How to create a low maintenance garden
February 20, 2024
As the temperatures drop and the rain and snow fall, our gardens become harder to maintain, resulting in an untidier than usual garden. For those with an artificial lawn, you may be sitting and watching your garden turn into a winter wonderland. Not to worry; there’s no need to panic.
Artificial grass is extremely resilient, and with a little bit of TLC, the harsh winter environment won’t damage your artificial grass. This is one of the many benefits of having an artificial lawn.
When natural grass freezes, it is susceptible to getting damaged. The damage occurs when people walk on the frozen blades and they tear. Unlike natural grass, artificial grass is not affected by frost. It is not as susceptible to tearing as the material is much more robust than natural grass.
It is also recommended to stay off the frozen grass when possible, for two reasons. The main reason is that it can get slippy when wet or frozen. Secondly, the more you walk on the ice, the more it compacts. This could affect the turf’s ability to drain the melted ice efficiently.
Snow is not a threat to your artificial lawn, and it is not recommended to use salt, anti-freeze, or any other chemicals as they will harm the materials.
You can use a plastic shovel to clear your lawn; however, we advise letting the snow melt naturally. As long as the drainage is sufficient, your lawn will look as good as new once all of the snow has melted.
Just like natural grass, artificial grass can withstand large amounts of rainfall. Artificial turf is capable of being submerged for long periods of time without damage, and this is due to the materials, nylon and polyurethane. The main concern for artificial lawns during heavy rainfall is how effective the drainage system is. If installed correctly, you have nothing to worry about, and the water will naturally drain away easily. We’ve produced this useful guide on how to install artificial grass.
The beauty of an artificial lawn during heavy rainfall is that there are no muddy puddles, meaning your furry friends can still embrace the garden.
It’s not just rain, snow, and ice to worry about in winter; there are also pesky leaves and debris that make their way into your garden. A simple plastic lawn rake is the most efficient way to keep your lawn free of leaves and debris. If you have access to a leaf blower, this also works effectively at clearing your lawn.
Even though gardening is deemed more enjoyable in the summer, you can still install artificial grass in the winter with no trouble. You may in fact be shocked to learn that, in some cases, it’s much easier to install your artificial lawn in the autumn and winter months. As long as there haven’t been extensive frosts, the ground is much easier to dig up due to the ground being softer compared to the summer months.
Regular maintenance is key to keeping any type of lawn at its best. Luckily for artificial lawn owners, it’s much easier to maintain than a natural lawn. The following top tips will help you prepare and protect your garden this winter.
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To summarize, your artificial grass will be perfectly fine in harsh winter environments, which is just one of the many advantages of having an artificial lawn. As soon as winter leaves, you will be left with a lush green lawn to enjoy.
If your worries have not been answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 01900 811970.