Winter has huge effects on your garden, and it takes its toll for about five to six months. To help you get through the autumn and winter season, we have provided, some essential winter garden care advice for artificial grass, to keep your lawn looking great all year round.
Having artificial grass, you can keep garden’s maintenance time to a minimum. With having artificial grass lawn, you can brush it regular or you can cover it up.
There are few other things to consider as it gets colder, rains more and snows. The winter months can cause damage if you have any plants, bushes or trees. To tend to your plants, you may want to repot them and bring them indoors or wrap the plant pots in a few layers of bubble wrap to insulate the soil and help keep them warm.
Lots of snow can put strain on tree branches and plants which in turn can cause breakages. To help prevent this from happening, gently tap away any excess snow and support the branches with string where possible.
Applying simple winter garden care can help to strengthen tree branches and plants, to survive the winter season.
Artificial grass is water resistant and the latex backing is pre-punched with holes to allow water to flow through the grass and drain away.
Your artificial grass garden will look great regardless of the weather. Even if it snows during the winter, you can have all the snowball fights you like without worrying about getting muddy!
During the Autumn and Wintery months, the leaves can be easily brushed/ raked up, or tidied with a blower to keep your lawn clean and tidy. Artificial grass requires very low maintenance yet brushing little and often can help keep your lawn looking fresh and green for years. So, brush regular and remove those wet leaves.
Keep your tools and machinery in good condition by spraying them with WD40 or other penetrating oils. This will reduce the chance of rust over the winter, especially for tools that are kept outside in the shed or garage. Also, care for them by wrapping up in cloth and storing in a dry kept place.
It may not be a good idea to walk on your artificial grass when it is frozen solid because the fibres may snap. Leave snow and frost to drain away as it melts through the grass, and most artificial grass types have a good drainage system built into them. Use a plastic shovel to remove snow and frost, avoid using your hands or you could tear the fibres. Rake up debris and any leaves off the grass, or use a soft brush, this should help keep your lawn lush looking and green.
If you care for your lawn on a regular basis and apply some of the care tips, then your garden will not sustain any long-term damage over the winter months.
Planning in advance is essential for looking after your garden, whether you have real or artificial grass. Plan ahead with your garden care to avoid undoing all your hard work spent during the spring and summer. It’s minimal effort to care for your garden.