5 Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Artificial Turf
Synthetic grass landscaping is one of the best investments you can make for your Los Angeles or Santa Ana home. With desert-like weather throughout Southern California, having eternally verdant artificial grass will make your yard look lush year-round and even increase your property value as a result. However, as with any investment, you need to properly care for it in order to protect its value. If you want to get the most for your money and extend the life of your synthetic grass landscaping, follow these easy artificial turf maintenance tips.
1. Remove Debris Regularly
One of the easiest ways to keep your turf in top shape is to regularly remove pieces of debris from its surface. This includes objects such as leaves, twigs, or other miscellaneous objects. These items can be picked up by hand in just a matter of minutes, making it one of the easiest artificial turf maintenance methods. If left for long periods, this debris could cause your turf blades to become matted or clog your drainage, reducing your turf’s lifespan.
2. Clean Up Pet Waste
Another important way to keep your artificial grass well-maintained is to clean up after your pets. Synthetic grass is a great solution for pet owners since its drainage makes cleanup incredibly easy. However, some light maintenance is still necessary to extend your turf’s life. Remove solid pet waste as soon as possible to prevent matting or bacteria buildup. It’s also recommended that you rinse down your turf every week to help get rid of any pet urine. If you want to go the extra step, a turf deodorizer such as TurFresh BioS+ will eliminate pet odors and keep your grass fresh.
3. Cross-Brush Your Turf Blades
Although some turf products are more durable than others, even the best synthetic grass will become matted over time as it’s used and walked on. Cross-brushing your turf every month will help counteract this matting and prevent any long-term damage to the blades. The TurFresh TurfComb is specially designed to effectively re-fluff turf blades and remove debris without damaging synthetic grass blades. When cross-brushing always use a brush or broom with synthetic bristles, and avoid metal prongs at all costs.
4. Top Up Infill
Infill serves as a protective barrier for your turf backing and fibers, so it’s important that you add more infill as levels deplete over months and years. We recommend adding more infill seasonally to maintain an optimal level. Maintaining your infill will help best protect the turf’s backing and prevent tears, extending your synthetic turf lawn’s lifespan. If you’re worried about pet odors or bacteria buildup, we recommend all-natural TurFill, which neutralizes pet odors at their source.
5. Invest in Professional Artificial Turf Maintenance Services
Providing your artificial turf with professional annual or bi-annual artificial grass maintenance services can help extend your turf’s lifespan. TurFresh’s comprehensive artificial turf cleaning services include re-blooming turf fibers, topping up infill, removing pet odor, removing weeds, re-tucking loose seams, and more. Choose our TurfBloom service for periodic artificial turf refreshing or our TurfClean service for full detail artificial turf cleaning maintenance.
To find out more about our synthetic turf maintenance services and how they can help extend the life of your artificial grass landscaping, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873. We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for your first professional turf cleaning service. You can also visit our online store to pick up everything you need for at-home artificial turf cleaning between TurFresh services.