There are many styles and colours of artificial grass available. Artificial grass is very low maintenance and requires only occasional sweeping.
The area is excavated and a Terram membrane is laid, the base is consolidated with MOT Type One. A minimal layer of 6mm grano dust is compacted and levelled, followed by a weed proof membrane. The perimeter can either be steel edging or pegged with tantalised stakes and timbers.
You can use your artificial lawn as an extension of your patio. If you find indentations from legs of patio furniture, hit the area with the back of a spade or shovel which will disperse the layer of grano dust underneath and even the lawn out again.
I am delighted with the result and look forward to finishing it with the addition of some railings.