As the weather cools and winter approaches, it’s time to consider how you should prepare your turf for the season. With the potential for a frosty winter, you should understand how these types of weather conditions can impact your turf. Whether you are looking at new turf care in winter, or your turf has been installed for a few years now, these 5 winter care tips for artificial turf in Dallas help ensure beautiful turf year-round.
Steps For Winter Turf Maintenance
Here, we share some tips on how to take care of your artificial lawn this winter!
Gather Your Maintenance Tools
One of the best things about artificial turf is how low maintenance it can be. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s no-maintenance or you don’t need any tools or supplies. You will want to have several tools you need to maintain your turf, so it looks great year-round:
- Leaf or snowblower
- Hose and household cleaner
- Soft bristle broom
- Plastic snow shovel
Pick up Debris
In order to prep your lawn for the winter, you’ll want to clean up anything from summer and fall. Pick up any leaves, twigs, or other debris on the surface of your artificial turf lawn. This is the first step to winter artificial turf maintenance, so you can be ready to do the next few steps to ensure the lawn continues to look great come spring.
Clean the Turf
Once the large debris has been cleaned up, rinse the surface with your hose. As part of your normal basic turf maintenance, you should be rinsing it regularly to remove any built-up dirt, dust, or residue. If needed, you can use a mild household cleaner on stains or spills. Pet owners or people who have kids or gatherings where the turf is used regularly often resort to whisking away temporary stains quickly turf with household cleaner.
Brush the Blades
After cleaning, the final pre-winter prep step is to brush the turf. A soft bristle broom ensures the blades aren’t damaged, and by brushing them you can fluff them back up. Sometimes when the turf is used regularly, the blades flatten out, so this step can help get ready for use again in the springtime. With consistent turf care like this, you will be able to get years out of your turf.
Don’t Use A Metal Shovel on Snow
Even though it’s been a few years since we’ve had significant snow in Dallas, let’s not rule it out yet! If it does snow this year, it’s best to let it naturally melt and drain off your turf. However, if there’s a lot of snow or you want to use the turf before the snow can melt, be sure to use a plastic snow shovel. Metal will damage the turf blades.
Caring for Turf After Winter
Once winter is over, most Dallas residents want to get back outside and start using their turf again! The springtime fresh air and sunshine often feels best right after a cold winter. To prepare your turf for use again, you’ll just need to repeat a few of these steps and you’ll be ready to go!
- Remove any debris from the winter. Pick up those leaves, twigs, or trash that may have blown in.
- Rinse off any dirt (especially if it snowed!). If there are any stains, a quick cleaning with any standard household cleaner should do the trick.
- Fluff up those blades again with a broom, and you’ll be good to go!
Whether you are doing new turf care in winter or prepping your existing turf lawn for the season changes, the experts at SYNLawn Dallas can help answer questions so you are comfortable with the care you’ve given your turf. Get in touch today at 214-919-0767 or with this contact form.