A stunning outdoor area is a major drawcard for any property owner, with it boosting both the value of a home and its aesthetics.
Despite the best intentions of green thumbs, however, a lush garden and sprawling lawn may not be viable for residents of drought-prone areas.
For those who live in drier parts of the country, why not lay your own artificial grass down as part of your next garden landscaping project?
Artificial grass is not only environmentally friendly, it doesn't need mowing, weeding or watering - making this one of the most low-maintenance gardening projects!
Faux turf is also perfect for children, as there is no need to worry about prickles, thistles and poisonous weeds.
If you have a swimming pool, synthetic grass can be laid almost to the edge - unlike real grass, the fake sort comes in salt-and-chlorine resistant varieties.
Before installing your new turf, you may have to clear your existing backyard in preparation.
Using an excavator from your local Kennards Hire is perfect to remove any dirt, rocks, grass and soil to a depth of about 100 mm.
If there are large rocks or hard clay beneath the surface, you may need to seek the services of a bobcat hire.