Synthetic grass has countless benefits for homeowners, from remaining green year-round to enabling tremendous water conservation. However, one of the downsides of artificial grass is that it can acquire odors over time.
Since artificial turf is inorganic, it has no natural microbes or enzymes to keep bacteria at bay, allowing them to spread and create unwanted smells — especially if you have pets. Luckily, it’s easy to control odors on your synthetic grass lawn with safe and effective turf deodorizing products.
The Importance of Artificial Grass Deodorizer
While artificial grass deodorizers are not necessary to ensure the longevity of your synthetic grass, they are highly encouraged to prevent unpleasant odors. This is especially true if you aren’t maintaining your synthetic grass weekly or even daily.
While artificial grass is generally very low-maintenance, it is not entirely maintenance-free. Dogs and other animals may use your turf as a bathroom, leaving behind unwanted odors. Additionally, natural debris, such as leaves and dirt, can accumulate on your synthetic grass, causing unpleasant smells from bacteria buildup. If left untreated, these odors can become noticeable, if not overwhelming, making your outdoor space less enjoyable.
Artificial turf deodorizers effectively neutralize and eliminate these odors, ensuring your lawn remains fresh and clean. They work by breaking down and removing the odor-causing bacteria on the surface of your artificial grass, stopping odors at their source rather than simply masking them with fragrance. If you’ve recently had artificial grass installed or are looking into turf maintenance for the first time, there are three main forms of turf deodorizing you should know about.
Turf Deodorizing Sprays
One of the most convenient and effective ways to deodorize your artificial grass is by using a deodorizing spray. Turf deodorizing sprays, such as TurFresh BioS+, are specifically designed to eliminate odors in artificial grass products. They are easy to use and provide instant results, eliminating any odors from your lawn quickly.
Turf deodorizing spray is great for quickly coating a large area of your landscape or targeting a specific area where your pets frequent. This spray can also be used on other surfaces, such as pet beds and concrete hardscaping, making it a versatile solution for any unpleasant smells in your outdoor space. Best of all, TurFresh BioS+ is all-natural and non-toxic, ensuring it’s completely safe for kids and pets.
Deodorizing Infill Products
Another effective solution for eliminating odors from synthetic grass is using deodorizing infill products, such as TurFill. Infill products are an essential part of any artificial grass lawn, providing additional weight to keep the turf in place and giving it a natural, cushioned feel. However, certain infill products can contribute to the development of unpleasant smells on your artificial grass. That’s why you should be sure to choose an antimicrobial zeolite infill product with your artificial grass landscaping.
These zeolite-based infill products work by absorbing moisture, including pet urine, from your lawn. This helps prevent bacteria from spreading and developing foul odors. TurFill also actively eliminates odors by breaking down the ammonia and proteins found in pet urine to neutralize the smell at its source rather than simply covering it up. It’s also all-natural, so it’s safe to use around kids and pets.
Preventative Turf Maintenance
Aside from using deodorizing products, regular preventative turf maintenance is crucial in keeping your artificial grass odor-free. If you ensure that your synthetic grass is maintained regularly, you won’t have to worry about odor buildup and applying deodorizing products yourself.
At TurFresh, we offer professional artificial grass maintenance services that take the hassle out of maintaining your lawn. Our team of experts will deep clean your landscaping, from turf blade to infill, ensuring that it stays smelling fresh and clean for as long as possible. We’ll remove any debris, pet hair, and other contaminants from your artificial grass, ensuring your drainage is working at full capacity and odors are prevented. We also apply our proprietary odor-eliminating turf deodorizer products, TurFresh BioS+ and TurFill. We have a range of customizable service plan schedules, so you can enjoy a fresh and odor-free lawn year-round with no stress.
Routine synthetic grass maintenance, including the use of synthetic turf disinfectant, is crucial to maintaining a fresh and clean lawn without odor. Whether you want to apply our best-selling turf deodorizers yourself or trust the experts with a professional artificial turf maintenance service, TurFresh can help you with your synthetic grass maintenance needs.
If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s professional artificial turf maintenance services or book your first appointment, give us a call at 855-444-8873 or fill out our online contact form today. Visit our online store to view our full selection of turf deodorizers and at-home synthetic turf maintenance products.