Winter is here again and it's time to take care of your outdoor properties – the outdoor furniture, the landscape, the patio, and of course the artificial green of your front yard and the backyard and of course the landscape. Now, these caretaking activities take a different dimension if that 'green' of your home is not natural! Yes, it is all about taking care of the artificial grass at your home. Winters in Australia are harsh! Well, it doesn't snow here in Australia, but at times it gets biting cold, and at times wet & gloomy and bright & sunny, and in all these varying conditions it's your call to take care of the artificial turf at your property. 

But how? 

Prepare the turf before the chill sets in 

Ideally, your preparation should start before winter sets in. It should start with the removal of twigs and dried leaves, and the other fallen debris from the turf. If you think that's a cumbersome task that might take much time, you can use a leaf blower or a turf or leaf rake. This should follow with the preparation of a simple winter kit for artificial grass maintenance before the arrival of winter.

Ideally, it is prepared in places where it snows, but since here in Australia, we have rain at certain regions like in West Australian, this kit can come in handy in protecting the artificial turf in Mandurah and other places in WA, from incessant rains that at times winters witness. If you are in WA where you might get nagging rain during winter at times, you may prepare a tarp on the turf that will give it extra protection if and when it keeps on raining quite often than not during the winter.

It is not that a tarp is a mandate but it is considered by the experts as the best winter-proof action that can come up as an extra blanket of protection for the turf. 

Protecting your artificial turf from winter rains

If the drainage system of your backyard is a proper shape, you will be able to brave a typical winter rainstorm or those nagging smart winter drizzles without much of a hitch. However, if the rainfall is prolonged, and on the heavier side, water might stay back on turf, more so if the drainage system is somehow not up to the best of condition. If you come across waterlogging on the turf, you need to call a synthetic grass installation specialist in Mandurah to come up with a feasible solution. 

Besides, if and when the temperature further drops during or after the rainfall, the blades of the turf will start getting harder, which is the early stage of freezing. Walk across the turf carefully and slowly. This will loosen up the blades and help to minimize the damage to the blades that get brittle due to hardening. 

So you see, maintaining artificial turf during winter is not rocket science. You have to be a bit extra careful and above all, have to have high-quality synthetic turf installed by a quality company to keep the damage, keep the need for maintenance at the minimal. 

Author's Bio: 

The author owns a company that is into Synthetic Grass Installation in Mandurah. The author is an artificial turf expert as well as an avid blogger.