How Does Artificial Grass Hold Up Against Harsh Winter Conditions?

December 22, 2022

One of the biggest advantages of artificial grass landscaping is that it will remain evergreen through any weather, drought or blizzard. Whether you have desert landscaping or a foot of snow, synthetic turf can stand up to the harshest weather conditions and look better than natural grass.

But with winter in full swing, you may be wondering exactly how well Synthetic Grass Warehouse turf grass actually holds up against winter weather. Here’s what you can expect from your turf landscaping this season in some of the most common cold weather conditions:


Whether you live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or arid Southern California, virtually all homeowners have to deal with frost. Frost forms during the early winter season when moisture forms on top of your grass and freezes.

Frost can be an issue with natural grass because it ultimately melts, creating standing water and excess moisture that allow harmful mold spores to grow. With synthetic grass landscaping, however, frost doesn’t form because of the lack of soil beneath the turf blades. Even if you were to have moisture on top of your turf, the efficient drainage system would remove any melted frost and prevent standing water or bacteria growth.

If you do notice freezing on your turf blades, avoid walking on them. Brittle, frozen blades can break under pressure, so rinse your lawn down with a hose to aid in the melting process before using your artificial grass yard.

Snow and Ice

Snow and ice are no match for high-quality synthetic turf. Unlike natural grass, which will become quickly destroyed after your first snowstorm, artificial grass will remain in good condition after even the biggest blizzards.

When the sun comes out and the snow starts to melt, you don’t even need to worry about sludge and standing water — our turf’s drainage system will quickly remove any melting snow for a dry, clean, and safe backyard.

If you need to clear your lawn before the snow melts on its own, remove snow either by hand or with a plastic shovel to preserve the integrity of your artificial grass lawn. Your lawn may be matted from the weight of the snow, but a quick cross-brushing should help the blades bounce back to their normal position.


High winds can wreak havoc on your natural grass lawn, flattening or even removing blades and leaving your backyard looking sparse and damaged. SGW turf, on the other hand, is installed with durable infill that supports the turf blades and keeps them standing upright.

Each grass blade is also triple-reinforced into the synthetic turf backing through our superior tuft bind technology, which creates a strong resistance to pull force. This means that your turf blades will remain locked into the backing even during extreme wind conditions — no more balding lawn or flyaway blades.

If you want only the highest-quality synthetic grass products on the market, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location today. Our evergreen lawns will make your home the envy of the neighborhood when the winter storms have turned your neighbor’s landscaping into nothing but brown, broken blades.

We have one of the biggest inventory selections in the industry, so we can help you find the perfect artificial turf products for your home or business. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about artificial grass wholesale or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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