Denver Landscapers Share 3 Easy Winter Maintenance Tips for Synthetic Grass

October 29, 2019

If you’re like most homeowners, saving money is always a priority. But saving time on your home’s maintenance can be almost as important. The average person spends more than 21 hours mowing their lawn every year. That’s half a work week for most people! Letting your Denver landscaping service install synthetic grass on your property eliminates mowing from your regular chores. But when winter comes around, you’ll need to know how to take care of it. Don’t worry—it won’t take tons of time out of your weekend. Here’s what you need to do.

Pick Up the Leaves
When the leaves change in the fall, they’re beautiful. They add a touch of elegance to your yard until they fall. And when they fall, you need to pick them up off your synthetic grass, just like you would standard turf. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enjoy that beautiful green you’ve come to expect. 

Use a leaf blower if you have one or grab a soft-bristled broom and sweep the leaves away. Once you have a pile, bag the leaves and haul them to the dump or use them in your compost pile to add nutrients to your garden beds come spring.

Sweep Away the Snow
You still need to access your yard, your walkways, and your evergreen plants during the winter months. That means you’ll want to clear away the snow and ice to make it easy to get to those areas. While you can always use a snow shovel on pavement, you’ll need to sweep the snow off your synthetic turf. 

Use the same broom that you did to pick up fallen leaves or grab a snow blower and blow the powder off the blades. Just be mindful of the grass blades. When the weather gets incredibly cold, the blades of the synthetic grass get brittle. If you put too much weight on the blades, they can crack or break, leaving visible damage on your turf.

Don’t Be Afraid to Cover It
It’s rare for a severe snowstorm to sneak up on the Front Range. We typically get advanced warning as long as we remember to watch the weather forecast each week. When a severe storm is on the horizon, consider covering your artificial turf. Use a light tarp that’s big enough to cover the entire area and secure it with stakes or rocks. 

After the storm, all you have to do is remove the cover and let it dry. Your artificial grass will be clean, dry, and in good shape. 

Call in the Experts
Taking care of your synthetic grass doesn’t have to be a challenge. But you do need to stay on top of regular maintenance if you want it to last for as long as possible. If you’re worried about the condition of your synthetic turf or you want to install that ever-green lawn on your property, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team can help you decide if it’s the right option for your home and your budget.
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