Real versus fake grass: can you really tell the difference?

Out on an install the other day and I saw this side-by-side comparison of synthetic grass and some real St. Augustine turf.

You really have to look closely to see the differences between the two.  Can you see the dividing line in the photo?  Which is real and which is fake?

Truth is, the divider is the line of bricks: at the lower end of the frame is the real St. Augustine; at the top is the synthetic turf.

Blade length, fresh color (depending on time of year) and looking perpetually trimmed are usually the giveaways.  Test your guests the next time they are over.

Oh, you don’t have artificial turf?  We need to talk.

The Grass Queen