Artificial grass is one of the leading landscape solutions in hot climates like San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Due to the synthetic polyethylene fibers, artificial grass stays vibrantly green all year long, for years or even decades. Like any investment, you’ll want to make your turf last as long as possible to get the most value from it. To do this, one of the best things you can do is perform appropriate maintenance as needed. Here are four of the easiest ways to help your artificial grass landscaping last even longer.
1. Rotate Heavy Furniture
While artificial turf is incredibly durable, it isn’t indestructible. Leaving heavy equipment and furniture on your turf for long periods can result in severe matting. Having matted turf blades not only worsens the appearance of your lawn but can even reduce the turf’s functional lifespan. To avoid this, move around any heavy furniture periodically to give that area of turf a rest. To provide your turf some extra care, cross-brush the affected area after moving the furniture to re-bloom the turf blades and help them stand upright again.
2. Use the Right Infill
Infill is another factor in how lush your turf looks, and choosing the incorrect infill for your property’s needs causes extra wear and tear, which will reduce your turf’s lifespan. Different infill materials are used for different purposes and different foot traffic levels. If you have a residential property with low foot traffic, silica sand is the best all-around infill. It cools your lawn, keeps blades upright, and promotes efficient drainage. If you have a playground or athletic field, crumb rubber infill is best and will provide a high level of cushioning. Organic infill is great for properties with animals, as it will absorb and neutralize odors from pet waste.
3. Remove Stains & Pet Waste
Keeping your turf in its best condition will undeniably help it last longer, and part of this includes cleaning up messes as they happen. Your turf will likely go through a lot in its life, from spills at parties to pet waste from your dog or cat. Accidents happen, but the important thing is that these messes are cleaned up as soon as possible. Quick cleanup will help prevent odors and discoloration, which can cause you to need turf replacement sooner than is ideal. As soon as you notice a spill, clean it with a mixture of water and vinegar or a commercial artificial grass cleaner to preserve your artificial grass and keep it in peak condition.
4. Invest in Routine Maintenance
In general, caring for your turf and ensuring that you perform proper artificial grass maintenance will help extend the life of your turf and increase the value of your investment. If you don’t have time to complete this turf maintenance yourself, or if you want to be sure that it’s being performed to the highest standard possible, invest in professional synthetic turf maintenance services such as those from TurFresh. Our artificial grass maintenance services can be scheduled anywhere from once a month to twice a year. Regardless of how big or small your yard is or what your budget is, TurFresh has a turf maintenance package that’s right for you and will help you protect your investment for years to come.
If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s artificial turf maintenance services or book your first 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, including our famous TurFresh BioS+ turf deodorizer.