4. Narrow garden corridors
Many gardens in the UK are limited space-wise. Thankfully, we’ve got some great fake grass ideas which can be adapted to suit any outdoor spaces, no matter how small. Artificial turf is actually a better option for smaller areas which may not receive enough light to maintain a traditional lawn.
Laying fake grass in a smaller space is a great idea for low maintenance small spaces – giving all the benefits of greenery without the difficulties of live grass.
No more mowing the lawn in a tight space, simply sit back and enjoy your own little slice of heaven.
5. Room with a view
With small spaces in mind, balconies aren’t traditionally where you’d find natural turf either. This is usually due to the weight of soil that would be needed to maintain grass on a balcony, but also the potential mess created below.
Handily, artificial turf takes away that weight and mess issues, as it eliminates the need for a soil layer.
You can beautify your balcony area with a simple strip of artificial grass which creates a garden-like effect in a unique setting. Add some bunting and a few deck chairs and you’ll have the perfect space for a Great British Summer.
6. Small steps
Create a charming feature and break up the lush green of your artificial grass with some rustic paving slabs or stepping stones.
If you already have paving in your garden, artificial grass can be cut around the area – whether it’s a circular focal point or stepping stones.
You can complement your existing stepping-stones with artificial turf, as it can be cut to any length up to 25m, with a minimum of 8sqm. It’s simply a matter of adjusting the turf and laying it around your existing paving.
7. Create a waterside paradise
With its lush, realistic colours, artificial grass can be laid alongside your garden pond, or if you’re lucky enough to have one, a pool, to create a striking contrast next to the shimmering blue tones of the water.
Embellishing both the colours and surrounding areas of your waterside area, it can bring a new sheen to a garden water feature – and it’s perfect next to decking to give the impression of a gorgeous poolside holiday in your own backyard.
It’s also practical, as you’ll rarely need to weed the artificial turf, giving you more time to enjoy your outdoor space.
8. Rooftop bliss
Rooftop gardens are a dream feature for many homeowners, and artificial turf can create that rooftop oasis you’ve always wanted.
Similar to balconies, many are put off laying natural turf on roofs because of weight restrictions from soil.
Artificial grass has no such worries and you can apply it to your rooftop garden in a variety of manners which suit your design preferences.
Our artificial grass range
We have a selection of artificial turf options at Marshalls that can help breathe new life into your outdoor spaces.
Our Always Green artificial grass range meets ‘The Grass Standard’ quality mark, so you’re assured of absolute quality when your turf has been installed.
There are three variations on offer depending on the style of your garden:
Developed with families in mind, Always Green Playing Field is artificial turf that’s hard-wearing and play-friendly.
It’s ideal for installing in family gardens, as it can cope with intense garden football action – it also meets FIFA Standards for artificial turf – and playground apparatus such as slides being placed on it.
Always Green Summer Lawn
For a shimmering, multi-tone effect, Always Green Summer Lawn perfectly replicates a natural lawn.
Combining light-reflection technology and jute colours in its thatch layer, this artificial turf is one of our most realistic grass options.
Along with the other products in our Always Green range, it comes with a 10-year UV damage guarantee.