How to prepare artificial turf for warmer weather in spring and summer

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In much of Arizona, heat is a guarantee during the summer, especially in the Phoenix area. The average high temperature is at least 100 degrees June through September. The first day of 100-degree temperatures arrives on average by the first week of May.

When it comes to artificial turf, the Arizona Turf Depot experts know a thing or two about keeping turf resilient against summer heat. Here are some tips to share with landscaping clients to keep their turf in tip-top shape for the warmer months.

     Strategically place structures to block the sun. While blocking the sun from entire outdoor spaces isn’t practical, canopies, pergolas and similar structures can be used to cover commonly used areas. For example, if an atrium or backyard has a bench in a specific turf-covered spot, it’s the perfect place to cover up for relief from harsh UV rays and associated heat. When picking a spot to put clients’ artificial turf, you can also keep it shaded at certain times of day by putting it next to nearby buildings that provide inherent sun cover.

     Plant trees around turf for shade. Shade is a great way to keep turf temperatures down. It isn’t practical to cover entire backyard areas with shade structures. Use trees instead. Trees can make great accents to yards, atriums, and other landscape projects. Shade also reduces the sun’s radiation, protecting turf from ultraviolet damage such as fading or becoming brittle.

     Use water to reduce temperature if turf gets warm. Synthetic grass should be sprayed with water intermittently for cleaning and to remove stains. This is the perfect opportunity to clean turf while cooling it down. Water’s natural evaporative effect that will help keep temperatures down in the summer.

     Use turf meant to handle the heat. If your landscaping clients are looking to keep their turf surfaces properly maintained, spring is a great time to replace turf that they don’t like anymore or that is starting to wear. As a desert-based business, Arizona Turf Depot’s experts can recommend the perfect types of turf we have on sale that can stand up to the extreme temperatures the Southwest faces during the summer.

Arizona Turf Depot provides turf tailored to your landscaping clients’ applications, no matter what you’re looking for. Visit or call Arizona Turf Depot at our West Valley showroom, 14131 N. Rio Vista Blvd., Suite 9, Peoria, AZ 85381 (623) 388-3389, or contact us at our Mesa location, 7645 E. Ray Road, Suite 101, Mesa, AZ 85212, (480) 690-5591. Our experienced team is happy to help you find the right synthetic grass for your needs.

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