One of the greatest advantages of artificial turf is that it is much easier to maintain than natural grass. However, like any other part of your Phoenix home or business, turf does need to be cleaned and cared for on occasion if you want to get the most out of it. Whether you’re cleaning your lawn yourself or hiring an artificial grass maintenance service like TurFresh, it’s important to know the different types of cleaning and how regularly they should be performed on your lawn. A residential turf installation will have very different maintenance requirements than a commercial property, and the presence of four-legged friends can also add another factor into the equation.
One major difference between residential and commercial turf is the frequency with which they must each be cleaned. Commercial areas like athletic fields, golf courses, and dog kennels are going to be most concerned with keeping the surface attractive and even, thereby maintaining a safe environment for clients. For residential installations, the priority is most often cleaning up pet waste and keeping a fresh smell. These two differing priorities mean that the frequency and intensity of turf maintenance are also going to differ for residential and commercial properties.
Turf cleaning will often come in two categories: routine maintenance, which can be done yourself as part of your normal schedule, and deep cleaning that is best left to a professional turf cleaning service.
Regular cleaning is best done once a month if the lawn is lightly used. If the lawn is heavily used, such as for parties or kids’ playtime, it’s best to lightly clean it once a week. This will involve picking up larger pieces of debris and occasionally cross-brushing. When raking or cross-brushing your lawn, make sure to use the right kind of tool. A rake or brush with metal bristles can damage your turf blades, so it’s recommended that you use a specialized comb with softer, synthetic bristles such as those available on the TurFresh website. After you’ve finished getting rid of debris and re-fluffing your turf blades, you can give the lawn a light rinse with a hose to wash away dust and smaller debris particles. If you have pets using the lawn as a bathroom, make sure to hose down those areas particularly well in order to avoid odors. You can also use a turf deodorizer product such as TurFresh BioTurf BioS+ if unpleasant smells have already started to form. Our BioTurf BioS+ spray captures the ammonia in pet urine to neutralize odors at the source. It’s also all-natural and non-toxic, so your kids and pets can keep playing outside as soon as you’ve finished cleaning.
It’s recommended by most artificial grass manufacturers that you have your turf lawn deep cleaned periodically. For residential installations, this will likely only be once or twice every year. For commercial facilities like athletic fields and kennels, deep cleaning will be needed every quarter on average. This deep cleaning should be performed by a professional turf cleaning service in Phoenix such as TurFresh. In a deep cleaning, we perform a comprehensive 10-step process that leaves your synthetic turf looking and smelling as fresh as the day it was installed. We begin by using a power brush to rebloom turf blades, de-compact infill, and dig up any lodged debris or pet hair that may be impeding drainage. For schools and athletic fields, we’ll also do a magnetic sweep to remove any dangerous metal contamination such as screws or needles. If any edges or seams have raised over time, we’ll also readjust and tuck these to help restore the turf to its original condition. To finish off the process, we’ll add our odor-neutralizing BioFill product if necessary, and apply our BioTurf bacteria-fighting deodorizer to leave your lawn smelling fresh. TurFresh’s deep cleaning services shouldn’t replace your regular cleaning and maintenance, but you can count on it to rejuvenate and restore your lawn’s appearance after long periods of heavy use.
As the premier turf cleaning service in Phoenix, TurFresh is the local expert at deep cleaning for synthetic grass. We only use non-toxic and biodegradable turf deodorizer and cleaner products, and our 10-point process enables us to fully restore the appearance of your synthetic turf lawn. If you’d like to learn more about our artificial grass maintenance service or products, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873. You can also browse our online store to purchase the cleaning products and tools you need for a pristine, TurFresh lawn.