Complement a Garden to a Synthetic Lawn

Complement a Garden to a Synthetic Lawn


One of the vast benefits of synthetic turf is its ability to blend in with foliage and plants. You could almost say it’s better to complement the two. Even though turf is synthetic in nature, it pairs well with real plants. The reason being is because it’s hard to tell the difference between grass and our synthetic turf. Without the added cost in maintenance and time spent watering your lawn, you can use those extra hours to spruce up the foliage landscape. Luckily, synthetic grass can be adaptable to any type of area as it won’t be affected by landscaping or even yards without the added trimmings.


Additionally, it’s nice to know that you can install turf anywhere at anytime of the year. We cut and craft the shape of turf to align to the area in which you would like it placed. Some individuals wish to add stones, sand, rocks, etc. along their turf and it doesn’t matter, because we’ve done it all. The visual array of the artificial grass makes everything else around it look more vibrant and spruced up. Even during harsh winter months or dry summers, the lawn will stay in pristine shape.


A further benefit is pest control. Without real grass, less pests will affect your garden area. We will go further into this in next week’s blog. For now, let’s check out different ways in which to blend artificial grass and plant-infused landscapes. The pictures below are all projects done by Texas Custom Turf. To begin, the first image clearly shows a typical garden, which is divided by a stone trim. The synthetic turf easily aligns to the curvy shape in which the garden is formed. The second image is a yard split off by the hilly terrain behind it. Even though these are two completely different landscapes, the foliage still fits well alongside the artificial grass. The last image is a house set on a small lawn decorated by ordinary plants in pots to lighten up the synthetic yard. All three yards are different, yet each provide an impeccable look. 


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Let it Snow

Let it Snow

The weather is gradually becoming cooler each day. On the off chance snow comes out to play, what does that mean for your synthetic grass? Well believe it or not we’ve been over this. It should be obvious by now that synthetic turf is almost invincible.  


Fun fact: Artificial grass has the capability to drain 30+ gallons of rain per hour, per square yard.


So what we’re trying to say here is your grass is not going to freeze up and give your dog frostbite. We should also point out that your grass will look even better than your neighbors because it’ll be green and beautiful every season.  


CEO Chris Neighbors points out, “Well it’s not alive so it doesn’t die. And since it’s essentially a plastic, snow or ice won’t hurt it.” It’s called polyurethane/polyethylene yarns and they are skillfully engineered to endure cold, harsh weather. Even the infill helps out as it slows the freezing from occurring.


“Well it’s not alive so it doesn’t die. And since it’s essentially a plastic, snow or ice won’t hurt it.” – CEO Chris Neighbors 


Fluff up Your Turf with Drought-Tolerant Plants

Turn Your Landscape into a Drought-Tolerant Oasis

So you finally have your perfect synthetic grass landscape. Maybe you’ve noticed there’s something else missing. What goes great with a synthetic yard? Plants. Drought-tolerant plants at that. And we’re not talking about the synthetic plants you buy at your local Hobby Lobby. You can purchase real-life plants that require minimal maintenance and water, just like your synthetic grass.


The following list of plants plants bloom beautifully and are perfect for a drought environment.

  1. Evening Primrose: A fragrant plant that grows flat on the ground and blooms into an exquisite pink and white flowery display throughout the spring and fall seasons.
  2. Hummingbird Saga: Perfect for spring as it grows rose-lilac colored flowers and emits a fruity scent. Most importantly, it’s drought and frost tolerant.
  3. Island Bush Poppy: This is an evergreen shrub that blooms in the spring and can handle cold temperatures. It sprouts yellow flowers.
  4. Purple Sage: Another evergreen shrub that attracts butterflies because of its light purple flowers and fuzzy white & green leaves.
  5. Trailing Lantana: This plant blooms lavender flowers in the spring and is also a butterfly magnet. It’s perfect for ground cover and minimal maintenance


You might be in the next steps of your landscaping to enter the world of plants or maybe not just yet. Either way, you should still look into some drought-tolerant plants to give your yard that extra “oomph.” Sprucing up your landscape makes it that much more realistic looking!


Have any plants you’ve used that requires minimal maintenance and water? Shoot us a note!