No mowing. No fertilizing. No watering. Maybe college and professional football teams had it right all along: Artificial grass is the easier way to go. And what passed for “turf” back in the old indoor sports arenas - we still call it AstroTurf, don’t we? - is a far distant relative to the cutting edge synthetic grass that we can buy today. But where do you start? We did our homework, so here are our three picks for best artificial grass.

Artificial Grass Roll

This turf is UV protected and lead free. It’s also heat and frost resistant so it’s ideal for outdoor use.Amazon

Customers praise this artificial grass for its durability. We love the soft feel that's kind to both human and pet feet. Plus it's easy to install - no infill is required.

Artificial Grass Area Rug

This 4x6 foot grass area rug can be trimmed down to meet your required specifications.Amazon

Put a backyard wherever you want with this artificial grass area rug. Designed with a thick weave and a 10-millimeter height to look like a freshly cut lawn, the rug can be easily rolled up and moved indoors or outdoors.

Pet Grow Artificial Grass Rug

This rubber-backed artificial turf includes a drainage hole making it easy to clean and dry.Amazon

Pet owners with small dogs and even smaller backyards rave about this artificial grass rug. Just hose it down after your four-legged friend does his business. It's eco-friendly and non-toxic - that makes it stress-free for you too.