Keep your artificial lawn clean to maintain a healthy environment. Leaves, dirt and lightweight debris should be cleared away with a blower. Also remember to move any trees that shed nuts or fruit as these could drop leaves on your turf, potentially invading it further.
Stains from spills and pet waste may occur from time to time, but they’re easily cleaned with hot water and a sponge. Regularly rinsing synthetic grass will also prevent stains and odors.
Keep It Clean
Maintaining a clean artificial lawn is essential to making sure it looks and feels its best. Spills, stains and dirt should be cleaned up immediately to avoid them sinking into the turf’s backing material and becoming embedded. If sticky substances such as gum or tree sap form on the lawn surface, try freezing it first with dry ice before scraping off with a metal blade.
Whenever your lawn becomes affected with dog waste or food residues, we advise using an enzyme cleaner as necessary to help stop bacteria growth on its surface. You can do so easily using your garden hose.
At least once every week, we recommend lightly rinsing your turf with a garden hose to remove small spills and odors that might otherwise go undetected by your rake or blower. For an in-depth cleaning session, consider investing in a mechanical brush (also referred to as power broom or power brush), which features bristles driven by motor to effectively scrub away contaminants in synthetic grass surfaces.
Keep It Dry
Wind or rainstorm-blow lawns are much easier to manage with leaf blowers or stiff brushes, making the task of cleaning easier and faster. A power brush (commonly referred to as power broom) is among the best tools available for cleaning artificial turf as it helps break up organic materials that collect on and between synthetic grass fibres, as well as remove traffic wear marks for an overall fresher appearance.
Weekly and monthly maintenance of synthetic grass should include sweeping or raking it to keep fibers upright and remove any dirt accumulations, along with collecting solid waste such as pet poop or chewing gum removal, and washing down to eliminate bad odours. Doing these tasks on a regular basis will extend its life while simultaneously keeping it lush, odour free and beautiful.
Keep It Moisturized
Lawns from artificial grass suppliers may be less susceptible to dirt and weather damage than their natural grass counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require upkeep. Stain management is especially essential as food spills, pet stains and any person spitting gum out into the grass must all be handled immediately to prevent setting in and becoming harder to remove later on. Blot up liquid spills promptly before applying hot water mixed with soap solution for quick clean-up and removal.
Cleaning products are available that can help combat pet waste odor and spots, while some artificial turf features silica infill to inhibit bacteria from growing on its surface. Rinsing off your artificial lawn regularly also keeps it looking its best!
Keep It Greener
Though artificial lawns are designed to withstand much more abuse than natural grass, they still do have their limits. Pet urine, for instance, can stain artificial lawns if left to remain. To properly address this issue it’s recommended using a doggy bag or scooper to collect solid waste before spraying down with water to flush away urine spots in an area.
At high traffic locations, turf fibers may flatten over time due to foot traffic. Regular brushing with synthetic bristles (not wire) will keep them upright and redistribute infill for lusher lawns.
An ongoing cleaning routine for your artificial lawn will prevent dust, debris and overlight substances from building up and clogging its drainage holes. Rinsing regularly also helps promote animal urine drainage while eliminating any lingering odors that might persist on its surface.
Keep It Fresh
Artificial turf lawns can just as quickly gather dust, debris and pollen as natural yards do; to prevent overgrowth they should be regularly cleared away using your leaf blower or broom. Luckily this task becomes less daunting when using artificial lawns since you simply blow or sweep away the mess using either.
Pet waste can be an enormous inconvenience for owners of an artificial turf surface, but cleaning it up doesn’t need to be hard work provided you act quickly when scooping and rinsing with water from your garden hose. Mild detergent or mineral spirits should do the trick for stubborn spots on your turf surface while regularly brushing using an approved synthetic-bristle brush will keep it from flattening or wilting over time.