It may not be at the forefront of your mind, but is your synthetic grass ready for the forthcoming rainy season? If it isn’t, we will soon have you and your lawn ready as soon as the rain hits with our valuable tips in this article.
While you may have thought that artificial lawn is only good during summer, you have been misinformed. It’s perfect for any time of the year, even when it’s raining.
- Water Permeable
One of the great selling points for this grass is that rainwater can safely seep through the perforated flooring of the artificial lawn. It’s designed this way so that aesthetics can be maintained.
- No Standing Water Issues
With this type of lawn, you don’t have to worry about water pooling because it has adequate drainage. The plus side of this is there won’t be water attracting mosquitos that carry diseases, including malaria and dengue.
- No Slipping
One of the many benefits of artificial lawn is that your kids can play out in the rain, and there is no worry about them getting hurt. In addition, this type of grass doesn’t get slippery when wet. There is nothing better than getting out in the rain anytime you like, whether in celebration of it arriving or just for fun.
Usually, when there is rain on lawns, there is mud; however, not when it comes to synthetic grass. Shoes won’t be caked in mud; none will be traipsed through the house even so you’re left with the freedom to explore and have fun no matter the season.
Ideas for Maintaining Synthetic Grass During the Rainy Season
While artificial lawn is long-lasting, it still needs to be cared for to keep it in excellent condition. By following the steps outlined below, you can ensure that it has a long life and can be used throughout the wettest of winters.
- The Advantage of a Great Drainage System
Australia has unpredictable weather, and many of our states differ in their extremes. This is why synthetic grass is a perfect medium for many of our backyards. When set up with the best type of drainage system, the grass is perfectly primed for the whole year through. This is especially great for people who had experienced big puddles before getting artificial grass.
You’re probably wondering how this can work for you? There are several steps to get it right the first time, which include:
- Ensuring it gets laid right.
- Research the correct type of base that will allow water to drain easily.
- Knowing when to call a professional team to do the job for you.
Ensuring that the drainage has been prioritised means that you can use your yard for outdoor occasions the whole year through, including family barbeques or even organising and hosting a wedding.
- The Rain Cleans for You
When it’s raining, it’s the ideal opportunity to let it clean the artificial lawn for you. The impurities and dirt will run off naturally from the downpour, saving you both time spent on maintenance and means fewer water costs. While you will need to do it manually at other times of the year, it is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of rainy days during the wet season.
- Brushing for Best Look
Part of maintaining your artificial lawn is brushing the grass occasionally to keep the blades standing up and looking natural. This is especially essential during the wet season because constant rain will make the blades look flat. Gently brushing it will bring it to life, make it stand up on its own and look perfectly ‘alive’ again.
- Dispose of Soggy Things
With rain sometimes comes wind, and with the air flowing about, things may fly onto your lawn or possibly were there before. So while the rain will clean your lawn, the soggy stuff like bits of food, wet cardboard and other bits and pieces must be picked up so the yard doesn’t look trashed. These can be rid of by lifting them up and off your grass and into the bin. Unfortunately, some items get stuck, and you will be required to use a blunt knife or other tools to rid the item entirely.
If something sticky gets stuck, which can be the case if you have children, like chewing gum, you will need to put a little more effort in. The ingredients are simple, use soap and warm water, or if preferable, water and vinegar to loosen the potentially sticky mess. Whatever soggy bits and pieces you need to pick up and remove are best done just after the rain has stopped as they will be easily detectable.
Do you want to know more about artificial lawn or how it’s maintained? Contact our professional synthetic grass experts at Superdeck for more information.