Where Can You Lay Fake Grass? 10 Places to Lay an Artificial Lawn

Artificial grass was once something exclusively used on all-weather football pitches and golf putting greens, but the technology has evolved and now fake grass can look just like the real thing. The synthetic fibres used for fake grass are now stronger than ever, with a natural look and soft, natural touch.

High-end artificial grass like NeoGrass also has technology to make sure it bounces-back after something has been placed on it for a prolonged period (just like real grass) and doesn’t get hot on warm summer days.

If you’re wondering if fake grass is right for your space, whether it be at home, a commercial space, or public space, keep reading. We’ll discuss all the different places our clients have laid their fake grass, and where you can use it, too.


Where Can You Lay Fake Grass?

Fake grass is extremely versatile, just look at all the possibilities:

  • Gardens and Landscapes Around Businesses: Let’s start with the most obvious place to lay fake grass – in a garden! Artificial grass is becoming one of the most popular solutions for people who want a low-maintenance garden but want to avoid removing all greenery from their outside space. It’s soft, requires no maintenance, and looks bright and green-year round. It’s also ideal for use outside businesses as it avoids people treading in a track into the grass if they cut a corner and cuts down on maintenance costs.Gardens and Landscapes


  • For Dog and Pet Spaces: This can be a garden or business space, but it’s worth drawing attention to fake grass’s benefits for pet spaces. Whether you’re looking for a place outside your home for your pet to go to the bathroom or are considering laying grass for a local dog park, artificial grass is easy to keep clean (simply wash it off) and will keep paws clean in turn.Dog and Pet Spaces


  • Balconies and Rooftop Gardens: Creating a usable outside space when you are dealing with a balcony or rooftop garden can be difficult, and you often find yourself with lots of plant pots (with dying plants in) or leaving it as a cold, bare space. Adding real grass simply isn’t possible for most outdoor spaces (not without some serious prep and the help of an architect) but fake grass can simply be fitted, left, and enjoyed.Balconies and Rooftop Gardens


  • Schools & Play Areas: Schools and play areas are either covered in concrete, with soft-landing flooring or mud – because the heavy footfall of children having fun completely annihilates the grass. On sports fields, children often come back covered in mud or with grass stains. Artificial turf offers the best of all worlds – it’s soft, hard-wearing, and won’t leave children covered in mud or grass stains.Schools and Play Areas


  • Stalls and Exhibition Stands: In exhibition halls, every stall starts to look the same unless they do something different to stand out. One of the easiest things you can do to pull attention to your area is to lay artificial grass. Most exhibition halls have red, purple, or grey flooring and the bright green of artificial grass will stand out and catch the eye, inviting people to look further at what you have to offer. At outdoor events, the British weather has been known to turn walkways into a sea of mud, and having a stall with artificial grass will prove a haven for people who want to browse in a clean space.


  • Sports Grounds: So many sports are weather dependent, often because they are worried about churning up a playing field for a future date. Artificial grass is an easy answer to avoiding ruining grass pitches and offering an alternative outdoor (or indoor) space to practice, play games, or modified games – with artificial turf, nothing needs to stop play. We supply 3G Artificial Grass for football pitches and other artificial surfacing options for tennis courses and cricket pitches, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re looking for a solution – we’ll be glad to help.Sports Grounds


  • Retail Stores & Office Spaces: Run an outdoorsy retail space or office? Retail and office flooring is nearly always a variation on dark grey and boring and it’s hard to envision yourself having fun in the outdoors when you’re in a space that’s… well, uninspiring. A covering of artificial grass will help brighten your space and bring a light-hearted feel to your space.Office Spaces


  • Parks: Artificial grass is a practical option for any public area. Parks in populated areas typically have patchy grass where people make their own paths, stand with friends, or sit out on warm days. They also require costly upkeep, especially in the summer months. Using artificial grass is an ideal choice for public spaces that are frequently used to walk through, that don’t have a full-time caretaker, or where the flowerbeds and other plants are the focus.Parks


  • Caravan Parks: Caravan parks see heavy traffic in the warm months that can leave some areas looking drab and unkempt. Laying artificial grass in the most heavily used areas will keep the park looking put together and aesthetically pleasing, no matter how many guests you have.Caravan Parks


  • Swimming Pool Surrounds: Grass around swimming pools doesn’t often do well due to the frequent splashing of (relatively) harsh chemicals that keep the water safe for us but isn’t great for the grass. Artificial grass will stay green and lush, and is plenty soft enough for laying out in the sun by the pool on the warmest of days.Swimming Pool Surrounds


What surfaces can I lay artificial grass on top of?

Artificial grass is just as versatile when it comes to what surface it can be laid on top on – there really are no rules, but here are some of the most common surfaces people lay fake grass on:

  • Concrete – if you’ve moved into a new home and a previous owner was rather liberal with their application of concrete in the garden, you don’t have to think about renting a breaker or paying for a team to come and remove it for you. A good temporary (or permanent) solution is to lay synthetic grass over the concrete. This is super simple to do – simply clear the area of debris and then use a waterproof adhesive to glue it down so it doesn’t move when you use it. We’d also recommend using a foam underlay, to prevent lumps and bumps being visible through the artificial grass. One of our installation partners would be happy to assist you with this.
  • Tile – any other hard smooth surface will be perfect for artificial grass installation, in just the same way as it was applied in the concrete example above. This makes it a great option for children’s play areas or dog rooms at the back of the house.


What surfaces can’t you lay fake grass on?

This is generally self-explanatory, but:

  • Rocks and gravel – rocks and sharp stones will pierce the membrane that holds the grass together
  • Sand – if you have firm sandy soil, this will not be an issue, but if you have a children’s play area you want to convert to sand, you may find that it moves too much and gets too deep to be a solid foundation for your artificial grass. If you’re not sure, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for advice.
  • Grass – it may sound practical to skip the grass removal step and just roll out your artificial grass on top, but this doesn’t work as well as you’d think. It usually creates an uneven surface and makes it much more likely that the grass will force its way up through your weed membrane and then through your artificial grass. Grass is one of the most indestructible plants on the planet, so it’s best not to try and fight it and just remove it!


The good news is you can often lay your artificial grass yourself in a day or two over a weekend, so it’s not going to be labor-intensive or time-intensive. Even if you decide to hire a team to remove your old lawn and hire one of our partner installers to install your NeoGrass lawn for you, it will still be an affordable way to renovate your garden, business, or public space.

If you’re ready to learn more about choosing the right artificial lawn for your space, you can:

Whatever your next step, we’re sure your newly installed artificial grass will exceed all your expectations!


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