You purchased your artificial lawn to avoid the hassle of trudging up and down the garden with the mower, but it is still important to take care of your turf. Regular maintenance is easy and will keep your lawn looking good for years. Here are a few tips to help you with this.
The best way to clean your synthetic lawn is by sweeping or power brushing it. This removes organic materials that have accumulated over time and it helps to fluff the grass fibres to give the surface added resistance to wear and tear. It is also a great way to check for any weeds or insect infestation and treat them as soon as possible.
It is essential to use a weed killer or pesticide that has been approved for use on artificial grass and preferably one specifically designed to target the problem you are dealing with. This will ensure that you are not using a chemical that could be harmful to children or pets playing on the yard. Always read the label on any chemical before applying it.
Regular maintenance is the best way to prevent stains from becoming permanent and will keep your artificial grass looking fresh and vibrant. Stains caused by spills and animal waste should be cleaned as soon as possible to avoid bacteria and odors. It is also a good idea to spray urine spots with an enzyme concentrate to deodorize and disinfect the area.
Another thing to consider is the effect that direct sunlight has on your artificial grass. Over time it can fade the color of the grass, and in hotter climates this can happen much more quickly. If you are worried about this, then we recommend that you add an additional layer of UV protection to your grass.
Aside from weeds and insects, you will also need to deal with the inevitable debris that collects on your lawn. This includes everything from small twigs and leaves to larger items like pine cones and acorns. If you have a lot of debris to clear off, it is a good idea to invest in a leaf blower or stiff brush.
It is essential to prevent fire and hot items such as BBQ ashes or cigarettes from falling into direct contact with your artificial grass lawn, as this can cause melting of the turf. Similarly, do not leave any heavy furniture on the artificial grass for extended periods of time. Moving the furniture around regularly will help to prevent damage and prolong the lifespan of your lawn.
Aside from the occasional stains, regular cleaning and maintenance will keep your artificial grass looking good all year round. By taking these simple steps, you will save money on mowing and water bills and your yard will look beautiful for years to come! If you have any questions about how to keep your artificial grass looking good, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.