Installing synthetic grass in your yard is an investment that will drastically cut down on your monthly bills as well as decrease the amount of time you need to spend caring for your lawn. That said, however, it’s a good idea to take good care of your artificial turf with these simple maintenance routines that are far easier than mowing, weeding and so on.One of the most commonly asked questions from people who already have artificial grass installed is how to clean it properly. Artificial grass cleaning is relatively simple and easy to perform, allowing you to keep your lawn looking lush and green for years to come with less than half the effort!
The Right Stuff
Having the right equipment goes a long way. You can get rid of your lawnmower, as you won’t be needing that anymore, but you’ll definitely want to keep a rake, a hose and a leaf blower around. If you don’t already have these things lying around in your garden/tool shed, they’re relatively inexpensive to pick up at the store.
Rinse and Repeat
Water is the safest thing to use on in artificial grass cleaning, as some cleaning chemicals can be corrosive and damage your lawn. If you find you’re not getting much rainfall, simply spraying your lawn with a hose is usually enough to remove any organic matter, such as dead bugs, animal droppings and leaves, from your turf. These can release corrosive chemicals when they break down, so it’s a good idea to rinse them away regularly. During allergy season, this can also help rinse away pollens that may gather on your lawn.
Use your rake to “brush” your lawn every so often. That may sound silly, but even the sturdiest of synthetic grass fibers will eventually bend as time goes on. Brushing your artificial turf is a simple maintenance routine that helps the grass blades stand upright, just like natural grass blades, and balances them across your lawn evenly. While doing this, you can also take this time to look for weeds that may poke up through the synthetic grass. If you only find a few, it’s probably best to pull them up instead of using weed killers. However, if you decide to use weedicides, be proactive about it and look for organic, non-corrosive weed killers that will be gentle on your lawn.
Artificial grass is a significant investment that will last for years to come and will save you a great deal of time and money. Unlike natural grass, artificial turf doesn’t require a lot of maintaince, but properly cleaning your artificial grass will expand its life and keep your home looking beautiful! Call us at (888) 796-6446 or contact us online today for a FREE installation consultation!