How To Refresh Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is favored by homeowners because, despite its low maintenance requirements, it can stay healthy and attractive. You must continue to monitor your lawn to ensure that it lasts the rest of its life. We’d like to take a look at how to refresh your artificial grass and keep your lawn looking new.

Artificial Grass Has Unique Needs

Artificial grass does not pose the same risks as natural grass and does not require the same amount of maintenance. Although an artificial lawn is not susceptible to weeds or diseases/fungi, it is susceptible to additional wear and tear, as well as weather damage, in high-traffic areas. Just because it’s man-made doesn’t mean it won’t take time and work to keep it in good shape once it’s installed.

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Artificial Grass Care and Maintenance

The steps to clean artificial turf are easy. However, you’ll need to keep track of what happens to your lawn on a regular basis is part of artificial turf upkeep. Due to children, dogs, and the outdoors, even imitation grass will require stain control. Spills and stains in artificial grass must be removed in order to keep your artificial turf looking and feeling good. Unlike real grass, where food, pet, or oil stains would eventually grow out or be mowed away, spills and stains in artificial grass must be resolved in order to maintain the quality look and feel of your artificial turf.

For Mild Stains

Things happen a lot on grass. A plate will tumble on the ground, an alcoholic beverage will be knocked over, and a pet will leave his mark somewhere in the yard at some time during a backyard BBQ. Cleaning and caring for stains caused by cola, alcohol, urine, blood, coffee, tea, and other common chemicals is simple. You’ll need to do the following:

  1. Act fast. Cleaning up a spill as quickly as possible is the best way to ensure that it does not leave a long-lasting, stubborn stain.
  2. Blot up the spilled liquid with a towel or a dry absorbent such as kitty litter.
  3. Rinse the area with a solution of water and a mild household detergent. The fibers will not be damaged in any way.
  4. If you need a more powerful stain remover, try a 3 percent ammonia in water solution.
  5. Rinse the cleanser well with cool, clean water.

These steps will refresh your artificial grass after the stain is removed.

Equipment You’ll Need

To maintain and care for your artificial grass on a regular basis, you’ll need a few basic items. First and foremost, you’ll need a hose; if you live in a region where it rains frequently, this is less of an issue, but it’s still handy for rinsing the lawn anytime you want.

Use a leaf blower or a lawn vacuum to remove falling leaves before they become ground into the artificial turf. A rake can also assist keep grass fibers fresh and unmatted, but avoid metal bristles in favor of synthetic or plastic bristles, which are less prone to damage grass fibers.

How do you make fake grass look new?

The strands in your synthetic grass lawn should stand straight like real grass, and you want to keep them that way. It takes a lot of traffic to flatten them, but heavy activity by a lot of pets or children, as well as walking along the same path in a yard, can take their toll.

You can use a rake or a brush with synthetic bristles that are at least 5 inches long. Bristles made of wire or metal should not be utilized since they can injure the fibers. Brush or rake your turf strands against the grain to fluff them up.

When you rake or brush your fake grass lawn, the blades are redistributed, resulting in more even wear and a longer lifespan. Maintaining the upright position of the fibers will help your grass appear more natural.

Turf Pros Solution strives to educate you on how to keep your artificial grass looking its best and lasting longer. Refresh your turf with these tips and if you have any questions give us a call at 844-260-4144. We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you.