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How To Maintain Artificial Grass in Winter

How To Maintain Artificial Grass in Winter

Artificial grass is truly a versatile product. It’s designed to withstand the best and worst weather conditions, ensuring you enjoy a lush and vibrant lawn year-round. While artificial grass is great for any season, it’s always a good idea to do a little maintenance to ensure it looks great during those chilly months.

Is Winter Weather Damaging To Artificial Grass?

As we bundle up and remain cosy indoors, a common question we receive at Easigrass™ is whether our artificial grass products can withstand the plummeting temperatures outside.

A simple answer is – yes! Our high-quality artificial grass is designed to withstand all weather conditions, including wet and icy circumstances. However, we’ll always advise you to take extra precautions during the winter months to ensure your synthetic turf remains in perfect condition:

  • Remove Heavy Objects: A great way to prevent damage is to remove heavy objects such as furniture, planters, or decorations on your artificial grass during the winter months. Heavy objects tend to compress turf fibres, especially if the ground freezes. If this is the case then make sure to use our maintenance rake to brush the fibres up again.
  • Limit Foot Traffic: While artificial grass is ideal for all weather conditions, we do advise you to be more careful when it’s been snowing or the grass is icy. Not only can walking on frozen turf be a tad bit slippery, but it can also cause the fibres to break or become brittle, leading to premature wear and tear.
  • Use Caution with Fire and Heat Sources: Artificial grass allows you to enjoy a vibrant garden year-round, and that makes you want to spend time outside. Fire pits, grills or other heat sources are a great way to enjoy your garden without shivering too much, but exercise caution when using these heat sources around your artificial grass. Direct exposure to high heat can cause the turf fibres to melt or warp, resulting in permanent damage. Make sure you maintain a safe distance between heat sources and turf to prevent accidents.

How To Maintain Artificial Grass in Winter

Tips To Maintain Your Artificial Grass in Winter

While synthetic turf offers a range of low-maintenance benefits, you will still need to give it a little TLC – especially during the winter months. Winter can bring plenty of snow, fog and rain in the UK, but thankfully, maintaining your artificial lawn is easy during these months. Here are our top tips to ensure your artificial turf remains great during winter:

1. Let Snow Melt Naturally

Waking up to a light dusting of snow can be magical, especially with artificial grass. There’s no need to worry about how snow or ice will affect your lawn, as you can simply allow it to melt naturally thanks to the excellent drainage of our Easigrass™ products. However, this may not be feasible if you’ve received heavy snowfall. You can tackle this by removing snow from your artificial lawn using a plastic shovel or a brush with soft bristles. Avoid using metal shovels or sharp objects since this could damage turf fibres.

2. Remove Leaves and Other Debris

The winter months can bring seasonal changes that leave your lawn looking less than attractive. Leaves, twigs and other debris can accumulate on your artificial grass surface, causing aesthetic and maintenance challenges. Make it a routine to regularly remove leaves and debris from the surface of your turf. Using a leaf blower or plastic rake to remove leaves and other debris can help prevent this, or trimming back overhanging branches can also reduce the accumulation of leaves and debris.

3. Inspect For Damage

While the high-quality design of Easigrass™ products ensures you’ll never have to think about replacing your artificial lawn for a while, accidents do happen. It’s always a great idea to periodically inspect your artificial grass for any signs of damage, such as tears, rips or loose seams. If any damage needs to be repaired, make sure you contact your local Easigrass™ team and we’ll handle the rest!

4. Professional Maintenance

Professional maintenance services can be invaluable in ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your artificial grass during the winter months. An annual visit from the experienced and professional Easigrass™ team will have your artificial lawn perfectly green and clean in no time. Here’s what we take care of during our visit:

  • Professional lawn inspection
  • Vegetation and waste matter removal
  • Intense professional lawn clean
  • Revitalising grass pile brushing
  • The latest in artificial grass-cleaning technology
  • Dedicated maintenance service all year round

You can have peace of mind knowing that your artificial grass is being cared for by trained professionals, allowing you to enjoy your lawn throughout the winter season and beyond without having to lift a finger! Here’s a closer look at artificial grass maintenance with Easigrass™.

Can I Install Artificial Grass in Winter?

Yes! Despite the summer months being a great time to upgrade your garden, artificial grass’ versatility makes it convenient to install throughout the year, including winter. While snow and ice may delay the installation, cold temperatures have little effect on the process. Depending on the severity of the weather (heavy snowfall, etc.), our experienced team is equipped to perform a successful artificial grass installation during winter.

With proper care, attention, and the right product, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the beauty and longevity of artificial grass throughout winter. To get started, speak to the Easigrass™ team today!

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