Are you confused about all the different names for artificial grass?

It’s fair enough if you are—there have been many different names used over the years.

That’s why we’ve put together this little guide that explains the difference between artificial grass, synthetic grass, AstroTurf, fake grass and other commonly used terms.

Also, read on to find out about the Turf Green range of grasses—and why ours are the highest quality on the market.

What is artificial grass?

Artificial grass is a carpet of green synthetic fibres that are made to look like real grass.

These days, artificial grass is the most common ‘umbrella’ term used to describe all kinds of manufactured grass. But it’s also interchangeable with other terms like:

  • artificial turf
  • synthetic grass
  • synthetic turf.

What is AstroTurf?

No one really uses the term ‘AstroTurf’ anymore to refer to synthetic grasses. That is unless, of course, they’re referring to the actual product, AstroTurf.

AstroTurf isn’t a general term for artificial grass; it’s a brand name for a product developed in the USA in the 1960s.


What is fake grass?

Fake grass is a general term that was once popular to describe manufactured grass. But, like AstroTurf, this term has fallen out of favour and isn’t used very often in the synthetic grass industry.

So, there’s no need to use the term ‘fake grass’ to refer to modern grasses. Instead, we suggest calling it artificial grass or synthetic turf, etc.

Why buy Turf Green artificial grass carpet?


Our artificial grass carpet is as close to natural grass as you will find anywhere—in both look and feel. In fact, it’s so life-like it’s very difficult to tell it apart from natural grass.

We use high-quality materials, and we design and manufacture the grass right here in Queensland.

Also, all of our grasses are made under strict quality controls.

Find out more about our artificial grass or read our FAQ page.

What types of artificial grass are available?

At Turf Green we have a range of artificial grasses to suit any site, whether residential or commercial.

You can check out all these products on our types of artificial grass page.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our grasses, contact us today.

Or, if you’d like an online quote, visit our instant quote page.

Turf Green can bring your site to life with stunning turf and lawns. We look forward to working with you.