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.