Benefits of Synthetic Turf During the Rainy Season

Mar 10, 2020 | Artificial Grass, Cost-Effective Landscaping, Synthetic Grass

With winter ending, the rainy season will soon be upon the Dallas area. April and May are the rainiest parts of the year for Texas, leaving some wondering if their lawns can withstand the coming deluge. After all, the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is muddy shoe prints all over their floor after someone walks in. If you own a synthetic turf lawn, however, these concerns will be a thing of the past. There are numerous benefits to owning a synthetic turf lawn, especially during the rainy season.

First and foremost, artificial grass consists of blades made from a durable polyethylene material. This means that they are completely waterproof, dry out quickly, and remain undamaged after the rain has passed. Additionally, these turf blades are woven into a porous backing that allows rainfall to flow through rather than trapping it on the surface. With artificial turf, you won’t experience any pooling on the surface of the grass, meaning there is no mud and no flooding on your lawn. You’ll never have to worry about tracking mud into the house with your shoes or a pet’s paws. Because artificial turf is so durable, you’ll also never have to worry about tracking broken turf blades inside as well.

The synthetic turf products that we use at DFW Turf Solutions boast drainage rates of over 30 inches per hour per square yard if properly maintained. That’s more than enough to handle the 36 inches of rain that the Dallas-Fort Worth area receives every year on average. These drainage systems allow water to freely flow into storm drains rather than flooding your lawn. Artificial grass also dries out quickly, allowing you and your family to return to playing outside soon after the rain subsides.

After heavy amounts of rainfall, real grass lawns can get soggy and cause mold, mildew, and other allergens to grow on the grass blades. This becomes a nuisance and a potential health hazard for your family. Because artificial turf has such efficient drainage systems and dries out so quickly, however, it is far more difficult for mold and mildew spores to grow on synthetic turf blades. This means that a synthetic grass lawn will stay more sanitary compared to a natural sod lawn, and this will allow your family to stay healthy.

In fact, the rainy season can actually be beneficial for artificial turf lawn owners. Artificial grass doesn’t need to be watered for nourishment, but rinsing it does help wash away any dirt and debris that’s settled on the turf. This means that when the rain comes, you get a free rinse for your artificial turf lawn.

If you’d like to invest in a lawn that can hold up to weather all year long, both rainy and dry, come to DFW Turf Solutions. Our artificial grass lawns can handle the best and worst of Dallas’ climate and look great year-round with minimal maintenance. Give us a call today at (940) 365-9165, and we can discuss your synthetic grass options and give you a free estimate for installations.

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