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Budget-Friendly Landscaping Ideas: Artificial Grass
Artificial turf is a big project, but it reaps big rewards too!
Yet, big projects mean big investments. For many homeowners, it isn’t feasible to replace their entire lawn space with artificial turf. Many homeowners have plenty of land, and even with the amount you could save on your energy bill by installing artificial grass, it could take a while to see a meaningful ROI!
However, there are plenty of modified artificial grass installation ideas that combine other lawn-decor elements.
Continue reading for some smart artificial turf solutions that look great and won’t be so harsh on your bank account!
Start With The Front Yard
Of course, we know that some homeowners have a significant amount of land.
Instead of investing in a full lawn turnover of both your front and back yards, it may be in your best interest to overhaul only your front yard at first.
This keeps the project cost-conscious and gives you a sense of what it might cost to change over your entire property to artificial turf when you’re ready!
Create a Rock Garden
Rock gardens can be quite elaborate, and a rock garden nestled alongside artificial turf is a great way to spice up your backyard without breaking the bank!
Not only do rock gardens elevate your landscape, but they are also one of the easiest, most cost-conscious, and attractive ways to take up real estate in your front or back yards.
Need inspiration? Place boulders strategically, arrange flat rocks to make ‘stairs’, lay down crushed stone and gravel by color and size, and organize them into appealing designs. The possibilities for rock gardens are endless, and they are a great way to outline edible gardens, trees, and artificial turf.
Create a Pathway
Large stone blocks are easily found for affordable prices at home and garden outlets and are a cost-effective design element for outdoor space.
Instead of cutting artificial turf to line the stone, use mulch to pad the stone steps a few feet on either side and then enclose the mulch with artificial turf.
Revitalize Your Patio
Who says you can’t have comfortable, lush grass on your patio? Add an extra element of relaxation to your lawn chairs and enlist pavers or landscapers (or make it a DIY project!) to create a paved area outside to install artificial grass on. If paving isn’t an option, you can use brick, rustic stone, or even concrete blocks.
Adding artificial grass to your patio adds luxe and elegance to your space – jazz it up by adding a fire pit or barbeque!
Make it Dynamic With Mulch
Using mulch alongside artificial turf is a great way to break up green space and make room for a rock garden or patio. Mulch contributes to fertile soil and helps to control the weed population, which makes planting an edible garden, trees, or flowers that much easier.
Plus, mulch is quite affordable. Like artificial turf, it doesn’t need much maintenance. Additionally, the creative possibilities with mulch are endless! You can frame your favorite tree in mulch, create an eye-popping flowerbed, or use dark mulch to accent bright green bushes.
Feeling inspired? Let us help you with some budget-friendly landscape ideas with artificial grass, contact us for a consultation today!