With the John Lewis Christmas advert making an appearance on our screens and December fast approaching, we can officially begin to prepare for the festive period ahead. We thought we would share with you a few of our favourite ways to decorate your home with artificial grass this Christmas!
1. Christmas Tree Mats
You can’t beat the smell of a real tree, but we all know, like a natural lawn, a real tree requires a little extra care and attention. Make the tidy-up a little easier for yourself with a Christmas Tree Mat. Not only does it look good but you can protect your flooring or carpets from any scratches from the Christmas tree base or dropping needles. Plus when Christmas is over, just roll it up and put it away for next year.
2. Artificial Grass Table Runner
If you read our blogs you will know that we are a fan of this one but trust us it will really make your Christmas table come alive and it supplies a great backdrop to photograph your festive lunch spectacle! If it took you that long to cook, it deserves an Instagram worthy background! Be sure to tag us it you do @grassify_london
3. Christmas Wreath
This is a quick and easy one you can make yourself, you can maybe even use an offcut from your Christmas Tree Mat! Add a few flowers, faux berries or a ribbon to really make it sparkle and ensure your front door stands out this Christmas.
4. Artificial Grass Animals
Now this one is a little more difficult, there are lots of guides online for creating your own grass reindeers, or you could take the easy option and buy one readymade. While it may be a little investment, the beauty of an artificial grass animal is you can use it for years to come.
5. White Garden
Why not transform your front porch or backyard with a sheet of white ‘snow’ or in this case white artificial grass! Add a Christmas Tree, some lights and you have your very own Winter Wonderland!
So if you fancy getting creative with some of these quirky ideas give us a call at GRASSify for the best prices on offcuts ideal for adding that decorative touch.
We are big artificial grass lovers (for obvious reasons) but we don’t expect you to be convinced just by us telling you! That’s why we found you 10 Famous places that love artificial grass so you don’t have to just take it from us… take it from them!
1. Disney Resorts
Both Disneyland in Paris as well as Disney World in Florida realised the potential of artificial grass a long time ago! Why? Well imagine having to pay out for additional gardeners to cut the lawns in these massive establishments every day, not to mention the kids running around on the grass every day. It would be a nightmare trying to keep the grass looking green and lush on a daily basis. It does not take a mathematician to figure out how much money they have saved since installing artificial grass in their parks.
2. The Big Brother House
The big brother house has had artificial grass in the garden since the very beginning. Not just for aesthetic reasons – after all real grass would quickly rip up and damaged during the weekly competitions, but also because if they used real grass they would need to send in professional landscapers every week to clean things up! That would spoil the whole “being locked up with no contact with the outside world” theme of the show. So they wisely decided on artificial grass for the popular shows backyard.
3. The Albertsons Stadium
This stadium, previously known as the Bronco Stadium, is located in the USA, Idaho to be precise. The artificial grass used for this stadium is not your regular green artificial turf, in fact, it is blue! Of course the main reason to use artificial grass in this stadium is because of the beating it gets every time a match is played, but also, because artificial grass will hold the paint so much better than real grass! The grass occasionally gets replaced for maintenance reasons, but we are sure the stadium have saved a huge maintenance bill since changing to artificial grass.
4. Coronation Street
Here’s one we bet you didn’t know of before! yes, the lovely lawns of the Platts, Websters and Anna Windass are absolutely fake! Now how’s that for a bit of Pub Ammo! The reason the show installs artificial grass is because it would be impossible for them to look after the lawns AND make a quality show at the same time! Plus, the grass needs to stay looking good throughout the series, and not every show is shot at the same time, so to keep the consistency, they use artificial grass and no-one’s the wiser… well apart from those reading this blog today of course!
5. O2 Star Sixes
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you will have seen us promoting the O2 Star Sixes quite quite a bit! That’s because we were asked to install artificial grass for this prestigious event back in June and we did so with pride! The event, which was planned in the O2 London Arena last for a couple of days and the GRASSify team were there for the duration of it. Installing the artificial grass within 24 hours and then taking it down again in record time. Only a professional company like GRASSify would be able to handle that kind of pressure!
6. The Playboy Mansion
There’s an obvious reason why the playboy mansion has an artificial lawn… because who would have time to look after a lawn when they are surrounded by so many beautiful women! Not even a professional landscaper could keep their eye on the job at hand, it would be mahem!! Seriously though, the 87-year old tycoon choose artificial grass because he used to host so many lavish (and we are sure pretty wild) garden parties, and real grass simply could not cope, no matter how much money he threw at it. Now his grass looks natural and fresh all the time and he can focus on the better things in life for sure!
7. The Chelsea Flower Show
Really???— yes really, the Chelsea Flower show has been using artificial grass for their famous gardening shows since 2010. Not the entire show was covered in it though, it was mainly the exhibit of designer Tom Smiths who added “he was prepared to put his reputation on the line using artificial greenery” and he was not wrong! Many followed after that! Tom added “It is a great product and shows how far artificial grass has come in the recent years”.
We always say how pet-friendly artificial grass is, and now you can hear it from the experts! At the world famous dog show they have also seen the benefits of artificial grass. Not only becuase it looks good for TV but also because it is so easy to clean! You can only imagine the mess the animals leave behind after a show, and how great it is just to pick up a hose and clean up in record time! Not only does it benefit them with regards to cleaning, it also keeps looking pristine after each and every show and that is very important for the people of crufts! It’s all about looking good after all!
9. The Wembley Stadium
Another stadium that took the right decision to install an artificial turf on their pitch. It was installed for the first time back in 2010 for the football Community Shield game between Chelsea and Manchester, and since then the pitch has been played on for numerous international games including the football final at the London 2012 Olympics. The hardwearing qualities of artificial grass gave the Wembley Arena’s owners the confidence to invest, and it looks like they definitely made the right decision, Where before they had the constant battle to keep their real grass looking good and up to par for their players, now they have one headache less and can focus on the game instead!
10. The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden
Now we realised we cheated a little with this one as the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden is in fact located in Disney World and we already mentioned that one, but we thought it was worth another mention as they are JUST. SO. CUTE! Each year, this garden hosts the Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival, and Pixie Garden realised that artificial grass give the best and most desirable results. There’s heavy foot traffic during the festival which real grass would never be able to withstand, and the tiny gardens simply look much more magical no matter what gets thrown at it! So you must agree, giving the Pixie Garden a special mention was well worth it… now go to Google and image search “Pixie Gardens”… we promise you won’t be disappointed!
So there you have it, 10 famous places that love artificial grass! So now you don’t have to take it from us anymore, if it is good enough for Hugh Hefner…. (see what we did there?)
Now you don’t have to own a massive mansion, a football pitch or stadium to enjoy all the benefits of artificial grass, installing it in your private lawn (like those in coronation street!) would do the trick just as well, and you too can enjoy all the benefits, including saving a lot of time and money, plus having a lawn that looks good…. always!
Just as there are many types of Artificial Grass, there’s a lot of ways to use artificial grass creating awesome spaces and artefacts (we like to call them ARTificial grass… see what we did there??). Many of our clients ask what can be done with the “left over” grass after we have installed the artificial lawn in their gardens, others would like to see if they can do something good with the offcuts. So we decided to list the 25 unique ways to use artificial grass, so you can get creative with your artificial grass leftovers!
1. Reupholster your garden furniture
First of the 25 ways to use artificial grass is furniture. Not only will this artificial grass upholstery look fantastic, it is comfy too! Nice and soft seats, and with very little maintenance required, PLUS it will instantly match your outdoor decor! 🙂
It is not only you who will enjoy your new outdoor furniture, we are pretty sure your pets will love it too!
2. Make a new rug for your living room
Rugs can be expensive! Moreover, they are high maintenance! How many times have you spilled something on your rug, wine, pizza, ice cream (sounds like you had a great night in!). If only you had an artificial grass rug. You could simply take it outside, hose it off and continue your Netflix sesh without a worry! Now you could’t do that with your old traditional rug could you! Plus, it would be so original! It would be a great icebreaker for sure!
3. Matching cushions
Ok, so you have your rug, and your chair, now you need some matching cushions to finish it all off! Again… so simple to make from your artificial grass cut offs and such a decorative feature both inside and outside of the home! You would need to fill them up with an actual cushion though so they are nice and soft, but any old pillow will do! Or perhaps you have some old underlay or shock padding left too, then fill em up with that to get the desired results!
4. Awesome table runner
A fresh and green table runner is something everyone needs right? Mine always get so dirty though after a lovely dinner with friends (my friends are kinda messy, I must admit!) but with this lovely table runner, all I need to do it run it under the tap and it is as good as new again! It’s a win-win!!
5. Cats love artificial grass!
Does your furry friend like to scratch things? Then this item is a great alternative to plants! This artificial scratch pole will make your little tinkles feel right at home, plus, it looks great in your property, both inside and outside, so it will not disturb any feng-shuing you had going on!
6. Add some matching place settings
Wow, we’re going all the way here aren’t we?? And why not I say! Artificial grass should be embraced, should be everywhere and loved by all! … ok, sorry, I got a little too over excited there, but will you just look at these cute place settings! Who wouldn’t want these in their house!
7. Spice up your wardrobe
Now who would NOT want to be seen in this sophisticated yet playful number from the GRASSify collection?? We certainly would! You can, of course, make your own from your leftover artificial grass, or ask the designers at GRASSify to make you a bespoke fitted jacket. They are so ahead of their time don’t you think?
8. Get matching foot-ware
Well if you’re going to be a fashionista about it, then yes, please go all the way and match your outfit with these comfy and oh-so fashionable clogs. They are all the rage these days, and very easy to manufacture at home using some superglue and your left over artificial grass!
9. Step into something more comfy!
Clogs not really your thing? Why not try the same but then using your flip-flops! It’s like walking on freshly cut grass all year round from the moment you put them on! Now if this won’t improve your mood, we don’t know what will!
10. Drive around in style!
Now this idea is sure to make heads turn all the way to the bank (or supermarket, or cinema, where was it you were going?). All you need is a bit of heat /water / wind resistant super sticky glue (seriously, make sure it sticks, we don’t need any accidents now) and your leftover artificial grass and you’ll be the talk of the town! (for all the right reasons of course!)
11. Drive around in style! (VO2)
Or, if you’re under 18 and not yet have a car, or you just love driving around on your moped then this one might fit you better! Again, make sure the artificial grass sticks properly, and we’re pretty sure this is not legal in all countries, so let’s just say we’ve warned you! :)
12. Drive around in style! (VO3)
Oh, you’re more of a sporty type are you? Good for you! 🙂 Then we have this little green example. You will fit right in when crossing around in the hillsides! But don’t forget where you left your bike! The camouflage is pretty accurate and we don’t want you to loose your bike in the middle of a field!
13. Just go nuts!
So this example is a little extreme, but for those of you that are super fanatic about their artificial grass, you will love this one. Just stick the green stuff everywhere! On your walls, your floors, your furniture, and really create a super green natural environment in your home, or office. You could even get a couple of plush rabbits, sheep and perhaps a cow and you’re done! It’s like living on a farm but without all the hard work! Result!
14. Make a doormat
We like to call this a little “taster” of all the green goodness that’s to come once you enter this door… you might call it a doormat. Whatever you call it, you will love it the same. This doormat will not only brighten up your home, they are so easy to clean! And very cost effective!
15. Something for the fish
Aside from decorating your own home with artificial grass, what about the home of your beloved pet fish? They would love a bit of green in their life Although we’re pretty sure they are colourblind, it will at least look good for you! So get in there and give your floating friends a bit of a makeover at home!
16. Design it yourself!
Forget Gucci, Louis Vitton or any other brand that charges a small fortune for a simple accessory like a handbag. Bring on the GRASSify Purse! You will definitely stand out from the crowd and it will be the object everyone talks about at any party!
17. Mobile Phone Case
Now you can buy this artificial grass mobile phone case from Amazon, or keep your pennies in your pocket and make this item yourself! You would still need a plastic case, but you would find that cheap in a Chinese store or market, and some superglue we suspect but once you have these items, you’re good to go! So original!
18. Say “I Do”
If your partner is equally crazy about artificial grass then, first of all, congratulations, but secondly, this item will seal this match made in heaven! We’re not entirely sure how long they will last, but taking great care we’re sure it will be at least a while!
19. Make her shine!
And while we’re on the subject of jewelry, what about these amazing earrings! They totally match the rings, so now all you need is a dress and the wedding’s complete! (we would strongly advise against an artificial grass wedding dress, but if that’s what rocks your boat, you go girl!)
20. The big day
And so now it is your big day and you want your guests to understand how important artificial grass is for you. Well, after all, you have devoted your life to it, you love it and want to tell the world about it! So there’s no better way than through these cute place name cards… OMG I want these at my wedding!
21. Grassy house number
These are so cute and very easy to make! You will be the envy of all your neighbours with these original house numbers. All you need is some wood, leftover artificial grass, and the number of your home in metal or also wood. Fantastic idea don’t you think?
22. Covering the toilet
Ah, the bathroom, we haven’t even touched the surface with all the great things you can use artificial grass leftovers for! Link decorating your toilet! Now that’s an original idea! This will really spruce up your bathroom!
23. Going Potty
Don’t just think of you and your toilet experience, think of your furry friend too! These cute artificial turf potting systems are available to purchase online, but you can quite easily make them yourself using your leftover artificial grass! What are you waiting for! Your pooch can’t wait to have a go!
24. Stairway to heaven
This is a very original way to decorate your stairs. It is unique and very quirky, normal carpets are soooo last year won’t you agree? So in comes artificial grass to decorate those stairs, making it soft for your feet and decorative for your home.
25. Sweet Dreams
Right, so your garden is all done, your decor is up to date, your pets are looked after, including the goldfish, you even have your transport sorted, and your wedding has been dealt with too. Time for a nap we think! And where better to have a nap than in your garden on this awesome artificial grass inspired bed! That looks very inviting indeed!
So there you have it. 25 ways to use artificial grass using offcuts from your artificial garden! Most of these are very useful, some are a bit crazy (but we’re not judging!) and others are products that are actually available to buy online! So if you’re very crea… why not start your own Etsy shop selling your artificial grass produce!
Either way, we would love to know what you think so leave us your thoughts in the commends section or if you have any other ways to use artificial grass, share it with us! We’re always up to try something new!