How to cool artificial turf in summer?
Artificial turf was first installed in 1966 at the Astrodome in Houston, which is also known as the world's first indoor stadium because it was impossible to grow any natural turf there. Artificial turf is gaining popularity in residential and commercial landscapes for its low maintenance and aesthetics.
Fact or Fiction: Do Lawns Get Hot in Summer?
During the hot summer months, some artificial lawns tends to get a little warmer. However, there are some misconceptions surrounding the use of artificial turf, including the belief that lawns can become unbearably hot in the summer. It's also true that the temperature is never high enough to cause any serious damage.
The temperature of artificial turf is affected by various weather conditions. During summer, factors such as sun intensity, air temperature and humidity can affect a lawn's heat absorption and retention. There are steps you can take to cool artificial turf in summer.
Managing Lawn Heat
Proper installation and maintenance practices play an important role in managing the thermal effects of artificial turf. Adequate drainage and use of heat reducing fill materials can help minimize temperature rise, and it is recommended that you use rubber powder instead of silica or sand.
The presence of artificial or natural shade, if possible, is one of the most effective ways to maintain temperature.
Also, regularly watering or misting your lawn during hot weather can provide temporary relief from heat buildup.
Make an informed decision and choose the highest quality artificial turf for your facility. You can contact us today at 626-554-6427 for more information.