Maintaining Artificial Turf During the Winter
Artificial turf is known for its resilience and low-maintenance – but there does come a time when turf maintenance may be required. The truth is, after years of wear and tear there may be some areas of turf that need a repair or two.
Artificial turf requires very little maintenance compared to real grass, but basic upkeep will ensure many years of lifespan. Artificial grass maintenance, particularly in winter, will prevent damages from occurring and the need for repair.
Maintenance basics can certainly be managed from time to time throughout the winter – that would include a thorough cleaning, removal of debris, and cleaning up residual stains. Serious repairs may require expert attention.
Turf Maintenance Throughout the Winter
Winter always brings frost and snow, and for a good many months. For the most part, it’s okay to let the snow and ice sit on top of the artificial turf, and to let the surface melt away naturally. For homeowners who want to remove the surface snow, a snowblower is recommended and it won't harm the turf.
Another problem during winter is the windy, stormy weather. This causes all kinds of debris and dirt to collect on the artificial turf, and sometimes get stuck. As such, it may be good from time to time to have a professional cleanup. In Toronto and throughout the GTA, Fieldmasters provides a thorough inspection of the surface, along with the proper cleaning and brushing.
Winter Elements Just Can’t be Avoided
Winter frost does not typically damage artificial turf. However, even high-quality artificial grass is not indestructible. When the turf surface has completely frozen over, the best option is to patiently allow frost, snow, and ice to melt away. Just in case of any potential damage.
Snow (even heavy snow) shouldn’t impact artificial turf. While “grass” fibres may get compressed, everything will typically bounce back when the snow melts. Importantly, salt or melting products should never be used on artificial turf. Basic regular maintenance will do most of the time, while professional maintenance would be a good idea from time to time.
For Artificial Grass Maintenance In the GTA Count on Fieldmasters
Whatever the season, Fieldmasters provides a range of maintenance and repair services for customers throughout the GTA. Servicing both residential and commercial properties, the teams at Fieldmasters specialize in artificial turf maintenance with a focus on quality.
In addition to professional artificial grass maintenance, Fieldmasters also installs quality turf for indoor and outdoor applications. From playgrounds to pet “stations”, we install top-of-the-line products and ensure the highest standard of workmanship on every installation.
Find out more about our products and services by speaking to one of our in-house specialists at 416-578-2692. Or – visit our company website for additional information and to arrange for a maintenance appointment or an upcoming project consult.