Artificial turf has come a long way since its inception many years ago on football fields and tennis courts. After the initial cost of installation, synthetic grass will have your yard looking near-perfect for many years to come with very little time and effort. No additional equipment is required beyond a garden hose and medium-soft bristle brush. A leaf blower is handy but not necessary for upkeep.
Low maintenance/low cost of upkeep has caught the attention of many homeowners who just don’t like the time wasted trying to keep a nice yard, or spending the money to have a yard service. A quick rinse with the water hose once a week or so and the synthetic grass looks like hours have been spent on it. If there are trees or shrubs in the area, a leaf blower will do the job of keeping debris to a minimum. Minor stains such as sunscreen or other oily substances are easily cleaned with mild detergent, water, and a brush. It is not recommended that vehicles be parked on artificial grass as the weight could cause damage, but bicycles, wheelbarrows and other light-weight wheeled items are fine. And of course, common sense says barbecue pits and fireworks should be kept at a distance.