Why Artificial Grass Does Well in Rain
Perth and the greater Western Australia region receives some significant downpours of rain during winter. For a residential or commercial property owner who has installed or is thinking of installing artificial grass, you may be wondering how well the synthetic turf will hold when it rains.
Find out more on what to expect when it rains and how best to take care of your synthetic grass.
Efficient Drainage System
Synthetic grass is designed to hold up well against any source of moisture, be it the water splashing from your swimming pool or from rainfall. Even in extreme rain, you need not worry about your artificial lawn getting too wet for two primary reasons.
Premier-quality synthetic turf is equipped with an intricate and highly efficient drainage system. The system funnels away excess water from the rain showers, ensuring there is no standing water and puddles on your lawn, putting greens, playing surfaces, and any other surface where you’ve installed artificial grass.
The turf has a perforated backing that allows water to drain through the artificial grass and into the sub-base. This sub-base is designed for proper drainage of even large amounts of water.
Choice of Infill
The type of infill material you choose will greatly affect your synthetic turf’s drainage capabilities, especially during heavy rains. Crumb rubber is an excellent pick for such areas since it does not easily compact on account of its larger size. Because this infill doesn’t pack down easily, you can enjoy excellent drainage, even when it rains heavily, for a long time before you have to change out the infill.
No Wait Times After the Rain
With natural grass, it may take up to a few days after heavy rains for the grass to dry out enough for anyone to use it again. Your kids and pets may not be patient enough to wait that long. If they do get on the grass before it completely dries out, you can be sure they’ll track wet grass and mud into the house.
On the other hand, you can enjoy your artificial grass lawn right after and even during the rain. You don’t need to worry about mud and wet grass blades. The grass dries out rather fast, and you can resume all activity on the turf soon after even the heaviest downpour.
Regular cleaning will help keep your synthetic turf looking its best and increases its lifespan. Hosing down the grass with a garden hose helps to remove dust and dirt. When it rains, your artificial turf cleans itself as the rain washes off the dust and dirt. It will save you some time and effort as you can put off cleaning the synthetic turf for a little longer.
No Material Degradation
With premier-quality artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about the turf degrading or deteriorating after being exposed to rainwater. The material used to construct such quality turf is highly water-resistant and durable.
That being said, you must take proper precautions to prevent mold growth, especially if the synthetic turf remains submerged for an extended period. Treating the turf with a cleanser will help combat mold growth, ensuring you never have to worry about allergies and breathing problems. Preventing mold and mildew growth will also ensure your synthetic lawn always smells its best. You can always use a suitable deodorizer after all the water drains from your artificial grass.
Turf for All Seasons
Artificial grass can withstand different seasons and weather conditions. Perth Artificial Grass carries a wide range of artificial grass suited for the Australian climate. Designed with superior drainage and with the right type and amount of infill, you can enjoy your artificial turf during and after it rains.
can enjoy your artificial turf during and after it rains.