artificial turf

Will Artificial Turf Drain As Well As Natural Grass?

As the synthetic turf experts of Florida we find homeowners and business owners interested in switching to a synthetic lawn often constantly asking “will my synthetic turf lawn drain as well as a grass lawn?” And the answer we always give is: “Yes!”. 

Gator Turf lawns function much like any other regular grass lawns, just better! They drain water efficiently, easily, and dry quicker than a regular grass lawn. Our synthetic turf lawns have a permeable backing that allows liquids to move through the material and drain to the base underneath. This means that rain, flooding during storms, drink spills, dog urine or any other liquids flow through the drainage holes to avoid puddles from forming on your synthetic lawn.

 This comes in handy, especially during the rainy summer months and hurricane season. In fact, artificial turfs drain even better than traditional grass lawns. This is part of what makes them so easy to maintain. The low-maintenance aspect also makes it lower-cost when compared to grass lawns which need to be up-kept quite often. 

How does the drainage process work? Because artificial turf replaces natural grass, the water will continue to drain below the top layer into the soil. It is actually a quicker drainage process because there is more permeability with synthetic grass. Before the synthetic turf is laid out, the ground below is smoothed out to prevent water from pooling in certain areas of the lawn. This technique prevents large puddles from forming and helps owners maintain a better-looking lawn. 

Each blade is made from a plastic material, which helps wick water away very quickly. You may be surprised at how fast it works. If you have a synthetic turf lawn, you can even use it during a rainstorm to host a party, as long as your guests stay dry under a tent! Do not let the fickle Florida weather prevent you from planning that next outdoor event. As long as you have a covering to keep you dry, Gator Turf will let the show go on!  

Making sure that water drains properly is vital to the aesthetic and function of artificial turf. Puddles will no longer leave your grass dead and brown. Mold, moss, or mildew can also grow in wet environments, which is why drainage is something that we considered when we started Gator Turf! 

With Gator Turf, you won’t have to worry about the pains of a regular lawn. It is a much lower initial cost and there is virtually no maintenance needed! For those who only live in Florida seasonally, it is ideal for their yards and stays lush all year long. 

There will be:

  • No mowing
  • No expensive maintenance
  • No watering
  • No itching
  • No brown spots
  • No water puddles
  • No bugs


Artificial turf is not only great for homes, but can be used to create golf courses, soccer fields, pet-friendly yards, beautiful wallscape designs, and anything else you can imagine! It also prevents any furry friends from digging holes all around the yard. Design anything and we will make it happen. Learn more about our products and what can be accomplished with Gator Turf Synthetic Lawn Solutions! Contact us today to get a free quote on your new artificial lawn!