Ask Matt AI

Top 5 Backyard Turf Options for Homeowners

By Paige Cerulli Created: September, 2023

Backyard turf can transform your yard into a beautiful, usable, and practical space year-round. Whether you want to create a space for your pets or kids to play or just want to end your days of moving and weeding, there are plenty of backyard turf options to choose from.

Top 5 Family & Pet Friendly Backyard Turf Products

At Greatmats, we carry many artificial grass products suitable for everything from golf practice to sports to dog play areas. These five products are ideal for homeowners.

1. Endless Summer Artificial Grass Turf

residential backyard turf pet friendly

The Endless Summer Artificial Grass Turf offers a natural look and reaction underfoot. Its distinctly messy look is highly realistic, and its enhanced volume means you need less infill. Additionally, the fibers feature a blend of two colors, contributing to the turf’s impressively realistic look.

This turf features a soft texture, so you can easily walk on it barefoot, and it’s also ideal for areas around pools. You can also use it for pet areas, and the polyurethane backing makes it extra strong and helps to hold the blades in place.

2. Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll

artificial grass backyard turf by pool

The Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll brings a lush, green appearance to your yard. It was designed to be used with playgrounds, so it’s safe for both kids and pets. It’s also suitable for high-traffic areas, making it an ideal choice for backyards that see heavy use.

This turf is equipped with Chargeguard technology, which helps to reduce static electricity as kids play, making for fewer shocks. The turf helps to reduce static conductivity by 200%, allowing for more enjoyable playtime.

The plush body and natural look are highly realistic, and the yarn height of 1.25 inches looks just like natural grass. The turf is soft, ideal in case of a fall, and can be installed with a silica sand infill for a natural feel.

3. Pet Heaven Artificial Grass Turf Roll

pet friendly artificial turf grass in back yard with dog

The Pet Heaven Artificial Grass Turf Roll is designed for use in pet areas. The one-inch pile height makes cleanup easy, and the turf is durable enough for high-wear areas. The dual-layered polypropylene backing is extra strong, and it features a SilverBack Polyurethane coating for extra durability.

The turf is highly realistic and also features a natural reaction underfoot. It delivers consistent performance and can be installed without infill to promote drainage.

4. La Jolla Artificial Turf Roll

residential turf grass in backyard by pool

The La Jolla Artificial Turf Roll is a synthetic lawn product that is durable and versatile. It’s suitable for landscaping or pet areas and is backed by a 15-year limited manufacturer warranty.

This turf offers a realistic look and delivers consistent performance. It’s strong enough for use in high-traffic areas and features a thatch pattern to maximize the turf body and reduce the amount of infill needed.

5. Artificial Grass Turf Ultimate Natural

artificial grass turf in backyard with pool and lawn furniture

The Artificial Grass turf Ultimate Natural is an ideal choice for areas where you need maximum drainage, like in areas used by your dogs. The turf features a non-absorbent, fully permeable backing that lets the lawn drain 10 times faster than natural grass. That fast drainage helps to prevent odor and bacteria growth, and the turf is capable of draining 250 inches of water per hour.

The turf also features a UV-resistant polyethylene material to help keep it from fading, preserving its appearance for years of use. It is soft and comfortable and backed by an eight-year warranty. With a 1.5-inch pile height, it’s longer than most artificial lawns, which gives it added realism and cushion.

Choosing the Best Backyard Turf

The right turf can be a long-term investment in your backyard. Artificial turf can last 20 years or more with the right installation and maintenance.

But it’s important to choose a product that’s appropriate for your needs, too. Look for turf that’s non-abrasive and that reacts naturally underfoot. The turf should have good drainage, which also relates to the installation process. Look for a taller pile height, which makes for more cushion and a more natural look.

back yard of home with artificial grass turf

Keep in mind that the cost of the turf also needs to include the expenses of installing the turf. To save money, look for a DIY-friendly product that you can install yourself. Turf that requires little or no infill will be less expensive to install than turf that requires a significant amount of infill. If you plan to hire a contractor to perform the installation, shop around, compare quotes, and then contact references to make sure that you’re choosing a professional who’s right for the job.

Order Your Backyard Turf

The above turf products may have given you some ideas, but if you’re not sure about which option is right for your backyard, contact Greatmats today. Our customer service team is happy to help you find the best product for your needs.