installed indoors or outdoors and really give a great look and feel to patios, decks and rooftops, like this deck with an amazing jacuzzi. 

We love helping homeowners bring their own personal vision to their homes using artificial grass. We’ve been serving the greater Phoenix metro for many, many years and we stand by our products and installation team. If you’re looking to add some green to your home, save yourself the headache and take advantage of our expertise with a professional installation team from Paradise Greens. Visit our warehouse or give us a call and we’ll bring turf samples directly to you.

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