The housing market in Austin is a-booming, with big new homes going up on seemingly every street city-wide. The downside? More home means less yard.

And while xeriscaping is a great low-maintenance option, it’s hard for the little ones to run around on gravel (and dangerous).

Aaand here we come. We turned this brand new, beautifully-designed modern home’s gravel lot into a usable space for a super cool local couple and their aspiring big league baseball player. 60-ounce C-shaped Artificial Turf was installed over softer sand base to create a small, but useable, yard that perfectly complements the clean lines of the neighborhood. Synthetic proves once again to be the perfect solution.

Before:

ed. note: The septic lid was not removed. The lead photo was edited to focus on the turf.