Does artificial grass fade in the sun?

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Today’s artificial grass is UV-stabilized, meaning it won’t significantly fade in direct sunlight for up to two decades. However, it may experience a very subtle color change (1-2%) per year as it begins to age. Visit Forest Green Artificial Grass to learn more about this excellent home improvement or if you need supplies for your DIY installation. 

Simply put, you can expect that your artificial grass will look pristine and natural (with its vibrant green color) for up to 20 years, especially with proper maintenance and upkeep.

Continue reading below to learn more about synthetic turf, its benefits, and how you can DIY install it in your yard. 


Why is synthetic turf UV-resistant?

Sun exposure causes objects to fade, crack and peel over time because of its ultraviolet (UV) radiation. That’s why furniture, carpets and other fabrics, wood, etc., become discolored if they’re exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time.

Fortunately, today’s artificial grass is usually made of a plastic mixture that includes nylon, polyurethane and polypropylene, creating a synthetic fiber that’s highly resistant to ripping and fading. Additionally, manufacturers use a process that further improves its UV resistance. 

Simply put, artificial turf is designed to withstand high temperature and UV radiation, allowing it to keep its vibrant color for many years.


What are the benefits of artificial grass?

One of the reasons why people choose artificial grass is that it remains green and vibrant all year round. By contrast, natural turf is prone to brown patches in the summer or even looks “dead” during harsh winter.  

Having synthetic turf also means less maintenance because you don’t have to do frequent mowing, watering and other upkeep required by natural grass.  

In addition, artificial turf is made of durable, non-toxic materials designed to withstand high traffic and harsh weather conditions. Simply put, it is highly resistant to wear and tear and extreme temperature. 

In general, you can expect your synthetic turf to look natural within 15-20 years; this is especially true with proper maintenance and upkeep.


How do you extend your artificial turf’s lifespan?

You can extend your artificial turf’s lifespan and its vibrant color by doing these simple maintenance tips.

  • Avoid using a grill and other heat sources directly on your lawn. 
  • Immediately clean up food spills and other stains. 
  • Don’t leave pet waste, leaves and other debris for too long. 
  • Avoid using mirrors and other reflective surfaces. 
  • As a general rule, give your synthetic lawn a quick brush at least once a month. But if you’re using it every day, you may want to do it more frequently. 
  • Avoid placing lawn furniture and other heavy objects on your artificial turf for an extended period of time; change their location frequently to prevent flat spots and uneven color. 
  • Spray it off with a garden hose (FYI, avoid high pressure) at least every 1-2 weeks to remove dust and debris. 
  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on proper maintenance and upkeep.


Final word 

Artificial grass from reputable manufacturers is made of high-quality fibers that can withstand wear and tear from foot traffic, UV radiation, rain and extreme weather conditions. Consequently, it’s an excellent choice if you want to have pristine and natural-looking turf all year round without the upkeep required by natural grass. 

Visit Forest Green Artificial Grass to learn how to DIY install your own synthetic turf or fill out this form if you want a free sample of our grass

At Forest Green Artificial Grass online shop, you can find realistic-looking synthetic turf, pet- and kid-friendly grass, infills and other supplies for your DIY installation. 

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