Tips for Maintaining Artificial Grass in the Winter

The year-round durability of artificial grass is one of the numerous reasons why homeowners pick it for their backyard. No matter the weather or where you live, you can appreciate the appearance and feel of lush, green grass. Although artificial grass only needs a little amount of maintenance, it is still important to follow these easy artificial grass maintenance suggestions during the winter to keep your lawn at its best.

Examine The Nails Holding Your Lawn

The materials used to anchor your lawn to its base may be slightly affected by the seasonal changes that occur naturally. Verify that your grass is properly fastened before the winter arrives, and add nails or reaffix as necessary.

Remove Debris As Necessary

You could see the leaves changing and falling off the trees as fall gives way to winter. To maintain your grass clear of debris, give it a brisk brush every few weeks. Follow our tips for Fall maintenance before the winter comes so you don’t have that much work to do.

Tread Carefully

Artificial grass performs well and is relatively durable in almost any condition, but really cold temperatures can make the fibers brittle or slick with frost. When it’s below freezing outside, proceed with caution when walking on your grass. In the event that your artificial lawn experiences some damage, be sure to implement our easy repair tips for damaged turf.

Let The Snow Naturally Melt

Snow and freezing rain have no effect on artificial grass, which is one of its many benefits. You should just let any little snowfall in your yard melt naturally.

Pour warm water on the snow to encourage it to melt. If it’s below freezing, heat up some used dish towels or rags in the dryer before spreading them out on the snow. Using salt may hasten the melting of the snow and is unlikely to harm the fibers, but salt residue might accumulate in the sub-base and obstruct your lawn’s ability to drain.

Shovel Cautiously

Shovel cautiously if there is a lot of snow that would be difficult to melt naturally. Keep at least four inches away from the grass itself while using a plastic shovel. Use a wooden shovel instead since metal shovels can more readily rip the fibers. Additionally, avoid raking the shovel directly over the grass blades.

Embrace Your Artificial Lawn In The Snow!

Artificial lawns are designed to withstand the elements, and drainage systems ensure that, even in the worst weather, the color and beauty won’t be affected by the melting of snow and ice. You may have a winter paradise without worrying about what awaits you after the spring thaw by making only a small effort to maintain your artificial grass.

Reach out to us for additional tips, questions, or concerns. We’re happy to assist you with any artificial turf needs you may have.