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A matt of artificial turf sits outside the french doors of a house.
Synthetic turf is a way you can enjoy lush, green lawn all year round. But your yard isn't the only place it can make an impact. Bunnings National Landscape Buyer Katrina gave us some great ideas on how to use synthetic turf in other interesting ways.

The perfect match

If you love nothing more than watching sport with a few mates in your man cave, lounge room or home cinema, why not give your space a sporting theme. “Throw some synthetic turf over your table or benchtop and you've got an instant bar mat,” explains Katrina. “And because it's great at catching crumbs, you can simply shake it off or hose it down after the game.” You could even roll it up and stick in the shed afterwards if you want it out of the way.

Make a splash around the pool

A lush strip of grass can look great around your pool, only problem is, real grass will get waterlogged and turn to mud in no time. This not only looks terrible, it can be a slippery safety hazard. No such problem for artificial grass though. Even a thin strip around the perimeter of the pool can look fantastic and offer much better grip underfoot. Watch our video to see how easy it is to lay synthetic turf.

Ready, set, play

“If you've got a swing set, trampoline or cubby house in your backyard, it's probably taken a toll on the look of your lawn,” according to Katrina. And let's be honest, patchy looking grass can be a bit of an eyesore. Synthetic grass is much more durable and will withstand whatever the kids can throw at it. You could even use it as an easy-to-clean play mat or rug in the kids rumpus room.

Synthetic turf putting greens

With some synthetic turf and a little bit of D.I.Y., keen golfers can create an impressive putting green in their very own backyard. You could even roll it out in the garage or under the carport. Weather conditions aren't a problem when your low-maintenance green can be easily rolled up and packed away.

Get arty

Take your 'arty-ficial' grass to unexpected places by getting creative with your material. “We've seen some amazing uses for synthetic turf over the years,” explains Katrina. “From quirky placemats to grassy street numbers, even outdoor rugs and seat covers.” You can find some great inspiration out there so why not let your imagination run wild!

Put some green in your scene

If your inner-city apartment could do with a splash of green, synthetic turf is the answer. Because it can be cut to size, it's perfect for small spaces. It's also soft underfoot, low-maintenance and easy to clean. With a few perfectly placed pot plants or flower boxes, you can add a refreshing burst of nature to the concrete jungle.

Artificial turf on walkway on the way to hallway of house.

Find what you need for your garden

Check out some more great ideas for your garden, or take a look at our garden range.

Get help and advice on how to lay synthetic turf here.


Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.