A lot of Flagstaff property owners adore synthetic turf due to its ability to resist harsh weather and survive winter looking great. You will not have to be concerned with frost harming your turf, but there are a few steps to take over the winter to make sure your synthetic grass is in its greatest condition for spring. Continue reading to find out more.
Let’s get the ball rolling with a few of the top questions we get as we install artificial turf in Flagstaff. Specifically, questions about caring for your turf in the over the winter.
WHAT DOES SNOW DO TO SYNTHETIC GRASS?
Snowfall shouldn’t have a big impact on your synthetic turf. It is entirely fine to play or walk on it if there is a covering of snow. The blades may lay down under the weight of the snow, but it usually bounces back up naturally or, in some rare scenarios, with a little additional help from a power broom. Snow won’t alter the color or damage the artificial yard.
WILL FROST HURT MY SYNTHETIC TURF?
No, frost won’t damage synthetic turf. But each grass fiber blade does freeze in intense cold, walking on the grass while it’s winter would not cause any problems. When spring comes and there’s no additional risk of frost, you can use a firm broom to get it back to life.
DO I HAVE TO COVER MY ARTIFICIAL TURF?
You do not need to cover your synthetic grass, but you certainly can if an especially harsh winter is anticipated in Flagstaff. Just keep in mind that you will not need to cover portions that are being used because ice might make tarps slippery and hazardous to walk on.
CAN I SHOVEL SNOW OFF SYNTHETIC TURF?
No, you must avoid shoveling snow from your turf unless totally necessary. If you do have to clean a path, go with a handheld blower to take care of any debris or snow.
CAN I USE SALT OR ICE MELT ON MY GRASS?
You should under no circumstances use any ice melt salt on your synthetic turf. Salt can obstruct up the holes in the backing system and negatively affect your lawn’s drainage capabilities. The corrosive salt and chemicals can also degrade the backing system, resulting in turf blades that start pulling away from the backing. We strongly advise you to let snow melt naturally for the desired results.
WILL SNOW MELT FASTER ON SYNTHETIC TURF?
Synthetic grass surfaces can be warmer compared to natural grass, that means that a couple of inches of snow will melt more quickly than it would on natural grass. Because artificial grass is uniformly spread, it enables improved aeration to speed up the snow-melting process.
DOES SYNTHETIC GRASS GET ICY?
Not normally, however, much like regular grass, some synthetic surfaces can be slippery in sub-zero weather. Therefore, you should use the same care you do walking on any other wintery surface, exceptionally if Flagstaff has been experiencing freezing rain.
WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE PRIOR TO SNOWFALL?
You should definitely do a nice fall maintenance routine before any snowfall. Getting rid of natural materials like branches, leaves, etc., are crucial. You can read through our complete guide for cleaning your synthetic yard to get particulars on what to do. Performing Southwest Greens maintenance in the spring is always a great time, making sure your surface is prepared for the warmer months to arrive.
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