3 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Pet Urine from Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is a savior for pet owners because it doesn’t die or turn brown where your pet relieves itself — a frustration that’s incredibly common amongst pet owners with natural grass. However, unpleasant odors can still accumulate in the affected area if you don’t perform routine artificial grass cleaning. Certain cleaning products and methods can even worsen the problem or damage your artificial grass. Next time you’re cleaning pet urine from your synthetic turf, make sure you’re following these simple guidelines — including what not to use!

Avoid Vinegar

Many online artificial grass care articles advise that you use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean pet urine stains. While diluted vinegar is good for spot cleaning some spills, it isn’t effective for dog urine. Applying vinegar to pet urine will simply mask the smell and leave a sour vinegar scent in its place. You may find that you have to clean the area again to get rid of the new, foul odor — a mix of dog urine and vinegar.

Avoid Sand

Some homeowners sprinkle sand over their artificial turf to absorb the urine, similar to the way that cat litter works. This is ill-advised, however, as the sand can become trapped in between the synthetic turf blades and hinder your artificial turf’s drainage capabilities. Next time your dog relieves itself in that spot, the accumulated sand will block the drainage flow and trap more of the urine, causing it to pool in that area and making it even more difficult to clean.

Avoid Bleach

Bleach is some homeowners’ go-to for killing bacteria and eliminating strong scents. However, when it comes to pet urine, this is a potentially dangerous solution. The bacteria present in pet urine produces ammonia, so if it’s mixed with bleach, toxic chemicals are produced which can be harmful to your family and pets. Never mix bleach and ammonia — instead, try a mild detergent or artificial turf-specific cleaning product.

What to Use Instead

TurFresh creates cleaning products that are specially engineered to eliminate pet odors from artificial grass. Our TurFresh BioS+ enzyme concentrate is a highly effective solution formulated to remove pet urine odor and stains by breaking down the ammonia and proteins present in pet waste. This eliminates the smell at the source rather than simply masking it, leaving a long-lasting freshness. Our TurFill infill works similarly. Use the TurfComb to apply infill between synthetic turf blades and eliminate pet odors while keeping your synthetic turf blades lush and upright. If you need a deeper clean, we offer residential artificial grass cleaning services that include a comprehensive 10-point process for long-lasting freshness.

To find out more about TurFresh’s odor-eliminating artificial grass maintenance products, visit our online store. All of our cleaning products are all-natural, non-toxic, and safe for kids and pets. If you’d like to schedule an artificial turf cleaning service for your home or business, give us a call at (855) 444-8873. We’re always happy to help and provide you with a free estimate.

5 Pro Tips to Eliminate Seams in Your Artificial Turf

Homeowners from Phoenix to Las Vegas to Los Angeles are installing artificial grass in their yards as they realize the low-maintenance requirements and environmental benefits that come with it. However, installing synthetic turf is no easy feat, and even professional artificial turf installers sometimes have trouble properly integrating seams. If you’re a homeowner trying to DIY your synthetic turf installation or a pro having trouble with seams, these tips will help you eliminate detectable seams in your new artificial grass landscape.

1. Trim Your Artificial Turf Rolls

When you buy a roll of artificial grass, you’ll find that the synthetic turf’s backing extends slightly past the last row of synthetic grass blades. This part of the artificial turf is called the selvedge. When installing artificial turf, trim your roll to three stitches past the selvedge on both sides. This will help prevent the “mohawk effect”. The mohawk effect is what happens when synthetic grass blades along the edge push together, forming a clear line of dense synthetic grass. The first three rows of artificial grass on the edge of an artificial turf roll slant outward toward the edge, so trimming those rows is necessary to avoid the mohawk effect. 

2. Make Your Cuts Carefully

Measure twice, cut once. It’s an adage as old as time, and it’s popular for good reason. Accuracy and patience are crucial to eliminating synthetic turf seams, so make all cuts with extreme precision. For best results, cut as close as possible to the stitch, but do not cut the stitch itself. Cutting the stitch can result in a very visible seam. Lay your pieces of artificial turf down and mark out measurements before cutting. Cut from the underside of the synthetic turf roll, and change your blades every 20 feet or so. Dull blades may cause you to go off course, resulting in a less-than-perfect artificial grass installation.

3. Match the Pile Direction

Once you lay out your artificial grass, you may notice that the synthetic grass blades have a tendency to lean in one direction, rather than standing up perfectly straight. Make sure that you install your artificial turf properly so that all pieces have their piles leaning in the same direction. This will help the synthetic grass blades more perfectly blend in with one another, creating a seamless finish with no discernible seams. If you line up the artificial turf pieces opposite to one another, you’ll create an even more pronounced seam that makes your lawn look unnatural.

4. Use Appropriate Adhesive

When securing your synthetic grass, you need to adhere the synthetic turf pieces not only to the sub-base underneath but also to one another. Use high-quality joining tape and adhesive to achieve this. Adhesive made specifically for laying artificial grass is most suitable. Apply a sufficient layer — too much can cause oozing and too little won’t do the job — and allow it to cure for at least 24 hours.

5. Brush the Grass & Install Infill

The finishing touch to eliminating seams is applying the infill. Infill makes a huge difference in artificial turf’s final visual effect, and failing to add enough can result in premature wear and tear that will create increasingly visible seams. Applying a generous layer of TurFresh’s TurFill Odor Eliminator will keep your synthetic turf blades upright and help eliminate seams. Cross-brush your artificial turf regularly with the TurFresh Plus PowerGroomer to help keep your synthetic blades upright and hide any evidence of seams over time.

TurFresh has everything you need to keep your artificial grass well-maintained and in top condition. From artificial turf groomers to infill, synthetic turf maintenance is a breeze thanks to the TurFresh online store. If you would prefer to leave the artificial grass maintenance to the professionals, we offer residential and commercial artificial grass cleaning services in customizable packages. Simply give us a call at (855) 444-8873 to find out more or schedule your first appointment today.

Top 3 Synthetic Grass Products for Pet Owners

Homeowners from Las Vegas to Phoenix love artificial grass landscaping for its desert-friendly benefits and low-maintenance nature. However, one of the biggest benefits of synthetic turf is how great it is for pet owners. From its evergreen appearance to its efficient drainage, artificial turf is beloved for being pet-friendly and worry-free. If you’re a pet owner with newly installed artificial grass landscaping, here are the top three products you need to get the most out of your synthetic turf.

1. Pet-Friendly Infill

Infill is an oft-overlooked aspect of artificial turf installation, but it’s one of the most crucial. Choosing the right infill can transform your installation and enhance its functionality for your household exponentially. If you have a furry friend (or two) running around your home, a pet-friendly infill such as TurFill is a must-have. TurFill is an all-natural infill that neutralizes pet urine odor at the source by breaking down the ammonia and proteins in the urine. This fully eliminates the smell rather than simply covering it up, which results in a deeper clean and longer-lasting freshness for your artificial pet turf. Best of all, it’s non-toxic and completely safe to use around kids and pets.

2. Artificial Turf Deodorizer

Eliminating pet odor can be a full-time job, so the more products you have to combat this issue, the better. Having an artificial turf deodorizer that you can apply as-needed to areas with fouls scents will be a lifesaver when guests are coming over, kids want to play, or if you simply want to make sure that your lawn is odor-free at all times. Our TurFresh BioS+ is one of the most effective artificial turf deodorizers on the market, utilizing our innovative BioS+ enzyme technology to eliminate pet urine odors and stains. Just like our infill, it is all-natural, non-toxic, and safe for every member of your family. It can even be applied to other surfaces in your backyard such as cement, in addition to your synthetic grass landscaping.

3. Artificial Turf Groomer

As a pet owner, you know that pet hair ends up everywhere. That includes your artificial grass. Pet hair, if left to build up over time, can impede your drainage and damage your artificial turf, so it’s recommended that you brush your synthetic turf and remove pet hair regularly. An artificial turf groomer is an essential tool for any pet owner. Synthetic turf groomers such as the TurfComb are specially designed to be effective with synthetic grass landscaping, removing pet hair and debris without damaging the polyethylene turf blades, unlike traditional rakes. The TurfComb is also great for raking leaves and spreading TurFill across your artificial turf lawn. Using the TurfComb along with TurFresh BioS+ spray and TurFill granular infill will help keep your synthetic turf lawn a pet paradise!

Everything you need to keep your lawn pristine is available at the TurFresh online store. From artificial turf groomers to synthetic turf deodorizers, all of our products are designed especially for artificial turf and are proven to be highly effective. We make sure all of our products are all-natural, non-toxic, and entirely pet-friendly. For any inquiries regarding your order or our product selection, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 or fill out our contact form.

How to Prevent Your Artificial Turf From Matting

Artificial grass is one of the most low-maintenance landscaping solutions on the market, which is why it’s beloved by Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego homeowners alike. However, it does require occasional care and maintenance in order to keep it looking its best. Although your synthetic turf will never brown, it can become matted with continuous use. Having matted artificial grass can make your lawn look less lush and more artificial, which is why it’s important that you take these recommended steps to prevent your artificial grass from flattening.

Brush your artificial grass regularly

Artificial grass flattening happens when all of the fibers become condensed in one direction and no longer stand upright. To counteract this, it’s recommended that you cross-brush your lawn every month or so. Cross-brushing simply means brushing the fibers in the opposite direction that they’re leaning to. Gently brush the fibers against the grain using an appropriate tool to restore their upright appearance and prevent them from flattening.

What do we mean when we say “an appropriate tool”? This usually refers to a stiff broom with synthetic bristles. Not all brooms and rakes are appropriate for brushing your artificial grass lawn, as metal or wire bristles can damage the synthetic turf blades’ material. Make sure that your stuff broom is made with synthetic bristles, or choose a turf brush specifically made for grooming artificial grass landscaping. The TurFresh TurfComb is a multifunctional tool used not only to brush artificial turf but also to remove pet hair and aerate your synthetic turf. It’s created with polypropylene bristles that are strong enough to penetrate the artificial turf lawn but gentle enough to not destroy your synthetic turf. 

Power broom for a deeper clean

If you want to brush your synthetic grass lawn yourself but cut down on the time and energy it requires, you can power broom your artificial grass. If you have a large lawn or a commercial property, this is likely the best solution for you. A power brush such as the TurFresh TurfGroomer Plus will not only straighten synthetic turf blades as you go, but it will also pick up debris such as leaves, dust, and pet hair. And since it’s powered by an outlet rather than manually, you can cover much more land in less time and with less effort versus a traditional broom.

Hire a professional artificial turf groomer

If you don’t have the time to re-bloom your artificial turf blades — or if you simply don’t want to do it yourself — turn to a professional artificial turf groomer. An artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh will ensure a much deeper clean than you can achieve on your own, and our TurfBloom service was specially designed with synthetic turf flattening in mind. We remove all debris, re-fluff your synthetic turf fibers, and decompact infill for a lawn that looks as good as the day it was installed.

If you want to re-fluff your lawn and bring high-traffic areas back to life, there’s no better solution than TurFresh TurfBloom service. Whether you’re a single-family home with pets or a commercial property with daily foot traffic, we can re-bloom your synthetic turf blades, decompact infill, and make your outdoor space look like new. To find out more about our residential or commercial TurfBloom services, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 or fill out our service request form. We look forward to serving you!

Can You Vacuum Your Artificial Turf?

Whether you live in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, or San Diego, artificial grass is a landscaping solution beloved throughout Southern California for its extremely low maintenance nature. Compared with the daily watering, weekly mowing, and seasonal re-sodding of natural grass, artificial grass is worry-free and quick to touch up. However, like any other home investment, you do need to perform occasional synthetic turf maintenance in order to extend the lifespan of your synthetic grass. Luckily, maintaining synthetic turf is quick and easy — just pick up debris and hose down your lawn for regular upkeep!

Can you vacuum artificial grass?

When it comes to cleaning your artificial turf, homeowners are all about quick and easy solutions. After all, you installed your artificial turf because of its low maintenance requirements. But many of our clients all seem to have the same question: can you vacuum artificial grass? We’re not sure how this myth got started, but it’s surprisingly common, and we get asked this quite often by our turf maintenance customers looking for a simple way to pick up debris. The short answer is: no. 

There are a couple of key issues that arise when vacuuming synthetic grass. The first is your infill. Infill is an integral part of your synthetic grass landscaping, as it keeps the turf blades upright and provides a soft, cushiony feel to your lawn. If you vacuum your synthetic turf, the vacuum will likely suck up infill from between the blades, requiring that you top up on infill after you finish vacuuming. This will exponentially increase your time spent cleaning your lawn, defeating the purpose of vacuuming it in the first place. 

The second concern is that artificial turf blades may loosen and sag or come loose over time due to the powerful sucking force of the vacuum. Even the toughest synthetic turf backings will give way over time with repeated pulling and tension, and sagging of this nature could require extensive and expensive synthetic turf repair if you’re not careful.

Alternative artificial grass maintenance options

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean up your synthetic grass without damaging your artificial turf blades, there are several options specifically created with synthetic grass landscaping in mind.

If your main goal is to remove embedded pet hair and large debris, a turf comb may be the best option. TurFresh’s TurfComb and products similar to it are created specifically for artificial grass, with soft, synthetic bristles that won’t scratch or damage your artificial turf blades. It can even be used for cross-brushing and distributing infill, making it a one-stop solution for a full DIY artificial turf maintenance routine.

If you have a commercial property, a large lawn, or you’re looking for a deeper clean that a turf comb will give you, we recommend you to power broom your artificial turf. The TurFresh TurfGroomer will clear pine needles, dog hair, leaves, and other debris while re-blooming your artificial turf blades for a fully rejuvenated artificial grass landscape. 

If you’re worried about damaging your artificial grass or you simply want a professional-level cleaning that the DIY approach can’t achieve, leave it to the experts at TurFresh. We offer comprehensive artificial turf maintenance packages for both residential and commercial properties of any size. We’ll remove debris and pet hair, unclog your drainage, top up infill, tuck seams, remove odors, and much more. Give us a call at (855) 444-8873 to schedule a turf cleaning appointment, or visit our online store to browse our selection of at-home turf cleaning products.

Artificial Turf Cleaning for Gyms and Sport Facilities

When summer descends on desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas, gyms and indoor sports facilities become a must for beating the heat while working out. Many of them feature artificial grass areas that give you the same workout as an outdoor field, but with the luxury of shade and air conditioning. However, indoor athletic facilities can quickly become grimy from sweat, wear, and dirt tracked in from the outdoors. If you manage a gym or athletic facility that has artificial grass installed, follow these easy steps for proper maintenance that will extend the lifespan of your sports turf.

Everyday Maintenance

Whether you do it before you open in the morning or after you close at night is completely up to you, but you should make sure to clean your artificial grass each day as part of your regular cleaning and sanitizing routine. You don’t need to deep clean it with such regularity, but taking a few minutes to brush the blades and remove debris will go a long way toward protecting your investment and extending the lifespan of your artificial turf.

The first thing you should do during your everyday synthetic turf maintenance routine is to remove obvious debris. This can mean anything from twigs and leaves tracked in from outdoors to exercise equipment that’s been left lying on the turf blades. Then, brush your artificial grass blades against the grain using a synthetic bristle comb or broom in order to prevent matting and keep your artificial grass looking lush. We recommend investing in a specialized turf comb to ensure that your tools aren’t damaging your artificial grass blades. Finally, after you’ve rejuvenated the look of your synthetic turf, apply a deodorizing product to disinfect and prevent any odors. TurFresh BioS+ is the premier choice for indoor sports facilities, since the innovative BioS+ enzyme technology chemically neutralizes odors at their source, resulting in a longer-lasting freshness versus other deodorizing products. 

Deep Cleaning

In addition to quick daily refreshes, it’s recommended that you treat your artificial grass to a deep cleaning periodically. This can be anywhere from once a month to twice a year, depending on your synthetic turf product and the amount of foot traffic it sees. Moreover, when it comes to thorough deep cleanings, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. At TurFresh, we offer a comprehensive 10-step artificial grass maintenance program that handles everything from reblooming turf blades to de-compacting infill. We’ll retuck seams, remove hair, improve drainage, and even re-attached raised seams. We complete all of our commercial cleaning services with an application of our famous TurFresh BioS+ deodorizing spray, leaving your artificial turf fresh, clean, and odor-free for a new set of gym-goers.

If you want to get the most out of your indoor sport facility’s artificial grass, taking the time to perform thorough artificial turf maintenance can help your investment lasts for years more. No matter what size area or type of turf product you have to work with, TurFresh can handle it all. We offer thorough commercial cleaning services on a scheduled basis, or you can visit our online store for industry-leading products that will help you do daily maintenance with ease. To find out more or to schedule your first artificial turf maintenance service, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 today.

What to Do if a Skunk Sprays Your Synthetic Turf

Whether you live in Las Vegas, Phoenix, or Los Angeles, skunks can be hard to avoid. While they’re more common in some places than others, virtually everyone has smelled that unpleasant odor in their life. If your turf gets sprayed by a skunk, it can leave an unpleasant scent that lingers for days or even weeks. It keeps your kids from playing, your pets from roaming, and your whole family from enjoying the sunshine. Next time your artificial grass lawn gets sprayed by a skunk, try some of these remedies to get rid of the odor fast.

Pet Turf

Some artificial grass varieties are specially engineered with pets in mind, so if you’ve installed pet turf in your home, you’ll already have a leg up when it comes to ridding your lawn of skunk spray. Pet turf is designed to have ultra-efficient drainage that flushes away urine and its associated odor more quickly than other turf varieties, and it often has additional odor-preventing qualities. Skunk spray will still affect pet turf, so you aren’t completely off the hook, but paired with the remedies listed below, you should have far less of a problem cleaning up your pet turf lawn.

Home Remedies

If you don’t have any turf cleaning products on hand, there are a couple of home remedies recommended for lessening skunk odor. The first is tomato juice. Usually recommended for eliminating skunk odors on people and clothing, this tactic also applies to synthetic turf blades. If only a small section of your turf has been affected by the skunk spray, apply tomato juice and let it soak into the turf for 10-20 minutes before rinsing. The acid in the tomato juice should neutralize the chemicals that cause skunk spray to smell so foul.

If that doesn’t work, or if you don’t have tomato juice in your pantry, you can also use the Humane Society’s recommended home remedy. Simply mix 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and ¼ cup of baking soda. Rub the solution gently on the affected area while wearing gloves, then thoroughly flush the turf with fresh water. Don’t let the solution sit on the turf for too long, as the peroxide could bleach or otherwise damage your artificial grass blades.

Turf Deodorizing Spray

If you want a simple solution with no chemical mixing or grocery store runs required, TurFresh BioS+ is a highly effective turf deodorizer that eliminates odors and deposits a fresh scent. However, unlike other turf deodorizers, TurFresh BioS+ doesn’t just mask the odor; it eliminates foul scents at the source by chemically neutralizing them. Simply spray the solution over the affected area using the convenient BioSiphon sprayer. It’s all-natural and completely safe for kids and pets, and since it’s specially formulated for artificial grass maintenance, you don’t need to worry about potentially damaging your turf blades.

Deodorizing Infill

Using a deodorizing infill such as Turfresh TurFill can also help eliminate skunk odors. Our TurFill is specially constructed to fit perfectly between blades to neutralize the odors associated with pet waste by chemically breaking down the odor-causing bacteria. Paired with TurFresh BioS+, you can guarantee your family a safe, clean, and fresh-smelling lawn year-round, no matter what critters find their way onto your turf. 

If your artificial grass lawn is suffering from stubborn odors like skunk spray, trust the artificial grass maintenance experts at TurFresh. We have the tools and products to thoroughly refresh your lawn and remove even the toughest animal odors. Our proprietary TurFresh BioS+, TurFill, and cleaning products are some of the most powerful and effective on the market, and we use them in every single one of our turf cleaning services. If your synthetic grass lawn needs odor removal or a general pick-me-up, give TurFresh a call today at (855) 444-8873.

How to Properly Power Broom Your Artificial Turf

If your home has synthetic grass landscaping installed, then you know that occasional maintenance is required to keep it in its best shape. Although it never turns brown or becomes patchy like natural grass, your turf blades can become matted with repeated use and heavy foot traffic. When that’s the case, it’s time to rebloom your turf blades using a TurFresh power broom. No matter where you live in Southern California—whether it’s Los Angeles, Santa Ana, or San Diego—the TurFresh power broom will help keep your lawn in pristine condition in between artificial turf cleaning services

What is a power broom?

A power broom is essentially a motorized broom that vigorously brushes up synthetic turf fibers while setting infill down into the base. It does the same job as a rake or manual broom, but it provides much more effective results with less required labor due to its powerful motor. Manual cross-brushing will fluff up turf blades, but it won’t achieve the same deep clean as a power broom. Power brooming your lawn can help you remove pet hair, lodged debris, and other contaminants that are weighing down your turf and blocking drainage. The power broom is 100% electric, so it’s still an eco-friendly landscaping solution that never requires gasoline to run. Built with two 6-inch wide bristle brushes, the TurFresh power broom makes artificial grass maintenance a breeze.

How do you safely power broom synthetic grass?

Whenever you’re performing your synthetic grass maintenance yourself, you have to take care not to damage your turf blades in any way. Whereas professional artificial grass maintenance services know what to avoid in order to preserve the longevity of your turf, many DIYers can accidentally damage their lawn rather than cleaning it. If you’ve purchased a power broom and are getting ready to use it for the first time, make sure you take all the proper precautions to safely and effectively power broom your synthetic grass landscaping.

Before you start power brooming your turf, make sure that you check the way your blades naturally sit. You want to lift the blades up from the root, going against the grain, so identifying the direction of your turf blades is important. Next, check whether there are any loose edges. If you sweep over a loose part of your turf, it can lift or wrinkle, and you’ll likely need to call your artificial grass installer to repair it. Your turf could also wrinkle or buckle if you have any loose seams. Finally, make sure that there are no damaged or worn turf blades. If you spot any, take extra care in these areas. Otherwise, the pressure of the power broom could cause them to rip out of the base, damaging your turf. 

You also need to be sure not to over-broom your turf, also known as over-defibrillation. While power brooming is a great way to bring back your lawn’s natural luster, over-brooming your turf can cause a whole host of problems including matting, excessive wear, split blades, voiding of warranty, and more. If you’re ever worried about damaging your turf or over-defibrillation, it’s best to call a professional synthetic grass maintenance service. As seasoned experts, maintenance services such as TurFresh will know exactly how to power broom your turf in a way that is safe yet will accomplish the best possible final look. 

Power brooming your turf is a small maintenance step that can transform and revitalize the look of your lawn. When you finish power brooming your artificial grass lawn for the first time, you’ll be astounded at the difference. If you want the effectiveness of power brooming without having to invest in the equipment or do it yourself, TurFresh offers professional artificial grass services that will improve the overall appearance, freshness, and longevity of your turf. We’re 5-star experts, and our comprehensive 10-point residential cleaning services are beloved by homeowners from Los Angeles to San Diego and far beyond. To find out more about our services or to schedule your first cleaning, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873.

How to Keep Your Artificial Grass Safe for Pets During COVID-19

The knowledge surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing as we learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and there’s a lot we, as a society, don’t know about it yet. From all of the different ways it transmits to long-term effects on survivors, research is ongoing and safety recommendations are always evolving. Until we know all we can about COVID-19, it’s recommended that you take every precaution possible in order to best protect you and your loved ones, even including your pets. If you’re a Las Vegas or Phoenix pet owner with artificial grass landscaping in your home, we recommend going the extra mile with artificial grass maintenance to ensure that your backyard remains safe for the little ones in your family

Avoid contact with your pets if you’re sick

Although the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to your pets is low, it’s still believed to be possible. Because of this, the CDC recommends limiting exposure to your cats or dogs while infected. If you become ill, try to quarantine within a designated area of your home. Keep any pets outdoors or outside of your quarantine zone in order to keep them safe from infection risk. If possible, have a family member or friend look after them until you are recovered and tested negative. It has not entirely known how pets contract COVID-19 or even whether pets can develop antibodies to the new virus, so it’s best to act with an abundance of caution in order to keep your furry friends as safe as possible. 

Clean your artificial grass regularly

Another way to reduce your pets’ risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 is to clean your artificial grass lawn with extreme consistency. You likely wipe down and sanitize every other part of your home, so why not do the same treatment to the exterior? Although COVID-19 risk is significantly reduced outdoors, it’s always better to show an abundance of caution when it comes to keeping your home clean. TurFresh offers several products that boast antibacterial properties and enzymes that work to break down harmful contaminants. Our products are not proven to kill COVID-19, but the high-quality surfactants and enzymes in the TurFresh BioS+ formula can reduce the risk of exposure.

Invest in scheduled turf maintenance

If you don’t have the time to perform artificial grass maintenance yourself, invest in scheduled turf cleaning services provided by our turf maintenance experts. Routine turf cleaning services such as those offered by TurFresh provide a deep clean for your lawn and reduce your risk of COVID-19 transmission. In addition, it will leave your lawn looking and smelling better than it has since the day it was installed. We perform a comprehensive 10-point cleaning process for all residential cleaning services, which includes the application of several antibacterial products such as our proprietary TurFresh BioS+ turf deodorizer and TurfFill infill. All of the products we use are completely non-toxic and safe for pets, so your lawn will be safer, cleaner, and better for your pet once we’re finished with it. 

There is currently no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading COVID-19, and the risk is considered low by the CDC. However, there have been some instances of COVID-19 spreading from people to animals, including cats and dogs, which is why proper precautions should be taken to protect them against the virus. It’s also unknown whether contaminants that your pet picks up from outside could make their way back to you if you make contact with your pet, so it’s best to implement routine sanitation practices in order to reduce your risk of contracting the illness. If you’d like to schedule a residential turf cleaning service in the Las Vegas, Phoenix, or Los Angeles areas, contact TurFresh today at (855) 444-8873.

How to Rake Leaves Without Damaging Your Artificial Grass

Synthetic turf is revolutionizing the landscaping industry with its lush appearance and astonishingly low maintenance requirements. From Los Angeles to Santa Ana to San Diego, residents across Southern California are switching to artificial grass because it saves you hundreds of dollars and man-hours each year compared to natural grass. However, you do need to perform artificial grass maintenance periodically in order to keep your turf in top shape year-round. If you’ve recently installed artificial grass and have had your lawn invaded by autumn and winter leaves, make sure that you follow these tips to rake leaves without damaging your turf.

Pick Up Large Debris

It’s a good idea to pick up any large debris that you see sitting on your lawn, whether you’re planning to rake it soon or not. Allowing larger debris, such as sticks and twigs, to sit on your lawn for days or weeks on end can cause your turf blades to become matted, which will make your lawn look more artificial and eventually shorten its lifespan. Before raking—or after any significant weather—walk around your lawn and pick up any sizable debris. This small step in artificial turf maintenance will go a long way in preserving your lawn and ensuring it looks in its best condition.

Choose a Turf-Safe Tool

Once your debris is collected and you’re ready to rake, make sure that you have the appropriate tool for doing so. Not all traditional rakes are suited for synthetic turf since some metal blades can damage the synthetic turf’s polyethylene material. Instead, try plastic or bamboo rakes for an effective clean that won’t damage your lawn. You can also purchase rakes created especially for synthetic grass, such as TurFresh’s TurfComb. The TurfComb’s 18” comb head is made with polypropylene bristles that are strong enough to penetrate the lawn and remove stubborn pet hair and autumn leaves, but gentle enough to not destroy your artificial turf. For an even deeper clean, we also offer our TurfGroomer power groomer which deep cleans and reblooms turf blades simultaneously. 

Cross Brush Your Lawn

Once you’ve raked up and disposed of all of the surface leaves, it’s time to cross brush your lawn. Leaves can cause your turf blades to become matted down, so cross brushing is a crucial part of artificial grass maintenance. It will rebloom your turf blades to help them stand upright, so your lawn retains a lush and full appearance. To cross brush your artificial grass, simply rake your turf fibers gently against the grain. You’ll notice that this causes them to appear more lifted, restoring your turf’s appearance. 

Trust the Turf Cleaning Experts

If your lawn is looking worse for wear after the fall and winter weather, you can skip the hassle of DIY and call the artificial grass maintenance experts at TurFresh. Our turf cleaning service is a comprehensive 10-point cleaning process that includes raking and cross brushing, as well as many other maintenance steps that ensure a deep clean for your lawn. As synthetic turf maintenance experts, we know how to thoroughly clean your lawn without damaging the turf blades, giving you complete peace of mind. To find out about our residential turf maintenance services across Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 today.