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What Happens to My Artificial Grass in Wet Weather?

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A side effect of living in the UK is the wet weather, which we are all accustomed to and yet hope will hold off anytime we want to hang out washing, pop out for a walk or a run, or spend time out and about with friends and family members.

As such, and because rain is such an expected part of the British lifestyle, wet weather solutions are part and parcel of our regular lives – keeping us inside or safely under umbrellas. That’s not to say, however, that certain things aren’t left to fend for themselves.

That’s why we’ve created this guide specifically for those concerned about their artificial grass in Essex when the skies open and the rain starts to fall.

Yes, artificial grass is weather proof

One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass is that wet weather does not cause it to become waterlogged and soggy, nor does it become compacted and coated in a layer of wet, sticky mud.

Artificial grass is designed to look great all year round, regardless of rainfall, sunshine, and everything in between. Not only is it weather proof, but it is easy to maintain and doesn’t require cutting, watering, or any kind of labour-intensive management.

No, water will not collect and cause damage to your artificial lawn  

One of the biggest concerns we get from prospective clients and customers relates to the problems of waterlogging and compaction – both concerns during wet weather and the winter seasons, when genuine grass becomes somewhat of a quagmire of mud and water.

Artificial grass offers a way to bypass these concerns, thanks to the installation which allows for optimum drainage and ensures water does not collect in areas of your garden or outdoor space.

How can I protect my artificial grass and keeping it looking fresh?

Artificial lawns are designed to look great with minimum intervention and maintenance, though there are things you can do to ensure it is always clean and clear from debris. Using a stiff brush, artificial grass can be regularly combed to ensure the aesthetic and texture of the lawn is as realistic as possible.

It is also worth noting that if you hold an alfresco dinner or garden party, any spillages should be cleaned up and removed as soon as possible to ensure that the spillage does not interact with or stain your artificial grass – and if you see any moss or weeds poking through the sheets of artificial lawn, these should be effectively and efficiently sprayed to minimise spreading.

Artificial grass offers a way for clients across Essex to enjoy their garden and outside space, without the constant and arduous task or caring for and maintaining the quality and look of the lawn. Here at Luux Landscapes, we specialise in pairing clients with the best solutions for them – combining artificial grass with other ideas and suggestions from our years in the business, helping you make the most of your outside space.