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DIY Maintenence Guide

While artificial turf demands less maintenance than natural grass, it's not entirely maintenance-free, and regular upkeep is necessary. Our guide below provides basic advice for maintaining your lawn

Weekly Maintenance

Although artificial grass requires minimal upkeep, it's essential to remove any loose dirt or debris regularly. We recommend checking your grass on a weekly basis to ensure its pristine condition.

Any visible debris, such as dead leaves or excess mud, should be promptly removed. Gently rake or brush them away using a soft-headed brush to prevent them from becoming entangled with the grass blades or causing issues with drainage.

Monthly Cleaning

Many individuals opt for DIY solutions like a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar to clean artificial grass. However, the vinegar's odor might not be preferable and could be quite off-putting.

Utilizing an Artificial Grass Cleaner effectively eliminates bacteria and prevents any unwanted growth on the turf, leaving your grass smelling fresh. This specialized treatment is also safe for children and pets. Just follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and rinse thoroughly afterward - it's as simple as that!

 

Some artificial grass varieties may require a sand infill, depending on factors like pile height and blade positioning. If your blades appear flattened, a quick brush and a layer of infill should do the trick.

Continual Maintenance

Accidents may occur, but taking proactive measures can prevent lasting damage. Promptly address any seams, tears, or holes you notice to preserve the pristine appearance of your garden and extend the lifespan of your artificial grass.

Always ensure the removal of any debris that doesn't belong, maintaining the fresh and well-cared-for look of your grass. This practice also proves beneficial in the long run, as neglected debris can become more challenging to remove over time.

Cleaning Spills & Stains

To address liquid stains on your grass, use a damp cloth or paper towel to blot the stain directly, avoiding rubbing the grass. For more stubborn stains, create a solution of one tablespoon of detergent per pint of water, soak your cloth in it, and then blot the stain using the same method.

Once the stain is lifted, rinse any remaining detergent off your grass using a hose or water.

Pet Cleaning

As mentioned earlier, it's advisable to use Artificial Grass Cleaner monthly to maintain the cleanliness and condition of your grass. However, if you have pets, you may need to clean your grass more frequently to prevent odor buildup. Proper drainage installation is crucial in mitigating pet-related issues, ensuring urine drains efficiently. Test your drainage before and after installation to avoid potential problems.

Contrary to popular belief, methods such as using sand or white vinegar to clean pet urine from artificial grass are ineffective. Regularly rake or brush the grass to remove excess pet hair, preventing it from blocking the drainage system.

Ice & Snow

Salt residue from ice and snow can hinder proper drainage by forming a layer over the grass. Use a plastic snow shovel to remove snow, avoiding metal shovels that could damage the grass.

Artificial grass is frost-resistant, thanks to its durable polyethylene and polypropylene composition, which remains strong and flexible in cold weather.

Preventing weeds

Preventing weeds is essential for maintaining your artificial grass's pristine appearance. Apply weed killer to the ground before installing your grass and use a Weed Suppressant Membrane beneath the turf to create a barrier against weed growth.

Ensure the surface under your grass is clean and debris-free for optimal results, whether you're laying it over soil, concrete, or decking.

Treating Weeds

During autumn, when leaves and unpredictable weather conditions create favorable conditions for weed growth, promptly address any surface weeds by pulling them out.

 

Power wash your artificial grass to remove excess moss or mold before treating the area with Artificial Grass Cleaner or a gentle weed killer. Follow up with brushing and rinsing to complete the treatment process.

In Summary

Maintaining artificial grass is straightforward and less labor-intensive than caring for natural grass. Regular upkeep, prompt spill cleanup, and weed management ensure your artificial grass maintains its appearance, texture, and odor-free condition.

With these maintenance practices in place, transforming your outdoor space with artificial grass becomes a hassle-free endeavor. Should you have any further questions, our artificial grass experts are available to assist you.

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