If you’re looking for a way to enjoy your lawn year-round without having to spend time watering, fertilising, and mowing it, then an artificial grass lawn may be the perfect solution. Not only is it a great alternative to traditional lawns in harsh climates and on difficult terrain, but it’s also a good choice for people who don’t have the time or desire to maintain a natural yard.
While natural grass can become damaged in harsh winter weather, causing brown patchy areas of dead grass that need to be replaced, artificial turf is designed to stand up to whatever the elements throw its way. If you live in an area that experiences heavy rainfall and frequent flooding, then artificial grass is even more suitable for your property as it will hold up well against waterlogging, protecting the soil beneath it.
Artificial grass is not only resilient to extreme weather, but it’s also easy to clean and requires less maintenance than a natural lawn. With a little bit of effort, you can keep your lawn in excellent condition, no matter the season!
When it comes to snow, artificial grass is not at risk of getting damaged – unlike natural grass, which can die off in frost. However, it’s best to avoid walking on the lawn while it’s frozen, as the blades could become brittle and snap. Instead, wait for the snow and ice to melt and drain naturally through the perforated backing of the turf before going outside again.
If you do need to clear your artificial turf from snow, then it’s important to use a plastic lawn rake rather than a metal one as the latter can damage the fibres of the turf. It’s also advised that you don’t use salt or other chemicals on the snow or ice as this can clog the drainage elements and cause your artificial grass to become slippery.
As well as a plethora of different weather conditions, artificial grass is also resistant to moss and mould growth. This means that you can say goodbye to unsightly patches of dead, weedy grass in your garden that can take months to replace with new, healthy grass if left unattended.
With an artificial lawn, these unsightly patches of grass will never arise as you’ll have no weeds or moss growing in the first place! As a result, you won’t have to worry about mowing the grass or using chemicals to remove these pesky plants, meaning that your lawn will remain beautiful all-year round. To find out more about the benefits of installing an artificial lawn, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at The Perfect Lawn. We are a team of experienced installers who can help you to create a gorgeous outdoor space with artificial grass that looks flawless all year-round.