Lay A Fake Lawn
For a foolproof alternative to real grass with zero maintenance, install sheets of synthetic turf.
A lawn can be tough to grow, plus it needs regular mowing, weeding and watering. But there is an easy way to make your garden green without the hassle.
Synthetic grass has come a long way since the days of lurid AstroTurf and is available in tiles and rolls, with options to suit a range of applications.
Calculate how much is needed by dividing the lawn into rectangular areas and multiplying the length by the width. Next, scrape away weeds and excavate the yard, spraying it with a glyphosate weed killer.
Whatever base material you use will need to be compacted, forming a solid substrate to lay the sheets on. Your local landscape supplier will be able to recommend a suitable choice.
For the best results, take your time when levelling the base material and pay particular attention to the joints, which need to be invisible for a realistic, natural look.
TIP Use a commercial grade tape, like Tuff Turf Synthetic Turf Joining Tape, with a woven backing to prevent tearing.