09 Nov 2022
How Does Artificial Grass Stand Up To Winter Conditions?
Winter weather in southern Ontario is often unpredictable; the climate varies from rain, high winds to inches of snowfall. On those refreshingly mild days in December, there’s not much to worry about. However, when arctic winds, frost, snow, and ice storms arrive in January and February, it can prompt some concerns for property owners, especially those looking to maintain their beautifully curated landscape. To ensure that your backyard stays vibrant and stunning, consider artificial grass installation. Secure, strategic, and high-quality synthetic grass in Toronto from Echoing Green will withstand the harsh winter conditions. Once all the snow melts and spring arrives, your artificial turf will emerge with a lovely finish.
Keep reading to know why artificial grass installation is the best way to keep your backyard looking fresh all year round.
Essentially, frost is a form of moisture that sits on top of your grass when the ground cools down and freezes. During the early-winter season, or when the temperature hovers around zero degrees, frost will appear on your grass, ultimately melting, creating standing water, excess moisture, and allowing mold spores to flourish. However, artificial grass from Echoing Green is resistant to frost. Since there’s no soil beneath the synthetic turf in your Toronto yard, no frost will develop.
Snow and Ice
Unlike natural grass, excessive amounts of snow and ice won’t destroy your outdoor artificial grass. When the ground is frozen this winter, and the snow falls, you don’t have to do anything to protect your artificial grass. Even better, when the snow starts to melt, you don’t need to worry about slush. Since Echoing Green’s artificial turf has excellent drainage, melting snow will quickly drain. However, if you prefer a clear backyard, just use a plastic shovel or gentle brush to push it out of the way. Ice, similar to snow, will drain below the surface and never puddle or pool.
Much like heavy snow, high winds may flatten the blades of your grass. It may even flatten the blades on your synthetic turf if it’s not properly installed. At Echoing Green, you don’t have to worry about snow or constant high winds possibly flattening your outdoor artificial grass. We use premium infill to protect your artificial turf from high winds and to ensure it stands up throughout all seasons. All it takes is a gentle brush to restore the volume back to your artificial grass landscaping.
To ensure that your artificial grass is vibrant come springtime, there are a few things to note. If you want to dig a path through the snow in your backyard, avoid a shovel, especially a metal one. If you must use a shovel, try a plastic one. Other than that, use a brush or broom to push snow out of the way. If ice is present, just let it melt and avoid salt. Salt will seep into the base layer of your artificial turf and block the drainage holes. As a result, this will minimize drainage and reduce the lifespan of your synthetic grass. When all the snow and ice melts in the spring, use a broom to ensure the grass blades are fluffy and standing upright. For an effortless backyard this winter, choose luxury artificial grass from Echoing Green.