One of the most notable drawbacks of the first generation of artificial grass was that it was too hot to use. The temperatures would increase to the point where it was difficult to use the grass during these periods. Is it true that the temperatures are rising? If so, what, if any, potential concerns are related with the rising temperature? What is the maximum temperature that these temperatures can reach? Is there anything I can do to help with the heating?
These are all valid concerns, especially in a household setting where children and pets spend a lot of time playing in the yard. The same is true for schools, recreation centers, stadiums, and other locations where artificial grass is installed in playing fields and people, including students and spectators, spend a significant amount of time participating in their sporting activities.
To begin with, does artificial grass get hot on hot summer days? Yes, and there’s no doubt that natural grass performs better in this aspect because it stays cooler, courtesy to the water in it. Artificial grass absorbs heat in the same way that other materials do, and as a result, it will become hot. However, thanks to advancements in product technology, the material used to make synthetic grass will absorb heat, but not to the point of burning you.
If you believe your fake grass has become or is about to become too hot for comfort, there are several things you may do instead of giving up. Here are a few useful tidbits from knowledgeable experts.
Always go for high-quality grass.
Artificial grass is available in a variety of grades. When it comes to how well and quickly the turf sheds any absorbed heat, higher-quality artificial grass will normally outperform lower-quality artificial grass. If you want to sit on a cooler surface, you’ll have to dig a little farther into your wallet and get the highest-quality grass available.
Carefully select your infill material.
Infill serves a variety of functions, and the material you choose will have a big impact on how well our fake grass cools down. Crumb rubber absorbs heat more readily and loses it more slowly than other types of rubber. Other infill materials, such as silica sand and durafill sand, don’t collect as much heat and dissipate it faster than crumb rubber, making them a superior choice. Consult your installer about the various infill solutions available and seek professional advice on which one is best for your artificial grass installation.
Don’t Forget Your Natural Shade
In order to minimize the hassle of raking leaves, you may want to remove trees from around your lawn. We advise against doing so because the shade from your lawn’s surrounding trees will assist keep the installed grass cooler during the summer.
Make use of Artificial Shading
On the warmest summer days, when the temperatures are too high to entertain in your garden, you can have an overhang or canopy built to provide some shade over your fake grass lawn.