To answer this question most simply, yes, artificial grass can get wet. In fact, you will need to wet the artificial turf to clean it. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any issues that can come with this. Some issues that may arise with water and synthetic turf include improper drainage systems, lack of maintenance and a build-up of mould or mildew.

Installation and Drainage

The most important part of avoiding any issues with fake grass and heavy rain is the installation. Most importantly, the infill you choose and the drainage systems you create and the infill you choose.

Artificial lawn is designed with a perforated backing that allows water to drain through the turf and into the sub-base and is crafted to allow proper drainage. Good drainage can be very intricate and is capable of funnelling away large amounts of water. Correct draining can help avoid water pooling and improve both air circulation and drainage.

Well thought out draining systems are especially important on harder surfaces. Concrete, in particular, needs proper draining, and may even need to use tools such as draining tiles. Without proper draining, water will pool between turf and hard surfaces. Keep in mind, concrete can be common underneath putting greens.

Mould and Mildew

Proper artificial grass installation and draining mould and mildew are rarely a problem with synthetic grass. It’s even less likely to happen with the correct systems in place, including having appropriate infill and draining systems. 

Low-quality grass can also encourage mould and mildew growth. Artificial Grass Online has a wide range of high-quality products that will make your lawn look beautiful. Maintenance is another way to avoid mould or mildew growth.

If you have pets, be sure to clean up any poop they may leave on the artificial grass lawn. Cleaning up after your pet is necessary, however, it is a simple task. Cleaning will help remove the smell and reduce the chance of any unwanted growth.

Keeping your artificial grass clean and tidy is necessary because, unlike real grass, natural products are unable to break down into synthetic turf as they do on natural grass. The build-up of leaves or animal waste may encourage mould or mildew to grow on the fake grass.

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Artificial Grass Online has top of the line grass, that looks just like a real lawn. Our products are Fire Rated, have a lengthy warranty, and each of the grass products are Made in Australia. Contact us here to work out which products would work best for you.


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