Synthetic grass offers its fair share of benefits—especially when you own pets. It’s safe, it’s durable, and it looks great. But, to enjoy the long term benefits, regular maintenance is a must.
If you have pets and you’ve just invested in synthetic grass for your Perth home or you’re looking to make the switch from real to artificial, we have some top maintenance tips for you.
Without further ado, here are the five steps to maintaining your synthetic grass from all of us at Evergreen HQ—one of Perth’s most trusted synthetic grass experts.
1. Remove any excess pet hair
Synthetic grass expert tip one is focused on the removal of pet hair. All artificial grass is pet-friendly—it is soft and safe—but like many surfaces, items or objects, it will collect hair.
To maintain your synthetic grass when you have pets, you should aim to remove pet hair at least three times a year to prevent any unwanted buildup.
A garden vacuum will work wonders but if you don’t have one, using a stiff broom will do the trick. Brush with the fibres (rather than against them) in smooth, sweeping motions and the pet hair will ball up ready for your disposal—simple!
2. Rake your synthetic grass weekly
Expanding on our last point, to ensure you synthetic grass remains healthy and accommodating for your pets, you should make a habit of raking up any debris once a week.
Not only will this help to preserve your artificial grass but it will keep your pets calm and happy—reducing the risk of additional wear and tear as a result.
3. The big hose down
It’s okay for your dogs, cats or even rabbits to pee on synthetic grass, but without frequent cleaning, it will start to smell or discolour.
So, if your pet spends plenty of time playing or lounging on your artificial Perth turf, you should aim to hose it down every month if possible.
Once you’ve raked and cleared the surface, get your garden hose at the ready and wash down the entire surface down with a low to medium water pressure.
After hosing every inch of your synthetic grass thoroughly, leave it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Apply a pet-friendly synthetic grass odour & stain remover
Hosing down your synthetic grass is essential to healthy maintenance—but when you’re battling pee and poo, it’s only half the battle.
Many people say that vinegar is a great neutraliser but often, it will replace one pungent smell with another.
So, for the best stain and smell removal results, you should do a little research and find a specialist pet-friendly treatment solution that suits your synthetic grass type and apply it liberally, according to the instructions on the bottle.
5. Call in your local synthetic grass experts
Choosing the right type of turf or maintaining your synthetic grass when you have pets can seem a little daunting—but a little expert advice will go a long way.
At Evergreen Synthetic grass, we can help you choose, install, and maintain pet-friendly products that will transform your lawn from medicotce to magnificent. Here’s why.
The benefits of using Evergreen for your pet-based synthetic grass needs:
- We provide free on-site quotes and flexible finance options
- We are one of Perth’s greenest and most trusted synthetic turf experts
- We are a family-run business with decades of hands-on experience
- We boast a fuss-free seven-year warranty on our projects and products
If you’re looking to upgrade your lawn or you need help with synthetic grass maintenance, call us on (08) 9303 2130 or fill out the form for a FAST FREE quote. We look forward to hearing from you.