The Perfect Alternatives to Natural Grass

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Alternatives to natural grass

It’s hard to beat the beauty of a natural grass but unfortunately there are some sacrifices you may have to make to keep yours looking amazing all year round.

All the watering, fertilizing and mowing can add up over time and put a dent in your bank account…not to mention your precious weekend hours!

Some natural grass alternatives can save you money while being more environmentally friendly.

Well worth considering for your home.

But it’s important to first decide how you want to use your yard.

Do you want to use it for entertaining, kids’ outdoor games or do you want to create a relaxing sanctuary?

Once you have an idea of how you wish to use your outdoor space, check out the best options for you and your family.

To help you decide, here are some of our top picks for natural grass alternatives.

1. Timber decking

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Timber decking is a great alternative to natural grass.

Timber decking is a great way to minimise the amount of lawn space you have.

Which is handy if you’re trying to save money in the long run.

Verandahs and decks can cost more upfront but often require less maintenance time and money in the long run.

That means more money to spend on that new barbeque!

A nice timber deck transforms your yard into a versatile space to entertain friends and relax in.

Timber decking also has many more benefits such as increasing the value of your home.

It’s also worthwhile considering sustainable timber options.

2. Paving

Say goodbye to pesky weeds and excessive watering.

Paving is often an inexpensive, eco-friendly and simple natural grass alternative for anywhere you need ground cover.

Everyone ends up winning!

But paving isn’t always the best option if you have little children who love running about in the backyard.

Bruised knees and worn out shoes are not so fun for you or your kids!

Paving can also be quite harsh when it covers a large space.

So consider how large your space is, how soft and natural you want your yard to feel, and of course what the area will be used for.

3. Pergola

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A pergola is a great way to reduce lawn size while adding value to your property.

A pergola is a great way to reduce lawn size while adding value to your property.

It’s the perfect space to entertain friends or relax with a book in the shade.

It can get really hot during the Australian summer and a pergola provides a retreat from the harsh sun.

Although a pergola has higher initial costs, it could save you in the long run with less spent on maintenance for that extra stretch of natural grass.

4. Artificial grass

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Artificial grass is a perfect alternative to natural lawn.

No mow grass? Yes, please! Artificial grass requires minimal maintenance.

No watering, edging or fertilising needed. What a time saver!

It’s also an excellent option if you have pets and children as it’s durable, long lasting, free of pesticides and easy to clean.

Although initial installation costs are higher, think of all the water you will save by not having to water your natural grass anymore.

And think of all the things you’d prefer to be doing rather than mowing and resurrecting your lawn.

Artificial grass can give your yard a greener, fresher feel, but without the seasonal frustration, effort and ongoing costs of having a natural lawn.

Having variety in your outdoor spaces is a great way for your whole family to spend more time outdoors, socialising, relaxing and living a healthier life.

Why not create different spaces in your yards with a combination of great natural grass alternatives?

You’ll love getting your weekends back, knowing you’re helping out the environment and saving money in the long term!

Considering timber decking, verandahs, pergolas or artificial grass for your home?

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