Regular Maintenance For Artificial Grass
Taking care of your artificial turf is easy, simple follow these three steps:
Step 1: Remove Leaves and Other Debris
Use a medium or soft brush to gently remove leaves, twigs, and any other debris that falls on your lawn. Keep the pressure light to avoid damaging the lawn and repeat every week or two (or as needed). Alternatively, use a leaf blower if you have one – it’ll achieve the same effect that bit quicker.
Step 2: Keep The Surrounding Area Tidy
Most of the debris coming onto your lawn will be from bushes and plants around your garden. You can significantly reduce the amount coming down by keeping other plants trimmed – and they’ll look neater too!
Step 3: Don’t Let Weeds Get a Foothold
Left unchecked, weeds can grow up through your lawn and spoil that perfect look. Applying weed killer every six months should prevent this from happening; if any weeds still get through, pick them immediately.
Avoid These 4 Damaging Practices
Artificial grass is hard-wearing, and should easily cope with normal use, but there are a few activities that can cause significant damage:
- DON’T expose your artificial turf to heat or flame from barbeques or fire pits – it will melt.
- DON’T ignore stains, as they will be much easier to get out if you treat them immediately (more on that in a minute)
- DON’T leave heavy objects sitting on your turf. Parking a motor vehicle on it, for example, is a big no-no. Tables and chairs are ok if you protect the turf by using castors.
- DON’T attempt to clean your grass using chemicals that are not recommended for that use.
Cleaning Stains From Artificial Grass
If you’ve spilt something on your lawn, such as wine, and are worried it might stain the best thing you can do is act fast. First, use a clean cloth or paper towel to soak up excel liquids (dab, don’t rub). Next, use a specialist artificial turf cleaner on the affected area (if you don’t have it, mix washing-up liquid with water). Clean the area thoroughly and then rinse with water.
Do you need help with your artificial grass maintenance? Or would you like to replace your turf with an artificial alternative? The team at Evergreen Synthetic Grass can help. Contact us online today or call (08) 9303 2130 for your FREE quote within 24 hours.