Faux grass can put the finishing touch on a beautiful back yard design. It will always look green and lush. Here are some great reasons to use faux grass to complete a spectacular design.

  • Faux grass requires no care. It doesn’t need to be mowed or watered.
  • A faux grass lawn can last a very long time. Depending on the amount of usage, faux grass can last up to 25 years.
  • Synthetic grass can look very beautiful and very real. It is now available in a wide array of blade lengths, colors, and textures including variegated strands, and can fool just about anyone into thinking it is real.
  • Real lawns come at a cost to the environment. Lawn watering accounts for one-third of all residential water use. Lawns also pose environmental problems. Lawn mowing, blowing, and trimming with outweighs the oxygen-producing benefits of grass. If you use fertilizers or pesticides on grass, the chemicals pollute the groundwater.
  • Some manufacturers use recycled materials, such as old tires or plastic bottles, to make the turf, also helping with environmental issues.
  • For urban gardens, which can typically be small, faux grass is a great choice. There’s no need for irrigation systems or a lawn mower.

Are you ready to redesign your yard with some beautiful faux turf? Let us help. We’ll come out and look at your space, then give you recommendations on the best turf options for you and your family. Call us today at 201-869-5680.

And now, for more exciting information:

Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group is sponsoring the 20th Annual Secret Gardens Tour, on Sunday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hidden behind the row homes and repurposed factories lining Hoboken’s streets are surprisingly lush green spaces that cool our urban heat island and freshen the air we breathe. They reflect the diversity of the city’s inhabitants; past tours have included Japanese Zen gardens, English cottage gardens and even a Moroccan courtyard.

This year, 7 – 8 homeowners will share their “secret gardens” and their gardening secrets to support the Museum’s fund-raising efforts, with assistance from the Hoboken Garden Club. The Tour includes a wide range of garden designs by both dedicated gardening enthusiasts and professional designers, with clever solutions to such challenging issues as shallow soil and deep shade.

Guided tours depart from the Museum every half hour, and last about two to two-and-a-half hours. Tour groups are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Comfortable shoes and sun protection are advised. Tickets are $30 for HHM members and Hoboken Garden Club members, and for tickets purchased in advance; non-members pay $35 on the day of tour. You may also stop by 1301 Hudson St., or call the Museum at 201-656-2240. Volunteers are also needed; call the Museum at 201-656-2240 for more information, or email volunteer@hobokenmuseum.org.




A garden designed by Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Design was a highlight of 2016’s Hoboken Garden Tour.