Artificial grass in winter – Tips to maintain it.
Now that winter is in full swing, it is important to understand that even with heavy rain and snow, synthetic grass is still a low maintenance landscape. Whether you live in a sunny, rainy or snowy state, your synthetic grass is capable of withstanding the harshest, wettest and coldest weather conditions. Artificial grass has an amazing drainage rate, and permeated backing allows synthetic grass to drain approximately 30+ inches of rain per square yard per hour. Say goodbye to muddy lawns!
Contrary to popular belief, artificial turf is easy to maintain, is durable and natural looking. With its intricate composition and durable materials, artificial grass is the ideal all-weather surface and real grass lawn alternative. It proves to withstand even the coldest and extreme weather conditions, including snow. Artificial grass systems allow fields and lawns to keep their texture while maintaining a green and lush aesthetic in the most frigid climates.
With state-of-the-art yarns, a technologically advanced drainage system, and low maintenance requirements, synthetic grass can enhance any lawn, rain or shine!
Can artificial grass get damaged by frost?
In a word; no. Artificial grass won’t be damaged by the usual wintry conditions – unlike real grass, which can die off in extreme conditions. However, the plastic blades of the grass will stiffen if frost hits. This makes it not as pleasant for people or pets to walk on.
If the fibres do freeze, treading on them could cause some damage. That’s why it’s best to allow snow and frost to melt, and allow it to drain naturally through the turf.
Remember, fake grass is very resilient, but not invincible.
Is there anything you can do to protect your grass?
Expecting extreme cold weather conditions? You could consider a waterproof tarpaulin to protect the grass. It will provide an extra layer of protection against the elements. However, we don’t recommend the use of salt to melt ice and snow. This is because it can clog up the holes in the backing of the grass, and affect drainage. If you do feel the need to use salt, we suggest only doing this occasionally.
Technically, all fake grass *should* be fine to stand up against the elements. However, it may ` depend on the quality of the fake grass and how much it’s designed to withstand. Always check this with your chosen installer.
Want to talk to a professional about how synthetic lawn can help transform your yard? Talk to us at New Wave Flooring today!