Why Mix Fake and Real Grass?

Along with low maintenance and year-round good looks, one of the key advantages of synthetic grass is the fact that it will work just as well in difficult spots as it will anywhere else. This leads some people to wonder whether they can "patch" fake grass into parts of their lawn - such as a damp, shady patch that is mostly moss or a place that tends to get worn bare by foot traffic - while leaving the rest as it is.

Can This Be Done?

From a strictly practical point of view, looking only at whether it is physically possible, there is no reason why this can't be done. Artificial grass can be laid on small areas as well as large ones and can be very flexible in terms of the shape of the area covered. It can be installed with no clear edge or seam between this area and the natural grass.

Should It Be Done?

This is a different question, and the answer is probably not. Artificial grass may be highly realistic, but it will almost certainly not match your natural grass perfectly, because every stretch of natural grass is different due to different growing conditions and maintenance measures.

Even two adjoining lawns from different houses - in the same type of soil and under identical weather conditions - will usually look slightly different because of different mowing and maintenance habits.

Mixing fake and real grass in this way will probably create a visible patched effect, while simply using synthetic for the whole lawn will be much more consistent in appearance.

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