Synthetic Turf For Lawn Games

May 26, 2022

It’s a standard misconception that you can’t play lawn games on synthetic turf. 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 choose artificial grass to natural turf when it comes to yard games.


What Lawn Games Can You Play On Fake Turf?

Let’s get to the fun stuff first. Here are some common 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 fast 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 Synthetic Turf For Yard Games?

If you’ve ever maintained a conventional lawn, you know it’s much more than just mowing to keep it looking nice. A lush green lawn (especially in drought-prone areas) is a enormous commitment. It needs mowing, fertilizing, weeding, seeding, thatching, watering… the list goes on. Synthetic 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 artificial grass.


It’s Extremely Durable

As long as you buy a high-quality synthetic grass like you, you can count on it to sustain 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 in-charge of the world-class sports fields created by Shaw Sports Turf. So you can trust that you’ll have the finest surface for your property.


It’s Low-Maintenance

Synthetic 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 entirely maintenance-free, a artificial lawn is much easier to maintain than natural grass.


It’s Less Dirty

When you install synthetic grass for your lawn, 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 appealing advantages synthetic turf has to provide to your overall quality of life.


It’s Pest-Free

Fleas, ticks, and other bugs thrive in natural grass because of watering and fertilizing. These activities develop the ideal environment for them to feed and reproduce and wreak havoc on your loved ones.

Because artificial grass 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 prepared to make the switch to artificial grass but are wondering where to initiate, we’ve got you covered.

In most situations, for a yard, our residential products are most well-known. The Coastal Elite and Coastal Premium are two of our latest products that deliver 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 grass would be ideal for your property. If you’re ready for less mess and maintenance, contact us today for a free consultation — no obligation.