Artificial Turf in Winter
Posted by Matt Garrabrants on
The chilly touch of winter is the bane of award winning lawns and sports fields the world over. The rain, snow and sleet does more to damage the fine grass than walking over it ever can. This is why artificial turf is best for people living in areas that experience this weather on a regular basis. The artificial grass used on such turf is easy to maintain even in harsh climates and can cut down your water bill drastically too.
Artificial lawn grass is ideal for the cold winters since natural grass cannot survive below a certain temperature. Artificial grass, on the other hand, needs no water to maintain its shape. Therefore, it retains its fresh and verdant look throughout the year, no matter what environmental changes bombard it. Additionally, no one wants to go out in the freezing cold to mow and water overgrown lawns when they can stay inside the toasty confines of their home admiring an astro turf lawn worth boasting about.
Additionally, since you end up saving a ton of money by conserving energy and water, you can spend that much needed cash on keeping your family warm and well fed during the cold season.
Artificial field turf is also preferred for sport matches held in the winter. Since each sport requires different types of surfaces to play on, all kinds of artificial turf have been invented to accommodate them all. Each has their own texture, blade length and infill according to the sport each is meant for.
For those who are particular about their lawns, seeing it go brown and die in the winter makes their heart break as if they have lost a loved one. The grass becomes a patchwork quilt comprising of dead and decaying grass the owner took extra pains to maintain. Field turf will not end up this way at all. The synthetic turf used does not brown with age, nor does it break off in rough weather thus allowing the fake blades of grass to retain their soft texture in cold weather conditions.
Since artificial turf comes with its own drainage system, the chances of your lawn flooding as the snow melts is next to zero. This way, you won’t have to worry about stepping into an ice cold puddle as soon as you step on your lawn.
The infill layer filled in fake grass actually slows down the freezing process so that you don’t have to contend with much accumulated water as the ice thaws. Plus, since the filling actually weighs down the synthetic turf, high winds will not be able to yank it off your lawn and onto an unfortunate passerby.
All in all, artificial lawns are ideal alternatives for sports fields and natural lawns due to their low cost of maintenance and cost efficient nature. Getting one installed in your home before winter makes its icy presence known, can help cut down your energy bill drastically. You will need that money for to pay for the extra heating around the house, after all.