Artificial turf is often chosen by homeowners and commercial groundskeepers for its durability and low maintenance throughout the year, allowing for the same, consistent shade of green on your lawn no matter what the weather. Your synthetic grass will not require a ton of maintenance to look its best come spring, but you should take the following steps to make sure it is ready for the first snow.
As leaves fall, you’ll need to clear them from the grass every so often in order to prevent them from congealing and sticking to your grass and rubber infill. Excess moisture can cause leaves to change texture and allow bacteria to form, which can affect pets and athletes using the grass next spring. Brush and rake the lawn every few weeks in order to remove fallen debris and keep the grass clean through the winter.
Use Care When Shoveling
Since artificial turf does not grow, you will need to make sure you use extra caution while shoveling. If you need to shovel your turf, make sure to use a plastic shovel without a metal blade and stay a few inches above the ground in order to prevent divots or ripping up blades of grass. Avoiding direct contact with the grass will maintain its shape and consistency for next spring. Allow the snow to melt in due course, since the grass will not be affected.
Schedule Maintenance with a Professional
Additional weight from snow will not have a tremendous impact on your grass in terms of appearance, but it is important to make sure you schedule maintenance visits before the ground gets too cold. A professional maintenance team will check your grass for seam issues, redistribute infill to make the fields even and test the shock absorbency of the grass. After the snow is melted in the spring, the team can come back in order to make sure you are ready for the next athletic season.
Synthetic Turf Maintenance & Snow Removal in Boston, Woburn, Arlington & Burlington MA
If you are in need of synthetic turf maintenance or would like to make arrangements for snow removal, contact Turf Prep today. Turf Prep can be reached by calling 1-877-774-8873 or by filling out our online form.