I never felt that I was going to use artificial grass. With all the rain we had in California, I used it to cover an area that got muddy. I used mulch before but artificial grass was a much better solution. I ended up cutting a portion of it (VERY easy to cut), and use it as a rug. It looks incredible. I've been using it for over a month now and it looks great. Easy installation! The installer secured it with some staples and after a few hours, my artificial grass is ready to use! I super love it!