Why is Sand Spread Over an Artificial Lawn

20 June 2019

By the PermaLawn Team

An artificial lawn is an investment for your home. It not only adds a touch of green to your outdoor space, but it also makes sure that your garden becomes a beautiful and low-maintenance space that you and your family can enjoy.

When you are paying out to have an artificial lawn installed in your home, you want to make sure that it is the very best that it can be. That it not only looks great, but that it is also going to be able to stand the test of time too.

There are a variety of things that you can do to make sure that your artificial lawn is in the best condition possible, one of which is spreading sand on the lawn.

But why is this? Why make the effort to spread sand over your artificial lawn?

The sand will weigh down your artificial lawn

Artificial grass does not have roots like natural grass does. This means that over time, with people walking on it and it being out in the elements, it can move around or wrinkle up. Having sand sprinkled on the top of the grass means that you have something heavy weighing it down. You don't have to worry about the grass moving around and that it ends up wrinkled and looking past its best.

Ensure your grass stands up straight

No-one likes the idea of floppy grass, which means that sand could be just the thing that you are looking for. Sand packs in around the bottom of the blades of grass that make up your artificial lawn. This ensures that it stands up tall and that it doesn't flop over.

Sand is an excellent weed inhibitor

The last thing that you are going to want is for your beautiful artificial lawn to be ruined by weeds growing through it. Sand is clean, it is not a great base for any weeds to grow in, which stops the number of weeds that pop up on your lawn and ruin the way that it looks.

The sand will not absorb water

One concern that many people have is that sand on top of your artificial lawn will absorb any water that has fallen on the surface and stop effective drainage. Sand should not absorb water as it falls on it, which means that your lawn will quickly dry and be ready to walk on and use in no time at all.

As you can see, it is definitely worthwhile making the effort to spread sand over your artificial lawn. Whether it is to make sure that it stands tall or that it is protected as best that it can be. Just by doing this, you will be able to enjoy your beautiful artificial lawn for as long as possible and make sure that your garden is a much loved and much used part of your family home.

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