How Does Artificial Grass Stand Against Harsh Dallas Winters?

November 30, 2023

One of the biggest advantages of synthetic grass landscaping is that it will remain evergreen through any weather. Whether you’re dealing with Dallas, TX’s blistering summers or freezing winters, artificial turf can stand up to the harshest weather conditions and look better than natural grass.

But with winter now in full swing, you may be wondering exactly how well SGW Dallas’s turf grass actually holds up against winter weather. Here’s what you can expect from your turf landscaping this season in some of the most common cold weather conditions:


Dallas is known to have strong and unpredictable winds during the winter, which can wreak havoc on natural grass lawns. However, artificial grass is designed to withstand wind conditions, remaining pristine even after a strong windstorm.

Each synthetic grass fiber is triple-reinforced into the backing through SGW’s superior tuft bind technology, which creates a strong resistance to pull force. This means that your turf blades will remain locked into the backing even during extreme wind conditions — no more balding lawn or flyaway blades.

The backing itself is also very securely anchored to your yard with adhesive, nails, or staples, ensuring that it doesn’t shift or become damaged during even the strongest wind gusts. Infill, added after the installation process, further adds ballast, supporting the turf blades and keeping them standing upright through all weather conditions.

Snow & Ice

When the temperature drops and snow starts to fall, most Dallas homeowners accept that their natural grass lawns will be dead and damaged until spring arrives. However, with artificial grass, snow and ice pose no threat, so you can enjoy a green lawn year-round.

Since turf’s synthetic fibers do not retain moisture, there’s no risk of water freezing and thawing within the blades, which is what kills natural grass. You also don’t need to worry about slush or slip hazards, since turf’s efficient drainage system flushes away melted snow at a rate of more than 30 inches per hour per square yard. 

If you don’t have time to wait for the snow to melt, you can easily shovel away the snow just like with natural grass. Just be sure to use a plastic shovel or gentle brush to clear the area — no metal!


When the temperature approaches freezing, you’ll often find frost coating your grass in the morning hours. Ultimately, as the day goes on, this frost melts, causing standing water, excess moisture, and mold growth.

With synthetic grass, however, this is no longer a concern. Not only is synthetic turf resistant to frost in the first place, but it also efficiently flushes away any melted frost or snow, ensuring that your outdoor area is safe, dry, and free from harmful bacteria or mold growth.

Winter Turf Maintenance Tips

Synthetic turf is extremely durable, but it’s not completely indestructible. If you want to ensure your turf survives winter and looks its best when spring comes, it’s important to take the proper precautions.

Firstly, when removing snow or ice, avoid using a shovel if possible. Ideally, use a brush or broom with synthetic bristles to gently push snow out of the way. If you must use a shovel, use a plastic one. Any metal objects can damage the turf’s fibers, causing premature wear and tear.

It’s also best to avoid using salt on your lawn. Salt will seep into your turf’s backing and potentially block its drainage holes. This will reduce your turf’s full drainage capabilities, possibly leading to pooled water and bacteria buildup once snow or frost melts.

After the winter season is over, cross-brush your turf using a synthetic-bristle broom to revive your turf blades and return them to their upright position. Your turf may become matted from the weight of snow and ice, but a quick brush should help your artificial grass become fluffy and pristine in no time.

If you want only the highest-quality synthetic grass products on the market, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location today. We have one of the biggest inventory selections in the industry, so we can help you find the perfect artificial turf products for your home or business. SGW Dallas has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about artificial grass wholesale or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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