How to Prepare Your Artificial Lawn Ready for Christmas
Christmas is once again upon us and it’s one of our favourite times of the year here at NeoGrass.
As our Christmas trees start going up around early December, we’re excited for the upcoming festive period and look forward to spending time with our friends and family.
During the autumn and winter months, most gardens are out of bounds. Rainfall tends to be at its peak during autumn and many gardens across the UK quickly turn into muddy bogs.
That is, unless you have artificial grass! This time of the year you can really make the most of your lawn and still get plenty of use out of your garden, at a time when most people are restricted to paved areas only.
This opens up plenty of opportunities for decorating your lawn to create a festive display and getting out in the garden with friends and family over the festive period for some often much-needed fresh air.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can prepare your artificial lawn ready for the Christmas period.
It is important to remove leaves and organic matter from artificial grass in order to prevent weed growth.
At this time of the year, the last of the leaves should be dropping from the trees and although you’ve likely already done your autumn artificial grass maintenance there may be a few stray leaves to tidy up in preparation for Christmas.
One of the quickest and easiest ways of removing leaves from your artificial lawn is using an artificial grass rake. These rakes have been specially designed for use on synthetic turf and do an excellent job of sweeping up leaves whilst also deep-cleaning your lawn.
They will make light work of leaf removal, leaving your lawn clean and tidy, ready for the festive season ahead.
Put up Your Christmas Decorations
There are many ways in which you can decorate your artificial grass for Christmas.
A key part of entering into the Christmas spirit is to decorate your home and garden.
It is perfectly fine to put decorations such as inflatables, acrylic figures and Christmas trees on your artificial grass. We would, however, recommend that you avoid driving pegs or stakes into the ground to secure your decorations; rather, use a heavy object or secure your stakes in a flower bed.
Other than that, you’ll find that it’s much easier to decorate an artificial lawn than a real one. You won’t be getting covered in mud and neither will your decorations and, best of all, your decorations – which can be up for around month – will not kill off your grass.
Don’t forget to check out our ‘Dos and Don’ts for Decorating Your Artificial Lawn This Christmas’ article, which covers some of the things that you can and can’t do when it comes to decorating your fake grass.
Clear Your Lawn Ready for Outdoor Activities
One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass is that it’s completely free from mud.
This advantage really comes into its own during the autumn and winter months. As long as it’s not raining, getting out into your garden and participating in family outdoor activities is a great way to get some much-needed exercise over the Christmas period.
We all tend to overindulge in festive treats such as mince pies, Christmas pudding, turkey, chocolate and, of course, the occasional drop or two of alcohol.
All those excess calories will need burning off and rather than waiting until the new year to work off those extra pounds, getting out into the garden for outdoor activities over the Christmas period is a great way to work off calories whilst still having plenty of fun.
When you have a lawn that is free from mud you can really make the most of your garden and use it for a family football match, a game of frisbee or perhaps an outdoor Olympics, featuring summer favourites such as an egg-and-spoon or sack race.
Clear any objects such as furniture, hoses, toys and wheelbarrows out of the way well in advance to make space for plenty of outdoor activities over Christmas.
Preparing your artificial lawn for Christmas needn’t take very long at all. At this time of the year, it makes sense to make the most of your garden and lawn, and having artificial grass allows you to do just that.
For more tips and advice on how to get the most out of your artificial grass over Christmas check out our article, ‘5 Creative Uses for Artificial Grass This Christmas’, as we are sure you’ll find some extra Christmas inspiration there.
If you are considering installing artificial grass in your garden in the new year, then don’t forget to request your free NeoGrass sample pack today.
For a free installation quote, make sure you contact your nearest NeoGrass Approved Installer. Our network of expert installers operates across the length and breadth of the country.
From all of the team here at NeoGrass, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!