How Well Does Artificial Turf Drain?

A common concern for lawns in Orange, both artificial and natural, is drainage. Drainage is how quickly a lawn can rid itself of fluids like pet urine or rainfall, which prevents flooding and unpleasant odors from lingering. Drainage is highly important for both aesthetic value as well as health and safety reasons. Fortunately, synthetic turf lawns have a highly efficient drainage capability, with most types of synthetic turf able to drain up to 30 inches per hour per square yard. Routine maintenance performed by an artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh can help ensure that your synthetic turf lawn drains well all the time. 

A synthetic turf lawn has excellent drainage, but like everything, it needs to be maintained. Over time, the blades of synthetic turf can get flattened and matted by heavy foot traffic or lawn equipment resting on it. Matted artificial turf blades can impede drainage, but this can be resolved by reblooming the turf with the correct tool. A specialized groomer or brush with soft, synthetic bristles can rebloom turf blades without damaging or tearing them, restoring their upright condition. Here at TurFresh, we offer specialized turf combs and groomers as well as turf reblooming services for residential and commercial properties. 

Another common issue impeding drainage is compacted infill in between the turf blades. During the turf reblooming process, applying more pressure with your groomer or brush can help break up any infill that has clumped together and evenly redistribute it. This is useful no matter what type of infill your lawn uses, whether that’s silica sand, rubber granules, or even our BioFill infill and deodorizer. That’s why de-compacting infill is one of the crucial steps that we perform for all clients during our 10-point turf cleaning process. 

Leaves, twigs, pebbles, pet hair, and other forms of debris can all be major offenders when it comes to blocking drainage. Pet hair, in particular, can be troublesome for the homes of dog owners or dog kennels. This is because pet hair is nearly invisible once it has landed between the turf blades, and it can only be easily seen along the edges of the lawn. Once enough shed hair lands on the lawn, it can form a barrier that prevents water from draining, helping create puddles and giving off that unpleasant “wet dog” smell. An artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh, however, can dig in between the turf blades without damaging them, displacing these hairs as well as other debris so that it can be easily swept away. We can even use our TurFlush system, which uses a pressure washer to flush out contaminants and maintain your lawn’s drainage.

If you need an artificial grass cleaning service in Orange, you can put your trust in TurFresh. We’ve been cleaning artificial grass lawns since 1999, using our own brand of child and pet-friendly turf cleaners and deodorizers. Our turf reblooming and cleaning services can rejuvenate your synthetic turf lawn and maintain its drainage, allowing you and your family or business to enjoy it for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about our turf cleaning services and products or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (855) 444-8873.