Can You Put Lawn Furniture on Artificial Grass?

A high-quality artificial lawn is a long-term investment. Naturally, you want to protect your grass and maintain its appearance for many years to come. One of the most pressing concerns for homeowners is whether or not their lawn furniture will cause damage to their synthetic turf.

The good news is most lawn furniture won’t cause any issues with your artificial lawn. With that in mind, we have some professional advice to help you keep your turf in mint condition.

Can You Put Lawn Furniture on Artificial Grass?

The short answer is yes. You can put lawn furniture on artificial grass. Placing furniture on your synthetic lawn is similar to placing it on a carpet. As long as the item doesn’t have any sharp edges, putting furniture on your residential artificial turf won’t cause tearing or breakage. 

However, heavy furniture that stays in the same place for a prolonged period can leave an imprint. If you’re planning to place large pieces of furniture on the lawn, such as a trampoline, playground equipment, or a swing, you should consider moving the objects every few months. This step will help prevent permanent indentations.

Thick and durable artificial grass is optimal if you plan to use folding lawn furniture or other items that require a stable surface. A thicker synthetic lawn will prevent chairs from sinking into the turf and keep them level.

Consider Artificial Grass Furniture

If you’re worried about furniture leaving imprints on your new artificial grass, you might consider artificial lawn furniture. This latest trend is particularly low-maintenance and visually pleasing. Fake grass chairs, sofas, and tables also stand up well to damage from the wind, sun, and rain.

There are many other advantages to choosing synthetic grass furnishings. For example, the soft edges make these items particularly child friendly. You’ll also find that most pieces require minimal cleaning and are resistant to fire. 

 

Keep These Things Off of Your Artificial Lawn

While most items of furniture are safe to place on your artificial turf, there are three types that you should avoid.

1. Sharp Objects

Avoid furnishings that could puncture your turf. There are many circumstances when you might want to add structures that require burying a post. For example, holiday decorations, fencing, sports equipment, and playgrounds can all be different reasons that you consider punching a hole. Contact our SYNLawn experts to find solutions that won’t damage the surface. 

2. Grills and Other Hot Items

The synthetic plastic materials of your artificial lawn can melt if exposed to high temperatures. Keep barbecues and fire pits away from your turf. Hot embers from oil splatters or burning coal can land on the surface and melt the fibers. Keep cooking appliances in a separate area with a concrete surface. 

3. Vehicles

Many people consider using artificial grass on their driveway. However, you should avoid driving or parking your vehicle on your synthetic turf. The car tires will not only pull the fibers out of the mesh backing but also from the edges. Also, cars can drip oil, which leaves permanent stains on artificial grass.

Learning the ins and outs of artificial lawn maintenance will help you preserve your synthetic landscape and keep it looking new.

What to Do if Your Lawn is Damaged

Synthetic lawns are exceptionally durable, but it’s still possible for accidents to happen at any time. For example, you might drop your gardening shears and poke a hole in the turf. 

In this case, your artificial lawn specialist can send an expert to perform repairs. Minor damage might only require a few stitches to restore, while larger areas may require replacement sections.

Our SYNLawn specialists can complete your artificial turf installation and any necessary repairs throughout the lifespan of your synthetic lawn.

Final Tips

Most garden furnishing won’t cause damage to your artificial lawn. If you move objects regularly, you can easily brush out any indentations to keep your grass looking uniform.

Ask a synthetic lawn specialist to perform maintenance once per year with a mechanical power brush. Also, remember to remove any debris like sharp sticks or branches after a storm, as these could pierce the surface. Avoid using soccer cleats, pointy objects, abrasive chemicals, combustible heat sources, gum, and sticky substances on your turf.

Finally, don’t hesitate to put out your children’s play structures, pet furnishings, and seating arrangements on your artificial lawn. Remember that your synthetic grass was specially designed for these purposes. When in doubt, contact the artificial turf experts for professional advice.

To learn more about putting furniture on artificial lawns. Contact the experts at Synlawn Dallas at 214-919-0767. We’re happy to answer your questions.

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