Adding grass, whether natural or artificial, to your home adds a certain beauty that cannot be replicated through rock, mulch, gravel, or other lawn alternatives. Some people like a large, blank space, leaving room for activities or making a play area for their children or pets. Other people like to get creative with their artificial grass, adding dining areas, a fire pit, or even just a few benches. Turf is a financial investment and many people are concerned about putting furniture on artificial grass, out of fear that they might tear or damage it.
Can You Put Furniture On Artificial Grass?
Yes, absolutely! Putting furniture on artificial grass is basically the same as putting it on the carpet. As long as you don’t drag sharp edges along while placing it, you shouldn’t worry about tearing or breaking the turf. Of course, heavier objects that stay in the same place for extended periods of time might leave imprints in the grass. If this is a concern of yours, you might want to consider rotating or moving your patio around your artificial grass every six months or so. But whether you want a simple bench or a playground, trampoline, or swing, your turf will be able to withstand it.
Certain artificial turf brands also use more durable and thick material, which are better suited to handle the furniture. This will be especially helpful if you ever plan on putting beach chairs or other foldable furniture on it. The thick material will keep the grass stable and prevent anything from sinking into the turf.
Fake Grass Furniture
One trend that has been taking over the artificial grass marketing place is fake grass furniture, meaning the furniture itself is covered in artificial grass. It might sound a little funky at first, but it can actually create a beautiful seating area. Not only will this fake grass furniture be impervious to things like rust and sun damage, but the turf creates a whole new level of comfort. It’s like sitting on a cloud!
A lot of the fake grass furniture being produced are even fire-retardant, water-resistant, and self-cleaning. You can find all kinds of furniture as well. Seaters, benches, tables, multi-purpose cubes, chairs, ottoman, you name it! Many manufacturers also let you make specific requests on coloring so that you can make sure that your fake grass furniture matches your artificial turf. Once it is all in place, your guests will be impressed and you won’t have to worry about your kids scraping their heads on any of the hard metal or wood corners of regular patio furniture.
Items Should You Avoid Putting On Your Artificial Turf
Even though putting furniture on your artificial grass is not a problem, there are a few typical lawn and backyard features which could damage the surface of the turf. Barbeques, when being used, can melt the turf and sharp objects, such as poles, can make irreparable holes in the grass. If your turf is burned or punctured, you will need a professional to make the repairs in a small area, to avoid having to pay for a full replacement.
JusTurf is here to help with all of your artificial grass needs. For information on our services or a to receive a quote, call 619-428-8873 for our South Bay location and 858-578-2517 for our Miramar location!