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How do you take care of artificial turf in the winter?in Outdoor Living
Enjoying the sight of a perfectly manicured lawn all year round is one of the reasons why artificial turf is so popular. The fact that it’s so low maintenance is another! And who doesn’t get a boost seeing a lush green carpet of grass on the dreariest of days? There’s not a lot you need to do to keep your turf in tip-top condition, but since we may be getting a little more snow this year, we thought we’d go over a few tips on how to best care for your artificial turf over the winter
Snow will not harm your artificial grass, but it will be more brittle and delicate when it’s frozen. If you want to clear an area for yourself or your kids or pets to use, you can use a soft-bristled broom or a plastic shovel to clear snow from the surface. Avoid shovels with metal edges because they can damage the grass blades. Also, it’s best to clear off snow when it’s fresh and soft, before it freezes and adheres to the grass.
You may be tempted to use chemicals on your lawn, but salts and ice melts can cause problems. These sink to the bottom and can affect the drainage. One of the great advantages of a well-draining turf is it eliminates mud and slush common to ordinary lawns during winter. This is great when you send your kids or pets out to play. They don’t bring the mess back inside!
Remember too, if your grass is frosty, or has frozen after a rainfall, it may be slippery. Walk with care to avoid falling or damaging the blades.
Our artificial turf withstands the harshest of Canadian Winters! If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 604-596-9201.