Can You Put Lawn Furniture on Artificial Grass?

A high-quality artificial lawn is a long-term investment. Naturally, you want to protect your grass and maintain its appearance for many years to come. One of the most pressing concerns for homeowners is whether or not their lawn furniture will cause damage to their synthetic turf.

The good news is most lawn furniture won’t cause any issues with your artificial lawn. With that in mind, we have some professional advice to help you keep your turf in mint condition.

 

Can You Put Lawn Furniture on Artificial Grass?

The short answer is yes. You can put lawn furniture on artificial grass. Placing furniture on your synthetic lawn is similar to placing it on a carpet. As long as the item doesn’t have any sharp edges, putting furniture on your residential artificial turf won’t cause tearing or breakage. 

However, heavy furniture that stays in the same place for a prolonged period can leave an imprint. If you’re planning to place large pieces of furniture on the lawn, such as a trampoline, playground equipment, or a swing, you should consider moving the objects every few months. This step will help prevent permanent indentations.

Thick and durable artificial grass is optimal if you plan to use folding lawn furniture or other items that require a stable surface. A thicker synthetic lawn will prevent chairs from sinking into the turf and keep them level.

 

Consider Artificial Grass Furniture

If you’re worried about furniture leaving imprints on your new artificial grass, you might consider artificial lawn furniture. This latest trend is particularly low-maintenance and visually pleasing. Fake grass chairs, sofas, and tables also stand up well to damage from the wind, sun, and rain.

There are many other advantages to choosing synthetic grass furnishings. For example, the soft edges make these items particularly child friendly. You’ll also find that most pieces require minimal cleaning and are resistant to fire. 

 

Keep These Things Off of Your Artificial Lawn

While most items of furniture are safe to place on your artificial turf, there are three types that you should avoid.

 

1. Sharp Objects

Avoid furnishings that could puncture your turf. There are many circumstances when you might want to add structures that require burying a post. For example, holiday decorations, fencing, sports equipment, and playgrounds can all be different reasons that you consider punching a hole. Contact our SYNLawn experts to find solutions that won’t damage the surface. 

 

2. Grills and Other Hot Items

The synthetic plastic materials of your artificial lawn can melt if exposed to high temperatures. Keep barbecues and fire pits away from your turf. Hot embers from oil splatters or burning coal can land on the surface and melt the fibers. Keep cooking appliances in a separate area with a concrete surface. 

 

3. Vehicles

Many people consider using artificial grass on their driveway. However, you should avoid driving or parking your vehicle on your synthetic turf. The car tires will not only pull the fibers out of the mesh backing but also from the edges. Also, cars can drip oil, which leaves permanent stains on artificial grass.

Learning the ins and outs of artificial lawn maintenance will help you preserve your synthetic landscape and keep it looking new.

 

What to Do if Your Lawn is Damaged

Synthetic lawns are exceptionally durable, but it’s still possible for accidents to happen at any time. For example, you might drop your gardening shears and poke a hole in the turf. 

In this case, your artificial lawn specialist can send an expert to perform repairs. Minor damage might only require a few stitches to restore, while larger areas may require replacement sections.

Our SYNLawn specialists can complete your artificial turf installation and any necessary repairs throughout the lifespan of your synthetic lawn.

 

Final Tips

Most garden furnishing won’t cause damage to your artificial lawn. If you move objects regularly, you can easily brush out any indentations to keep your grass looking uniform.

Ask a synthetic lawn specialist to perform maintenance once per year with a mechanical power brush. Also, remember to remove any debris like sharp sticks or branches after a storm, as these could pierce the surface. Avoid using soccer cleats, pointy objects, abrasive chemicals, combustible heat sources, gum, and sticky substances on your turf.

Finally, don’t hesitate to put out your children’s play structures, pet furnishings, and seating arrangements on your artificial lawn. Remember that your synthetic grass was specially designed for these purposes. When in doubt, contact the artificial turf experts for professional advice.

 

To learn more about putting furniture on artificial lawns. Contact the experts at SYNlawn Dallas at 214-919-0767. We’re happy to answer your questions.

Recent Posts

artificial turf dallas

Why More Texas Homeowners are Choosing a Synthetic Lawn

April 23, 2020

More and more Texas homeowners are choosing a synthetic lawn for their pets, children’s play areas, roof decks, patios, and other areas around the home and office. But why choose artificial landscape grass over the real thing? Synthetic turf lawn is made from soft, plant-based materials that look and feel like real grass. Additionally, they’re…

Is Artificial Turf Safe?

April 16, 2020

The development of artificial turf has been a revolutionary technology in the landscaping industry and has become a widely adopted method of achieving a lush, green lawn almost instantly. The minimal upkeep required for artificial turf maintenance appeals to many property owners as evidenced by the 40-45 million square feet of synthetic grass that’s installed…

6 Fabulous Front Porch Ideas

March 23, 2020

The first thing guests or a potential buyer sees when looking at your house is the front entrance. The way that your lawn flows into a pathway to your front door can go a long way to increase your home’s curb appeal, even if you aren’t planning to sell or move anytime soon. These six…

Maintenance Tips 101: How to Make the Most of Your Artificial Turf

February 27, 2020

So you’ve taken the plunge and invested in an artificial turf lawn. Great! But, what now?  Although residential turf is extremely low-maintenance and has been dubbed the “instant-lawn,” turf does still require some maintenance to keep it in its most pristine and healthy condition. By following these simple turf maintenance tips, you can ensure your…

5 Creative Ways to Incorporate Artificial Turf in Your Home (Rooftops, Patio, Walls)

February 21, 2020

Artificial turf is one of the most versatile landscape options available. As you may know, maintaining natural grass is hard work and costs a lot of money. With synthetic grass, you don’t have to worry about the drawbacks associated with a natural lawn. Many homeowners already know that artificial turf can help them save water,…

How to Prep Your Lawn for Artificial Turf Installation

January 28, 2020

Artificial turf, which first gained attention in 1966 when it was installed in the Astrodome, has now become commonly used for fields and in residential areas. While it is easy to install, it does require proper installation to look and function as intended. The following steps will get the lawn ready for an artificial turf…

5 Maintenance Tips to Keep your Residential Artificial Turf Lasting Long

January 28, 2020

Artificial turf comes with a lot of perks, one of the main ones being lower maintenance. However, lower maintenance doesn’t mean that there is no maintenance. Whether you have already installed residential artificial turf or are interested in the maintenance of artificial turf, below you’ll find five tips to keep your grass looking great and…

4 Ways Your Commercial Business Will Benefit from Artificial Turf

December 31, 2019

As a business owner, you have bigger things to worry about than lawn maintenance. While many homeowners have already opted for synthetic grass for their lawns, commercial artificial grass is gaining popularity amongst commercial property owners as well. Installing artificial turf at your business is a great way to minimize costs, decrease maintenance, reduce your…

backyard putting green

Why Golf Enthusiasts are Shifting to Artificial Turf

December 19, 2019

When it comes to constructing a dream backyard putting green or course, most golf enthusiasts are turning to artificial turf to make their dream a reality. Although it has been around for years, technological advancements have made way for premium products from companies specializing in turf installation. While past conversations surrounding artificial grass typically broke down pros and…

How to Care for Your Artificial Turf With Pets

November 30, 2019

A primary concern for homeowners with pets is making sure their companions are safe and healthy, but that doesn’t mean your lawn has to suffer as a result. Our loveable furry friends have a unique way of turning beautiful green yards into yellow patches and mud puddles. Along with routine landscaping that can include a…