5 Fun Backyard Activities You Can Create with Artificial Grass

As Folsom heats up heading into spring and summer, residents are taking advantage of the benefits of artificial turf installation and getting their yards ready for summer fun. Whether it’s a water fight with the kids or bocce ball with your friends, artificial grass landscaping allows you to make the most of your space and customize it to become your personal playground. Here are five fun backyard activities that you can do this summer with artificial turf.

#1. Mini golf & putting

A popular landscaping design in artificial turf installation is the inclusion of a personal putting green. All of our putting green turf products are professional-grade and are made to replicate an authentic golfing experience, so it’s the perfect backyard activity for some family fun and professional training alike. These personal courses are great for small, awkwardly shaped areas of your yard such as a small strip of grass along the side of your house. They are also fully customizable to any size, shape, terrain, and skill level. All of our turf products are lead-free and non-toxic, so your course is completely safe (and durable) for kids and pets. All putting green installations include aluminum cups, customizable flags, and fringe to make your putting green as cohesive and realistic as possible. Just bring your putter and some golf balls!

#2. Bocce ball

Bocce ball is one of the world’s oldest sports; it originated as early as 5200 BC in Ancient Egypt and was popularized in its present-day form in Italy in the 1800s. Although the game wasn’t well known in America until the 1980s, there are over 25 million American bocce enthusiasts today. With the corresponding popularity increase in artificial turf installation, creating a bocce ball court in your backyard has never been easier. Although bocce is most typically played on sand or concrete, artificial grass is an increasingly popular option since it offers a clean and leveled surface to play on. It also consists of a durable underlayer of concrete. This means that, unlike other options, the synthetic grass will remain level and won’t break after repeated use. If you and your family are looking for a fun, low-maintenance backyard activity to fill your summer evening, consider installing a bocce ball court in your home through Artificial Turf by Fenix.

#3. Slip ‘n’ slide & water fights

There’s no better way for you to cool off in the blistering Sacramento summer heat than with water games. Running through the sprinklers, unrolling the Slip ‘n’ Slide, or loading up the water guns – any water game that can keep your family happy and cool everyone off is always a good option. However, excessive water use on your natural grass can leave it waterlogged and muddy. The water slide can also damage your grass and leave wet grass blades clinging to you, your pets, your kids, and – subsequently – the inside of your home. With artificial turf, water fights can now be worry-free. Synthetic grass won’t break or get muddy, so there are no more messes to clean up after the fun’s been had. Turf’s ultra-efficient drainage system also guarantees that your lawn won’t flood. Our synthetic turf products have a drainage rate of at least 30 inches of water per hour per square yard, so your lawn will become dry again within a matter of minutes. This also helps avoid allergens that are caused by pooled water, such as mold and mildew.

#4. Lawn chess

If you want to put a physical spin on a mental game, consider incorporating lawn chess into your backyard to stimulate your family. By alternating turf with a stone of your choice, you can create a larger-than-life chess board in your backyard. The board is easy to maintain, with no need to mow your lawn to keep the two-tone squares neat. The versatile board can be used for either chess or checkers, and it makes for an exciting landscaping feature even when not in use.

#5. Jungle gym system

If you have young children, installing a play area system is an option that creates fun for them and peace of mind for you. Synthetic grass play area turf is padded to absorb shock and prevent injury from falls, and its non-abrasive surface protects from scrapes and scratches. The polyethylene material means that there’ll be no more mud, grass stains, or splinters awaiting you when your kids run inside for dinner. It’s also extremely durable, so it’s able to withstand any amount of roughhousing without breaking or matting like natural grass. Allow your kids to run around to their heart’s desire while you fully relax, worry-free, with an artificial turf play area installation.

With artificial grass’s versatility and virtually endless landscaping possibilities, you can go out and make the most of the Folsom summer with your backyard. Keep yourself, your friends, and your family constantly entertained all year with a wide range of activities you can create from an artificial turf installation. With no need for watering or mowing, switching to synthetic grass will save you significant time and money, all while offering you a range of exciting backyard adventures. If you’re ready to transform your home and reach your yard’s full potential, call Artificial Turf by Fenix at (877) 673-8873. Our team of expert designers and installers will be happy to work with you and help you build the backyard of your dreams.


How to Prevent Spring Allergies with Synthetic Grass

Every spring, one in six Americans suffer from grass allergies – also known as hay fever – caused by elevated pollen counts. With the warmer weather comes sneezing, itchy eyes, skin rashes, and numerous antihistamines. However, did you know that there’s a long-term solution for hay fever? By installing artificial turf in your Sacramento home, you’ll reduce the amount of pollen around you and your family, thereby reducing your grass allergy symptoms.


Unlike real grass, synthetic grass is hypoallergenic. Most pollen comes from the grass itself, but artificial turf does not produce pollen, and therefore the quantity around your home is lessened. It also doesn’t hold onto pollen particles as natural grass does. Its short and uniform pile height allows it to trap pollen and dust particles at a much more reduced rate than natural grass.

Low Maintenance

Artificial turf’s lack of necessary maintenance is not only convenient, but it also reduces allergies in the spring and summer. When your natural lawn is mowed, the lawnmower churns up grass and pollen, causing it to become airborne and aggravate your allergies. Artificial grass doesn’t grow and doesn’t require any mowing, thereby minimizing your exposure to any allergens trapped in the blades of your grass.

Water can also reduce pollen counts. A quick hose down of your yard can help prevent allergies, as artificial turf’s efficient drainage system sweeps away allergens along with the water. The turf’s porous backing allows water to drain quickly, which not only eliminates pollen from your yard but also makes sure bacteria doesn’t grow on the surface of your grass.

Good for Your Pets

It’s not just your family that suffers from grass allergies – your four-legged friends do too! Cats and dogs can suffer from pollen allergies and experience rashes or respiratory problems after exploring outside. Pollens and chemicals trapped in a natural grass lawn can cause symptoms such as tearing eyes, swollen eyes or nose, patches of hair loss, inflamed areas of skin, clogged sinuses, and violent scratching. By installing artificial grass in your yard, you can prevent these unpleasant symptoms for your pets as well as your family. In addition to saving your pet from allergies, pet-friendly turf also withstands pet urine and can be easily cleaned. It’s durable and won’t have any brown patches or mud holes from digging.

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans that suffer from hay fever symptoms every spring, it may be time to consider switching to artificial grass and landscaping. Say goodbye to hay fever’s sneezing, itching, and rashes for good by calling Artificial Turf by Fenix today for a free estimate. To find out more information about installing artificial grass in Sacramento, contact us at (877) 673-8873.