It’s a general misconception that you can’t play lawn games on artificial turf. Some even argue that artificial turf is superior for lawn games. We’re here to offer you the inside scoop on why some people actually prefer artificial grass to natural grass when it comes to yard games.
What Yard Games Can You Play On Synthetic Grass?
Let’s get to the fun stuff first. Here are some popular games that you can still play on synthetic turf — 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: make 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 Synthetic Grass For Yard Games?
If you’ve ever maintained a conventional lawn, you know it’s much more than just mowing to keep it looking good. A lush green lawn (especially in drought-prone areas) is a huge commitment. It demands mowing, fertilizing, weeding, seeding, thatching, watering… the list goes on. Artificial grass can offer you a space to enjoy with friends and family without the hassle of keeping it alive. Here are some key benefits of changing from natural grass to synthetic turf.
It’s Extremely Durable
As long as you buy a top-quality synthetic grass 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 created by the same research and development team that is responsible for the world-class sports fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. So you can trust that you’ll have the finest surface for your property.
Artificial grass will offer you back all the time you usually spend on lawn maintenance. You won’t have to waste your free time mowing or pulling weeds. You can concentrate your time and energy on other home improvement projects and relax instead. Even if it’s not entirely maintenance-free, a synthetic yard is much easier to upkeep than natural turf.
It’s Less Dirty
When you install synthetic turf for your lawn, you won’t have to bother 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 appealing advantages artificial grass has to offer to your overall quality of life.
Fleas, ticks, and other bugs thrive in natural turf because of watering and fertilizing. These activities develop the perfect environment for them to feed and reproduce and wreak havoc on your loved ones.
Because synthetic turf isn't developed 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 switch to synthetic grass but are wondering where to start, we’ve got you covered.
In most cases, for a lawn, our residential products are most popular. The Coastal Elite and Coastal Premium are two of our newest products that deliver a vibrant, lush, and enviable look year-round.
But if you’re searching for something that’s a little more fine-tuned for sports and games, our active lifestyle line might be more fitting 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 appropriate for your property. If you’re ready for less mess and maintenance, contact us today for a free consultation — no obligation.