Artificial grass winter do’s and don’ts
Photo of a garden covered in snow.

Artificial lawn care, winter installations, and seasonal maintenance can be overwhelming, but fear not! By the end of this guide, you’ll have the  knowledge of a winter artificial grass expert. This guide is to tell you that you don’t need to worry about artificial grass in winter, it’ll be okay!

Can You Install Over Winter?

The most frequent inquiry revolves around winter installations. Is it feasible to lay down artificial grass during this season, and if so, what’s the optimal approach? Despite the tendency to shelve landscaping projects in winter, installing a new artificial lawn is an exception.

Winter installations often come with some cost advantages, as many installation companies, facing a seasonal slump, lower their prices to secure jobs. Moreover, lead times significantly decrease during winter, leading to a faster turnaround for installations. While DIY enthusiasts can do this project, extra time should be factored in due to the challenges posed by frozen ground.

Photo of a extremely muddy lawn in winter.

How to Care for the Grass Over Winter

Now that the leaves and seeds have completed their descent, meticulous care for your artificial grass is crucial. Quick removal of debris is paramount to prevent decay and the subsequent emergence of weeds, moss, and algae. Neglecting this step may lead to replacing your grass, which is an unnecessary cost as summer approaches.

When it comes to cleaning, exercise caution. While a power brush may seem like a convenient option, the thick bristles and high RPM can pose a risk, especially on frozen ground. Gentle cleaning methods on above-freezing days are recommended to avoid inadvertently damaging the fibres.

Will the Cold Damage My Artificial Grass?

Rest assured, the cold itself poses no threat to your artificial grass. Despite earlier caution regarding power brushes potentially harming the fibres, routine activities such as walking, children playing, and pets playing on the grass exert minimal pressure in comparison. The resilience of artificial grass shines through, with no need to fret about winter temperatures causing harm.

Armed with this knowledge, you’re now poised to be a winter artificial grass maestro, confidently steering through the intricacies of installation and maintenance during the colder months.