November 04, 2022
With the weather turning cold and the nights drawing in, now is the time to start thinking about giving your artificial lawn a little extra care to help it look its best throughout the winter months. In this article, we’ll guide you through our top tips for keeping your artificial lawn looking its best, even in the midst of harsh weather!
This one may seem obvious, but keeping your artificial lawn free of leaves, sticks, and other debris accumulating over autumn is important. Heavy winds will blow debris onto your lawn, leading to mould and mildew growth if not removed. A quick sweep with a broom or leaf blower every now and then should do the trick, or you can use a power washer on a low setting if you need to give it a more thorough clean. If you have pets, be sure to clear away any mess they may have left behind as soon as possible, and give the area a brush down with a stiff broom to remove any dirt or debris.
If you live in an area where winter snow and ice are common, it’s important to avoid using anti-freeze or de-frosting chemicals on your artificial lawn. These chemicals can damage the faux turf, making it more susceptible to tearing and fading. Frost will not damage your lawn, so we recommend you let the ice melt naturally. Bear in mind icy conditions will make your lawn more slippery, so take care when walking on it.
A tiny sprinkle of salt can be used if necessary, but make sure it is only a very small amount and that you brush away any residue afterwards. Salt will sink into the artificial grass backing over time and can cause long-term damage if used excessively.
You can always use a tarpaulin or artificial turf protector to keep snow off your lawn until it melts. Alternatively, if you wish to shovel snow from your lawn, use a plastic shovel rather than a metal one can prevent you from damaging the turf, but be careful not to scrape the surface too harshly.
Although rainfall is common throughout November, December and January, a surge in downpours will not affect your lawn if installed correctly. However, it would help if you kept an eye out for any water pooling or damage, as this may be indicative of poor installation and will need prompt repairs.
Maintaining your lawn during the Winter months doesn’t take much effort. But it’s essential to be mindful of the above tips to avoid damage. A little bit of care now will go a long way and ensure your lawn is looking fresh when the warmer weather rolls around.
If you have any questions about caring for your artificial lawn, please don’t hesitate to contact us. At George Davies Turf, we offer an extensive selection of top-quality options to fit all budgets, styles and job requirements.