As with many synthetic materials, artificial grass can sometimes be static. So, when you’re lying in your garden, you can feel it in your hair or clothing. You might even get a little shock. This is completely normal and there’s an easy solution.
What is the cause of static electricity? It is caused by friction between objects or materials or between dry air and objects. Due to this friction, the object gets charged with positive or negative energy. It can happen with most materials, so also with artificial grass.
In situations of warm or cold weather of with very dry air, static electricity occurs more often. And in the case of artificial grass, if it’s been recently installed or if there is metal in close proximity (e.g. a gate or balustrade) the chances of the turf being static are higher. After a while, the artificial turf is less likely to be static.
Usually, people may find a static artificial lawn a bit unpleasant, but most of the time people don’t even notice it. Maybe you can feel it in your hair or clothing when you’re lying on your lawn or you could feel a tiny electric shock. That’s all. For people with a hearing aid, it could be a bit more annoying however. There are some things you can try like spraying some water on your lawn. This will cause the artificial grass to be discharged. A way to prevent it from getting static in the first place, is to buy special antistatic products at your local DIY store.