It’s a general misconception that you can’t play lawn games on synthetic turf. Some even argue that synthetic grass is better for lawn games. We’re here to offer you the inside scoop on why some people in fact favor artificial turf to natural turf when it comes to lawn games.
What Lawn Games Can You Play On Artificial Turf?
Let’s get to the fun stuff first. Here are some well-known games that you can still play on synthetic 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 quick 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 Grass For Lawn Games?
If you’ve ever maintained a conventional lawn, you understand it’s much more than just mowing to keep it looking nice. A lush green lawn (especially in drought-prone areas) is a huge commitment. It needs mowing, fertilizing, weeding, seeding, thatching, watering… the list goes on. Synthetic turf can provide you a space to enjoy with friends and family without the hassle of keeping it alive. Here are some major benefits of moving from natural grass to synthetic turf.
It’s Extremely Durable
As long as you buy a top-quality artificial 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 developed 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.
Synthetic grass will offer you back all the time you normally spend on yard maintenance. You won’t have to spend 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 completely maintenance-free, a artificial lawn is much simpler to maintain than natural turf.
It’s Less Dirty
When you install synthetic grass for your yard, you won’t have to worry about muddy footprints or pawprints getting tracked through your home. 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 attractive perks artificial grass has to offer to your overall quality of life.
Fleas, ticks, and other bugs thrive in natural grass because of watering and fertilizing. These activities make the ideal environment for them to feed and reproduce and wreak havoc on your loved ones.
Because synthetic turf isn't made 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 change to synthetic grass but are wondering where to start, we’ve got you covered.
In most cases, for a yard, our residential products are most popular. The Coastal Elite and Coastal Premium are two of our newest products that offer 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 fitting for you. Its blades are a little shorter than the residential line, so balls can roll over it smoothly.
We can help you choose which grass would be appropriate for your property. If you’re ready for less mess and maintenance, contact us today for a free consultation — no obligation.