Artificial Grass Maintenance Tips
One of the main reasons why more and more people are switching to an artificial lawn compared to a real one is because of the fact that they are low-maintenance: you don’t need to trim, water, or fertilize them in order to make sure they look good. Even so, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything - to make sure that your artificial lawn is always in tip-top shape please read on. This article lists some suggestions that you can follow to ensure that your synthetic turf looks good at all times.
Keep it clean
Debris, dust, and dirt can accumulate on artificial grass making it look dull and unappealing. To avoid this, make sure you remove any litter build-up on a regular basis, using a lawn sweeper or a garden vacuum, depending on the size of your garden. Whatever you do, don’t use a house vacuum to clean artificial grass, as the excessive suction will damage the turf! If you or your neighbours have trees that shed leaves like there’s no tomorrow, all you will need to do is to use a leaf blower or a garden vacuum in order to clean these up. You may also want to buy a hard brush to run on the lawn in order to get rid of any remaining debris as well as to prevent moss growth on your artificial lawn. If you have pets, especially dogs, who like doing their business on your artificial lawn, your best bet is to clean the mess by hand. The artificial lawn is made of a porous material, so urine will simply drain away to the ground. For any other messes, hosing the grass will usually do the trick. With dogs on hot days it is a good idea to hose down the grass daily it get rid of unwanted smells.
In addition to debris removal, set some time aside to brush your artificial grass each month. It is best to use a brush with bristles that are at least 5 inches long and made of synthetic materials, such as nylon. Do not apply too much pressure when brushing, as this could result in an uneven-looking lawn.
One of the advantages of artificial grass is that it can simply be rinsed with warm water and detergent to remove any dirt residues. If you have pets, clean up after them and give the area affected a good rinse with water to keep your lawn looking as great as the first day it was installed.
It’s advisable to apply a moss control product on the artificial lawn once or twice a year in order to prevent moss from growing, and kill off any that have already emerged. Look out for and pull out any weeds that may have self-planted due to birds dropping seeds.
By following these tips, you will not only ensure that your lawn is kept in good shape at all times, you will also be able to lengthen the synthetic grass’s life expectancy by a few years, adding more to your investment.