Keeping Artificial Grass Cool In The Summer

Since it is so simple to maintain and helps keep a lot of dirt out of your home, artificial grass is great throughout the summer. It will also conserve water. However, synthetic turf can occasionally warm up more than your typical grass. Fortunately, there are several approaches to resolving this.

Artificial grass can become warm during hot summer months, but there are several measures you can take to help keep it cool. Here are some tips:

  1. Choose Light-Colored Turf: Opt for lighter-colored artificial grass as it tends to absorb less heat compared to darker shades. Lighter colors reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it, helping to keep the surface temperature of the grass cooler.
  2. Provide Shade: If possible, provide shade over your artificial grass area. This can be achieved by using umbrellas, awnings, pergolas, or shade sails. These structures help block direct sunlight and reduce heat absorption, keeping the area cooler.
  3. Use Cooling Techniques: There are a few cooling techniques you can employ to lower the temperature of your artificial grass:
    • Wetting: Sprinkle water on the artificial grass during the hottest parts of the day to cool down the surface. Use a sprinkler, hose, or misting system to apply a light layer of water. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to other issues.
    • Evaporative Cooling: Use fans or natural airflow to promote evaporative cooling. Position fans strategically to circulate air and create a breeze over the artificial grass, which aids in evaporating moisture and lowering the temperature.
  4. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: If possible, schedule activities on your artificial grass during times of the day when the sun’s intensity is lower, such as mornings or evenings. Direct sun exposure during peak hours can significantly increase the temperature of the grass.
  5. Install Permeable Infill: Choose a permeable infill material during the installation of your artificial grass. Permeable infills, such as silica sand or rounded rubber granules, allow for better water drainage and airflow, which can help dissipate heat more effectively.
  6. Add Cooling Accessories: Place outdoor rugs, mats, or cushions on your artificial grass to provide a cooler surface to walk or sit on. These accessories can create a barrier between the grass and your body, reducing direct heat transfer.
  7. Proper Landscape Design: Consider the overall landscape design to help keep your artificial grass cooler. Incorporate trees, shrubs, or plants strategically around the area to provide shade and reduce the overall ambient temperature.

Remember that even with these measures, artificial grass can still become warm during hot summer days. However, implementing these tips can help minimize heat absorption and create a more comfortable environment for activities on your artificial grass. We are confident that our synthetic turf will work out perfectly for you this summer. To learn more tips on how to care for your turf this summer, give us a call at 844-260-4144 or contact us online.