How to clean artificial turf
One of the most appealing features of artificial turf is that it does not require a lot of care and maintenance. Never again will you need to fertilize, mow, or waste huge amounts of water to have green grass. However, this does not mean that artificial turf is completely maintenance free. To keep your synthetic grass looking its best and to get the most enjoyment out of your investment, you will need to perform regular cleaning and maintenance. Below is how to clean artificial turf:
How often you need to perform artificial grass maintenance tasks will depend on your unique situation. For example, if you have outdoor pets, children, or lots of trees and shrubs, you will likely need to clean your synthetic lawn more often than homeowners who do not. Cleaning your artificial turf on a monthly basis will help keep your lawn green, clean and inviting. Regular grooming also prevents matting and keeps your lawn’s infill from compacting.
How to clean artificial turf:
To remove dust, dirt, leaves and other debris, use a flexible lawn rake, a broom with stiff bristles or a stiff brush. If you choose to use a stiff brush, make sure you do not choose one with steel bristles, which could damage the fake grass. Cleaning your grass in this manner is also an effective way to maintain the upright position of each blade.
Seeds can blow ONTO the grass surfaces and with water and sun, they will germinate. If you see a sprouting plant, simply pick it out. Treating the surfaces with chemicals is never necessary, however you may see the occasional “volunteer” weed, grow; just remove it, before it goes to seed.
To clean pet urine on artificial grass, use a hose to spray down the area at least one time each week. It is also a good idea to pour white vinegar on the areas they urinate, leave the white vinegar to soak through for a few minutes and then rinse it away with water.
Sticky spills should be rinsed thoroughly to keep dirt from sticking. If necessary, commercial disinfectants may be used; however, be sure to rinse afterward in order to soak the disinfectant through the grass and away from pets and family members.
That’s it – cleaning your synthetic grass lawn really is that simple! While the maintenance of synthetic grass is quite simple there are certain basics that should be practiced to ensure the lasting beauty of your lawn.
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