How does Artificial Grass hold up in the snow?

Struggling to make the decision to move over to artificial grass? This blog has got it covered.

Artificial grass in snow

As the cold UK winter approaches, you may be concerned about how your Artificial Grass will cope, especially if you have only recently had artificial grass installed. No matter what the UK weather throws at us, we can assure you that your lawn will be perfectly fine during the coming winter months.

Typically, in the UK we don’t really get that much snow, but it does happen every so often, even in April, so it’s good to feel prepared. Below are some of the things you need to know about an Artificial Grass installation in Oxford and in snow.

  • Frost or snow will not affect the colour of your artificial lawn.
  • When there is a layer of snow on the artificial grass in Oxford, it is safe to play on. So make that snowman and have that snowball fight knowing that it is safe to do so. 
  • Artificial grass, like natural grass, can become slippery when ice builds upon it, so do be cautious.
  • Just like you would with natural grass, let snow and ice to melt naturally.
  • After the snow has blanketed the grass, the artificial grass may be slightly flattened, but it should bounce back up over a couple of days. Another option is you can always use an outdoor brush to go over the turf.
  • Excess salt could impair the integrity of the artificial lawn, so we don’t recommend using salts to melt ice and snow.

The general upkeep of Artificial Grass in Oxford is little to none and winter isn’t the exception.

 

Natural Lawn in the Winter:

When you have a natural lawn, the snow its self doesn’t harm the grass, once the snow melts your grass can look greener than before. However, the problem occurs when people start standing on the lawn and playing in the snow. Stepping on the ice compacts it, which might harm the grass blades. Frozen water on the blades causes damage when pressure is applied. The upper half of the grass blade can turn brown and die as a result of this.

If you invest in an artificial grass installation in Oxford, you won’t have to worry about your children or pets playing on the grass and potentially destroying your lawn, because artificial grass can withstand all types of weather that the UK throws at us.