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How Does Artificial Turf Hold Up in Winter?in Outdoor Living
If you already have, or are considering getting artificial turf, you may be wondering if Winter frost and snow can damage it. Often, people with artificial turf ask what they need to do to protect their investment and prepare it for winter. Fortunately, even in winter, artificial grass is almost maintenance-free.
Fake turf is very strong and resilient, and does not damage easily - even by extreme winter conditions. Cold, wind and snow will have almost no effect on the turf, and should not harm it. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that the turf may still freeze and become more stiff in sub-zero temperatures. This can make the grass not only unpleasant to walk on, but also more prone to being damaged should it have heavy use during these periods. It is best to avoid traffic on the grass during cold periods.
Heavy snow actually can provide a cover for artificial grass during the winter months, and protect the blades. It is usually safe to play on and use with snow. One thing to keep in mind, however, is to be careful with snow removal from artificial turf. If you use a snow shovel to move snow, be very careful not to dig in or damage the blades. Also, avoid using salt or other chemicals to melt snow or ice, as these can damage not only the turf, but also the foundation for it.
Artificial turf is a beautiful, always green alternative to natural grass that requires no mowing and very little maintenance. This holds true in winter, as it continues to hold up well. Just remember to tread carefully should the blades be frozen, but otherwise you can enjoy a beautiful lawn, all winter long.