Have you ever thought of installing artificial grass in your yard? Do you live in an area prone to droughts? Maybe you live somewhere the water is expensive to run. Or maybe you love green grass but you’d rather not spend time mowing, watering and keeping up grass. We have the answer for you… artificial grass.
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Choosing A Brand:
The first thing we did was research brands/companies that sell artificial grass. We found a company, Select Surfaces, and reached out to ask a few questions. It was during that process we teamed up with them for the One Room Challenge and our backyard pergola build. Some of the things we were looking for non-toxic, pet safe, mold proof, easily hosed down and drained, and looks like real grass. These are just a few of the benefits that Select Surfaces offers with their product. What was even better, they are easily accessible through Sam’s Club- https://www.samsclub.com/ online and in stores.
After we chose to go with Select Surfaces, it was time to choose the color. They have several shades and we selected Evergreen. We liked how closely the color resembled the grass in our front yard.
If you have seen our previous post for the Spring One Room Challenge 2023, you know that we have previously squared off and framed the base for the pergola. Then backfilled the space with 5/8ths minus (gravel). Next, we rolled out the artificial grass in the space and trimmed the extra off, making sure that we had enough to wrap around the edges of the wood frame. You’ll want to cut a square out of the corners so they will fold down flush with the edges. Starting on the north end we used an outdoor wood screw to attach the artificial grass to the outside edge. Working across the top of the grass towards the south end, we installed landscaping stakes to keep the grass tight and in place. Once you’ve made it to the south edge, you’ll screw down that edge. Using this same process we then worked east to west. It was a simple process and easy enough to do. It didn’t take long.
The last thing to do was set up the pergola. You can see we had extra artificial grass. (Rolled up next to the house.) You’ll want to stick around to see how we use up all the leftover pieces. And we’ll be putting a stone patio around the pergola as well. It all happens in stages and phases around here. What’s even better about this artificial grass is our puppy now has a soft place to relax while we work on the yard or hangout here under the pergola.
Let’s recap some of our favorite features Select Surfaces artificial grass has:
Here’s our first event held under the pergola with the artificial grass. Entertaining is one of our favorite things to do. Now that we have a cozy space to host in, I think there will be a lot more dinner parties in our future. At night the grass takes on a deep green hue that I just love so much more than a stone or cement pad. What do you think? Would you put artificial grass in your backyard?