The TurFresh 10-Point Cleaning Process

One of the greatest benefits of artificial grass lawns is that they have much lower maintenance requirements than natural sod grass. However, just like how your car needs to be washed or your carpets vacuumed, synthetic turf will eventually need to be cleaned. Fortunately, TurFresh is a full-spectrum artificial grass cleaning service that’s been serving Los Angeles and the rest of southern California since 1999. At TurFresh, we use a specialized 10-point process for our turf cleaning service to restore the fresh appearance of your artificial grass lawn. 

1. Artificial Turf Reblooming

Our first step is to rebloom the turf with a specialized groomer that lifts the turf blades without damaging them. Turf reblooming is critical for both aesthetic and maintenance reasons. For one thing, artificial grass looks far better when it is standing on end rather than when it is matted down or flattened. In addition, the turf reblooming process helps remove contaminated infill, debris, and other objects that impede drainage. 

2. De-compacting Infill to Improve Drainage

During the process of turf reblooming, the turf’s infill will also be de-compacted and loosened to improve the lawn’s drainage. In extreme cases, we can also apply TurFlush, which uses a pressure washer to break up compacted infill and flush out contaminants without damaging the lawn. 

3. Pet Hair Removal to Improve Drainage

Shed pet hair can be one of the greatest contaminants in synthetic turf, especially for dog kennels or the homes of pet owners. Pet hair is also very difficult to spot in between the blades of synthetic turf, making the issue seem less significant than it actually is. However, by applying more pressure with our turf groomer, we can dig up and displace pet hair so that it can be easily brushed or swept away. This prevents it from impeding drainage or spreading unpleasant odors. 

4. Edges Tucked to Original Condition 

Over time, the edges of an artificial grass lawn can start to lift and displace, letting in sediment and debris under the lawn and posing a potential tripping hazard. During the cleaning process, we’ll tuck any lifted edges back into place, restoring your lawn’s structural integrity.

5. Magnet Sweep to Remove Dangerous Metal

This is a step we typically only need to perform for athletic facilities and school sports fields, but it is available for private homeowners as well if they desire it. We run a large cleaning magnet over the turf to attract and pick up metal objects that can pose a danger to those using the field. We’ll remove all screws, pins, or needles that could be lurking in your artificial grass.

6. Re-attach Raised Seams 

Similar to the edges of the turf, the seams of the lawn can detach and start to lift up from each other. Re-attaching these raised seams is a rather simple repair and one we can perform as part of our standard turf cleaning service.

 

7. Remove Weeds to Enhance Yard’s Appearance

While weeds can’t sprout up from artificial turf itself, they can find a home in any erosion or sediment that builds up along the edges of the lawn. During the cleaning process, we’ll pull up these weeds. However, we don’t apply weed killer in order to avoid putting your pets and children at risk. 

8. Minor Repairs to Keep Turf in Tip-Top Shape

For an additional fee, TurFresh can perform minor repairs to keep your synthetic turf lawn looking great. This can include replacing burn spots, rips, or areas that have seen extensive wear and tear from lawn equipment. 

9. Add BioFill to Keep Your Yard Smelling Fresh 

To replace infill, we add our BioFill product to the lawn and evenly distribute it over the surface of the synthetic turf. BioFill acts as a natural filter for pet urine, neutralizing the ammonia smell and preventing new odors from forming. 

10. Application of TurFresh to Remove Contaminants 

Lastly, we apply our proprietary TurFresh bacteria-fighting cleaner and deodorizer. Not only does this product help your lawn stay smelling fresh, but it will also help keep your family and pets healthy by preventing the spread of germs. 

If you’re looking for a trustworthy artificial grass cleaning service in Los Angeles, look no further than TurFresh. Our turf cleaning service has been leaving customers happy and satisfied for over 20 years, and our 10-point cleaning process ensures a thoroughly rejuvenated lawn after every job. Call us today at (855) 444-8873, and we can tell you more about our cleaning services and products. We can also schedule a cleaning appointment at your earliest convenience.

How Well Does Artificial Turf Drain?

A common concern for lawns in Orange, both artificial and natural, is drainage. Drainage is how quickly a lawn can rid itself of fluids like pet urine or rainfall, which prevents flooding and unpleasant odors from lingering. Drainage is highly important for both aesthetic value as well as health and safety reasons. Fortunately, synthetic turf lawns have a highly efficient drainage capability, with most types of synthetic turf able to drain up to 30 inches per hour per square yard. Routine maintenance performed by an artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh can help ensure that your synthetic turf lawn drains well all the time. 

A synthetic turf lawn has excellent drainage, but like everything, it needs to be maintained. Over time, the blades of synthetic turf can get flattened and matted by heavy foot traffic or lawn equipment resting on it. Matted artificial turf blades can impede drainage, but this can be resolved by reblooming the turf with the correct tool. A specialized groomer or brush with soft, synthetic bristles can rebloom turf blades without damaging or tearing them, restoring their upright condition. Here at TurFresh, we offer specialized turf combs and groomers as well as turf reblooming services for residential and commercial properties. 

Another common issue impeding drainage is compacted infill in between the turf blades. During the turf reblooming process, applying more pressure with your groomer or brush can help break up any infill that has clumped together and evenly redistribute it. This is useful no matter what type of infill your lawn uses, whether that’s silica sand, rubber granules, or even our BioFill infill and deodorizer. That’s why de-compacting infill is one of the crucial steps that we perform for all clients during our 10-point turf cleaning process. 

Leaves, twigs, pebbles, pet hair, and other forms of debris can all be major offenders when it comes to blocking drainage. Pet hair, in particular, can be troublesome for the homes of dog owners or dog kennels. This is because pet hair is nearly invisible once it has landed between the turf blades, and it can only be easily seen along the edges of the lawn. Once enough shed hair lands on the lawn, it can form a barrier that prevents water from draining, helping create puddles and giving off that unpleasant “wet dog” smell. An artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh, however, can dig in between the turf blades without damaging them, displacing these hairs as well as other debris so that it can be easily swept away. We can even use our TurFlush system, which uses a pressure washer to flush out contaminants and maintain your lawn’s drainage.

If you need an artificial grass cleaning service in Orange, you can put your trust in TurFresh. We’ve been cleaning artificial grass lawns since 1999, using our own brand of child and pet-friendly turf cleaners and deodorizers. Our turf reblooming and cleaning services can rejuvenate your synthetic turf lawn and maintain its drainage, allowing you and your family or business to enjoy it for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about our turf cleaning services and products or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (855) 444-8873.