Last Updated on February 22, 2022 by ReTurf

Artificial grass is durable, low maintenance, and offers the aesthetics of a perfectly kept up lawn no matter what time of year it is.

As if all that wasn’t enough, it can save you lots of money in the long run compared to a regular grass lawn—whether you DIY it or have it installed professionally.

And utilizing used artificial grass makes turf even more cost effective.

While installing artificial grass across an entire lawn is quite a huge undertaking for most do-it-yourselfers, there are many other ways to use artificial grass in DIY applications.

Do It Yourself Uses for Artificial Grass

  • One of the easiest DIY projects using artificial grass is to make attractive doormats/scrapers. Since you’re making them yourself, feel free to go big—normally large doormats made out of coir or synthetic materials can cost a pretty penny, but if you’re cutting the material yourself, you can make mats that are any shape or size you want!
  • Create an activity area for exercise, sports, or other athletic activity—artificial grass is perfect for making your own DIY putting green!
  • Create soft, washable, durable play/activity areas for children or pets.
  • Use it to make walkways between paved areas of your property.
  • Artificial grass is a perfect way to transition between indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Cover a deck or balcony with it, and add plants to make it feel like a lush, private oasis.

These are by no means all the ways you can use artificial grass in your do-it-yourself projects, but they should give you some ideas.

With a lot of time, planning, and the right installation tools, DIYers can install their own artificial grass on their lawn, or in smaller projects around their property.

However, for larger projects (like large lawns, sports/activity areas, and facilities), experienced professional installers can complete the job much faster, with optimal time and cost efficiency—especially when it comes to materials and tools.

ReTURF supplies used artificial grass reclaimed from sports fields and stadiums. This grass was made for long-term use in professional, highly-demanding applications. As a superior grade product, ReTURF’s used artificial grass can have much higher longevity than many of the big-box store turf products aimed at DIYers—in addition to costing less than new artificial grass.

Just as with any big home improvement project, the costs of making mistakes installing artificial grass yourself can quickly add up—and they often can grow to where you quickly end up wishing you had consulted with professional installers in the first place.

Making doormats, small activity areas, and putting greens out of turf are one thing—taking on a whole lawn is another. Especially if you have a lot of land to cover.

If you’re going to do it yourself, just know that once all that work is finally over, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your completed, beautiful, low-maintenance artificial grass project.

Whether you’re doing it yourself or going the professional route—contact ReTURF for the most competitive pricing on artificial grass. Call us now at (828) 518-5787 or use the form below to request a quote.