Artificial grass has gone from being a playground trend to an industry standard. While the initial costs are significant, they can be recovered through savings in artificial grass maintenance and resources.
Knowing how to maintain your synthetic grass properly will go a long way. And the good news? Compared to natural grass maintenance, artificial turf maintenance is a lot easier. You only need to know how to do it correctly.
So, how do you maintain your artificial grass lawn so it still looks great for years to come? Follow these synthetic grass maintenance tips to ensure that you don’t damage your lawn and can enjoy it longer.
Never Pick or Pull on the Fibers
Picking or pulling at the fibers is a surefire way to cause a tear in the backing and destroy your lawn.
Synthetic grass is made of two primary components: nylon yarn and backing. Threads are woven into the fabric and locked into place with an additional layer of latex backing to keep the yarn from falling out.
By picking at the artificial turf’s fibers, you are compromising the structural integrity of your synthetic grass lawn, making artificial grass maintenance much more difficult.
Avoid Parking Your Vehicle on Artificial Grass
It’s common to see a car parked on artificial grass. Synthetic grass can stand up to a lot of wear and tear, but it shouldn’t be subjected to vehicle weight. You’re likely to get an indent or permanent stain on the lawn, and most likely, you’ll end up ruining the grounds entirely.
The weight of a vehicle is a lot more than you might imagine. It’s not just the tire getting absorbed into the turf; the weight pushes down on the turf and begins to break the threads, spreading out and tearing the backing.
Keep Chewing Gum, Adhesives and Oils Away from Your Synthetic Turf
Nothing’s worse than having gum, oils or adhesives on your artificial grass. It’s terrible for the synthetic turf and potentially for you.
Synthetic grass is generally easier to maintain because it isn’t subject to the same pests, fungus and other regular problems that a natural grass lawn faces. The fiber strands are resistant to almost anything except chewing gum, oils, adhesives and adhesive removers.
The ingredients in chewing gum, oil and adhesive will be the primary reason your lawn will end up in tatters. You can spot the gum and oils with a blacklight, but you can’t tell if something contains adhesive until you try cleaning it up.
To avoid this, take the same approach to artificial grass maintenance that you would a natural grass lawn. Make sure that if you start to spill anything, clean it up right away and don’t leave an oily residue on your turf.
Using a mild soap and water solution is safe on the blades. There are also artificial grass products you can use to make cleaning a lot easier.
While there are many ways to damage an artificial lawn, the tips above can help you ensure that your turf will remain in pristine condition for years to come. Let TurFresh take care of your synthetic grass today. Since 1999, we have established a solid reputation by demonstrating our complete dedication to artificial grass maintenance through successful synthetic turf restorations, repairs, synthetic grass maintenance programs, and our line of innovative artificial grass disinfectants such as our proprietary TurFresh BioS+ spray. Contact us today at (855) 444-8873 or text us at (949) 569-6453.