4 Easy Ways to Clean Your Artificial Grass

One of the greatest advantages of having an artificial turf lawn in Los Angeles is that it is much easier to maintain than a natural grass lawn. With synthetic turf, you’ll never have to weed, fertilize, or treat it with pesticides, giving you more time to actually enjoy your yard. That said, there are still some basic maintenance requirements you’ll need to fulfill if you want to get the most out of your lawn. As long as you follow these recommendations, however, you’ll be able to enjoy your artificial grass for years to come. Alternatively, you can hire an artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh to perform this cleaning for you. 

Surprisingly, one of the first maintenance tips for artificial grass involves watering. Synthetic turf obviously doesn’t need water for nourishment, but rinsing off your artificial turf once a week or so is a great way to get rid of dust, dirt, and any pollen collecting on the turf blades. Given that artificial turf is often recommended to help those with grass allergies, it can be especially important to get rid of irritants such as those. 

Another key maintenance point for synthetic turf is raking the lawn. Raking an artificial grass lawn can fulfill two purposes; firstly, it clears away organic debris like leaves and twigs. If this debris is allowed to gather and deteriorate, it can gunk up the infill of the lawn and prevent proper drainage. This makes puddles more likely to form after rainfall and promotes the growth of bacteria. The second major reason to rake the lawn is for turf reblooming. Like natural grass, synthetic turf blades are supposed to stand up on end. Heavy rainfall and foot traffic can sometimes mat the blades down, however, making them look flat and unappealing. By raking and combing the turf, you can return the blades to their upright and natural-looking position. However, make sure you use a broom, rake, or comb with soft, synthetic bristles rather than metal ones, as metal bristles can damage the turf blades.

In the course of using your lawn for events like birthday parties and evening barbeques, there’s a good chance that food or drink may end up spilling onto your lawn. If you do have a spill, make sure that you clean it up as soon as possible. For most types of messes, a mix of mild soap detergent and lukewarm water should be enough to clean away the vast majority of spills. For particularly stubborn stains resulting from things like motor oil, grease, or pen ink, mineral spirits that are gently applied and blotted can often do the trick.

Lastly, artificial turf is a great solution for pet owners, as your dog will never be able to dig up your lawn or track mud inside. It’s also very easy to clean up after they go to the bathroom; simply pick up the waste with a plastic bag or scooper, and wash off the area with a quick rinse. If smells become a consistent issue, you can use TurFresh’s specialized cleaning products to neutralize odor and guarantee long-lasting freshness. Our turf products don’t just mask smells, they chemically neutralize them on a molecular level so you never have to wrinkle your nose after stepping outside again.

If you need a turf cleaning service in Los Angeles, you can trust the professionals at TurFresh. Since 1999, we’ve been the leading artificial grass cleaning service in Southern California, capable of turf reblooming, cleaning, and odor neutralization for synthetic grass lawns of all shapes and sizes. Whether you need your backyard rejuvenated or the stink removed from your commercial landscaping, TurFresh is here to help. Call us today at (855) 444-8873 to learn more about our turf cleaning services or to schedule a consultation.

What is Artificial Turf Reblooming?

At TurFresh, one of the services we’re asked about the most is our artificial grass reblooming. After all, synthetic grass technically doesn’t bloom in the first place, so how can it rebloom? Reblooming is the act of getting your synthetic turf blades to stand back on end after being matted down. While it may not sound like much, it’s actually very important to the health of your artificial grass lawn and is the first step in the 10-point cleaning service we offer to Santa Ana homes and businesses. 

There are several reasons why we perform synthetic turf reblooming as part of our turf cleaning process. The first is for purely aesthetic reasons; artificial grass looks best when it is standing on end. Having your blades stand on end will make it look as natural and lush as possible. Heavy foot traffic and rainfall can cause turf to become matted down and pressed flat, impacting its aesthetic appeal. In this matted state, the artificial turf’s drainage is also impeded, meaning that puddles are more likely to form on the surface of your lawn, creating a slipping hazard after rainfall. 

Synthetic turf reblooming is also useful because it gets rid of debris like leaves, pebbles, pet hair, and more as the turf is lifted. Like matted turf, this debris can affect drainage. That’s why we make reblooming the first step of our 10-point cleaning service, before re-tucking edges of the lawn, adding new infill, or applying our BioTurf cleaning products. 

There are several different tools you can use for artificial grass reblooming. As a professional artificial grass cleaning service, we use a special blooming tool that consists of a large rotating brush with synthetic bristles that catch the turf blades and lift them without damaging them. However, you can do the same with a broom, comb, or rake by dragging the tool over the turf against the grain when sweeping up debris. If you choose to rebloom your turf yourself, make sure that you choose a tool with soft, synthetic bristles. If you’re not sure where to get one, our online store has combs and groomers for sale that can safely handle the synthetic turf reblooming process. 

If you’d like to hire a trusted artificial grass cleaning service, you can put your faith in the professionals at TurFresh. We’ve been cleaning and reblooming synthetic turf lawns since 1999, with a 10-point cleaning process that can rejuvenate the appearance of your Santa Ana home or business’s synthetic turf. We use cleaning products that are 100% kid and pet-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about the health or safety of your little ones after we’re finished. If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s products and services or schedule a cleaning, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 today.