It’s almost the British summertime across the UK, and everyone is preparing their garden to entertain their friends and family. In June, it is a perfect time to maintain your garden to have long summer evenings, invite your friends and enjoy the never-ending gatherings.
But with all this fancy-ness, there is a frequently asked question; can we BBQ on artificial grass?
In the following blog, we will answer all your questions regarding this issue, so let’s read through!
BBQ on Artificial Grass
Planning on having a barbecue night with your family, chucking a few burgers and sausages on the BBQ is always fun and having a perfect and comfortable lawn to enjoy the smell of charcoal and sizzling beef drift across fences is a must.
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But hosting a BBQ on fake turf is of main concern here. You may question, is it safe to host a BBQ on synthetic turf? Can artificial grass melt or catch fire? Is artificial grass fire-proof?
Fake Grass and BBQ
Artificial grass is made from high-quality synthetic material. This material is fire resistant and will not catch fire. But precautions must be taken to ensure everything goes smoothly. We always recommend you never expose your synthetic grass to a naked flame.
Exposing or placing any material, for example, grills, patio heaters, barbecue, etc, on your fake grass can result in the melting of turf. Sometimes fake grass can melt in severe temperatures but it is less likely to happen.
If you have sand-filled artificial grass installed, then you don’t need to worry because sand acts as a fire extinguisher and will help to prevent any kind of damage to your fake lawn.
Position of Barbecue on Artificial Grass
Placing your barbecue grill at a certain level is always recommended. For hosting a BBQ on artificial grass, you should be careful about the area under the barbecue grill and the area around it.
Using an elevated barbecue grill will help to transfer the heat coming out of the grill. In case, if the grill is set up on the grass, the heat coming out of the grill will more likely to burn the grass underneath and can cause a disaster at once. So the position of your barbecue grill is very important.
Other Spills and Repairing Artificial Grass
It is very easy to clean other spills like ketchup or any other stains of your grass, just take a wet piece of cloth and wipe it off gently. You can further wash that piece of grass instantly, and the water will drain through the holes.
Talking about repairing damaged fake grass, it is not that easy at all. You have to replace that piece of grass with a new synthetic lawn. Once the artificial grass is damaged, there is no way of repairing it.