Artificial grass is one of the most low-maintenance landscaping solutions on the market, which is why it’s beloved by Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Diego homeowners alike. However, it does require occasional care to keep it looking its best.
Although your synthetic turf will never turn brown, it can become matted with continuous use. Having matted artificial grass can make your lawn look less lush and more artificial, which is why it’s important that you take the time to rebloom your turf blades as part of your regular synthetic grass maintenance routine.
What Is Artificial Turf Reblooming?
Artificial grass reblooming is the process by which you or your synthetic turf maintenance company rejuvenate your turf blades to bring them back to life. Without regular maintenance, the blades of your turf grass can become matted, lying flat against the lawn’s surface instead of standing upright as usual. To prolong the life of your turf and keep it looking its best, you’ll need to occasionally push these blades back upright.
Reblooming is typically done with a power broom or turf comb. Many homeowners use a brush or comb to cross-brush their synthetic grass lawn. If opting for this method, make sure that your turf brush has synthetic bristles, as metal bristles could further damage your turf blades and compromise the integrity of your synthetic grass installation. If you choose to hire a synthetic grass maintenance professional, they’ll likely use a power broom to gently lift the matted blades at a faster rate than can be done with a manual turf comb.
How Does Reblooming Help Your Lawn?
Does your synthetic grass look just as perky and vibrant as the day it was installed? If the answer is no, turf reblooming will benefit your lawn. Reblooming your matted turf blades, first and foremost, enhances its visual appeal. As foot traffic, weather and patio furniture push down your turf blades, your entire turf lawn can begin to look withered and dull. By helping the blades stand back upright, your lawn will look as lush, vibrant and realistic as the day it was first installed.
Turf reblooming also offers functional benefits, such as restoring its full drainage capabilities. Matted grass can impede drainage, causing water and pet urine to pool on the surface of your lawn. Not only is this unsightly, but it can become a safety hazard as mold, mildew and bacteria grow and even become odorous. By reblooming your turf blades, you once again allow water and other liquids to flow efficiently through to your drainage system, keeping your lawn cleaner, fresher and safer for your family.
How Often Should You Rebloom Your Lawn?
Believe it or not, it is possible to rebloom your lawn too often. Cross-brushing your turf too frequently can cause excessive wear and tear to the turf blades, potentially splitting the grass fibers and even voiding your warranty. However, if you don’t rebloom your lawn frequently enough, you can be left with permanent matting and memory loss that leaves your backyard lackluster and performing sub-optimally.
To avoid these issues, it’s best to hire a synthetic turf maintenance professional who knows how and when to rebloom turf blades to achieve the best lawn possible. TurFresh’s TurfBloom artificial grass maintenance service was created with this in mind, offering customizable service plan schedules that suit each household’s needs and budget.
Our trained turf technicians will remove debris, rebloom turf blades, and closely inspect your lawn to ensure it’s in good condition. We also perform turf reblooming as part of our 10-point TurfClean turf maintenance service for an even more comprehensive lawn care plan. If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s artificial turf maintenance services or book your first artificial turf reblooming appointment, give us a call today at 855-444-8873 or fill out our online contact form. If you want to try synthetic grass maintenance for yourself, you can visit our online store for a wide range of turf cleaning products specially created for artificial grass maintenance