How to Maintain Cool Turf in the Summer

Advanced technology has made a way for turf to closely resemble natural grass in just about every detail. Numerous advantages come from artificial turf. In comparison to real grass, turf is cheaper to maintain and stays beautifully green year-round. Unfortunately, throughout the summer turf can get rather hot. This is a problem because hot turf is uncomfortable to spend time on for you and your family.

How hot can it get? Even if turf isn’t as warm as sand or concrete when walking on them barefoot midday, it may still be uncomfortable. With temperatures on the rise across the United States, you’ll want to find solutions. We’ve gathered up some tips to help you and your family enjoy your artificial lawn throughout the summer.

Cool Artificial Turf Tips For The Summer

Choose The Materials Carefully
The vast majority of homeowners who choose artificial grass have not expressed complaints about an uncomfortable increase in surface temperature. If you haven’t yet put your artificial grass, we advise you to go over the construction materials and the subsurface cooling system.

Lighter-colored grass is recommended by artificial grass contractors since it helps to lower the temperature. Make sure the infills are made of materials other than rubber as much as possible. Research has shown that rubber infills tend to absorb heat more quickly than non-rubber infills.

Location of Installation Is Important
Installing your synthetic turf under the cover of a tree or trees is another way to keep the warmth down. Natural grass often doesn’t grow well in shadow, but if you’re using synthetic grass, this won’t be an issue. Your artificial turf will stay cool in the shade even in the summer heat. The positioning of the artificial grass will also provide your children access to a shaded area.

Additional Turf Tips For the Summer

  • So that direct sunlight doesn’t strike your grass, try to obtain shade sails to cover your lawn. By doing this, you may greatly limit the heat that the sun will heat up your artificial grass. Additionally, it provides your children and animals with a cozy shade during playtime.
  • When it’s too hot, you could try to acquire a retractable awning.
  • Although it’s not necessary, you can water your artificial grass if it starts to get too hot. You might choose to use a regular garden hose to splash water on your grass on hot summer days to lower the temperature. If a sprinkler system is still present, you can also utilize your system for cooling.
  • You may also set up a canopy to provide shade in case it becomes too hot in the afternoons.

Cooling Artificial Turf For Dogs

Artificial grass may not get as hot as pavement (blacktop and cement), but it is still not as cool as genuine grass. As a result, while your pet is outside on your synthetic grass during the summer, you may need to consider a few things.

General Artificial Grass Care Guide

Artificial grass care is not only for the summer. General care of your synthetic lawn is not required but will help with getting the most out of your turf for many years. Here are some brief steps to get you started.

  1. Regularly Remove Leaves and Debris
  2. Apply Weed Killer
  3. Brushing
  4. Remove Pet Waste
  5. Avoid Mirrors and Other Reflective Surfaces
  6. Avoid Using BBQ’s and Other heat Sources Directly On The Lawn

Still Have Questions?

If you have any concerns maintaining cool artificial turf for the summer, our trained professionals are happy to assist you. Contact us at (800) 674-TURF.

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