With Christmas rapidly approaching and the temperature taking a nosedive, you’ll probably be spending less time out in the garden – that is, unless you have artificial grass.
That’s right, with artificial grass, you can get a lot more from your garden all year round. But before we go on to give you tips about how to make the most of your garden in winter, here are some tips for looking after your artificial grass during these colder months.
Winter maintenance tips for artificial grass
While artificial grass means you don’t have to worry about damage caused by frost, there are some things you can do to protect it and keep it at its best for longer.
Remove heavy snow or ice – Snow and ice won’t damage your artificial grass, but it can become a dangerous and slippery surface if left to sit. Only when compacted snow and ice sits on your grass for too long is there the potential for any damage to be done. We recommend using a plastic shovel, instead of a metal one, to remove any heavy ice or snow. For lighter snow, you may be able to use a simple garden brush, preventing any damage to the grass fibres while carrying out clearance work.
Make sure it drains – Properly installed artificial grass means you never have to worry about drainage in adverse weather. However, if there is heavy rain or snow, then you may want to double-check that the lawn is draining properly – if it becomes waterlogged, there is a risk of damage to the grass fibres.
Use a groundsheet in really bad weather – You shouldn’t need to do this, but if there is a heavy snowfall predicted and you want to make it easy to clear the garden for use later, then use a groundsheet. This protective layer will allow you to shovel away any snow later without damaging the artificial grass underneath. Just don’t leave a heavy snowfall on the sheet for too long or you may flatten your grass with the sheer weight of it.
Benefits of artificial grass in winter
Now that you know how to keep your artificial grass in top shape throughout winter, here are some of the benefits:
Stargazing – You needn’t worry about muddy feet in winter with artificial grass. Whether you’re spotting celestial objects with the naked eye or setting up a telescope, it’s a great way to appreciate the night sky.
Decorate for Christmas – With Christmas coming up fast, you can put up your decorations without having to negotiate a muddy lawn in the process.
Outdoor party – Always wanted to host a party for Christmas or New Year’s Eve but worried about your grass being trampled? Now you can host in style – just remember to get some outdoor overhead heaters to keep guests warm!
Feed the wildlife – A simple but rewarding winter task is setting out things like bird feeders and homes for hedgehogs, giving something back to nature. This is also a great way to get kids interested in the world around them.
Build a snowman – If we’re lucky enough to get lots of snow, there’s no better family activity than donning wellies, hats and gloves to build a snowman.
Want to get the most out of your garden in all weather? Look no further than Easigrass Surrey. We’re leading suppliers of artificial grass for the region, including Guildford, Leatherhead and Farnham, and can provide quality products and installation. This means there’s no waiting around and minimal maintenance when it comes to your garden.
Find out more about the different types of artificial grass we supply and which one best suits your garden – call our expert team today.
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Joe is particularly helpful and made the entire process stress free. He gives sincere advice, is very attentive and helpful.
Excellent! Although there was an initially delay in installation date we cannot fault the customer service and
... the guys who came out to do the installation. Lucy was amazing from start to finish and kept us updated, even when we were away on holiday! Our garden is totally transformed and our dog loves the pet grass too. Highly recommended!
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From start to finish the service is 1st class. Jackie was very responsive on any question I had, and everythin
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Leo and his men arrived to lay my grass.
They were exceptional ..So hardworking ..nothing was too much troub
happily moved all my heavy gsrden furniture and then replaced it .
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Thank you Sam and team for a first class job. Grass looks amazing. I decided to have it done after seeing my s
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The Easigrass team installed our grass in the back garden and it looks fantastic. We were given a free no obli
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Will and the team installed the Easigrass in the back garden and we can't fault any aspect. from initial enqui
...ry to installation they were superb to deal with and professional throughout. Very friendly team, arrived and finished on time and even took the time to hose down the patio on completion. I would not hesitate to recommend them - the finished job is exactly what we had hoped for.
I contacted Easigrass Birmingham as I had just had both my front and back lawns done by another company who cl
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...ied out extremely well in less than pleasant weather conditions by Andy, who was cheerful and efficient throughout three days work. Good product at reasonable price. Highly recommended.
Abdul and Osama from the Fulham, London SW6 area came to clean and restore our Easigrass laid eight years ago
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Fantastic service from start to finish! Quote was not the cheapest but competitive. Delivery and collection of
... supplies and waste was swift. Niti and team turned up on time along with all the supplies and equipment. They took care to protect my newly fitted kitchen and floors before starting on the garden. Installation was very professionally carried out and to a very high standard. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thanks so much Easigrass!
Highly recommend Easigrass, these guys have done a professional job on my back garden by laying artificial gra
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Called Easigrass 5pm Monday for grass for an exhibition stand. I had no clue what grass we wanted just needed
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I was always sceptical about having artificial grass, but decided to go for it as tired of fighting with maint
...aining a real lawn all year round, and having mud in and out of the house.
I'm so glad I did, as it looks fantastic and is of great quality. I went for the Belgravia which was in my eyes, the most realistic looking with 3 shades of colour. It feels great too.
The whole experience was seemless, from the initial contact through WhatsApp (thanks Mason), getting the quote (thanks Abid) to the actual installation. The guys that turned up were absolutely brilliant - worked solidly pretty much non stop, were extremely efficient and tidied up everything as they went along, right to the end. Thank you guys - fantastic job!
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Abdul as always was amazing at bringing my lawns back to their sparkling best. He is a hard worker and really
...lovely, look forward to seeing him next year. Thanks so much . Trisha from Eltham x
First class workmanship under difficult weather conditions from start to finish,everything cleaned up after th
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Wish i had remembered names to mention in my review credit to easigrass i will post before and after pictures
The Easigrass team are so helpful and very quick to respond. The installation team were friendly and efficient
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