No doubt you’ve all had a lovely time over the last few months spending time together as a family out in the garden… but when it comes to any kind of grass, whether it be real or a synthetic lawn, you’ve got to make sure that you give it a bit of tender loving care over the autumn and winter, so that it continues to serve you well once again come spring and summer.
It’s certainly worth remembering that fake turf will always be lower maintenance than real grass, so if you know you’re a busy person who may not have the time to tend to a natural lawn but who still wants to have a beautiful garden to enjoy, artificial options may well be the better choice for you at home.
Natural lawns require quite a bit of effort in order to keep them healthy and looking good throughout the year, with lots of watering and mowing needed week in, week out. But if you go fake, you certainly don’t have to worry about this!
But you do have to do a little bit of maintenance work if your turf is to stand the test of time, so over the next few weeks and months, make sure that you clear away any leaves and other debris that may make its way onto the surface of your lawn. A soft brush can help keep your outdoor areas clean, as well.
Keep an eye on the weather and if it looks like it’s going to frost overnight or even snow, make sure you don’t head outside and stand on your lawn, as it’s possible that you could damage the fibres. Always wait until it melts and drains away, just to be on the safe side.
If the weather looks inclement, you can always use a waterproof groundsheet to cover the grass to help protect the fibres. All you need to do is remove it in the morning and your grass will be absolutely fine underneath.
Another top tip from us here at Prestige Lawns is to always keep an eye on the drainage of your lawn. If it’s been correctly installed, there’s no reason why this should become problematic but turf can become damaged and waterlogged during heavy rainfall, so it’s always a good idea to check it periodically.
You really don’t need to worry that the quality of your lawn will be affected by any bad weather we have coming our way over the next few months, but if you are concerned, following the above suggestions should make sure that you can continue to enjoy your turf for years to come.
If you’d like any further help or advice, get in touch with us today.