artificial grass worth

You might be seeing the continuous growth of artificial grass more and more today. Even some local playgrounds and putting green that you frequently go to has made the transition to fake grass.
If you are a traditional grass enthusiast, you might wonder whether it is worth investing in synthetic grass for your lawn. While this question is undoubtedly valid, the answer is an unmistakable yes, it is worth the money to invest in artificial grass. 
There are plenty of reasons why people are opting for an artificial lawn. It is an investment up front, but its long-term benefits can far outweigh the costs you need to pay for it. It has its pros and cons, but making a sound investment, installing synthetic grass in one’s lawn or yard is one worthy investment in the long run.

Why artificial grass is an investment

Many people continue to invest in artificial grass because of the low maintenance it requires, especially in colder months when nobody wants to be looking after their lawn. A high-quality artificial grass installation can last for years, making your hard-earned money worth it in the long run.
There are several aspects to consider when deciding to install artificial grass and ensuring that you are making a good investment in your garden. You can opt to lay it down yourself, but with the help of a professional installer, the job can be more accessible, and there would be fewer problems to think about.

Artificial grass can help you save time and money on maintenance

Compared to taking care of natural grass, where you have to invest some of your time and money to maintain it, artificial grass is a low maintenance option that you can consider for your lawn. A well-maintained green space with natural grass can get expensive in the long run. Whether you opt for weekly maintenance of natural grass with the help of a lawn service or spend hours working on it by yourself, the numbers can add up fast.
With artificial grass, some maintenance is still required to keep it in top shape, but it is a far cry from the amount of work and dedication that natural grass requires. As there are many artificial grass types and a range of uses, the first step is considering the suitable turf that meets your needs. 
The second step is to keep in mind what you use to maintain your artificial lawn. Some water tends to do the trick, as artificial lawns are designed to drain water effectively. Spraying it down with a hose from time to time can keep it clean of debris and other clutter. It is also helpful to brush your artificial grass, as it helps the blades stand up straight, especially if your artificial grass is going to be stepped on quite often. 

Artificial Grass Helps in Increasing Your Property Value

Synthetic turf is also a stellar investment as it is known to help increase a property’s value over time. And when you add up all the other savings in its maintenance and the time you save in the long run, the return on investment can be huge. Artificial grass is good not only for your hard-earned money but also for your home.

Choose high-quality artificial grass that is worth your money.

You also need to consider the quality of artificial grass when thinking about whether it is worth your money or not. Choosing a cheap or low-quality grass type will cost you consequences down the line due to its low durability and weak yarn. Purchasing high-quality synthetic grass will make a massive difference for your lawn that is worth the money you put into it. 

You can create a better backyard or a lawn with the help of artificial grass.

As you have seen many pictures online of luxurious homes with artificial grass backyards, pavers, gazebos, and top-notch landscaping, it is safe to say that it is achievable for your own home as well. Many well-designed backyards and lawns feature artificial grass in some fashion. Artificial grass is a low-maintenance option that looks and feels just like natural grass, which you can consider as a viable alternative for your lawn. 
Artificial grass is easy to work with, has many different purposes, and is easy to maintain over time. Renovation options such as installing artificial grass can help improve your backyard landscaping, and it often pays for itself when it comes to getting your home appraised.

Artificial grass helps in conserving water and taking care of the environment.

Some local municipalities put restrictions on how often you can water your lawn. It takes a lot of good water to keep natural grass maintaining its luscious green look. Mowing your lawn is also inefficient and can cause some harm to the environment. Running an older gasoline-powered mower can also contribute to air pollution in the long run.
If the environment is a concern that you have been thinking of, you can consider artificial grass that helps reduce your water use and environmental impact in the name of a better lawn.

Why should you consider installing artificial grass?

One of the most vital factors in ensuring that your synthetic lawn is worth the money you plan on spending is the installation process. A correctly-done sub-base can help ensure the longevity of your artificial turf at home. It is crucial to ensure that you use the recommended materials or opt for the help of a professional installer. 
If you choose the right installation company, you will probably be paying more, but you can find it a better investment that can be worth the investment over time.

You can always choose and rely on Easy Turf for more crucial information on premium synthetic grass solutions for your yard or lawn. We offer quality and life-like turf suitable to Australia’s harsh climate conditions. It can also provide quality artificial grass installation for commercial, sporting, and residential landscapes. You may contact us at 1300 475 499 or 1300 475 498 or visit our website at to learn more information about our products and services. 

Commonly asked Artificial Turf Questions

Why should you go with Easy Turf for your artificial turf?

We are an industry leading supplier and installer of high quality artificial grass in Australia. As industry experts we can give you the best advice for when you are laying your synthetic grass. Installing artificial turf can provide a rewarding experience to your family and household as it frees you from the hassles and expense of owning a traditional lawn.


If you have any questions on artificial grass, we are happy to help answer any of your questions around the installation of your synthetic grass. How to get in contact? Reach us on 1300 475 499 or, at


We have a step by step guide on laying your synthetic grass into simple steps. The guide will run you through:

  • Getting ready – your checklist
  • Measuring up for synthetic grass
  • Choosing the right grass for you
  • Preparing the ground for your synthetic grass
  • Rolling and pegging out your grass 

Expert tips for natural-looking artificial grass

Why you should double check your Artificial Turf measurements

When measuring up for artificial grass installation it’s crucial to know exactly how much artificial turf you are going to need for your project. Just imagine being short a few square metres on your project or you have massively over-ordered your artificial turf. Double check your measurements and also ensure you order slightly more artificial turf than you think in case there is miscalculation or errors.

How do you prepare the ground for synthetic grass?

Preparing the base so that it is rubble-free, smooth and flat is essential to the success of your DIY turf-laying project. Skip a step and you risk unwanted lumps and bumps. 

Remove any existing turf and soil including any stones, pebbles and debris. We suggest you dig to around 7.5cm deep.


  1. To prevent any regrowth from weeds and unwanted plants, place a plastic membrane over the entire cleared area. 
  2. Apply a thin layer of crushed stone over the top of the plastic membrane.
  3. Use planks of wood to create a new layer over the top of the crushed stone. 
  4. If you are laying your artificial grass over the top of concrete or paving stones, it’s essential to check that it is level. If not, you will need to use a spirit level and create extra height with additional concrete or other materials. You will also need to make sure that there is adequate drainage close by to handle excess rain and water.
  5. We recommend that you use a foam underlay on the top of the concrete to create a more comfortable feel underfoot. Easy Turf suggests using 5mm of foam underlay on top of concrete and pavers to give some softness.
  6. Use a compactor where necessary to ensure a level and robust finish to your foundations.
How to roll out and peg your synthetic grass

Once you have the foundations in place, it is time to peg out your turf, a crucial step before you permanently fix it into position. Follow these steps to ensure the best results.

Slowly unroll your synthetic turf over the carefully prepared foundations.
Use your nails and/or pegs and place at even intervals along the turf but about 30-40cm from the edge to hold it in place (the space between the nail and the edge of the grass will be held down by the adhesive tape used in step D).
If you are using artificial grass on concrete, paving stone or hard floor, use industrial-strength synthetic turf glue instead of nails. As before, leave a gap of approximately 30-40cm to the edge of the grass to allow for the use of tape.
Add the next strip of artificial grass and use the same principles, either nailing/pegging or glueing in place and leaving the space to allow for taping.
As you lay the consecutive strips, be careful to ensure that the pile of the grass is running in the same direction (if the fibres are pointing in alternate ways you will have an uneven stripe in your grass). If in doubt, use your hand to feel which way the threads are pointing.
Once you have covered all your area with synthetic turf you are ready for the next step. Use your industrial strength tape to connect adjoining grass strips. Apply tape along the entire length of one piece of grass and then ‘connect’ the section next to it by laying that on top of the remaining tape. Flatten and ensure that it is a tight fit without any gaps or unstuck areas.

What is the purpose of sand on artificial grass?
  • The sand helps the ‘roots’ of the synthetic grass to stay upright, regardless of use; this avoids the grass appearing to flatten on high traffic areas. 
  • As the sand helps the grass to remain upright it does create a variation on the angle that they point which resembles the blades of real grass. 
  • Sand helps to prevent a flattening of the blades in high traffic areas.
  • Using the correct type of sand (only use artificial turf white sand) allows for excellent drainage without washing away the sand or soaking up excess water. 
  • The sand remains within the turf and doesn’t rub off on clothing or on kids and pets who choose to roll on the grass.
No time for DIY?

We understand that even though you might prefer to install your artificial grass you don’t have the time. We understand if, due to time constraints (or you don’t like DIY), that you’d prefer that the other experts (us) did the job and you get to spend the weekend trying out your new lawn. No worries.


Easy Turf is happy to provide installation and supplier services and take away yet another hassle. As well as supplying samples of our range of artificial grass, we can also provide quotes and have a register of approved installers of our artificial grass in Australia. Select your State and you will see a list of our recommended suppliers and installers.

Contact EasyTurf today and let us help you choose from the best artificial grass in Australia. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service with honest and reliable advice. Contact us for a quote or more information

What supplies do you need to lay Artificial turf?

In order to have a hassle free synthetic lawn installation you need to make sure you’ve done the prep work. Here is a handy checklist to make sure you have all the things you need:


  1. Grass – Choosing the right grass for your yard is important for your enjoyment. We offer a wide range of synthetic grasses that are designed to look & feel just like real grass.
  2. Pegs and nails to hold down the grass and prevent movement 
  3. Industrial gloves – to protect your hands
  4. Peel and stick tape – to join synthetic grass together and provide a neat finish
  5. Industrial strength synthetic grass glue – ideal if you are putting your lawn on top of concrete, pavers or other hard surfaces
  6. Artificial grass sand and fine rock – for a reliable base and for finishing off the prep
  7. Foam underlay – if you are using grass on hard surfaces such as concrete and pavers
  8. Wooden planks – to help flatten the earth
  9. Compactor (either manual or machine-driven) – to flatten the ground and ensure a professional finish
  10. Standard tools such as a broom, rake, hammer, spirit level, hose, retractable tape measure, nails, quality retractable or fixed blade knife
How to choose the right synthetic grass for you?

Once you have the correct measurements for your artificial grass, you need to select which type of synthetic grass will be best for your project. Easy Turf has a wide range of fake grass available that is suitable for residential, educational, sports, and commercial applications. We offer free samples and also partner with local wholesalers.

Can I Lay Fake Grass On Dirt

It’s not advisable to lay fake grass on topsoil or any sort of soil. This will leave you with an uneven finish for your freshly installed artificial grass, and also have weeds slowly grow in over time.


For the best results follow our DIY Guide for installing fake grass.

How To Lay Artificial Grass On Sand

Artificial grass cannot be placed only on sand, as you need to use crushed rock to assist with the drainage and ensure that the synthetic grass stays level.


For the best results follow our DIY Guide for installing fake grass.

Why use silicon sand with your artificial grass?

Once you’ve laid your artificial grass you have two options in your next steps. You can either leave the grass as is or add sand to make it appear more natural.

Adding sand to the grass can help it appear more natural as it helps keep the grass upright. To add the proper amount of sand ee recommend that you allow for approximately 10-15kg per sqm for coverage. Using a rake or a broom, sprinkle the sand on top of the grass and walk it in to make sure that it falls deep down into the pile and settles at the base. Then, water the lawn to help the sand settle down within the grass.