Different uses for artificial grass

Can you put artificial grass on residential lawns?

Yes, artificial grass can be used for residential lawns to provide a low-maintenance option for homeowners looking for a lush and beautiful outdoor space.

Artificial turf requires no fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides, making it more cost-effective and eco-friendly than natural grass. It also does not need to be mowed regularly, saving time and energy, and it is designed with a drainage system so it won’t get waterlogged and is easy to clean. An added benefit is that it is exceptionally durable and can withstand heavy usage for various outdoor activities without the turf needing to be replaced or repaired regularly.

Artificial turf can last for over a decade with proper care, so it is a long-term investment that will pay off in time.

Is artificial grass pet-friendly?

The majority of pets, such as dogs, cats, and rabbits, enjoy the feel, smell, and appearance of synthetic turf, which is soft and pleasant. Pet owners also appreciate the low-maintenance properties of artificial grass and its high level of durability, which means no muddy paws, no holes in the lawn, and easy cleaning.

Different types of artificial grass

What is artificial grass?

Artificial grass, also known as artificial turf, is a surface made up of synthetic high-polymer fiber yarn designed to mimic the look, feel and playability of natural grass. It is often used in sports stadiums, playgrounds, and other outdoor areas because it offers an economical alternative to regular grass. Artificial turf requires less maintenance than natural grass, making it look fantastic with minimal effort. It can also withstand heavy usage for longer periods than natural grass. Additionally, artificial turf lasts longer due to its resilience against wear and tear and being resistant to damage from pests or disease. Many artificial turfs come with padding or shock-absorbing features which help protect against injuries from falls or sports activities.

Is there a difference between types of artificial grass?

Yes, there is a difference between artificial grass products. Different artificial grass styles have different characteristics, such as increased durability, varying blade lengths and colors, and more. For example, artificial turf, such as that intended for residential lawns, may be designed to look more realistic with softer and more natural blades. In contrast, sports field turf will offer various colors, some not found in nature, with varying thickness and bounce rates.

It’s important to research the type of artificial grass that best suits your requirements before purchasing and to ensure that the product you choose adheres to Synthetic Turf Council standards. The YARDEX team will be able to assist you by sharing their expertise and knowledge to help you select the best product for your needs.

Does artificial grass look artificial?

Not at all. Artificial grass from YARDEX is intended to simulate natural grass.

YARDEX products are available in various shapes, colors, thicknesses, and combinations that ensure they appear as natural as possible while still having distinct characteristics suited for specific uses.

It's not only about how it looks but also how it feels. Our artificial grass is soft and comfortable, making it perfect for children and pets to run around in. Our synthetic turf also features an advanced drainage system that ensures you won’t have to deal with soggy or flooded patches during rainy days.

What is artificial grass made of?

Artificial grass is made through a complex process that begins with high-quality polymers such as polypropylene and polyethylene. These materials are melted down and then extruded into synthetic grass fibers that look strikingly similar to natural grass. The artificial turf fibers are tufted into a backing of latex, polyurethane, or polyamide to create artificial turf. This artificial grass combines rubber or natural granules and silica sand, or even totally non-filled to form a durable artificial lawn that can withstand heavy use.

What are the different categories of artificial grass?

Many different types and categories of artificial grass are available for residential and commercial purposes.

The most common type is polyethylene, or PE, artificial grass, which is composed of a combination of polyethylene fibers, with its fiber structures further categorized into Monofilament, Fibrillated, and texturised yarns, which are designed to replicate the look and feel of natural grass. This type of artificial turf is often used in landscaping, playgrounds, and sports fields


Can I install artificial grass by myself?

Yes, unless the area is intended for sports, then you can install artificial grass yourself if you have the necessary tools and knowledge. However, for best results – especially for large expanses of turf and areas that are to be used for sports - it is recommended to hire a professional. Professional installers are familiar with the ins and outs of artificial grass installation, ensuring a safe and functioning artificial lawn that will look great for years to come. 

What is infill, and why is it important?

For infilled systems, infill is an essential aspect of artificial turf installation and maintenance. It comprises various materials, such as rubber, silica sand, Envirofill, and organic materials, such as cork or coconut fiber, which provide stability and facilitate increased drainage. The infill helps to protect the artificial turf fibers from flattening and provides a cushion similar to that found with natural grass. The type of infill and the amount used will depend on the synthetic turf product you have installed, as well as the climate and level of usage.

How well does artificial grass drain?

Artificial grass is known for its superior drainage properties, often being faster and more efficient than natural turf. This makes artificial turf an excellent choice for fields, playgrounds, and other areas with a high risk of standing water. With YARDEX products, each variant features layers specifically designed to move moisture away from the surface quickly and efficiently.

Cleaning & maintenance

How often do I need to clean artificial grass?

While artificial grass requires less effort than natural grass, cleaning your turf is an essential part of a proper maintenance program to help keep artificial turf looking great and performing its best.

The frequency of lawn care is determined on a case-by-case basis; if you have kids or pets, for example, or live in an area with a lot of foliage, you may need to clean more often, and regular flushing may be required if you live in an area where dust is common. Alternatively, if you reside in a rainy region, you may allow nature to take care of the job. As a rule of thumb, artificial grass should be cleaned at least every two weeks to once per month, depending on how often the area is used.

The following sample maintenance schedule is intended as a general guideline only that is intended to be adapted to suit your particular requirements and circumstances. We will be happy to share specific product maintenance instructions upon request:

Weekly maintenance

  •   Remove leaves, sticks, and any other debris from the lawn. Gather any rubbish or refuse manually with a grass brush or a bristle broom.
  •  Remove dust and pollen by simply spraying your grass with a garden hose.

Monthly maintenance

  • Brush fibers upright with a brush or a broom, then brush the grass in all directions to make the pile look fresh and take on a fluffy appearance that mimics natural grass. Brush more frequently in areas with a lot of traffic to ensure the best aesthetic result and longevity.
  •  Minimal amounts of dirt can be tackled quickly with warm water and a tiny squeeze of mild dish detergent. Wipe the area with a sponge soaked in the solution, then rinse. 

Seasonal maintenance

During the summer months, when you're likely spending more time outdoors in your garden, give high-traffic areas of your artificial turf lawn some extra care. Spraying your turf regularly with the garden hose will help to keep it in good condition and firmly in place with stable foundations.

How can I clean artificial grass?

Cleaning artificial grass is necessary to maintain its beauty and extend its lifespan. The most important thing when it comes to artificial grass cleaning is using the right products and tools. It's best to use mild detergents specifically designed for artificial grass, as they won't damage the artificial fibers and will help keep it looking and feeling like new. Brushes with synthetic bristles are the best choice for artificial grass; avoid brushes with metal or wire bristles, as they will ruin the fibers.

For more stubborn stains, you can use a pressure washer with a specialized cleaning solution designed for artificial turf. Be careful not to damage the grass or lawn when cleaning, and avoid using strong chemicals or solvents to remove spills or sticky substances at all costs.

Cleaning liquids from artificial turf

Swift action will always yield the most successful outcome, so make sure you move quickly to tackle the issue while the spill is still in liquid form. Use warm water with natural soap or vinegar, as necessary, to remove the liquid and reduce the risk of it leaving any unsightly stains.

Clean sticky substances from artificial turf

If you've ever tried to manually remove gum, sweets, or other sticky substances, you will know how tedious the job can be. A more straightforward method is to first cool the offending substance with ice cubes or dry ice to make it brittle and, therefore, much easier to scrape off.

Cleaning pet waste from artificial turf

Dealing with waste in the garden is a necessary task for any pet parent. Fortunately, installing artificial turf offers many advantages that make this chore much simpler than it would be with traditional grass. You can also rest assured that your lawn won't suffer any damage from liquid or solid excrement; urine will flow straight through the synthetic turf, while solid waste is much easier to pick up. Once you have picked up and disposed of solid waste, wash the area with a garden hose. Then spray the area with a solution made up of equal parts of vinegar and water and rinse. Alternatively, you can use one of the many pet-friendly products available on the market developed for the purpose.

How can I remove weeds and moss from artificial grass?

Artificial grass, when correctly installed and regularly maintained, helps to eliminate the risk of weeds growing. Every phase of the installation process works to deter weed growth – excavation gets rid of them from the surface, while a layer of weed block cloth placed beneath the turf during installation provides an extra layer of protection against future intruders.

However, if any weeds or moss break through, you can deal with it quickly and easily by mixing white vinegar with water and giving the area a generous spray. If some weeds survive the first application, respray after a few days for optimal results. After using the vinegar solution, brush away any dead moss or weeds from your lawn. Additionally, organic debris like leaves and old plants can act as fertilizer for unwanted growth, so removing such items as soon as they come to your attention is highly recommended.

Will my dog’s urine or other waste stain the grass?

No, YARDEX artificial grass for pets is designed to resist staining from all kinds of pet waste.

The artificial turf blades used in our products are made of specialized materials resistant to fading and discoloration due to urine or other pet waste. In addition, artificial grass systems come with a drainage layer underneath the synthetic turf that helps remove moisture and prevent staining. Any mess can be easily cleaned with a hose.

Will mildew and mold form on my artificial grass?

Because synthetic lawns are porous, mildew is unlikely to develop. Any issues can be quickly dealt with using simple home cleaning products.

Value over price

How much does artificial grass cost?

When determining the cost of artificial grass, you'll need to consider the quality and type of synthetic turf, along with the square footage required. Once those two elements are determined, you will need to factor in the cost of professional installation.

The expert team at YARDEX can advise you on the best bespoke solution to suit your needs and budget.


Does artificial grass come with a warranty?

Yes, artificial turf often comes with a warranty. Generally speaking, the warranty period can vary depending on the quality of the synthetic turf and its manufacturer. The warranty will typically cover defects in the artificial turf and protect against fading, and materials faults.

Contact our expert team at YARDEX to find out more about the warranties that come as standard on our quality collection of artificial turf products.

How long does artificial grass last?

Given the proper care and maintenance, artificial grass can endure for a decade up to 15 years. If you opt for a superior quality product, your synthetic turf could even last for up to two decades.

Other considerations

Is synthetic grass environmentally friendly?

After the initial production and transportation, artificial turf requires near-zero carbon output to maintain. Plus, it only needs a lightweight hose down occasionally instead of constant water consumption; this significantly reduces your monthly costs and toxic run-off during irrigation since no fertilizers or chemical products are necessary for upkeep. Best of all, you don't need to worry about direct exposure to dangerous chemicals for humans or animals.

How do I keep my grass cool on hot days?

Although it's uncommon in temperate climates, artificial turf may become hot if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods. If you are worried this could be an issue for your family or pets, there are a few simple solutions to keep the temperature of your turf within comfortable limits.

Opt for quality

Make the smart choice and select premium artificial grass featuring advanced UV blockers, which provide superior protection against sun exposure and warming while dissipating absorbed heat more rapidly than cheaper alternatives.

Will synthetic grass reduce pests and small animals?

Yes, artificial turf can reduce pests and small animals in your outdoor areas.

Synthetic turf is made from various synthetic materials, including polypropylene and nylon, designed to discourage animals from entering. Additionally, artificial grass has no natural food source or shelter for pests or small animals, which prevents them from wanting to take up residence in synthetic turf. This makes artificial grass an excellent choice for those looking to keep their outdoor spaces free from unwanted pests without resorting to harsh chemicals or other methods.

Will an artificial grass lawn fade over time?

YARDEX products are designed using UV-protective materials to ensure that your grass shade remains vibrant and keeps its good looks for longer. Just ensure that you invest in a good quality product from a reputable manufacturer for the best result.

Can I have a BBQ on my artificial grass lawn?

Artificial grass is highly flame-resistant, which means the filament will self-extinguish when exposed to a flame. As such, this prevents any large area of burning from mutual ignition. For your safety and security, please refrain from using BBQ grills on artificial lawns and place them in an open space on solid ground instead.

Does artificial grass get hot?

Under the hot summer sun, artificial grass may become warmer than natural grass due to its unique construction of polyethylene and UV blockers that prevent direct sunlight absorption. Although it won't reach scorching temperatures like concrete pathways or ceramic tiles, it will still be noticeably hotter than natural grass - but thankfully cools more quickly when the heat diminishes.