How to Care for Your Artificial Turf in Winter Weather
December 29, 2020
No matter how hard you try, it’s nearly impossible to maintain a perfectly green lawn year-round, especially during the height of winter. The frigid temperatures and stormy weather can snap brittle blades and turn your once-green paradise into a brown wasteland overnight. One of the only exceptions to this winter rule, however, is artificial grass landscaping from Synthetic Grass Warehouse.
Artificial grass is made with a synthetic polyethylene material that remains perfectly green all year long despite any weather or maintenance conditions. Whether your home has been caught in a blizzard or a thunderstorm, your lawn can come out the other side looking almost as good as the day it was installed. If you want to care for your turf properly in winter weather and keep it in peak condition, follow these simple tips.
Shovel Snow Regularly
While a light snow won’t damage your artificial grass blades, it can be dangerous to allow snow to pile up. Not only does it become a slip hazard for you and your family, but the layers of compacted snow could turn to ice and make your blades brittle. In order to avoid broken blades, remove packed snow with a plastic shovel. You may notice that your turf has become matted from the weight, but cross-brushing it once the snow melts will bring it back to life in no time.
Avoid Using Salt
One common way for homeowners to clear areas of snow and ice is by using salt or chemical anti-freeze products. However, neither of these should be used on artificial grass products, and it’s recommended that you let any snow or ice melt on its own. Chemical products could have harmful side effects on your turf and your pets, and salt can clog your turf’s drainage system. This can be more hassle than it’s worth to clean out, so we recommend avoiding salt altogether if possible. If you must use salt, use it sparingly and only on rare occasions.
Synthetic grass is renowned for its extreme durability, especially in comparison to natural grass lawns. However, turf isn’t completely indestructible. As mentioned before, ice on your turf can cause the blades to become brittle and therefore prone to breaking. You shouldn’t have any issues if your turf becomes covered in ice that melts on its own, undisturbed. However, walking over frozen turf blades can cause them to snap if they’ve become too brittle and weak. Try to avoid walking on your lawn while it’s frozen in order to keep it in its best condition. If you must walk across the grass, take extra care when crossing in order to avoid damage.
Whether your winters are as hot as desert summers or as freezing as the Arctic, artificial turf products from Synthetic Grass Warehouse are the perfect landscaping solution. Our evergreen lawns will make your home the envy of the neighborhood, when the winter storms have turned your neighbor’s front lawns into nothing but brown, broken blades. We have one of the biggest inventory selections in the industry, and all of our products come with an unbeatable 15-year warranty. If you’d like to speak to one of our representatives about the best synthetic turf product for your home, give us a call today and get started.