The small space between this fence has a nice piece of astroturf. This is a perfect use of astroturf. Lawn care can be particularly tricky along fences and walls, but there is no need for concern when you are dealing with astroturf.
Artificial grass has come a long way since the first AstroTurf carpeted the Houston Astrodome in 1966. With a drought underway in California, it's no wonder I'm noticing more homes with fake turf in my neighborhood. Or not noticing: I just learned that one neighbor (whose yard I've always admired) actually replaced her lawn with artificial turf several years ago. How did fake grass get so good at fooling us?
With astroturf your patch of grass can be interesting and unique. This patch of astroturf is cut into a funky and interesting design. Real grass would eventually grow out and not stay in this arrangement.
From the February 2016 issue of Inside Out magazine. Project by Outdoor Establishments (outdoorestablishments.com.au). Photography by Natalie Hunfalvay. Available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/magazines/details/Inside_Out?id=CAowu8qZAQ, Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-out/id604734331?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and Nook.