For most people, the worst of the ice and snow is (hopefully) over this year. As Old Man Winter packs his bags and starts inching his way out the door, we can prepare to bask in warm sunlight and take in the fresh air of Spring once again.
If you’re in a part of the country that has been frequently covered in snow over the last few months, you’re soon going to get a strong visual reminder of why you made the right choice with artificial grass:
While your neighbors deal with the sight of their brown, dead-looking lawns, your synthetic grass lawn will be looking bright, lush, and green—just like it does every day of the year.
As you get ready to head back outside and indulge in some much overdue outdoor fun on your lawn, here are some tips for caring for your artificial grass in Spring.
Brush Up on Your Lawn
Weeks or months of heavy snow and ice can weigh down your turf, causing the blades to look flatter than before. Fortunately, all you need to do is brush the turf blades back up with an appropriate tool—such as a broom or brush with soft synthetic brush bristles—to get them looking like new again.
Check for Weeds Growing Outside Your Turf
While you obviously won’t have to deal with weeding the lawn like your neighbors, there’s a chance you might see some weeds growing outside the perimeter of your turf. For example, along your property lines where your artificial turf meets regular grass.
Any stray weeds that sprout up outside the edges of your lawn should be easy enough to deal with, but it’s still something to look for this Spring.
Check for Any Winter Damage
Damage from harsh winter weather is rare on high-quality synthetic lawns, but it can happen. It doesn’t hurt to look for tears or other damage while you’re brushing the blades or checking the perimeter for weeds. If you do find any, you’ll be relieved to find that it’s simple to repair small patches of artificial turf.
Again, this is a rare occurrence for a professionally-installed, high quality artificial grass lawn, but it never hurts to check!
Clear It and Clean It
Windy conditions during snow or ice storms can move dirt and debris around. If Jack Frost left any debris in his wake—branches, leaves, and so on—you’ll probably want to clear it away.
You can use your hands, a plastic rake, or a synthetic bristled brush to do this—it’s best to not use metal tools (like metal rakes). If you find any areas where dirt was blown onto your turf, you can clean your lawn easily by spraying it down with a garden hose.
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