Artificial Turf vs. Rain: What to Know

Rain is something Texans have to deal with. Not that you mind, after all, it’s better than endless weeks of drought. However, you may wonder, is the rain going to damage your newly installed artificial turf?

This is a good question. After all, once you invest in this, the last thing you want is to deal with damage and expensive repairs.

Don’t worry! Artificial turf is made to withstand all the natural elements, including rain. Not only that, but there are several benefits of choosing artificial turf over natural grass related to the rain that you may not be aware of.

It Won’t Fall Apart

While most people don’t think about their natural grass “falling apart,” the truth is, the blades may break off because of high foot traffic. This is even more of a problem if the grass is under duress, like it may be in rainy weather. Blades that break off are just like the clippings left behind when you mow – they are messy, clingy, and eventually going to make their way on your patio and into your home. While artificial turf may get a somewhat flattened appearance under very high traffic, the blades will not break. All you have to do is to brush the surface using a stiff bristle broom, and the grass will perk right back up.

It’s Durable and Made to Last

High-quality artificial turf won’t fall apart. It also comes with warranties for coverage and length. Why? Because, when you purchase something quality, the manufacturer is going to stand behind their product.

Keep in mind, though, to get the most benefits from your artificial turf; you have to choose the right type. There are unique turf options made for kids play areas, lawns, dog runs, bocce ball courts, and more. Each one of these will have somewhat different requirements. When you have the turf installed, you can ask the professionals about these to ensure it continues looking great, even with ongoing use.

It Helps Prevent Issues

When you invest in quality artificial turf, you have something much more than just a ground cover. It’s a multi-layer system that ensures proper drainage and stability for the grass that you can see on the surface. Therefore, having the turf installed professionally is so important. Even a quality product isn’t going to hold up if you are cutting corners on how it is installed. If the turf isn’t installed correctly, this may void your warranty, so make sure you don’t do this.

As you can see, artificial turf is made to stand up to even the rainiest conditions. However, if you want to make sure your artificial turf provides all the benefits mentioned here, you need to work with the professionals. They can help ensure you get the quality grass you need for a price you can afford. Even better, you don’t have to worry about mud puddles, runoff, and other issues that occur with natural grass.