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An Artificial Grass Deck—Your Summer DIY Project

July 31, 2019

For many, the arrival of summer means it’s time to go to the beach. For others it’s a great time to get started on a summer DIY project. Are you one of them? If so, install an artificial grass deck for this season’s project. Using fake turf as a deck surface is a smart move for many reasons. An artificial grass deck doesn’t require a lot of upkeep, it’s comfortable to walk on, and it looks unique in a subtle way. If an artificial grass deck sounds like the ideal summer DIY project for you, our team at Watersavers Turf will supply the materials you need.

Synthetic Turf for Decks—Why You Should Switch

Switching to synthetic turf for decks can transform one of the most relaxing areas of your home. Unlike other common deck materials, like wood, you don’t need to worry about damage from standing water; synthetic turf for decks drains easily. It also reduces some hazards associated with other common deck materials. With synthetic turf for decks, you and your family are much less likely to get splinters, step on nails, or get hurt if you trip and fall on the deck.

Many people make the mistake of thinking that fake turf is only useful as a lawn replacement surface. This isn’t the case. These products can be used to enhance the look of many surfaces. People install them on roofs, wall, and walkways. Decks are just one more space they enhance.

Best of all, they can be very easy to install on a deck. You can simply purchase a large enough piece and roll it out like a rug. Synthetic grass is heavy enough to remain in place without shifting if you weigh it down with some furniture.

This means it’s also easy to test out this surface option without committing to it. If you decide you’re happy with it, you can hire a contractor to bind it to the deck permanently. Don’t attempt to do so yourself if you’re not sure you have all the tools to do the job right. You could damage the surface beneath the turf if you don’t know how to bind it properly.

With expert help and advice, that won’t happen.

Plastic Grass Benefits for Backyard Decks

Key plastic grass benefits include low upkeep costs and durability. This surface option stays in great shape for years. You can use it to mimic the look of thriving grass without having to spend time or money watering it. Another major plastic grass benefit is visual appeal. Adding it to a deck makes your whole property stand out in a perfectly subtle way. To better understand why it’s the right surface option for your deck, consider the following major benefits of plastic grass.

Boosting Your Mood with an Artificial Grass Deck

Studies prove that spending time in green spaces helps people relax. This is true even when the green spaces aren’t natural. Simply looking at a picture of grass or trees can promote feelings of calm and inner peace.

This means fake grass is an ideal surface option for a deck. This is a part of your home where you want to unwind. Turning it into a green space is a great way to turn it into a peaceful space. You could add many plants to the deck but doing so won’t help you relax in the long run. You’ll spend so much time watering them that you won’t be able to enjoy the deck. You’re better off with a green surface you don’t need to work hard to maintain. You can even use the space to meditate or practice yoga in if you like.

Boosting Your Home’s Value

Since an artificial grass deck creates contrast, it makes a backyard “pop” and stand out from the rest.

That’s good news if you ever plan on selling your home. Visual details play a big role in property value. Potential buyers may be more likely to make a high offer if they notice unique details like a synthetic grass deck.

Enhancing Greenery

Many people use their decks to showcase potted plants and other greenery. A fake turf surface can make the greenery look more natural in that kind of setting. Plants that look out of place on your deck might blend right in if the surface looked more like grass.

Making City Living Easier

Living in a city can be very exciting. It can also be very stressful. City apartments rarely have their own green spaces for lounging in. It’s easy to get tired of being cooped up in one.

On the other hand, many do have small patio or deck areas. Covering them with artificial turf offers city-dwellers a calming oasis right outside their door.

Inspiring You

The bright green color of artificial grass can inspire you to decorate your deck in ways you wouldn’t have thought to before. That’s because most deck surfaces are fairly neutral in color. They neither detract from nor enhance the color of the furnishings on the deck. You probably don’t think much about the deck’s color when choosing decor to add to it.

That’s not the case with fake grass. Its green blades can play a major role in the overall color scheme of the space. Instead of choosing furnishings arbitrarily, you’ll choose furnishings that complement the deck surface. The natural look may even inspire you to add features that make it more closely resemble a garden or other natural setting.

Let Us Help with Your DIY Project

Are you ready to tackle a truly rewarding summer DIY project? If so, head to one of Watersavers Turf’s SF Bay Area locations. We’ll help you find the right style of turf for your plans. We even offer free large 1’ x 1’ samples. Take some home to test out different styles before you make a choice. No worries if you’re not from the area; we ship our products and samples to any spot in the Continental United States.

Call us toll-free at 844-974-8873 if you have any questions. We’re also happy to chat online. Don’t forget to ask about our free estimates either!

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