How Does Frost Affect Artificial Turf?

October 28, 2021

Here at SGW Reno, we know just how tough and durable artificial turf can be, even against the roughest weather conditions. However, we also understand that those less familiar with synthetic grass may be skeptical about turf’s resistance against difficult conditions like frost. Against natural grass, frost can cause a bit of havoc and damage the surface in some instances. Artificial turf responds much differently to frost, possibly changing the way homeowners address their landscaping needs. 

Frost’s Effect on Artificial Turf

Although frost won’t damage artificial turf the same way natural grass is affected, turf owners should still exercise caution when things get a bit chilly. With natural grass, heavy frost can freeze its blades, causing them to break apart when enough pressure is applied. Although artificial grass may be a bit slippery due to ice on the surface, you’ll never have to worry about blades breaking or otherwise compromising the integrity of your synthetic turf lawn.

Defrosting Your Synthetic Turf

Frost on your artificial turf will dissipate over time as the weather becomes warmer. However, if you need to use your artificial turf surface sooner than later but would prefer for the frost to melt, you can quicken this process by pouring some warm water over the area that has become frosted. Your synthetic grass will become defrosted and its drainage system will take care of the water that you’ve poured onto your artificial turf. Be careful with using other options besides pouring warm water, like salt or deicer, as these particular methods can cause issues to your synthetic turf that may not be fixable.  

What This Ultimately Means for You

Ultimately, frost’s minimal effect on artificial turf shows that it’s a surface that can be trusted all year long. No matter what the weather conditions are, your synthetic turf will still look and function exceptionally. Those who own an artificial grass surface, like an artificial turf putting green or a playground, will be able to use it as much as they want without any interruptions, regardless of how hot or cold it gets. This is drastically different from natural grass, which can be unusable for large segments of the year during the colder months.

Experience the benefits of a surface that can withstand the elements by installing an artificial turf surface. The toughest and longest-lasting synthetic grass products available on the market can be found at SGW Reno. Contractors across Reno and North America who have made us their preferred choice for synthetic grass wholesale can all speak to the resilience of our products and their ability to function efficiently for many years. You can be confident in our lineup as they are all non-toxic, lead-free, and backed by a 15-year warranty. For more information about what we can do for you, fill out our online contact form or call us at (800) 651-3718 to request a free product sample.

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