Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. Defined by changing colors, cooling temperatures and family gatherings, fall is often a favorite season.
The changing weather also creates new issues for homeowners with artificial grass. To help you keep your landscaping at its best, here are four tips for maintaining your turf during the fall season.
Rake Fallen Leaves
We love the changing colors as much as anyone, but leaves can start to cause problems if left on your artificial turf.
Left alone, leaves will begin to decay and cause mold or mildew to grow on your lawn. Because artificial turf is inorganic, decaying materials can’t decompose into the ground the same way they would on natural grass.
After jumping into a leaf pile, make sure to remove fallen leaves with a synthetic grass rake to prevent these issues. Synthetic grass rakes have bristles designed to prevent damage to your artificial turf while ensuring that your leaves are taken care of.
Give it a Rinse
Many of us suffer from allergies in the fall. Dust, ragweed and other allergens can accumulate on your artificial grass, making your yard a catalyst for sneezing, sinus issues and other discomforts.
Luckily, a simple wash is all it takes to keep your yard comfortable and enjoyable. Break out your hose every once in a while to keep allergens at bay.
Need a little more than water? Pet waste, spills and other debris can require more cleaning power. Keeping high-quality artificial turf deodorizers on hand keeps you ready for whatever life throws your way.
Keep an Eye Out for Tree Sap
If you’re lucky enough to have trees that change color in your yard, note that pruning trees will also drip sap onto your turf.
Tree sap makes your lawn sticky, matted and uncomfortable – and it’s difficult to remove on your own. If your artificial turf has been affected by tree sap, booking an artificial grass maintenance service is your best option. A professional can use a refrigerant to freeze the sap and then scrape it off, getting your turf as good as new.
Re-Bloom Your Blades
Fall brings with it a ton of fun gatherings. From trick-or-treating to football and family gatherings, your lawn gets a lot of traffic this time of year.
With lots of use comes matting. While completely normal, matting is the biggest way your artificial grass can begin to look lackluster and unnatural.
Professional re-blooming services are the best way to bring life back to your lawn. TurFresh provides comprehensive artificial grass maintenance services that go above and beyond a basic cross-brushing to truly revitalize your yard. We’ll remove debris, rebloom your blades and make any other adjustments your turf needs to get back to its optimal condition.
Staying on top of artificial grass maintenance is the best way to extend the useful life of your artificial grass areas. TurFresh’s artificial grass maintenance services keep your lawn looking and smelling fresh. Our team will thoroughly inspect your lawn and address every last detail to keep your lawn beautiful and functional for years to come. Give us a call at (855) 444-8873, or contact us online to book your first TurFresh appointment today!