Artificial Grass for Small Spaces: Maximizing Your Outdoor Area

by Apr 3, 2024Uncategorized

Here in Vancouver and across the lower mainland, space comes at a premium. While all of us would enjoy a nice big outdoor living space, many of us have to make the most out of a smaller space. If your backyard or patio is ~400 square feet or less and you’re looking for design ideas to help you maximize your outdoor area, this article is for you!

First and foremost, Artificial grass offers several advantages that make it an ideal choice for small outdoor spaces. Here is why:

  1. Low Maintenance: Unlike natural grass, artificial turf requires minimal upkeep. It’s essentially like an outdoor carpet. No mowing, watering, or fertilizing is necessary, making it perfect for busy homeowners or those with limited outdoor space.
  2. Year-Round Aesthetics: Synthetic turf maintains its vibrant color and lush appearance throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions. Even in the harsh Vancouver winters your outdoor surface will be in mint condition.
  3. No Shoes Needed: Artificial turf is inherently a very soft surface (some are softer than others), making this the perfect outdoor surface for you and your kids to go outside in your socks or bare feet!
  4. Durability: High-quality artificial turf is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic, making it an excellent choice for small yards or patios where space is limited. It can take an absolute beating!

Now that we have our outdoor surface sorted out, let’s explore some creative design ideas to help you maximize your small outdoor space:

  1. Vertical Gardens: Combine artificial turf with vertical gardening solutions to add depth and visual interest to your small backyard or patio. You can use traditional planters or Install wall-mounted planters filled with vibrant flowers, herbs, or succulents to create a lush, green oasis.
  2. Multi-Functional Furniture: Choose multi-functional furniture pieces that serve dual purposes, such as storage benches, or coffee tables with built-in fire pit or planters, etc.. This allows you to maximize space while adding functionality to your outdoor area.
  3. Small Putting Green: Transform a small corner of your backyard or patio into a miniature putting green using artificial turf. This unique feature not only adds visual appeal but also provides hours of entertainment for both adults and children. Plus you can keep your short game sharp from the comfort of your own home!
  4. Outdoor Lighting: Enhance the ambiance of your small outdoor space with strategically placed outdoor lighting. Install string lights, solar-powered lanterns, or a landscape lighting system to illuminate your patio and create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
  5. Fire Table or Patio Heater: It doesn’t take much space to have a small fire table and a few chairs around it! If you like having guests over or using your patio in the colder months, this is the perfect addition!

Need help creating your small-scale outdoor living space? Turf Team is here to help, contact us here

backyard putting green with artificial grass

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