With modern busy lifestyles sometimes there is very little time for maintaining a garden. Artificial lawns may be an option in this scenario. There is very little maintenance required and as they are laid on coarse sand, have excellant drainage.
As well as the low maintenance aspect they are usable at all times even after heavy rain. They make especially good surfaces for young children or for families with pets.
The modern realistic looking artificial grass can be an option for the modern family.