Artificial Lawn Maintenance Tips
One of the perks of artificial turf is that requires much less water and maintenance than real grass. However, even synthetic grass does need some upkeep to stay lush and green year-round. Regular foot traffic, falling leaves, and pet waste are just a few factors that can diminish the appearance of your lawn. Here are a few artificial lawn maintenance tips to keep your grass looking and feeling its best.
Just like anything left on your lawn or patio, dust and pollen will naturally settle on your lawn, giving it a gray or yellow tint. Lightly rinse your lawn with the hose to wash away the dusty residue. You may need to rinse more often if you live in a dusty area, or less often if it’s rained recently.
Regular foot traffic will trample down the blades of artificial turf, so a regular brushing will keep your grass fibers from laying flat. A heavy rain can also flatten your lawn. Brush your lawn against the grain with a stiff broom to fluff up the blades of artificial turf.
- Remove pet waste and rinse off the area (have a lot of pets? Ask us about odor-neutralizing infill)
- Remove any debris (leaves, twigs, etc.) with a soft rake
- Remove weeds, moss, or mold
- Check your infill level; you may need to “refill” some areas on your lawn that have lost too much infill
In case of accidents
Accidents will happen, especially if you enjoy a lot of time on your lawn. For most water-based spills, you can wipe up the excess with paper towels, and sponge down the area with a little mild detergent mixed in warm water.
Water-based spills include drinks (soda, coffee, juice, wine, etc.) or condiments (ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, etc.).
For oil-based stains like chewing gum or tree sap, try freezing it with a carpet cleaning refrigerant, dry ice, or even ice cubes, and then scraping it off with a dull knife. Alternatively, you can try wiping it with a little dry cleaning fluid and then wipe the area clean.