With winter more than halfway done and spring fast approaching, homeowners in Sacramento are beginning to wonder if their artificial turf lawn will be able to handle the coming rainy season without suffering damage. While California is more infamous for earthquakes than any kind of harsh weather, Sacramento and the surrounding area still gets an average of 20 inches of rain every year. Fortunately, an artificial grass installation is good at handling both droughts and heavy rainfall as long as the proper precautions are taken.
First and most importantly, the synthetic turf itself is almost impossible to damage by rainfall. Artificial grass has blades made of a waterproof polyethylene material, which lets them dry out quickly rather than retain water after the rain is finished. Artificial grass is also supported by a porous backing that lets rainfall flow through unimpeded rather than trapping it on the surface to create puddles and pools. If properly installed and maintained, a synthetic grass lawn will quickly dry out after a storm. Additionally, because artificial grass doesn’t require soil to grow in, there will never be any risk of it creating mud and tracking that inside on your shoes or a pet’s paws. Synthetic turf is also extremely durable, with the blades tightly bound into the backing, making it almost impossible to track the blades inside as well. Our turf products are capable of draining 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard, meaning that they can easily handle California weather. Therefore, as long as you keep the drainage system clear, you shouldn’t have any problems with pools or puddles on your Sacramento artificial turf lawn.
In fact, the rainy season can even be a benefit for your synthetic turf lawn. While artificial grass doesn’t need to be watered for nourishment reasons, it does benefit from occasional rinsing to clean off dirt. This means that when it rains, you get a rinse for free. However, rain can deposit debris like leaves and fallen branches, which you should remove by hand or brush away. If you do use a brush, get one with synthetic bristles; metal bristles or wires can damage the blades of your turf.
After a particularly hard rain, there’s a chance that your lawn can look flattened and matted. This usually happens after heavy amounts of foot traffic, but rain can force the blades of grass down as well. Fortunately, a simple brushing after the rain has fallen will help lift the blades and have them standing on end once more. This will help keep the turf upright and prevent the infill from compacting, which keeps debris from gathering as well. As stated before, however, make sure that you use a tool that won’t harm your synthetic grass lawn.
With just a little maintenance and vigilance, your Sacramento synthetic turf lawn should be able to withstand the rainy season without any hassle. When it comes to synthetic grass, trust the experts at Artificial Turf by Fenix. We can help you pick out the perfect type of turf for your needs and install it at your home or business at an affordable rate. Call us today at (877) 673-8873 to learn more about our synthetic grass products and services or to get a free, no-obligation estimate.