We Haz Grass!

Not REAL grass, but it looks real *nods*.  And it’s very soft on the feet.  I love it much better than the ugly gravel!  I found it on Amazon.  It comes in tons of sizes but I decided to buy 2 of the 3⅓ x 5″ pieces for $42 each.  I LOVE IT!!!

Here’s a “before” shot of the gravel:

Each piece came in a roll and has ventilation holes cut into it for water drainage.  I also bought a box of 50 landscape staples:


I hammered the staples in with a, um, hammer:


One piece down!  I had a lot of trouble with hammering the staples into the gravel – many bent and I had to toss them:


But once the 2nd piece was hammered down, I stood back and fell in love [Darwin was relaxing in the catio and keeping an eye on things]:


Here are some action shots – if the whole yard was furnished in this stuff, it would be very hard to tell it’s not real:




I installed it last weekend and gaze at it lovingly as often as possible 🙂

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  1. And you won’t have to worry about the rabbits eating every blade of grass like they did in our yard! They’re adorable, but ….

  2. Nice! There are some really good artificial grass products out there. I’ve been noticing them at the Home Show, and I would totally use artificial turf if we were landscaping a new house. Hmm … maybe I should put this in the backyard for Duke!

    • Nine Dark Moons

      there’s some amazing products out there – i was so happy to find something that looks fairly real for an affordable price. although the larger pieces are lots of $$$! i wish we had a yard that wasn’t shaped like a weird triangle so i could cover the whole thing. but i’m happy with the 2 pieces we do have 🙂 you should totally get a piece for Duke’s corner! probably be more economical in the long run than “digger Duke” dug-up lawn!

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