Removing surface debris from the artificial lawn
Just as you would during the rest of the year, keep removing large debris, such as fallen branches or twigs, from the surface of the lawn. This ensures the surface remains even and is not torn or damaged. Pick up fallen debris by hand or use a leaf blower for lighter rubbish.
There isn't any real need to remove the snow from artificial grass installations. Fallen snow can stay in place and be left to melt naturally. If you do wish to remove snow, use a soft garden brush. Using snow scoops or a garden shovel can easily cause damage to matting, as they would natural turf.
The lawn can still be used during snow, and snowball fights can continue. Take care on artificial lawn the same as you would on a natural one, as the grass fibres will be slippery.
Ensure drainage is in place
Before the winter sets in, it is advisable to make sure that adequate drainage is in place across the entire artificial grass installation. If drainage hasn't been installed correctly, or at all, then melting ice and snow, or heavy rain, can cause the grass matting to lift or become damaged.
Removing frost from artificial grass
Frost will not damage artificial grass and can be left in place until it melts naturally. This is recommended, but if you wish to remove frost, treat it in the same way as snow and remove it with care not to damage the fibres.
The regular use of salt to remove frost is not recommended over the long term, but a fine salt can be used for fast removal of frost if the garden is intended for use.
Covering an artificial lawn for the winter
If you are expecting a harsh winter, and you wish to fully protect your artificial lawn installation, you can cover the entire garden without worrying about damaging the lawn.
Use a tarpaulin-type cover and make sure it is secured around the entire perimeter of the lawn using suitable pegs. Remove heavy surface debris as it falls onto the covered lawn.
PermaLawn artificial lawn is produced to a high standard and is designed to be hard-wearing throughout the year. Correctly installed lawn can withstand inclement weather, heavy foot traffic and consistent use, while remaining aesthetically beautiful.
Whether you require a putting green surface or a hard-wearing play area for children, we have an artificial grass to suit your needs. Enjoy your garden all-year-round with PermaLawn.