4 Ways to Transform Your Front Garden & Driveway with Artificial Grass
The front of your house is the first thing visitors to your home see when they arrive at your property.
It’s human nature to form opinions on things very quickly, so when it comes to selling your home and achieving maximum value, it’s important that you make a great first impression. That initial positive reaction is more likely to continue as people walk through your home.
Artificial grass is a great way to transform a front garden. Not only does it look fantastic, it never requires mowing, which is welcome news to many homeowners as it can be a frustrating experience dragging the lawn mower round to the front of the house to keep your overgrown lawn under control.
In today’s article, we’re looking at some of the ways in which you can use artificial grass not only to improve the aesthetics of your property, but also to help reduce maintenance work.
Of course, you should never actually park a vehicle on artificial grass as that will damage it, but there are many other possibilities and ways in which you can utilise fake turf at the front of your property.
Let’s begin with our first way to transform your front garden and driveway with artificial grass.
Front Garden Artificial Lawn
The most obvious thing to do is to create a front garden artificial lawn and there are several reasons why you should consider this.
Many people wish to make their front garden as low maintenance as possible and it’s very common for people to pave over their entire driveway in an attempt to achieve this.
The downside is that it can give the front of your house a harsh look and increase surface water runoff. It’s always a good idea to introduce a little green to your front garden and artificial grass will give you exactly that, whilst requiring a minimal amount of maintenance.
Another advantage of fake turf is that it’s a more cost-effective option when compared with paving.
Where fake grass really comes into its own, however, is in those areas in which real turf just won’t grow.
Having artificial grass in your front garden will help to add value to your property and increase your chances of a quick sale.
Create a Ribbon Driveway
It’s now quite rare to see a strip of grass down the centre of a driveway, but in days gone by it was very popular to have two simple strips of concrete to park a vehicle on, with a centre strip of grass, to form a ribbon driveway.
Ribbon driveways help to decrease the amount of hard standing to give your driveway a more natural look and reduce surface water runoff.
One of the major problems with this style of driveway, though, was that the grass quickly turned to mud or it just plain struggled to grow.
If the grass did grow well then you had the problem of having to regularly mow it – and let’s face it, not many of us in today’s society have the time to do this. However, artificial grass will work perfectly in this situation as, of course, it never needs mowing, never needs water or sunlight, and there is no mud or mess, either.
Don’t forget, though, you cannot drive on artificial grass so if you do use it to form part of your driveway, please make sure it’s in areas that will not come into contact with the tyres of your car as that will damage your fake turf.
Areas Where Real Grass Just Won’t Grow
Let’s admit it, many of us have small patches of grass in our front gardens that just will not grow, whatever we try.
Areas such as along the side of your house, or the dividing section between your driveway and your neighbour’s driveway.
You’ve probably tried everything you can, including fertilisers, pesticides and weedkillers, all to no avail.
Sometimes, though, no matter how much effort you put into growing real grass, it just doesn’t happen.
And that’s where artificial grass really comes into its own.
It’s perfect for areas in which the real thing struggles to take hold. Areas such as those sheltered from the sunlight or close to trees, that remove all of the moisture from the earth. Fake grass, of course, doesn’t need sunlight or moisture in order to thrive. so you can rest assured that your grass will look stunning come rain or shine.
Decorate Your Car
OK, we admit this one may be a little more farfetched than some of the other ideas in this article, but, yes, you can in fact decorate your car in artificial grass.
It will certainly turn lots of heads and probably give you a bit of reputation in your local area, but then again, why not?
If this does seem a little farfetched for you, and we wouldn’t blame you if it does, then perhaps a more practical idea would be to use artificial grass offcuts to line the boot or rear seats of your car.
This is a great idea if you have dogs and you want to protect the inside of your car after taking your pets out for a walk.
It can then be easily removed when you haven’t got the dog and there is no need to have to clean the back seats or the boot.
Artificial grass is a great way to transform the front of your house and make a great impression on guests to your home.
It will add a splash of colour to your front garden whilst keeping it as low maintenance as possible.
If you are considering buying artificial grass to use in your front garden, then why not check our guide to choosing the best artificial grass for your front garden? It’s packed full of tips to help you find the ideal turf.
You can also request your FREE artificial grass sample pack and we’ll send you out our extra-large samples so you can see for yourself just how amazingly realistic and hard-wearing our range of fake turf really is.
For your free front garden installation quote contact your local NeoGrass Approved Installer, here.
Do you have artificial grass in your front garden? Then we’d love to hear your ideas on how you have used it to create a front garden and driveway, so why not let us know what you’ve done by leaving us a comment below? We also welcome suggestions for other ways you can use fake turf to spruce up the front of your house.