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Britain’s waterlogged gardens

The year is still very much in its infancy, but it feels like the UK has already seen enough rainfall in 2020 to take us through to next year. First came Storm Brendan in January, which was swiftly followed up by Ciara, and then most recently Dennis to really wash away any of that leftover new year residue.

But the downpour isn’t stopping there. With Storm Ellen next on the horizon, many homeowners are pondering how best to tackle their waterlogged, swamp-like gardens – questioning whether a grass lawn is the most practical solution in the current climate.

As experts in the field of artificial grass, we think there’s no better time than the present to inform, and hopefully educate as to the benefits of an installing an artificial lawn and how it will cope in these torrential times.

Can Artificial Grass be installed in the rain?

Whilst we’d always recommend installations are carried out in dryer conditions, a wet winter installation is still very much doable. As a matter of fact, the ground being harder in cold winter months actually makes it the preferential time of year for an installation compared to summer. Crazy, eh?

What happens to Artificial Grass when it rains?

The short answer to this is that it thrives! Due to the polyurethane or nylon materials used to manufacture artificial turf being water resistant, a synthetic lawn can often escape untouched after long periods of time submerged in water. What needs to be kept in mind when thinking about this is that unlike natural grass, its artificial counterpart is specifically designed to withstand incredibly harsh weather conditions as well as heavy amounts of foot traffic. The draining systems incorporated into installations are often capable of funnelling out vast amounts of water, preventing any large puddles or standing water from forming. If installed correctly using the required standard of materials, an artificial drainage system should be able to correctly maintain flow – even during Storm Ellen.

Professional standard product, professional standard installation

Rain can of course present bonding issues when it comes to your adhesives and errors can often occur more commonly with wet installations, so we’d recommend enlisting the help of professionals should you choose to go down this route. Whilst good quality materials are a good starting point, it is important that these are paired with skilled techniques of experienced providers like us. If you’d like to get in touch to discuss your installation, or simply to request a free sample of our quality artificial turf, contact us today – one of our expert team will be happy to assist.