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Does Synthetic Grass Drain in Heavy Rain and Storms?

18 Feb 2018, Posted by Warwick Beale in Products, Residential
Dies synthetic grass drain in heavy rains?

Synthetic grass is designed to withstand all types of extreme weather conditions, often out-performing natural turf.

The UV stabilized yarn and water saving benefits make it perfect for hot, drought-prone areas. But how does synthetic grass drain in heavy rain and storms?

It comes down to three main factors: the quality of your artificial grass, drainage and infill, and installation.

Not all grass is made equal, so if you live in an area that gets plenty of rainfall and is prone to summer storms you may want to consider synthetic grass. Here are a few tips to help you select the right product for your property:

Synthetic grass quality

The quality and construction of the materials used to make synthetic grass determine how suitable and reliable it is in extreme wet weather.

High-quality artificial turf products are not only extremely porous and water resistant they’re also durable and won’t deteriorate when inundated with large amounts of water.

When choosing your product, it’s best to speak with a synthetic grass specialist to advise which variety best suits your needs and the design and layout of your lawn, especially if it’s on a hillside or slope.

Drainage and infill

With the right drainage system and infill material, an artificial lawn can survive heavy downpours unscathed.

Typically, good quality synthetic grass consists of either a porous mesh backing underneath the blades or multiple small holes placed throughout the backing material, allowing the water to pass straight through.

When the water passes through the backing material it’s absorbed by the infill. This is made up of gravel or sand. The absorbed water gradually seeps out into the in-built drain pipes leaving the surface free from pooling or puddles.

A well-planned draining base is a key to having long-lasting, well maintained synthetic grass.

Synthetic grass installation

Getting your synthetic grass installed professionally and properly will help to ensure your drainage system quickly and effectively wicks away water and prevents your lawn from becoming waterlogged.

Specialist synthetic grass installers know what infill and installation technique are best suited to particular landscapes, especially those exposed to extreme weather including rain and storms and to ensure superior drainage.

Choosing synthetic grass is a long-term investment and it makes sense to get it right the first time.

Chat with the specialists at GroundAbility to ensure you make the right choice for your backyard.