The 7 Best Artificial Grass
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Whether you're tired of mowing the yard, want to save water, or are seeking a little green in your life, artificial grass could be just the verdant solution you've been looking for. This synthetic lawn turf doesn't require tedious ongoing care and is drought-friendly, which means you'll not only lessen your workload around the home or office but reduce your impact on the planet, to boot. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 10, 2020:
Although there have been a few warnings over the years about the types of chemicals used to produce artificial grass, today's manufacturers are sensitive to these issues — and many experts agree that using such turf is no big health risk. You do need to be cautious if you live in a dry, sunny climate, however, as this type of landscaping can become quite hot to the touch when exposed to ruthless sunshine.
For many users, though, the benefits far outweigh any potential drawbacks, which is why we've looked for top-notch selections that can help you convert your yard into a green paradise. Still taking the top spot, the SunVilla Realistic lives up to its name by looking more like real grass than many, like the Goasis Lawn Synthetic, which is much thinner than the former. The Lita Deluxe remains a good choice, as well; it's offered in sizes both small and large, so you can use it for landscaping needs or as a grass rug on your patio or balcony.
If you have a space that's an odd size, consider instead the Golden Moon Turf Tile or the Ayoha Fake Lawn. The former has a slightly more realistic appearance than the latter, but is also more expensive, especially if you're covering a large area. The latter is admittedly on the shiny side, but it comes in more sizes than most, starting at 3 by 3 feet and going all the way up to 13 by 82 feet.
November 21, 2018:
Chose the SunVilla Realistic and Lita Deluxe for their lush and lifelike appeal; they rise above the super-shiny, plastic turf of yesteryear. Added the Julvie Fake Moss Rugs despite their smaller size for those seeking something a little different as well as the UltraHedge UltraGolf Pro for those looking to make a putting green.
Synlawn Artificial Grass If you have a particular look in mind, you'll want to check out Synlawn Artificial Grass. Instead of just one option, you'll find a wide range of choices that resemble various types of real grass, like zoysia and rye. Not only that, but these boast the company's EnviroLoc backing system that relies heavily on bio-based polymers for production, making this more environmentally friendly than many. synlawn.com
DuPont ForeverLawn The DuPont ForeverLawn is available in a handful of variations designed for differing levels of traffic, so there's one for that high-use area that requires a durable turf. You'll need to find a local dealer, but the long-lasting reliability and attractive look are worth it for many. foreverlawnlandscape.com
Royal Grass EcoSense The Royal Grass EcoSense lives up to its name by being 100 percent recyclable, which isn't true of most others. Not only that, but it doesn't contain any heavy metals and is non-toxic, so you can feel free to sit on this soft turf without any worries. royalgrass.com