How To Remove Weeds From Artificial Grass

While artificial grass is relatively low-maintenance compared to natural grass, it’s still possible for weeds to emerge along the edges or through small gaps in the turf. Staying on top of removing the weeds from your artificial lawn is important because we all know how fast weeds can get out of control.

Here are some methods to effectively remove weeds from artificial grass:

  1. Manual Weed Removal:
    • Hand Pulling: For isolated weeds, especially along the edges, you can manually pull them out by hand. Ensure you remove the entire root to prevent regrowth.
  2. Use a Weed Killer:
    • Non-Selective Herbicide: Apply a non-selective herbicide to target and kill weeds. Be cautious when using herbicides, as they can also affect surrounding plants. Follow the product instructions carefully.
  3. Vinegar Solution:
    • Mix white vinegar with water (about a 1:1 ratio) and spray it directly on the weeds. The acetic acid in vinegar can help kill weeds. However, be careful not to overspray, as vinegar can be harmful to other plants.
  4. Boiling Water:
    • Pour boiling water over small patches of weeds. This method is simple, environmentally friendly, and can be effective for killing weeds without using chemicals.
  5. Salt Solution:
    • Mix salt with water (about 1 part salt to 2 parts water) and apply the solution to the weeds. Keep in mind that salt can be harmful to soil and other plants, so use it sparingly and avoid applying it excessively.
  6. Weed Barrier Fabric:
    • Install or reposition weed barrier fabric beneath the artificial turf. This helps prevent weed growth from the soil beneath. Ensure that the fabric is properly secured and overlaps to minimize gaps.
  7. Regular Cleaning and Maintenance:
    • Keep the artificial turf clean by regularly removing debris, leaves, and any organic matter that could provide a substrate for weed growth. Regular maintenance helps prevent weeds from taking root and becoming established.
  8. Polymeric Sand:
    • If weeds are growing in the joints of your artificial turf, consider applying polymeric sand. This type of sand hardens when wet and can help inhibit weed growth between the turf fibers.
  9. Preventive Measures:
    • To prevent weeds from growing, consider using a pre-emergent herbicide before installing the artificial turf. This can create a barrier that inhibits weed germination.
  10. Professional Assistance:
    • If weeds persist or the problem is extensive, consider seeking professional assistance. Landscaping professionals can provide advice on effective weed control methods for artificial grass.

Weed prevention is key! 

It’s important to note that prevention is often the key to managing weeds in artificial grass. Regularly inspect the edges and seams of the turf for any signs of weed growth, and address the issue promptly to prevent further spread. Additionally, always follow safety guidelines and consider the environmental impact when using herbicides or other chemicals. Consider making the switch to synthetic grass and contact us today to start saving time and money.