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How to Make an Artificial Turf Campground in Your Backyard

November 15, 2019

A synthetic grass lawn is ideal for many reasons. Since you don’t need to focus on upkeep, you can focus more on coming up with fun ways to enjoy your lawn. For instance, you might decide to turn it into an artificial turf campground. An artificial turf campground is a fun concept for a child’s party, but even adults can enjoy it. It offers much of what makes camping enjoyable without many of the drawbacks. If you’d like to make an artificial turf campground, our team at Watersavers Turf will supply the faux lawn that will make the perfect surface for your backyard adventure.

Using Artificial Grass for Camping

Using artificial grass for camping is a smart choice. Its surface tends to drain water more quickly than live grass, so you don’t need to worry about the lawn being too soggy for camping after a sudden rain. Also, using artificial grass for camping is a good way to avoid insects since it is not a live source of food.  Those who rent or own campsites often replace their real grass with artificial grass for camping just for these reasons.

If you don’t own a campsite, but want to turn your backyard into one for the night, keep these tips in mind:

Weight Your Tent Down

When camping on a natural grass lawn, you would normally drive stakes into the ground to keep a tent in place. You don’t want to do this with fake grass. Real grass can grow over those holes. Fake grass cannot. Instead, use heavy objects in the corners of the tent to weight it down.

Be Careful with Fire

You may be tempted to use a fire pit or grill to make s’mores or other camping treats. That’s fine, just try to keep the open flames away from your turf. It’s a durable surface, but flames can damage the fibers.

Keep it Clean

Take advantage of the fact that you’re camping about as close to home as you can get. Synthetic grass is easy to clean, but it’s still a good idea to dispose of food and waste in secure garbage cans.

The Benefits of Camping on a Fake Lawn

Camping on a fake lawn offers many benefits. Again, when camping on a fake lawn, you’re less likely to have problems if it rains beforehand. Camping on a fake lawn at your campsite also means you won’t have to attend to any upkeep tasks when you arrive.

It also offers these benefits, which you may not have considered:

Fewer Critters

Do you like the idea of camping, but dislike the idea of waking up to find a hungry animal at your campsite? That’s less likely to happen if you rely on synthetic grass. Animals are drawn to backyards where food is in constant supply. When you replace your live grass with fake grass, they have less to eat in your lawn. That means that animals in your area start to pay less attention to it over time.

Staying Clean

It’s easy to get your clothes (and your hair, skin, backpack, etc.) dirty at a campsite. Weather conditions can make soil muddy. The overall presence of grass and dirt means it’s harder to keep everything you’re carrying with you clean. With synthetic turf, on the other hand, this isn’t a problem.

Staying Safe

You’re much less likely to brush up against poison ivy or any other harmful plant with a fake grass lawn. Being able to control every aspect of your campground is one of the key benefits that this surface offers.

If all of that sounds good to you, head to a Watersavers Turf SF Bay Area location. Our team will gladly answer any questions you may have about converting your lawn surface. We also offer free large 1’ x 1’ turf samples. These make it easy to find the right style for your project since we offer over 40 types. If you can’t make it to us, we’ll ship them to any spot in the Continental United States.

Give us a call at 844-974-8873 if you have any questions. We can also chat online if you’d prefer. Either way, don’t forget to ask about our special offers, like free estimates!

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