A lot of Austin residents love synthetic grass for its ability to stand up to harsh weather and come out of winter looking great. You don’t have to worry about frost destroying your turf, but there are some steps to complete throughout winter to be sure your synthetic grass is in its finest shape for spring. Read on to find out more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Let’s get started with a handful of the top questions we get as we install synthetic grass in Austin. Particularly, questions about caring for your grass in the over the winter.
WHAT DOES SNOW DO TO ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
Snow will not have a big impact on your synthetic grass. It is entirely okay to walk or play on it if there is a layer of snow. The blades may lay down with the weight of the snow, but it generally lifts back up naturally or, in some cases, with a bit of additional help from a power broom. Snow won’t alter the color or affect the artificial lawn.
WILL FROST HURT MY SYNTHETIC GRASS?
No, frost will not hurt artificial turf. The individual turf fiber blade does experience freezing in intense conditions, walking on the grass while it’s winter will not cause any issues. When spring rolls around and there’s no further forecast of frost, you can utilize a strong broom to bring it back to life.
DO I HAVE TO COVER MY SYNTHETIC TURF?
You do not need to cover your synthetic grass, but you absolutely can if an abnormally harsh winter is expected in Austin. Just remember that you don’t need to cover portions that are being used because snow might make tarps slippery and tricky to walk on.
CAN I SHOVEL SNOW OFF SYNTHETIC GRASS?
No, you should avoid shoveling snow from your synthetic grass unless completely necessary. If you must clear a path, choose a handheld blower to get rid of any debris or snow.
CAN I USE SALT OR ICE MELT ON MY GRASS?
You should not utilize any ice melt salt on your turf. Salt can clog up the drains in the backing system and badly impact your lawn’s drainage capacity. The caustic salt and chemicals can also react the backing system, leaving you with turf blades that start separating from the backing. We strongly advise you to let ice melt naturally for the desired results.
WILL SNOW MELT QUICKER ON SYNTHETIC GRASS?
Synthetic grass surfaces can get warmer than organic grass, which means that a couple of inches of snow will melt quicker than it would on regular grass. Because synthetic grass is evenly spread, it enables improved aeration to hasten the snow-melting process.
DOES SYNTHETIC GRASS GET ICY?
Not necessarily, however, just like regular grass, some synthetic surfaces can be slippery when ice forms. So, you should use the same caution you do walking on every wintery surface, essentially if Austin has been experiencing freezing rain.
WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE SNOWFALL?
You should surely do a rigorous autumn maintenance routine before any snowfall. Removing natural things like leaves, branches, etc., are crucial. You can read through our full walkthrough for cleaning your synthetic grass to get specifics on what to do. Carrying out Southwest Greens maintenance in the spring is always a great time, ensuring your turf is prepared for the warmer months to arrive.
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