One of the key advantages of artificial turf in Lancashire is that as the nights get longer and the weather gets as typically cold and rainy as you would expect up North, you do not have to worry about your lawn looking bleak, bare and brown.
However, whilst you do not need to undertake the same kinds of lawn care you would for natural grass, there is still some maintenance you need to take care of before winter hits, to ensure you have a perfect lawn ready for the next spring.
- Prepare Your Tools
Before the weather hits, make sure you have a soft bristle broom, a tarpaulin, a plastic snow shovel and ideally a leafblower. This kit will help you take care of your lawn in the winter, either by removing debris, shovelling snow or protecting your lawn from a particularly vicious storm.
- Sweep Away Leaves
The biggest threat to your artificial lawn over the winter is a combination of leaves and twigs that remain on your turf and decay.
Periodically sweeping it away before the first frost should help to protect your lawn from any major damage.
- Be Careful Of Frost
If you do not plan to step into your garden during the winter there is little else you need to do, as ice and snow cannot really do much damage to your turf. However, as the blades are colder, they can potentially snap if stepped on, so be careful when walking on your turf in winter.
Alternatively, put a waterproof tarp on top to protect the blades.