Updated: Aug 31, 2018
One of the biggest draws of artificial grass is that it is much easier to maintain than a natural lawn. No longer will you need to worry about trying to start a lawnmower or carrying bags of grass clippings as your fake lawn requires very little effort to maintain.
However, there is still a right and wrong way to go about maintaining your artificial lawn and if you want to get the most out of your investment you’ll need to show it some TLC.
Let’s take a look at the basic steps for taking care of your synthetic grass lawn.
Don’t use any corrosive chemicals around your lawn
Many corrosive agents, like tough-stain cleaners, need to be kept far away from your artificial lawn as they can cause irreversible damage.
Sometimes corrosive chemicals can be released by the breakdown of organic materials like dead leaves, animal faeces, and dead insects, so it’s best to clear away this debris when you see it.
Use the correct equipment
Owning the correct equipment not only makes your life easier, it helps to keep your fake grass looking great all-year-round. Some essential items include;
· Leaf blower
Wash debris away with hose
If you live in an area with a dry climate or simply don’t get much rainfall then you will need to manually rinse the grass with a hose in order to remove dried up debris such as pollen and leaves. It is best to simply use warm water rather than any chemicals that can stain and damage your lawn.
Once your artificial grass gets stained, you will need to clean it very quickly in order to mitigate the damage. Hosing down is still the best course of action in the scenario as chemicals will cause serious damage to your lawn.
Rake grass fibres
Raking your artificial lawn will work to realign the blades so that it looks as good as the day you installed it. This often helps the lawn to wear more evenly and is a good opportunity to search for any imperfections.
Unfortunately weeds can sometimes find a way to poke through your synthetic grass and you will need to remove them quickly before they cause more damage. Be careful with how you use the weed killer as the chemicals in it may damage your synthetic turf.
As you can see, taking care of your artificial lawn is pretty much as easy as sweeping the floor. As long as you do a cursory inspection and clean every now and then your synthetic lawn will look amazing every day of the year.
If you need help with installing or maintaining an artificial lawn, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today!