Homeowners from Los Angeles to Santa Ana who have had artificial grass installed have likely seen a power broom before, even if they didn’t know what it was at the time. Upon installation of your home’s turf, the installers would have taken out a power broom and pushed it across the length of the freshly-installed landscape, pushing the blades perfectly upright and creating an intensely lush-looking lawn. This power-brooming process is an integral step in installing turf, but it’s also necessary for artificial grass maintenance. But before you go out and buy a power broom for your turf, here’s what you should know before using a power broom for artificial grass maintenance.
What Is Power Brooming?
We touched on it briefly above, but power brooming is a form of turf maintenance in which the turf blades and groomed and pushed upright to create a full and lush appearance. Power brooms are specific to the artificial turf industry and were designed for artificial grass maintenance. They look like a cross between a vacuum and something you might find in a drive-through car wash; in actuality, they’re round brooms with dense plastic bristles that rotate on a drum. By pushing a power broom against the grain of the turf, you can rebloom your turf blades, making your lawn look better and last longer.
The Dangers of Incorrect Power Brooming
When used correctly, a power broom will fluff up matted down areas of turf, clear your lawn of dirt and debris, and remove any traffic patterns. When used incorrectly, however, a power broom may damage your synthetic turf blades and cause more problems than they solve. That’s why it’s recommended that power brooming be performed only by trained professionals such as TurFresh technicians. Artificial grass maintenance professionals will check to see how the blades naturally sit, ensure no loose edges, ensure all seams are glued down and assess the condition of each turf blade. If there are blades that are weak or damaged, applying too much pressure could cause them to rip out from the base, permanently damaging your artificial grass lawn.
How to Power Broom Your Artificial Turf
If you want to ensure that your turf lawn isn’t damaged during the power brooming process, your best bet is to invest in a professional artificial grass maintenance service. Professional turf maintenance technicians will have the training and experience to power broom your turf blades without risking additional damage. In addition, TurFresh’s turf cleaning services include a comprehensive 10-point cleaning process that will take care of everything from tucking loose seams to topping up the infill. Whether you simply want rebloomed turf blades or you need a deep clean, TurFresh’s synthetic grass maintenance services have something for everyone.
To learn more about TurFresh’s artificial turf maintenance services or book your first 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 that are specially created for artificial grass, including our famous and best-selling TurfComb for safe, at-home turf maintenance. At TurFresh, we have everything you need to defeat stubborn moss and keep your synthetic grass pristine all year round.