Can artificial grass be installed over concrete?

If you live in an area that has little to no vegetation, and you’re dying for green space, you are probably asking that very question. Can artificial grass be installed over concrete? As a matter of fact, artificial grass can absolutely be installed on concrete.  You’ll want to make sure that there are no cracks and that there’s good drainage in the area so that it can handle moisture.  Artificial grass on concrete won’t feel as soft as natural as grass but we would recommend not to use it for children’s play areas as there will be injuries if a child falls down frequently. For that reason, you’ll definitely want to add extra cushion foam to try to achieve some form of softness.

Benefits of Artificial Grass on Concrete

  • It’ll always look perfect

Because there is no soil to cause unevenness, it’ll look perfect for a long time. Artificial grass, when put together properly, lasts at least 10-25 years. That’s many years where the area will look gorgeous. 

  • Cheaper in the long run

While installing it can be expensive, there’s little to no maintenance you’ll need to do. You don’t need to use any fertilizer and such to hope to keep the grass growing.

  • Easier to install

There is already a base for the artificial grass when you install it on the concrete. You’ll still need another person to help you or you can call in a professional to install it for you. We can help with the edging part while the lawn is being installed on the concrete. 

Issues with installing artificial grass on concrete

  • Drainage

If you live in a climate where it either rains a lot or you get snow, you’ll definitely see a lot of water. The issue with having artificial lawns on concrete, is usually inadequate drainage.  If it can not drain, it will cause mold and mildew. Also, that standing water (puddles) is not a great look for the lawn. 

  • Lack of cushioning

The reason that many homeowners are installing artificial lawns is because of that cushion you get when you walk on it. If you have no physical activities planned for the lawn, then you don’t have to worry about adding extra cushioning. 

Artificial grass can make ‘not so appealing’ concrete areas (such as patios) more attractive. Properly installed, it can be a nice addition to your home that will increase the value of your home as well.