One major reason many homeowners in Toronto opt for artificial grass for their lawn is that it has year–round resilience. Regardless of where you are or what the temperatures are, you can take in the bliss of a green, blossoming lawn.
Winter in Toronto can be tough, but your artificial grass does not have to suffer! With just a few simple tips, you can keep your artificial turf in great condition–even with all the snow and salt from people’s shoes. First, clear your artificial turf of any snow before it gets too cold outside. Remove any leaves or debris. If your artificial grass looks dirty, apply a gentle detergent. To remove dirt, lightly scrub with warm water and detergent. Your artificial grass should look good all winter.
Inspect the Nails Securing Your Lawn
This may not be as dramatic as the House of Stark, but artificial grass owners do need to pay attention to the weather conditions this time of year. If you don’t want your hard work of installing artificial grass to go down the drain (or be blown off), make sure to double-check that everything is tightly secured, especially if we get strong winter winds. All of the people who are experts in artificial turf have given us advice on how to make it secure. Look at what they say and pick the best method for you. Do not wait until after winter to do this—it will be too late by then! Do it now, before any bad weather comes our way.
Remove Ice, Leaves, and Snow
Rake up the leaves that land on your fake grass just like you do during other parts of the year. When it is cold outside and there is snow on the ground, place some old cleaning rags or towels in the dryer to heat them up. Then put them on top of the snow.
It is better to let the snow and ice melt on its own. But if you want it to melt faster, you can pour warm water on it. Another way to make it melt faster is to add salt. But be careful, too much salt can damage the fake grass. If you want to shovel the snow, use a plastic shovel instead of a metal one. And stay at least four inches away from the grass while you are shoveling.
Check the Drainage System
After finally getting artificial grass installed in your yard, you can rest assured that it can withstand just about anything– unless Mother Nature decides to throw a curveball your way. After any heavy downpour of rain or snowfall, be sure to take a quick peek at your drainage system, otherwise, you may get stuck with a lot of worrying and… puddles! By letting the ice and snow melt naturally thanks to an effective drainage system.
Clear Debris as Needed
As fall approaches and the leaves start to change color, they will also start to fall off the trees. This can create a lot of work for you if you have artificial grass, as you will need to brush it regularly to keep the leaves from piling up. Make sure you don’t get too caught up in all the fall festivities and remember to take care of your artificial lawn so it stays looking its best!
Artificial grass is usually quite resilient, even when temperatures start to dip below freezing, however caution should be taken whenever walking on artificial grass when it is covered in frost. People trying to stay active in cold climates should watch their step for sure or else that artificial grass may just send them flying!
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