Because it fares so much better in the somewhat changeable frozen weather conditions, artificial turf in Lancashire has become a popular option, especially as modern evolutions of the technology means it feels and looks more like natural grass than ever before.
However, whilst synthetic grass does survive the winter months far better than its natural alternative, which for gardeners in Lancaster especially is largely a lost cause until March heralds the start of the gardening year, certain protective measures will keep it looking its best throughout winter.
Here are some top tips for protecting your lawn this winter.
- Be Gentle With Frost
Typically, artificial lawns survive the snow and rain very well, especially with adequate drainage. However, when it is particularly cold, you should be very careful with handling frost.
Try not to walk on your lawn during frosty weather as the frozen fibres are far stiffer and more prone to snapping.
As well as this, if you want to get rid of the snow on your lawn, avoid doing so by hand or with a metal shovel. Instead, use a plastic snow shovel to clear the snow.
Ideally, if you can, it is usually best to leave the snow to melt and drain naturally.
- Check Drainage
When artificial turf systems are installed they have a drainage system that safely drains them away. If you have a lot of rainfall, make sure to double-check your system to ensure it is not causing pools of standing water and is working effectively.
- Rake Up Leaves
Clearing up debris, leaves and branches is not just about making the lawn look good and making spring cleaning of the garden easier, but is also about avoiding nasty mildew and mould growing on your lawn surface.