One of the main reasons I was thinking of installing artificial grass was the easy maintenance it offers. The last thing I wanted was to install artificial grass and then have to deal with weeds. So, I was on a mission to find out can weeds grow through artificial grass?
If you have installed or had your artificial grass correctly, then it is highly unlikely that weeds will grow through your artificial grass. Technically weeds can grow through, but it’s unlikely when installed correctly. However, you can get weeds growing on the surface of artificial grass that is easy to treat.
It is a short yes and no answer that I found on the internet but after having artificial grass in my backyard now for a few years. I have found out a lot more information, and it’s still a little yes and no. Let’s jump into what I have found out over the years of having artificial grass in my backyard.
Artificial Grass Weed Prevention
The first step of weed prevention comes when installing artificial grass; getting this right will keep most weeds at bay.
Following the correct method of installing artificial grass will have weeds as its main priority. If you have a professional installer put in your grass, I suggest you ask questions about weeds. Ask what method they will be following, and anything with sand under the artificial grass I would consider looking for a different person.
A great tip is to ask your installer if they have pictures of their past jobs. Also, ask if they have any updated pictures to see how it’s stacking up.
My neighbor had artificial grass installed by “professionals,” and they had weeds popping up around the edge within a month. I watched them prepare and finally lay the grass with sand and no weed prevention in mind. So make sure you or your installers are following the best way to install artificial grass.
I have weeds on my Artificial Grass.
If you have followed the correct way or your installer has followed the correct way to install artificial grass. Seeing a weed shouldn’t give you much to worry about, and they are easy to rid.
The weed will most likely be a surface weed rather than a weed growing from underneath your artificial grass if you installed it correctly.
Surface weeds can happen by birds dropping seeds or the wind carrying seeds onto your lawn. If you get there early, the weeds won’t have a chance to send their roots through the drainage holes.
How Do You Treat Weeds in Artificial Grass?
If you have surface weeds, then pulling them up by hand will best practice for getting rid of them from your artificial grass lawn. You will not get any surface weeds if you follow the on-going prevention below.
If you have weeds that you suspect are coming from underneath the artificial grass, you will have a much harder job at hand.
It often weeds come from the edge or underneath the artificial grass by not following best practice when installing your grass.
You will have to apply a potent weed killer, and if this doesn’t happen, then in extreme instances. You may have to pull up the artificial grass and tackle the weeds directly. This will be in extreme instances, and if you need to do this, you will have had your artificial grass installed poorly.
Artificial Grass Weed on Going Prevention
Following some necessary steps will keep your Best Artificial Grass for Putting Green lawn weed-free and looking in tip-top condition. These needn’t take much time or much effort but are well worth doing.
Brush Up Debris
If you leave debris on your best artificial grass, this will help build up muck and dirt between the pile of your grass.
This dirt will allow weeds to take a grip and grow on the surface of your grass. Brushing your artificial grass will make it look much better as you brush up the pile. However, getting rid of the dirt so weeds can’t grow on the surface will have other benefits.
There are no right or wrong amount of times you should brush your grass. I brush my grass once a month, sometimes much less. It depends on the amount of foot traffic I have had on the lawn.
Maintain Surrounding Areas
If you have borders or other areas that get dirty, keep these tidy and clean, so they don’t pass the dirt onto the artificial grass.
Plant borders are lovely, but they often spread seeds for next year’s growth when they are dying off. I would chop any old dead plants out, so they don’t spread their seeds onto your artificial grass.
If you have a patio area that gets dirty, keeping this regular brush to keep the dirt from transferring from the patio to the grass will be a big help. We want to reduce the amount of dirt on the lawn so weeds don’t have anything to grow.
Applying Weed Killer
The weedkiller is something I do at the end of every year and the start of the new growing season. I know this may be a little overkill, but I’m not too fond of weeds, and it’s such a fast job I don’t mind.
You can skip this step if you wish but doing it will really cut down on all types of weed problems you may have with them.
Once per year is plenty if you are not a little over crazy like me.
Don’t forget if you have pets to get a pet-friendly weed killer to keep them safe.