We have a dirt backyard that we can't grow grass since we live in California's mountains. We use the rug to cover the backyard section that we can see from our deck. We just ordered a smaller size to go along the side of the house that is an all-time path our dog uses. This will help keep dirt out of the house and love our dog to lay on the carpet and roll it. Very tender to walk on. Every morning I use my leaf blower at a low setting to get some stray dirt off the leaves. We've got lots of wind but we didn't need to nail it down, it's still there! The edges that are finished are perfect! This artificial grass is awesome!