How to Care for Your Artificial Turf

If you have chosen to opt for artificial turf so you can have a low-maintenance option for a beautiful yard, then you may be curious as to what type of maintenance is involved with the turf. Although artificial grass is indeed low maintenance, this does not mean zero upkeep. Similar to a traditional lawn, your artificial turf will need your help to remain in good condition. Let’s take a look at a few tips regarding the proper care for artificial turf.

Tips for Taking Care of Artificial Turf

While artificial grass doesn’t face the same threats that a regular lawn does, it does have unique needs.

  1. Hose Down the Surface. You don’t need to water artificial grass the same way you do natural grass, but a little bit of water here and there will do the turf some good. Pollens, pollutants, and other contaminants can collect on the blades, but with a quick hose down, they can be washed away.
  2. Pick Up Pet Waste. With artificial turf, your pets are much safer. However, if you don’t get a lot of rain, hosing down the surface will be necessary to eliminate urine and potential urine stains. Solid pet waste needs to be picked up as soon as possible after it is dropped. This reduces residual odors and the risk of stains.
  3. Remove Debris. Pet waste isn’t the only thing you should remove from the artificial turf, as leaves, twigs, etc. need to be removed as well. The longer debris sits on the artificial grass, the higher the chance of mold, mildew, etc. becoming a problem. Pick up solid debris and sweep the rest. A leaf blower is also a great option to easily remove debris from artificial turf.
  4. Spot Clean. When it comes to cleaning artificial turf, consider it more like your carpet than your lawn. As soon as a mess occurs, it is better to clean it up rather than allow the stain to set. Common household cleaners can be used to clean up various stains like coffee, paint, and the like, but a special grease remover may be necessary for stubborn stains like motor oil and gum.
  5. Brush the Blades. Proper care for artificial turf will include using a special brush that is designed for synthetic grass. This will revive the appearance of your lawn when it becomes wilted or compressed. Make sure to brush the grass blades in the opposite direction for additional height and depth.

If you have questions about taking care of artificial turf or would like to obtain an artificial turf installation quote, reach out to us today. The team at Landscape 20/20 LLC is here to help make your life easier.