About Artificial Grass

Instantly Increase Your Homes Curb Appeal & Property Value!

Drastically Reduce Your Monthly Water Bill

Enjoy a Lush Green Lawn Year-Round Without Mowing

Increase Curb Appeal

Instantly Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

Make your neighbors jealous with a beautiful artificial grass lawn.

Reduce Water Bill

Drastically Reduce Your Monthly Water Bill

Save thousands each year with low-maintenance faux grass.

Natural-Looking Lawn

Enjoy a Lush, Green, Natural-Looking Lawn

Say goodbye to yard work and hello to more free time!

What Is Artificial Grass?

In simple terms, artificial grass is a layer of synthetic fibers designed to imitate the aesthetic look and practical function of real grass.

Artificial grass first appeared as “Astroturf” in the mid-1960s when it was used in the Houston Astrodome. Since then artificial grass has undergone several transformations. What began as an ugly plastic-looking ground cover in a few stadiums has evolved into something else entirely!

Artificial grass goes by a myriad of names: synthetic turf, fake grass, synthetic grass, faux grass, grass carpet, artificial lawn, and more. Whatever you call it, today’s artificial grass products are an incredibly realistic alternative to real grass that is affordable, low maintenance, and eco-friendly. Homeowners throughout Texas and across the U.S. recognize the advantages of replacing their natural grass yard with fake grass.

Artificial grass is more than just the visible blades of synthetic grass, it’s a complete landscape system. The best fake grass lawn is comprised of fibers or yarn that are tufted or quilted into a backing to create the appearance of a natural grass lawn.

Artificial Grass System Includes:

  • Yarn — Used to create the synthetic grass blades
  • Thatch — Cushions turf & supports fibers
  • Infill — Keeps grass blades upright & provides ballast
  • Backing — Secures fibers & provides drainage
  • Base — Decomposed limestone or granite
Artificial Grass System Components

The History of Artificial Grass

Today’s artificial grass is nothing like the clearly plastic-looking green carpet that debuted upon the grand opening of the Astrodome. Perhaps it was just as well that synthetic grass remained safely away from residential lawns until innovative improvements made it a feature worth admiring alongside that white picket fence.

The newest synthetic turf not only looks unbelievably realistic, but it is also weather-resistant, heat-resistant, environmentally friendly, and functionally similar to real grass. Not to mention that it takes maintenance out of the picture and brings the costs significantly down.

The process of making artificial grass, or “tufting”, came about a decade before Astroturf became a household name. The term “turf” is used in reference to artificial grass because of this process which basically involves punching synthetic filaments into fabric backing and then setting it with a flexible adhesive substance. While the basic process is still used in the initial stages of tufting, improvements have been made over the decades to create better looking and better performing artificial turf.

Artificial Grass Fibers

One of the following materials is melted down, mixed with coloring, & put into molds to produce the thin fibers that become the artificial grass blades.
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Nylon
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Artificial Grass thatch fibers highlighted with closeup overlay

Artificial Grass Thatch Fibers

Curly brown, green, or tan “Thatch” fibers are woven in with the turf fibers to give the artificial grass a more realistic look.
  • Made With Polypropylene
  • Gives Turf Natural Look
  • Help Support Turf Fibers
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Artificial Grass Backing Systems

The “Backing” helps to stabilize the fibers, holding them in place. Not all backing systems drain the same. There are three main types of backing:
  • Perforated Backing [Hole-Punch]
  • Felt-like Backing
  • 100% Permeable Backing
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Artificial Grass Infill Options

Infill refers to the products placed in between the artificial grass fibers to keep them upright & act as a ballast.
  • Placed between artificial grass fibers
  • Keeps grass blades upright
  • Shields backing from UV rays
Infill Options

What Are The Benefits Of Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass saves time

Saves Time

There are plenty of things you can do in Austin with your family and friends, and wasting your time mowing your lawn is far from ideal. Replacing your natural grass with synthetic grass gives you the opportunity to use your time however you want.

Artificial grass saves money

Saves Money

Natural grass owners spend a lot of money on keeping the appearances of their homes, and any means to cut costs is a welcome addition. Ideal Turf’s artificial grass products allow you to save money from the big spendings you have to make on lawn care.

Artificial grass is easy to maintain

Easy to Maintain

Maintaining a natural grass lawn requires a lot of care, resources, and time. When you make the switch from natural grass to artificial grass, all that’s required to maintain it is a stiff-bristled broom, water, soap, and a few minutes of your time each month.

Artificial grass is safe for pets & kids

Kid+Pet Safe

With synthetic grass, you no longer have to worry about kids and pets being exposed to the harmful chemicals used on natural grass. Antimicrobial technology is built into the turf fibers and is not a post-production application or spray that will wear off or fade away.

Environmentally-Friendly

Environmentally Friendly

We have major problems with global warming and water shortage but when you make the switch you have the power to eliminate a lot of these problems because you will lessen your carbon footprint and decrease your water usage with artificial turf.

Synthetic grass looks like natural grass

Natural Looking

It can be tough to keep your lawn green throughout the hottest months in Austin. You will not worry about that with our artificial grass products. Regardless of the temperature and the amount of rain, this grass will always look naturally green and full.

Artificial Grass for Residential Properties

Maximize your home’s outdoor aesthetic with lush, green, natural-looking, low maintenance, and water-saving artificial grass. Ideal Turf’s artificial grass installation services will ensure that you’re spending less time maintaining your outdoor landscape and more time enjoying it!
Residential Turf

Artificial Grass for Commercial Properties

Businesses large and small have a lot to gain from the low-maintenance, cost-saving, and aesthetic benefits that artificial grass has to offer. Drastically reduced water usage coupled with limited landscaping costs equate to an unbeatable return on investment!
Commercial Turf

Why Choose Ideal Turf For Your Artificial Grass Installation?

We’re not just claiming to be the best. Ideal Turf truly is the best artificial grass company in Texas. Here are just a few of the reasons to choose us for your artificial grass installation.

Artificial Grass FAQs
Superior Turf Drainage
Superior Drainage

Our products are lab-tested to drain over 1500 inches/hour, while other products only claim to drain over 400 inches/hour.

Artificial Turf Installation Warranty
1-Year Installation Warranty

In addition to our product warranty, we offer a 1 year installation warranty on every installation that we complete.

Ideal Turf is fully covered by liability insurance
Fully Insured

Feel safe using us because we are insured with a $2 million general liability umbrella, as well as workman's compensation.

Artificial turf products are covered by a 15-Year Manufacturers Product Warranty
15-Year Product Warranty

The majority of our products offer a manufacturer's warranty that we recently extended to 20 years.