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SmartGrass for

Retirement Villages

Create exceptional outdoor spaces that residents will love.

SmartGrass™ is a new type of artificial grass that is realistic, durable and eco-friendly.

Join the hundreds of New Zealand retirement accommodation providers that have created stunning focal points for residents to relax and socialise, using weather-proof, durable synthetic grass.

Available in two varieties

Landscaping Grass

A popular ultra-low maintenance grass that is both non-slip and suitable for mobility aids. Best for creating stunning landscaped areas for residents to relax and socialise outdoors.

Popular Landscaping Products:

Croquet, Putting and Bowling Greens

Croquet, Putting and Bowling greens are especially popular with Retirement Village residents. Ask us about our design service and get the most out of your space.

Popular Sports Turf Products:

Few things are more inviting than an outdoor space with a crisp, well-manicured lawn.

SmartGrass is artificial grass reimagined and designed for living.

Synthetic grass is a great choice for retirement villages because it’s weather-proof, eco-friendly and creates beautiful spaces that residents love. It’s easy to see why industry leaders like Bupa, Summerset, Oceania and Metlife Care are avid users of SmartGrass landscaping and putting green grass.

SmartGrass provides a market leading 10 year full replacement warranty. SmartGrass is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. Plus, you’ll love the sustainability of our artificial grass – unlike others, SmartGrass Education Series is 100% recyclable.

Hundreds of projects completed for retirement villages across NZ, including:

Key Benefits of SmartGrass for Retirement Villages


Staff will appreciate that ultra-low maintenance of SmartGrass – no more mowing, weeding or fertilising.


It’s non-slip and can be installed with a soft-fall underlay which protects from slips and falls.


SmartGrass can be used all year round, rain or shine.


SmartGrass can be used all year round, rain or shine.

Realistic Artificial Grass

Beautify your outdoor spaces

SmartGrass enhances the appearance of outdoor areas, adding vibrancy and colour that residents love.

Use SmartGrass to create stunning social spaces like these:

Common Questions

Who will install the sports turf for me?

Our local SmartGrass franchisee will usually be the one to install your lawn. They are professional turf installers (it’s all they do).

Does artificial grass get hot in the sun?

Yes, artificial grass can be hot in the sun depending on the time of year, however this is easy to deal with. That’s why it is used by many preschools as a safe surface.

  • Water – a quick spray with the hose will instantly cool it, and there won’t be any mud!
  • Generally artificial grass will heat up as much as asphalt, but cools down much faster.
  • Silica sand infill helps dissipate the heat into the sub-base

Do you have to have sand on top of artificial grass?

While sand (infill) is laid on artificial grass outdoors, it does not need to be used on turf indoors.

Sand infill helps protect the backing against UV degradation, and is usually required for the warranty.

Without it, the grass will not stand up, and can sound ‘crunchy’ when walked on.

What maintenance is required on artificial grass?

There are a few things you need to do to maintain your artificial lawn, depending on what you use your lawn for.

They are:

  1. Removing leaves and debris regularly with a broom or leaf blower/vac
  2. Remove the occasional weed that may appear
  3. Use a moss & sanitiser spray yearly in shaded areas
  4. You can learn more about maintenance and book a professional maintenance service here.

Is artificial grass bad for the environment?

SmartGrass is made of a very durable and 100% recyclable plastic called polyethylene. This material will last for over 20 years in direct sunlight, and can be responsibly recycled at the end of its life.

Many local councils are switching to artificial grass in high use areas, because of the environmental impact of real grass. Real grass has a larger carbon footprint because of the fuel and oil used in lawn mowers, and the CO2 that is released when grass decomposes.

Artificial grass is being installed as an alternative to real grass as it requires fewer harsh weed sprays, fertilisers and litres of precious water to keep it looking good.

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