Dos and Don’ts for Decorating Your Artificial Lawn This Christmas

Many homeowners around the UK love getting into the Christmas spirit.

Decorating your home and garden can be a fun experience for the whole family to get involved in.

And, if you have an artificial lawn in your front garden, there are a few dos and don’ts to adhere to, to ensure that you don’t cause any damage to your synthetic grass.

Don’t Drive Pegs or Stakes into Your Fake Grass

Don’t Drive Pegs or Stakes into Your Fake Grass to Secure Christmas Decorations

Some types of decoration, such as inflatables and outdoor acrylic, wicker or metal figures, need to be secured into the ground to ensure they don’t blow over in the wind.

However, you should not pierce the backing of your artificial turf by driving pegs or stakes into the ground, as this could potentially damage your lawn.

You could simply place these items somewhere else in your garden, such as in a plant bed, where pegging down your decorations will not cause any damage.

Do Be Careful Using Lights

If you are using any form of lighting, such as string or rope lights, or any other type of novelty Christmas illuminations, then you need to take safety precautions to ensure that you don’t electrocute anyone or cause a fire.

If you are intending to use an extension cord or a transformer for your lights, the connections must be tightly sealed, and preferably contained within a weatherproof safety box.

Whilst we’re on the subject of fire, when buying artificial grass, always check with your manufacturer for certifications of independent fire testing. If you are concerned about the spread of fire through your artificial lawn, we would recommend that you find a turf with a fire rating of Cfl.

Don’t Worry About Killing the Grass!

The problem with trampling over your real grass lawn at this time of the year is that it is likely to be wet and boggy. This can mean that you cause irreparable damage to your grass whilst setting up your Christmas display.

Artificial grass, though, is completely permeable and, what’s more, there’s no mud or mess, so you can use it as much as you like throughout December and the winter months.

Do Make Use of Artificial Grass Offcuts

You can utilise any offcuts of artificial grass that you may have in various ways to create your Christmas display.

Artificial grass can look great underneath a Christmas tree, and it’s perfect for resting your trees on – both your indoor and outdoor ones – as it does a terrific job of covering up the stand and it looks great, too.

You can use artificial grass to cover objects such as large candy canes, reindeer or other Christmas objects, and you can even create tree decorations from fake grass.

Why not consider painting any offcuts you have white, to create a wintery scene in your garden, too?

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