Here are our best tips for artificial turf during wet weather
Ensure You Have a Proper Drainage System
Artificial turf drains exceptionally well. Unlike real grass, there isn’t much chance of water pooling together and forming large puddles on artificial turf. But in order to avoid the threat of standing water, a proper drainage system must be in place.
The artificial turf needs to be installed correctly and the area around it needs to drain well. If installing on a hard, non-permeable ground such as concrete or tile, then a minimum of 1% slope should be maintained, to allow for efficient drainage.
For organic surfaces a minimum of 2% slope should be maintained. There are certain complications and demands depending on the surface. Thankfully, at Turf Green we are experts at dealing with draining systems for turf on all surfaces – contact us today for a free quote at your property.
Remove Soggy Debris
In wet weather, larger pieces of debris such as flowers and leaves can turn soggy and get stuck in your artificial turf. As well as damaging the artificial turf, these can prove to be hazards for anyone walking or running on the surface. Remove them manually by hand is the best way to deal with them.
Brush the Grass Upright
During times of heavy, sustained rain, artificial grass can become flattened. Brushing it to ensure it stays upright will keep it looking healthy and well maintained.
Hire Turf Green!
But the very best thing you can do to take care of your artificial turf is to hire Turf Green!
We are experts in everything turf and have installed artificial grass for over 2,500 happy customers and counting. And not only do we install, we also provide maintenance which includes:
- Treating grass and removing algae, moss and weeds
- Correcting any potential subsidence
- Repairing any damaged areas
- Removing excessive sand
- Brushing and grooming
We recommend high-use artificial turf areas be maintained and cleaned approximately every 6-12 months.
If you would like to have artificial turf installed at your QLD home or business, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help.