SYNLawn Lawn comes in a variety of options that mimics real grass such as St Augustine grass, Kentucky Blue, Fescue, and Rye; styles are listed as lasting up to 10 years with one line specifically designed for children's playgrounds, SYNPlay Collection, which includes padding. Part of us believes this is a bit unnecessary, since we believe replacing lawns with native plants and other low water use outdoor coverings is the way to go. But perhaps in hot Southwestern cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas, SYNLawn Synthetic Grass would be an ideal option to allow children to grow up with a "grassy" area to play in, allow home owners to have small patches of decorative lawn to enjoy, and reduce water use in the long term in areas such as Los Angeles, where residents are resistant to removing lawns. Our question is whether cleaning dog messes on this material is an easy affair or requires more "hands on" effort (yuck, whether it's real grass or not). If you're interested (we are...we want to feel how real the grass is), you can send away for a sample here.