Winter Maintenance Tips for Synthetic Turf

Posted on: November 16, 2014

Our turf is notoriously low-maintenance. But even still, there are some precautions you should take prior to the winter months to make sure your turf reaches its maximum possible lifespan! If you want to learn more about our synthetic turf installation services,
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Snow and Your Synthetic Turf

Snow-covered turf is a much more hazardous surface for playing or running than when it’s dry. The ice combined with the plastic in the turf makes for a slippery surface—just like when you play on grass. While it may be less muddy—fortunately—it’s best to make sure you have a safe, dry surface for play. Unfortunately, removing snow and ice from your turf is more difficult than with traditional grass. Some snow removal machines that can be used on grass may tear up the fill in turf.

Of course, the easiest way to tackle this issue is to prevent snow from ever hitting your turf! By putting down a tarp to cover your turf, you can prevent many potential issues. Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t give us a fair warning sometimes, so when you do find yourself in a surprise snowstorm, there are a few things you can do to get the snow off your field or lawn:

  • Use a snow blower. This is probably the most effective way to get snow off of your turf in a hurry.
  • Shovel. But be careful! Don’t dig into the snow, simply attempt to scrape it off the surface without damaging the fill.
  • Wait it out. If it’s a moderately light snowfall and it’s sunny out, it might be best to wait it out. Once the snow melts, our turf will dry quickly, which means it’ll be perfect to play on!

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