One of the most enticing characteristics of artificial grass is that it does not necessitate the same level of care and upkeep as a natural grass lawn. That means to have green grass in your house, you’ll never have to go through all the hassle of mowing aerating, or wasting water again.
However, this does not imply that artificial turf is entirely maintenance-free; to keep your synthetic grass looking its best and get the most enjoyment out of your investment, you will need to clean and maintain it on a regular basis.
So, you’ve finally made the switch to artificial grass – no more traipsing up and down the garden every week to trim the lawn! A little moderate maintenance once a month, on the other hand, can save you more time and bother than none at all. It not only keeps your lawn looking brand new for longer, but it also increases the lifespan of the grass, making it safer for children and dogs.
Sand infill helps structure and level up the grass in newly constructed artificial lawns. It normally takes 6-8 weeks for it to settle, after which your fake grass requires very little upkeep. During this early phase, it is critical that you carefully brush the fake grass.
Brushing in various directions keeps artificial grass looking erect and lively like its real equivalent. Because covering a vast area in one pass may be hard, brush areas that experience the most foot activity on a regular basis.
Once a month, do this with a synthetic bristle brush instead of a metal one, as it is gentler on the grass. Use fabric softeners to reduce static build-up if you want to enhance the natural appearance.
Rinse and Dust Up!
The finest cleaner for your fake grass lawn is rain. If you live somewhere with little rainfall, a brief hose spray every now and again will clear collected dust. It can also aid in the removal of dried and hardened organic debris.
You might also use a water-and-disinfectant solution to sprinkle on the lawn or mop the afflicted area. Coffee, tea, wine, fruit juices, pee, blood, and other stains are best treated with this cleaning approach. Hard chemicals, on the other hand, should be avoided since they may react with artificial grass.
You might have to deal with tougher stains like grease, sunblock, and so on from time to time. Don’t be concerned. The majority of the time, your synthetic lawn will not stain. Mineral spirits are an easy way to get rid of them.
Mop Off Debris
Artificial grass lawns feature a membrane backing that, while allowing water to pass through, keeps undesired plants and weeds from growing through natural grass patches. However, due to the persistence of some weeds and mosses, the odd one may sneak through, so it’s important to be prepared and know how to deal with weeds and moss if they do develop.
You can’t use a trowel or fork to weed your fake grass as you can with actual grass. You have two options instead. The first is to concentrate solely on appearances, such as removing the tops of weeds that peek through the grass, rather than addressing the source of the problem.
You might also use a moss or weed killer, but be sure to use a water-based product to prevent hurting the artificial turf. Once the moss and weeds have died, you may simply brush them off or remove them by hand.
Any organic garbage, such as leaves and dead plants, should be removed as soon as possible from your artificial grass. This is because too many organic materials in the grass can clog the drainage system and encourage weed development. You may gather the waste by hand, with a brush, or even with a leaf blower if you keep up with it.
Artificial turf can be cleaned in the same way that any other indoor floor can. Dry leaves and other trash, such as papers, can sometimes end up on fake grass. We suggest cleaning up trash from balconies and rooftops by hand or collecting all trash with a flexible rake before depositing it in the bin. For bigger areas, such as gardens, an air blower could be particularly handy.
You may clean fake grass indoors or on balconies with a vacuum cleaner, and then wash it with water if needed. This will bring your artificial turf back to life.That will restore the appearance of your artificial turf. While you may also use a vacuum cleaner to clean artificial turf that has been placed outside, be a little careful to not remove the sand infill.
Cleaning Stubborn Stains
More tenacious stains from things like ink, motor oil, cooking oil, and crayons might be more difficult to remove than gentler stains from non-alcoholic drinks. To put it another way, getting rid of them will need more than a light detergent and some water. These pointers will assist you:
- Allow solid waste to dry before removing it. This will avoid smearing and make cleaning up simpler. To remove pee stains, saturate the area with water.
- Mineral spirits can be used to remove stains from oil or grease. First, rinse the area and dab up any excess.
- Apply dry ice or an aerosol refrigerant to the dirty area for particularly tenacious stains left by items like tree sap or chewing gum. This will freeze the mixture, making it simpler to scrape off the synthetic fibers and preventing them from adhering.
Artificial grass is a worthwhile investment, but it, like other investments, needs regular care and maintenance to stay in top form. Following simple cleaning and stain removal instructions, as well as ensuring that the artificial grass is free of debris, rinsed regularly, and brushed frequently in high-traffic areas, are all important aspects of care and maintenance that will pay off in protecting a beautiful artificial grass yard.
If you have any additional questions regarding how to care for your lawn or would want to learn more about the advantages of artificial grass, please contact us.