Pro Tips to Preserve Artificial Turf During Colder Months
Protect and Maintain Your Synthetic Grass this Winter
Artificial turf can last up to 15 years when properly cared for. It also holds up well under harsh weather conditions such as frigid winter temperatures. Additionally, artificial turf stays green year round. However, it’s important to take certain precautions to safeguard your synthetic lawn, ensuring that it will remain clean and beautiful in every season. Our team has put together a few tips to help you care for artificial turf during colder months.
Petalon Landscape Management, Inc. installs artificial turf in San Jose, Santa Clara, Gilroy and Morgan Hill (South Bay), Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Palo Alto.
How Can You Safeguard Your Artificial Turf in Cold Weather?
Start by gathering the tools you’ll need to safely clear away fallen debris without damaging the blades or base of your synthetic grass. Start by inspecting the nails you used to secure your lawn. Replace any missing or damaged nails or other fasteners. Next, gather the tools you’ll need to maintain your yard safely, including:
- Soft broom
- Plastic shovel (don’t use metal shovels on artificial turf)
- Hose and gentle cleaner
- Leaf blower with slower speeds
Artificial Grass Winter Maintenance Tips
Do you want to enjoy a pristine, green lawn through the winter and into next spring? Follow these tips for artificial turf during colder months:
- Remove debris and litter. Clean up leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris before the mercury drops. That way, you won’t have to worry about stains and damage caused by the occasional frost or a dusting of snow.
- Tidy the turf. Next, hose down your artificial lawn. Removing dirt and grime regularly can prevent buildup and damage. For best results, use a mild detergent on spills and stains. If you have kids or pets that regularly use the lawn, you’ll want to do this at least once a month.
- Revive the grass blades. Using a broom with soft bristles, you can fluff up flattened blades. This maintenance step can produce a fresh-looking lawn you can enjoy in the springtime.
- Mind your step. If possible, avoid overuse of your lawn if the temperatures fall below freezing. Cold weather can make the blades brittle, causing them to break off when you step on them.
- Don’t use a metal shovel. Plastic shovels are much gentler on your artificial lawn than metal ones. For light dustings of snow, consider allowing the snow to melt on its own.
Contact us today for more tips for artificial turf during colder months.Call Petalon at 408-453-3998 to get a free quote for synthetic turf installation or replacement in San Jose, Santa Clara, Gilroy and Morgan Hill (South Bay), Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Palo Alto.