The Good, the Better and the Best: Which Artificial Grass Maintenance Routine Is Right for You?
Homeowners and property managers from San Diego, CA, to Garland, TX, are making the switch to synthetic grass landscaping because of its unparalleled beauty and remarkably low maintenance requirements. However, artificial turf still requires periodic care to look its best and last as long as possible.
Luckily, since turf is so low-maintenance, synthetic grass maintenance can be customized to your needs. Whether you want quick and easy at-home remedies or comprehensive professional cleaning, here are some artificial turf maintenance routines for you to consider for your unique needs.
Easy Homemade Remedies
For those looking for the quickest and cheapest solution available, you can use homemade remedies to clean your turf and keep it looking clean year-round. This includes rotating furniture periodically to prevent matting as well as applying simple solutions made from cleaning products you have around the house.
If you have any spills or messes, use a combination of water and mild detergent to clean the area. For tougher stains and hard water, try a solution of water and vinegar. You should also rinse down your lawn both after cleaning it with a solution and on its own weekly to rinse away pet waste and other dust and debris. If you take these basic steps regularly, you can improve the look and feel of your synthetic grass without breaking the bank.
Powerful Synthetic Turf Disinfectant
If you want something you can still do yourself but will provide a deeper clean, invest in low-cost specialized synthetic grass cleaning products. This is especially important for homes with kids and pets or commercial facilities that see high foot traffic and regular wear.
To counteract matting and keep your lawn looking lush, cross-brush your turf every other week. This means brushing your turf against the grain using a comb, rake or brush with synthetic bristles. Make sure not to use a tool with metal bristles, as these can damage the turf fibers.
To eliminate odors and sanitize the lawn, we recommend an easy-to-use turf deodorizer like TurFresh BioS+. The all-natural chemical formula bonds to ammonia molecules and neutralizes them, eliminating odors — even stubborn pet waste odors — at their source. This leaves your lawn smelling fresher for longer versus water-and-soap solutions or lower-quality deodorizing products that simply mask odors with fragrance.
Another way to keep your lawn clean is by investing in antibacterial TurFill infill. Your lawn naturally loses infill over time due to birds, wind, foot traffic and other use, so you’ll need to top up your infill at least annually. By investing in an antibacterial infill that’s safe for kids and pets, you can keep your landscape clean, safe, and odor-free with little effort.
Top-Tier Professional Turf Maintenance
If you don’t have time to perform turf maintenance yourself or need something reliably thorough, you can never go wrong investing in professional synthetic grass maintenance services. Whether you have a busy home or a large commercial complex, professional turf maintenance is great for properties and budgets of all sizes.
At TurFresh, we offer a range of customizable services, including our famous 10-point TurfClean service and our TurfBloom service specifically for rejuvenating turf blades. No matter what you need, we have a service plan that fits the bill, and we have several schedules to choose from that range from twice a month to once a year. Whenever you need us most, we’ll be there with all the products and tools needed for a clean like you’ve never seen.
No matter which option you choose, regular artificial turf maintenance is essential to keeping your lawn looking and performing its best. With the right routine, you can enjoy a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape 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.