Many Kennewick property owners appreciate synthetic grass due to its ability to endure extreme weather and survive winter looking beautiful. You won’t have to be concerned with frost harming your turf, but there are a few steps to follow over the winter to make sure your turf is in its best shape for spring. Read on to find out more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Let’s get started with some of the top questions we receive as we install artificial grass in Kennewick. Especially questions regarding caring for your grass in the winter season.
WHAT DOES ICE DO TO SYNTHETIC TURF?
Snow should not have a big impact on your synthetic turf. It is completely okay to walk or play on it if there is a covering of snow. The blades may lay flat beneath the weight of the ice, but it generally springs back up naturally or, in some rare scenarios, with a little extra help from a power broom. Snow won’t change the color or impact the synthetic lawn.
WILL FROST HURT MY SYNTHETIC GRASS?
No, frost won’t hurt synthetic turf. But each grass fiber blade does freeze in intense conditions, walking on the turf through the winter would not cause any problems. Once spring rolls around and there’s no further chance of frost, you can take a firm broom to get it back to life.
DO I NEED TO COVER MY ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
You don’t need to cover your artificial turf, but you absolutely can if an abnormally severe winter is anticipated in Kennewick. Just bear in mind that you will not have to cover sections that are being used because snow will make tarps slippery and dangerous to walk on.
CAN I SHOVEL SNOW OFF SYNTHETIC GRASS?
No, you must avoid shoveling snow from your turf unless completely necessary. If you do have to shovel a path, go with a handheld blower to get rid of any debris or snow.
CAN I USE SALT OR ICE MELT ON MY GRASS?
You should never utilize any ice melt salt on your artificial grass. Salt can plug up the drains in the backing system and adversely affect your lawn’s drainage capabilities. The corrosive salt and chemicals can also break down the backing system, leaving you with turf blades that start pulling away from the backing. We strongly suggest you to let snow melt by itself for the best results.
WILL SNOW MELT QUICKER ON SYNTHETIC TURF?
Artificial turf surfaces can get warmer than regular grass, that means that an inch or two of snow will melt faster than it would on regular grass. Because synthetic turf is evenly spread, it enables enhanced aeration to speed up the snow-melting process.
DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF GET ICY?
Not normally, however, just like natural grass, some synthetic surfaces can become slippery in sub-zero weather. Thus, you must use the same caution you do stepping on any wintery surface, essentially if Kennewick has been experiencing freezing rain.
WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE SNOWFALL?
You should definitely do a good autumn maintenance routine before any snowfall. Getting rid of organic things like branches, leaves, etc., are a must. You can check out our full guide for cleaning your synthetic grass to get details on what to do. Performing Southwest Greens maintenance in the spring is always a good time, making sure your turf is prepared for the warmer months to arrive.
Ask our experts! We’re delighted to respond any questions you may have about maintaining your luscious yard. Contact us right now with your lingering questions.