Why Synthetic Grass is Perfect for the Rainy Season

Southern California may not be known for its extremely wet weather, but Laguna Niguel experiences an average rainfall of more than 12 inches each year. Especially during the winter, those few days of rainfall can be extremely heavy, and Southern California’s infrastructure often doesn’t support the extreme weather that’s becoming increasingly common in the area. Luckily, synthetic grass landscaping is the perfect solution for surviving the rainy season without significant mud, flooding, or dead grass.

Artificial Turf’s Efficient Drainage

Artificial grass is beloved for its ultra-efficient drainage capabilities. Whether it’s a small drizzle or a torrential downpour, our synthetic turf products have the ability to withstand just about anything. All of our synthetic grass products are installed with an advanced geocell drainage grid underlayer. This drainage grid creates a one-inch air void underneath the turf with 100% vertical drainage. Elevating the turf in this way allows air to circulate and water to drain through rapidly for unparalleled drainage rates. Rather than flooding your yard, the rain will flow freely out into storm drains and away from your property. This means that your synthetic grass lawn will be dry in just a matter of hours, so you and your family can play outside as soon as the rain stops falling. It also means that your lawn won’t flood, reducing the chance of mold or mildew growth and eliminating the need for re-sodding. No matter how much rain your lawn receives, your artificial grass will always remain evergreen and perfectly even. 

How to Care for Your Synthetic Grass After Rain

There’s no need to rinse down or otherwise clean your artificial grass after a heavy downpour. One of the benefits of artificial grass is that rainfall will help clean your turf and clear it of any dust, debris, or other particles. If the rain does sweep large pieces of debris into your yard, such as leaves or twigs, remove them by hand to prevent your lawn from matting. Your lawn can also look a bit flat if you experience a prolonged period of heavy rain. Although this is relatively rare in the Laguna Niguel area, simply brush your lawn if this occurs in order to fluff your turf blades upright again. We recommend cross brushing using a brush with synthetic bristles, never metal or wire, in order to get the best result. 

If you’re a Laguna Niguel resident seeking a rain-resistant landscaping solution, turn to artificial grass products from OC Turf & Putting Greens. We use only market-leading artificial grass products and perform our installations with infill and sub-base materials that are suitable for wet weather environments. Our 5-star customer service makes us one of the most popular and trusted installers in Southern California, and we’re proud to serve the Laguna Niguel community. To find out more about our artificial grass installation services or receive a free installation estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289.

Your Guide to Weeds and Artificial Grass

Synthetic grass has many practical and aesthetic benefits, which makes it a popular landscaping solution among Irvine residents. One feature that homeowners love is artificial turf’s strong resistance to weeds. With an artificial grass lawn, you’ll have exponentially fewer weeds to contend with and your lawn will stay even and pristine year-round. However, it is possible for weeds to grow in turf from time to time. When this happens, you may wonder what causes it how to get rid of the weeds effectively. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about weeds and artificial grass.

Does artificial grass get weeds?

Although weeds are rare in synthetic turf, they can occur on occasion. Weeds most often grow around the edge of the turf since the structure of the turf backing makes it extremely difficult for weeds to thrive there. Due to a lack of water access, a lack of soil, and a tightly woven backing that prevents penetration, weeds have an extremely difficult time taking root in the ground and growing successfully. However, it is possible for a weed to grow through a small hole in the perforated backing every once in a while. While it’s technically possible for your artificial grass lawn to experience weeds, it’s pretty rare that it will do so. 

How to prevent weed growth

There are certain steps you can take to further prevent weeds from growing in your lawn. If you don’t have any pets, you can install a weed fabric underneath your lawn as an effective means of deterring weeds. Weed fabric prevents weeds from growing by creating an added layer of protection. It’s eco-friendly; U.V.-resistant; and resists mold, mildew, rotting, and insect invasion. However, pet owners should be advised against installing weed fabric since pet waste will seep into the fabric and cause odors over time. Cross-brushing your lawn regularly will also help remove airborne seeds and keep turf from growing. This is especially important during the summer months when weed seeds are especially prevalent.

How to treat existing weeds

If you already have weeds growing in your synthetic grass lawn, you’ll need to know how to safely and effectively remove them without damaging your turf. Just like with a natural grass lawn, pet-friendly weed killers are the best means of doing so. Apply your weed killer once or twice a year to keep your lawn clear all year long. You can also use apple cider vinegar to kill seeds that are germinating. It’s an all-natural, non-toxic solution that is safe for kids and pets. Finally, pull any fully grown weeds that you see popping out of your grass. This will prevent the weed killer from leaving unsightly, decomposing pieces across your otherwise beautiful artificial grass lawn. 

If you’re ready for a low-maintenance lawn that boosts your curb appeal all year long, give OC Turf & Putting Greens a call. Irvine residents know that we’re the best in the industry for high-quality synthetic grass installations and exceptional customer service. To find out more about us or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.