How to Keep Your Artificial Grass Protected During a Monsoon
Artificial turf can keep your yard looking green and lush all year long. You don’t have to mow it, and you don’t have to worry about whether it’s getting enough water. But even though maintenance is reduced for artificial grass, you still have to take care of it to ensure that it stays looking great for as long as possible.
Arizona’s monsoon season can be especially challenging for all kinds of home maintenance. You need to take special steps to ensure that the heavy rains and winds that tear across the state do not tear up your artificial turf also. Here are a few things you can do to protect your artificial grass during a monsoon:
Let the Rain Wash It
One of the things you have to do regularly to keep your artificial turf looking bright and clean is spray it down to clear off the dust and dirt that have accumulated. One of the few benefits of a monsoon is that it will automatically do this job for you.
Don’t waste your time or your water by spraying off your turf during monsoon season. Just wait for the next good rain to wash it clean.
Ensure Proper Drainage
When it is installed correctly, artificial turf can provide better drainage than your lawn. You just need to make sure that the turf is properly installed over a bed of sand and other proper drainage materials.
If you don’t have the right drainage, those heavy rains will turn your yard into a pool quickly. Or you’ll find that your turf is washing away in the small stream that has formed in your yard. Make sure you hire a trusted professional to install your turf, and call for assistance if you notice that your drainage isn’t what it once was.
Brush It Upright
Your artificial grass can easily become matted or otherwise bent out of shape when it is deluged by a monsoon. The water itself can push down the blades of fake grass, or fallen branches and other storm debris can lie on the grass and cause it to become misshapen.
Be sure to regularly brush your artificial turf during the monsoon season. Otherwise, those bent blades can take on that shape permanently. Bent and matted sections of grass will not look good in your lawn. Take a light rake to the turf as often as needed during the monsoon season to ensure that it maintains a natural, fluffy look.
Remove Stuck Items
Soggy patches of grass, old newspaper or cardboard, and other debris can get blown into your yard during a monsoon. Don’t just leave those items on your turf! The wet materials have a lot of weight to them, and they will crush your artificial grass. If you leave them there too long, you won’t even be able to restore your turf through raking.
Survey your yard after each monsoon to look for soggy and otherwise stuck debris. Pick it up and put it somewhere safe to dry or throw it away. Just make sure you don’t leave it on your turf.
Taking care of your artificial turf is not a difficult task, but it is one that you have to give extra care to during a monsoon. In some ways, the rains make your job a little easier by washing clean your turf. But in other ways, the monsoons threaten to damage your turf, such as by flooding it with water that won’t drain or by leaving behind damaging debris that bends the blades. Give your turf the proper care to keep it looking great for years to come.
In Mesa, Centurion Stone of Arizona sells high-quality artificial turf that can transform your yard. We are a stone supply company that sells the products you need to update your landscape, as well as perform installation if you need it. In additional to artificial grass, we also sell pavers of all types, flagstone, manufactured stone veneer, patio pavers, and products to update your home façade. You can shop our online catalog, or you can visit us in Mesa. We sell high-quality products, and we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service.
8950 Long Mesa Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Office: (928) 759-8543