Why Should You Clean Your Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass is rising exponentially in popularity due to its low-maintenance nature. Whereas natural grass needs to be watered daily, mowed weekly, and regularly cared for, artificial grass will remain green year-round. However, it does still require occasional cleaning and maintenance in order to prevent matting and extend its lifespan. Although it will never turn brown if you neglect it, you should still regularly clean your artificial grass for a variety of reasons.

Prevent Permanent Damage & Matting

The number one reason that homeowners switch to artificial grass landscaping is for the aesthetic benefits. They want a landscaping solution that will remain beautiful and lush during all times of year despite any harsh weather. However, artificial grass needs to be cleaned and brushed occasionally in order to prevent any staining, tearing, or matting. Matted turf blades are a common occurrence, especially in homes that have pets or host events often. Matting can cause your turf to look more artificial and less like full, natural grass. Keeping the blades upright through proper care and maintenance will extend the turf’s overall lifespan and help ensure that it looks as natural as possible.

Remove Pet Odors

If you have dogs around the house, then you know that your lawn can cling on to pet odors and make your backyard an unpleasant place to be. Cleaning your artificial grass regularly by rinsing it down and applying a deodorizer will eliminate any pet odors and leave your lawn fresh and clean. Our proprietary TurFresh BioS+ is a market-leading turf deodorizer that neutralizes pet odors at the source, resulting in long-lasting freshness. It’s non-toxic, all-natural, and completely safe for kids and pets.

Increase Your Lawn’s Lifespan

Artificial grass is an investment, and like all investments, you want to make sure that you get the most for your money and protect that investment. Taking care of your artificial grass by cleaning it on a regular basis will help it last for as long as possible and maintain your increased property value. Synthetic grass should easily last upwards of a decade, so schedule routine cleanings to ensure that you get the most for your money before needing a new installation. TurFresh’s 10-point cleaning process includes more than just re-blooming blades and adding infill; we also tuck any loose edges or seams and perform minor repairs to keep your turf in the best shape possible for as long as possible.

Artificial grass is definitely a far lower maintenance landscaping solution than natural grass. However, it’s still smart to have it periodically cleaned in order to ensure that it looks beautiful and retains its values for as long as possible. TurFresh offers comprehensive cleaning services for residential and commercial properties of all sizes. We’ll deep clean your turf and bring it back to like-new quality in no time. To find out more about our services or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873. We also offer our proprietary cleaning products and grooming tools for DIY care on our online store. 

Artificial Grass Cleaning Tips for Fall

Autumn can be a tough season for your lawn. It’s likely seen wear as you enjoyed the outdoors during summer, and now harsh weather and falling leaves will add another challenge. If there’s any time of year that you should pay special attention to artificial grass cleaning and maintenance, it’s fall. If your backyard is looking worse for wear, give TurFresh a call for a professional cleaning and follow these maintenance tips to keep your lawn sparkling clean year-round.

Bring Your Turf Blades Back to Life

It’s inevitable that your artificial grass blades will become matted over time. It can take weeks or months depending on how much foot traffic your lawn receives and what type of turf you have installed, but all turf blades will begin to flatten after a while and will require cross-brushing to bring them back to life. In order to preserve your lawn’s fluffy, lush appearance, cross-brush your lawn every few weeks using a rake or broom with synthetic bristles. We advise against using metal bristles, as these can damage the turf. We offer several suitable turf grooming tools through our online store so you can be sure that you’re giving your lawn the best care possible. Maintaining an upright blade position will go a long way in helping your lawn stay as natural-looking as possible all year round.

Spot Clean Any Messes

Whether your home has backyard barbecues or pet playtime, summertime fun can often get messy. If you have any spills or stains, make sure to take care of them right away. Pick up any solids before rinsing the affected area thoroughly. Then gently rinse the area with a mixture of warm water and household detergent. If this doesn’t work, a mixture of water and 3% ammonia solution is also acceptable. After applying the solution to the stain, rinse it again with cold water for the final step. Taking care of spills like this right away will help prevent any permanent staining and preserve the long-term cleanliness of your artificial grass.

Clear Debris Regularly

Autumn leaves are a nuisance for many homeowners. Whether it’s your trees or your neighbors’, most homes will have to contend with dying trees and plants and the resulting debris they’ll leave around your lawn. To keep your artificial grass in top shape, clear this debris as regularly as you can. Leaving it on your lawn for too long can cause your turf blades to become matted, especially if the leaves are repeatedly stepped on, so we recommend clearing your lawn of all leaves and debris at least once a week. Use a comb with synthetic bristles or a very gentle leaf blower to accomplish this most efficiently. Be careful when opting for a leaf blower, however, as high power can disturb your infill if you’re not careful. 

Call the Professionals

If you have stubborn dirt that won’t come out—or if you simply don’t have time to clean your yard yourself–it’s always a good idea to trust artificial grass cleaning professionals. Our 10-point cleaning process covers everything from blade re-blooming to adding infill and from tucking edges to applying deodorizer. We’ll deep clean your yard and make it look sparkling clean, pristine, and ready to enjoy right away.

If your artificial grass lawn needs a pick-me-up, call the industry’s leading artificial grass cleaning service providers. At TurFresh, we provide a comprehensive 10-point cleaning service using our proprietary products to make your lawn look and smell as fresh as the day it was installed. To schedule your first appointment or find out more about pricing, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 today.

3 Ways to Keep Your Turf Fresh Between Cleanings

If you’ve ever had a professional artificial turf cleaning service from TurFresh, you know how remarkably it rejuvenates your lawn. Our comprehensive 10-point cleaning process goes beyond what the average homeowner can do and deep cleans your synthetic grass from root to tip. However, as much as we’d like to be there for you every day, sometimes you may notice that your lawn starts looking a little worse for wear before you’re due for your next TurFresh service. If this is the case, follow these three tips to keep your synthetic grass looking fresh and vibrant between TurFresh cleanings.

  1. Clear Your Synthetic Grass of Dirt & Debris

The step that will make the biggest difference in the appearance of your lawn is simply to keep it clean of any stray debris or noticeable dirt. Pick up large items that have fallen onto your turf such as twigs and leaves. You can use a synthetic bristle rake or a push broom to collect large amounts of debris, but avoid using more powerful tools such as a leaf blower. It’s also recommended that you rinse down your lawn every week or two in order to flush away any microbes and minuscule dirt and debris that may be caught between turf blades. Your turf’s drainage system should make this a quick and easy process with incredible results.

  1. Keep Your Turf Blades Lifted & Full

Another factor that has a big impact on the appearance of your lawn is the matting of your turf blades. When your artificial grass blades become flattened or matted down, it will detract from the overall appearance of your outdoor space. Cross-brush your turf blades on a monthly basis in order to keep them standing on end and looking full. Brush your turf blades away from the grain using a comb with synthetic bristles in order to counteract any matting and make your lawn look fluffy and visibly more healthy. This will also help ensure that your lawn looks as natural as possible. 

  1. Apply Turf Deodorizer to Prevent Odor Buildup

The number one reason that we get calls from clients requesting our services is because of noticeable pet odor. If you have any pets at home, especially large dogs, you may notice that your lawn retains an unpleasant odor after a few months due to pet waste and other germs. TurFresh’s turf cleaning services eliminate all pet odors for long-lasting freshness; however, you may find yourself in need of a quick fix before your next cleaning service is scheduled. If you start to get pet odors that can’t wait until your next appointment, use a turf deodorizing product such as TurFresh BioS+. Our turf deodorizer is all-natural and non-toxic, using natural enzymes to completely neutralize odors at the source.

If your artificial grass is in need of a pick-me-up, choose TurFresh turf cleaning services. Our thorough 10-point process will revitalize your lawn and leave it looking as spotless as the day it was installed. To make an appointment today, give us a call at (855) 444-8873. We also have an online store where you can purchase our proprietary cleaning products and grooming tools, perfect for keeping your turf fresh between cleaning services. 

How to Restore Your Synthetic Turf Lawn After Summer

Summer is one of the best, most enjoyable times of the year. With warm weather comes barbecues, pool parties, sprinkler runs, bonfire nights, and all kinds of other fun. However, once those dog days of summer come to an end and it’s time to retreat indoors, your lawn can often be left looking worse for wear. All of that running, jumping, playing, and socializing can leave your artificial grass blades matted and even full of odor. If you want to revive your synthetic grass lawn after summer, here are a few tips to get it back to perfect condition in no time.

Rebloom Your Turf Blades

Extensive running or walking on artificial grass can cause the turf blades to become matted after several months. This can also be caused by patio furniture such as grills or lounge chairs sitting out on the turf for months on end. When the sunny, outdoor season comes to a close, you’ll want to rebloom your turf blades in order to fix any matting and make your lawn look as full as it did before summer. In order to help your blades stand on end, use a specialized tool such as our TurFresh turf groomer or a synthetic bristle brush in order to cross-brush your lawn. This means brushing your lawn against the direction of growth. Using a specializing grooming tool such as those available in the TurFresh shop will help you most effectively rebloom your turf blades and bring your artificial grass back to life. 

Get Rid of any Lingering Odors

After months of water fights, doggy playtime, and little kid messes, you may find that your artificial grass has collected a lingering odor. Luckily, TurFresh’s proprietary turf deodorizer makes it a breeze to eliminate any odors and make your lawn fresh and clean. TurFresh BioS+ deodorizer uses natural enzymes produced by ammonia-eating bacteria to capture and neutralize odors at their source. It’s specially formulated to eliminate stubborn pet odors from artificial grass, but it can also be used for a wide range of applications on turf as well as other common backyard surfaces. TurFresh BioS+ is completely non-toxic and biodegradable, so it’s safe for kids and pets and will allow them to go out and play right after TurFresh is applied.

Schedule A Professional Turf Cleaning Service

If you have any particularly stubborn areas, or if you simply don’t want to clean your turf yourself, you can leave it to the professionals. TurFresh offers a comprehensive 10-point cleaning process that will thoroughly rejuvenate your artificial grass lawn and lift away all dirt, debris, and odors left behind from months of summer playing. We’ll rebloom your turf blades, top up infill, remove odors, tuck lifted seams, and more. If you want the deepest clean possible for your artificial grass lawn, there’s no better solution than a TurFresh cleaning service.

To find out more about our turf cleaning products or to schedule an appointment for your first cleaning service, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873. We are committed to employee and client safety, following all best practices and safety guidelines for COVID-19 social distancing. We also operate an online store where you can purchase our turf deodorizer products and specialized grooming tools for DIY synthetic grass maintenance.

How to Control Pet Odor with Synthetic Grass Products

Pets bring joy and laughter to any home; however, they also often bring bad smells and messes. As much as you love your furry friend, there’s no denying that they make it difficult to maintain a fresh, perfectly green lawn year-round. With synthetic turf landscaping and regular turf cleaning services, however, you can keep your backyard smelling great no matter how big your four-legged family is.

Effective Drainage System

One of the features that makes artificial turf great for controlling pet odor is its highly efficient drainage capabilities. Synthetic turf is installed with a drainage system underneath the grass that allows more than 30 inches of water to drain per hour square yard. This means that any pet urine will drain through the turf and be washed out of your backyard, rather than settling on the surface and leaving a foul odor like with natural grass. It’s also extremely easy to rinse down your turf and flush away any pet waste; thanks to the efficient drainage, your turf will be dry within the hour. This means that there’s minimal slip risk, no surface pooling, and much less harmful bacteria left on your lawn. TurFresh’s turf cleaning services can further enhance this functionality by improving your turf’s drainage through regular maintenance. By removing pet hair and cross-brushing your turf, we’ll ensure that your drainage isn’t impeded so you’ll always have maximum efficiency.

Antimicrobial Infill

If you own pets and want to keep your yard clean, another important aspect of your artificial grass lawn to consider is the infill. Choosing a pet-friendly, antimicrobial infill product will help keep your pets safe and your yard smelling fresh. TurFresh offers its own pet-safe infill product that works to neutralize odors at the chemical level. Our TurFill infill exchanges ions with odor-causing elements in pet waste, trapping the odor and preventing it from ever reaching the nose. It’s all-natural, safe for kids, and stays cooler than other infills, so your lawn will be more enjoyable and more sanitary. 

Turf Deodorizer

The products you choose during the turf installation process and how well you maintain them are all crucial for controlling pet odor. However, for quick, as-needed touch-ups, there are turf deodorizer products such as TurFresh BioS+. TurFresh BioS+ is an enzymatic concentrate that digests uric acid crystals, urea, and proteins to effectively eliminate pet odor at the source. This combination of naturally-occurring microorganisms and enzymes results in a revolutionary biotechnology product that is used by homeowners and industry professionals alike. You can purchase it for your own as-needed use from our online store, or allow our technicians to do the work for you through our comprehensive 10-step turf cleaning process. Whichever way you choose to go, you can rest assured that your synthetic grass is in good hands when you choose TurFresh for pet odor elimination.

Controlling pet odor is an issue that many homeowners struggle with, but some residents are starting to learn the secret to easy maintenance: TurFresh. Whether you need the deep clean offered by our thorough artificial grass cleaning services or you merely want to use our products to do it yourself, TurFresh can help you control pet odor with unrivaled effectiveness. To find out more or to schedule a cleaning, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Infill

When it comes to artificial turf cleaning and maintenance, many homeowners only think about the turf blades themselves. From installation to maintenance, choosing the right blade shape and density is always considered as a crucial part of achieving the perfect lawn. However, infill is just as important for this, but it is more frequently overlooked. Here are just a few reasons why you should take the time to choose the right infill for your home or business’s needs.

Enhanced Appearance

Keeping your turf blades upright is about more than just the turf blades themselves. Placing the right amount of infill between your turf blades will help them stay fluffy and full-looking. It also creates bounceback so your blades don’t become flat and matted when they’re stepped on. Infill can become dislodged over time due to natural occurrences such as storms, wind, or rinsing your lawn, so it’s crucial that you top up your infill every few months to a year in order to maintain the stunning visual appearance of your synthetic turf lawn. 

More Comfort

Infill plays the important role of making your artificial grass lawn more comfortable for everyday use. Infill fills the role of natural soil, providing a soft layer of cushion between the turf blades that helps it feel more like natural grass. It also provides impact absorption, so if you or your little ones take a spill while playing, you can get right back up and keep at it. While sunlight and heat can cause real soil and grass to harden and make your lawn stiff and unpleasant, artificial grass will always be soft, cushioned, and perfect for relaxation or play thanks to synthetic turf infill.

Cleaner & Fresher

If you have pets, kids, or high levels of foot traffic, choosing an antimicrobial infill product will help keep your artificial grass looking and smelling fresh. TurFresh’s TurFill infill product is an all-natural deodorizer that is completely safe for kids and pets. It works by exchanging ions with odor-causing elements, trapping the ammonia and preventing foul odors from ever reaching the nose. No matter whether you have one dog or twenty, chihuahuas or mastiffs, TurFill infill will keep your artificial grass clean and smelling as fresh as the day it was first installed. 

Infill is a crucial part of artificial grass lawn installation and maintenance, so it’s in every homeowner’s best interest to ensure that they keep their infill topped up using the best in the industry. Our TurFill pet deodorizing infill will keep your lawn sanitary and smelling fresh, no matter how often your pet makes your backyard his bathroom. To find out more about our infill products or turf cleaning services, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 today.

Why Artificial Grass is Perfect for Dog Kennels

If you run a dog kennel, doggy daycare, vet hospital, or any other animal facility, artificial grass is a landscaping solution that will keep you and your four-legged clients happy. Beautiful, affordable, and low maintenance, synthetic turf will go a long way in improving the overall appearance and functionality of your pet-friendly outdoor space. Here are just a few reasons why artificial turf is perfect for your facility.

Extremely Durable

One of the biggest concerns for dog kennels is ensuring that any landscaping can stand up to the biggest, most boisterous dogs. While some kennels opt for all-concrete outdoor space that dogs can’t destroy, having beautiful green grass that they can run and play on will impress clients and ensure they bring back their pets for more playtime in the future. While natural grass can turn brown and rip out of the ground with ease, artificial grass is specially engineered to be extremely durable and resistant to pull force. Each turf blade is reinforced with triple tuft bind technology which ensures that there’ll be no doggy digging or holes in your green space. Even the most rambunctious of pups will be no match for the durability of your artificial grass.

Allergen-Free

If you run a doggy daycare, then you likely know that cats and dogs can suffer from grass allergies in the same way that people can. From sneezing to skin irritation, having natural grass can cause a bad reaction in some of your pups, causing you to have to restrict their outdoor playtime or try to treat their reactions. Synthetic grass, on the other hand, is made from a hypoallergenic material that is completely safe for pets. Artificial turf blades also don’t hold pollen the same way natural grass does, causing far less severe allergic reactions in those animals with hayfever. If you keep your turf well-maintained using a routine turf cleaning service such as TurFresh, you can all but eliminate harmful allergens that may restrict your dogs’ playtime and fun.

Easy to Clean

Where there are dogs, there is cleaning to be done. From vacuuming furniture to cleaning up pet waste, dogs can be high-maintenance. However, when you choose artificial grass for your dog kennel, you can rest assured that you have one less area to worry about. Natural grass can be difficult to keep clean. It requires daily watering, can cause your dogs to get dirty or muddy, and it becomes brown and patchy extremely easily. Artificial grass, however, is an extremely low-maintenance solution that always remains beautiful and functional for your space. Rather than cleaning your grass area every day, you can simply rinse down your turf with a hose every week or so to flush away any bacteria or debris. The efficient drainage system will ensure that your turf is dry and ready to play on in just a couple of hours. There are also a range of odor-neutralizing, antibacterial maintenance products that will ensure your green space stays clean and odor-free all year long. From TurFresh BioS+ deodorizer spray to BioKennel infill, TurFresh has everything you need to keep your kennel looking and smelling great. If you want clean-up to be even easier, allow us to do it for you. We offer commercial turf cleaning services that range from monthly to bi-annually, depending on your needs and your budget.

When clients choose whom to trust their beloved pups with, they want a facility that’s beautiful, clean, and looks like a paradise their furry friend would enjoy. Don’t scare them away with all-concrete patios or make life harder for yourself with natural grass. Artificial grass is the perfect solution for everyone, and TurFresh’s turf cleaning products and services will make your life easier than ever before. If you’d like to find out more about our services and how we can help your dog kennel stand out from the competition, give us a call at (855) 444-8873. We also offer an online store stocked with our industry-leading pet turf cleaning products.

What is Turf Deodorizer & How Does it Work?

Synthetic turf can be a great choice for homeowners in Phoenix, where water usage is a concern year-round and the hot summers can easily kill off a natural grass lawn. Like other parts of your home, however, artificial turf needs occasional cleaning and maintenance to keep it in the best condition possible. Pet owners, in particular, will want to use an artificial grass maintenance service, as the ammonia in pet waste can leave behind unpleasant odors in their lawn. Fortunately, TurFresh uses products that excel as turf deodorizers and help make us the premier turf cleaning service in Phoenix.

A turf deodorizer does exactly what its name implies: it removes smells from artificial turf. We produce two different products that get rid of odors in synthetic grass: our TurFill infill product and our TurFresh Bios+ enzyme cleaner. Both products remove smells from your lawn, but they do so via different methods. 

TurFill

Like other types of infill, TurFill sits between the blades of your turf lawn, supporting them and helping them stand upright. Unlike other infill solutions like sand or black crumb rubber, however, TurFill is made from mineral granules called zeolites. Zeolites are created when volcanic rock and ash interact with alkaline groundwater; with enough pressure, a mineral is created consisting of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen. Zeolites excel in capturing and neutralizing chemicals, and they are frequently used in water purification, laundry detergent, cat litter, and of course, turf cleaning and maintenance. Our TurFill infill possesses a net negative charge, which lets it capture ammonia molecules and prevent them from creating odors. Ammonia is the compound in pet urine that causes it to smell as it dries, so trapping ammonia at the source in this way prevents pet odors from ever reaching your nose. TurFill’s zeolite particles will hold ammonia molecules until they are washed out by rainwater (or a hose), recharging the zeolite and preparing it to trap ammonia once more. 

TurFresh BioS+

Our TurFresh BioS+ is a liquid cleaner product that we use as part of our artificial grass maintenance service. Using natural enzymes produced by ammonia-eating bacteria, TurFresh BioS+ doesn’t simply mask odors but completely neutralizes it at the molecular level. By mixing our concentrate with water and hosing your lawn with a sprayer, we apply these enzymes to affected areas. Once applied, the enzymes bond with odor-causing molecules, preventing any odor from reaching your nose. Over time, the enzymes will degrade and consume these molecules, leaving your lawn smelling fresh once more. TurFresh BioS+ is a completely non-toxic and biodegradable turf deodorizer, so your children and pets can safely play on your lawn soon after it’s been applied. 

If you have an artificial grass lawn that doesn’t smell as fresh as it once did, you can trust the professionals at TurFresh to take care of it. We’re one of the top turf cleaning service providers in Phoenix, with a range of turf cleaning and maintenance services that can fit any need or budget. We also operate an online store where you can purchase our turf deodorizer products and specialized grooming tools. If you’d like to learn more about our products and services or schedule a cleaning, call us today at (855) 444-8873.

The TurFresh 10-Point Cleaning Process

One of the greatest benefits of artificial grass lawns is that they have much lower maintenance requirements than natural sod grass. However, just like how your car needs to be washed or your carpets vacuumed, synthetic turf will eventually need to be cleaned. Fortunately, TurFresh is a full-spectrum artificial grass cleaning service that’s been serving Los Angeles and the rest of southern California since 1999. At TurFresh, we use a specialized 10-point process for our turf cleaning service to restore the fresh appearance of your artificial grass lawn. 

1. Artificial Turf Reblooming

Our first step is to rebloom the turf with a specialized groomer that lifts the turf blades without damaging them. Turf reblooming is critical for both aesthetic and maintenance reasons. For one thing, artificial grass looks far better when it is standing on end rather than when it is matted down or flattened. In addition, the turf reblooming process helps remove contaminated infill, debris, and other objects that impede drainage. 

2. De-compacting Infill to Improve Drainage

During the process of turf reblooming, the turf’s infill will also be de-compacted and loosened to improve the lawn’s drainage. In extreme cases, we can also apply TurFlush, which uses a pressure washer to break up compacted infill and flush out contaminants without damaging the lawn. 

3. Pet Hair Removal to Improve Drainage

Shed pet hair can be one of the greatest contaminants in synthetic turf, especially for dog kennels or the homes of pet owners. Pet hair is also very difficult to spot in between the blades of synthetic turf, making the issue seem less significant than it actually is. However, by applying more pressure with our turf groomer, we can dig up and displace pet hair so that it can be easily brushed or swept away. This prevents it from impeding drainage or spreading unpleasant odors. 

4. Edges Tucked to Original Condition 

Over time, the edges of an artificial grass lawn can start to lift and displace, letting in sediment and debris under the lawn and posing a potential tripping hazard. During the cleaning process, we’ll tuck any lifted edges back into place, restoring your lawn’s structural integrity.

5. Magnet Sweep to Remove Dangerous Metal

This is a step we typically only need to perform for athletic facilities and school sports fields, but it is available for private homeowners as well if they desire it. We run a large cleaning magnet over the turf to attract and pick up metal objects that can pose a danger to those using the field. We’ll remove all screws, pins, or needles that could be lurking in your artificial grass.

6. Re-attach Raised Seams 

Similar to the edges of the turf, the seams of the lawn can detach and start to lift up from each other. Re-attaching these raised seams is a rather simple repair and one we can perform as part of our standard turf cleaning service.

 

7. Remove Weeds to Enhance Yard’s Appearance

While weeds can’t sprout up from artificial turf itself, they can find a home in any erosion or sediment that builds up along the edges of the lawn. During the cleaning process, we’ll pull up these weeds. However, we don’t apply weed killer in order to avoid putting your pets and children at risk. 

8. Minor Repairs to Keep Turf in Tip-Top Shape

For an additional fee, TurFresh can perform minor repairs to keep your synthetic turf lawn looking great. This can include replacing burn spots, rips, or areas that have seen extensive wear and tear from lawn equipment. 

9. Add TurFill to Keep Your Yard Smelling Fresh 

To replace infill, we add our TurFill product to the lawn and evenly distribute it over the surface of the synthetic turf. TurFill acts as a natural filter for pet urine, neutralizing the ammonia smell and preventing new odors from forming. 

10. Application of TurFresh to Remove Contaminants 

Lastly, we apply our proprietary TurFresh bacteria-fighting cleaner and deodorizer. Not only does this product help your lawn stay smelling fresh, but it will also help keep your family and pets healthy by preventing the spread of germs. 

If you’re looking for a trustworthy artificial grass cleaning service in Los Angeles, look no further than TurFresh. Our turf cleaning service has been leaving customers happy and satisfied for over 20 years, and our 10-point cleaning process ensures a thoroughly rejuvenated lawn after every job. Call us today at (855) 444-8873, and we can tell you more about our cleaning services and products. We can also schedule a cleaning appointment at your earliest convenience.

How Well Does Artificial Turf Drain?

A common concern for lawns in Orange, both artificial and natural, is drainage. Drainage is how quickly a lawn can rid itself of fluids like pet urine or rainfall, which prevents flooding and unpleasant odors from lingering. Drainage is highly important for both aesthetic value as well as health and safety reasons. Fortunately, synthetic turf lawns have a highly efficient drainage capability, with most types of synthetic turf able to drain up to 30 inches per hour per square yard. Routine maintenance performed by an artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh can help ensure that your synthetic turf lawn drains well all the time. 

A synthetic turf lawn has excellent drainage, but like everything, it needs to be maintained. Over time, the blades of synthetic turf can get flattened and matted by heavy foot traffic or lawn equipment resting on it. Matted artificial turf blades can impede drainage, but this can be resolved by reblooming the turf with the correct tool. A specialized groomer or brush with soft, synthetic bristles can rebloom turf blades without damaging or tearing them, restoring their upright condition. Here at TurFresh, we offer specialized turf combs and groomers as well as turf reblooming services for residential and commercial properties. 

Another common issue impeding drainage is compacted infill in between the turf blades. During the turf reblooming process, applying more pressure with your groomer or brush can help break up any infill that has clumped together and evenly redistribute it. This is useful no matter what type of infill your lawn uses, whether that’s silica sand, rubber granules, or even our TurFill infill and deodorizer. That’s why de-compacting infill is one of the crucial steps that we perform for all clients during our 10-point turf cleaning process. 

Leaves, twigs, pebbles, pet hair, and other forms of debris can all be major offenders when it comes to blocking drainage. Pet hair, in particular, can be troublesome for the homes of dog owners or dog kennels. This is because pet hair is nearly invisible once it has landed between the turf blades, and it can only be easily seen along the edges of the lawn. Once enough shed hair lands on the lawn, it can form a barrier that prevents water from draining, helping create puddles and giving off that unpleasant “wet dog” smell. An artificial grass cleaning service like TurFresh, however, can dig in between the turf blades without damaging them, displacing these hairs as well as other debris so that it can be easily swept away. We can even use our TurFlush system, which uses a pressure washer to flush out contaminants and maintain your lawn’s drainage.

If you need an artificial grass cleaning service in Orange, you can put your trust in TurFresh. We’ve been cleaning artificial grass lawns since 1999, using our own brand of child and pet-friendly turf cleaners and deodorizers. Our turf reblooming and cleaning services can rejuvenate your synthetic turf lawn and maintain its drainage, allowing you and your family or business to enjoy it for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about our turf cleaning services and products or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (855) 444-8873.