The hot climates of San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix are perfect for synthetic grass landscaping. Dry and desert-like atmospheres make it all but impossible to keep natural sod green, but artificial turf never turns brown. That’s why thousands of homeowners have invested in synthetic turf for their properties. However, artificial turf maintenance is still required in order to prevent fading, stains, and other signs of wear. To keep your artificial grass as green as possible for as long as possible, follow these five tips for synthetic grass maintenance.
1. Use Proper Equipment
Synthetic turf is durable, but choosing the wrong equipment for its maintenance could result in damage to your turf blades. When combing or cross-brushing your artificial turf to revive the blades, use a broom or comb with synthetic bristles, such as those in the TurFresh TurfComb. Metal blades can scratch and damage your synthetic grass blades. If using a leaf blower, use it on the lowest setting to avoid moving the infill. Displacing the infill with a high setting could result in premature matting or issues with drainage that require a professional solution.
2. Quickly Clean Messes
Accidents happen, and enjoying your synthetic turf to the fullest means that food and drink stains are pretty unavoidable. When you encounter spills on your artificial turf, make sure that you clean them up quickly in order to avoid staining. Blot any liquid stains with a towel or use a dry absorbent. Rinse the affected area with a mixture of water and mild detergent, or use ammonia and water for more stubborn substances.
3. Remove Stubborn Stains
If your artificial turf has already been stained and a detergent rinse won’t do the trick, try using mineral spirits. After applying the spirits, rinse the area and blot up any liquid. If DIY solutions still aren’t working, call an artificial grass maintenance professional like TurFresh. Our team knows how to remove virtually every type of stain, thanks to our 20 years in business and proprietary synthetic turf cleaning formulas.
4. Treat Weeds
Artificial grass landscaping is far less susceptible to weeds than natural grass lawns, but they can still pop up from time to time, especially around the edge of your lawn and up through the seams. If you spot any weeds on the property, make sure to use a weed killer that is safe for artificial grass. Harsh weed killers could just as easily damage your synthetic grass landscaping if you’re not careful. To ensure that your artificial turf stays safe, consider hiring a synthetic grass maintenance professional like TurFresh. Weed removal is included in our famous TurfClean service.
5. Clean Up Pet Waste
Artificial grass is a wonderful solution for pet owners since the ammonia in pet urine won’t bleach or brown turf as it does in natural grass. However, you still need to remove pet waste in order to keep your synthetic turf in good condition. Pick up any solid waste you see and rinse down your lawn periodically to help flush away any urine. Applying an artificial turf deodorizer such as TurFresh BioS+ will also help eliminate any odors and keep your lawn fresh between professional cleanings.
Even though artificial grass is far less work than a natural lawn, it still requires time and effort to keep it in its best condition. If you don’t want to spend those precious weekend hours maintaining your synthetic turf lawn, TurFresh’s artificial grass maintenance service is perfect for you. Our comprehensive 10-point cleaning process will rejuvenate your lawn and help keep it lush and verdant for years to come. Our TurfClean service includes reblooming synthetic turf blades, topping up infill, cleaning stains, removing pet odors, treating weeds, and more. Give us a call today at (855) 444-8873 to book your first appointment, or visit our online store for everything you need to keep your artificial grass green and clean.