The Essential Artificial Grass Maintenance Guide to Turf Reblooming

Homeowners across the country are switching to artificial grass due to its low-maintenance nature. After all, it doesn’t need to be watered or mowed to remain vibrantly green year-round. However, your synthetic grass landscaping can still suffer noticeable wear and tear in high-traffic areas if you don’t look after it properly. 

If you notice that your synthetic turf lawn looks a little flat and lifeless compared to when it was freshly installed, it may be time to consider reblooming your turf. Although your turf blades won’t turn brown, they can become matted due to foot traffic or debris, so reblooming your turf blades should be part of your regular artificial turf maintenance routine. Here’s how it works and how often you should be reblooming your artificial grass lawn.

How Turf Reblooming Works

Turf reblooming is the process of rejuvenating your turf blades, gently lifting them to counteract any matting or leaning. By bringing your synthetic grass blades back to an upright position, your lawn will look lush and full once again, rather than the unkempt appearance that matting can cause.

Homeowners can rebloom their synthetic turf by cross-brushing the turf blades. This involves raking or brushing your turf against the grain to reverse matting. When reblooming your turf, only brush it with tools that have synthetic bristles; never use metal, as this can damage the fibers. 

If you opt for professional artificial grass maintenance, your technicians will likely use a power broom to rebloom your turf. This tool is specially designed for artificial grass and consists of a rotating drum with synthetic bristles. By rolling the power broom over the turf, the turf fibers will be gently lifted and brought back to their full upright position.

The Benefits of Turf Reblooming

Turf reblooming is an important aspect of any synthetic grass maintenance routine because it has significant benefits for the appearance and functionality of your turf lawn. Firstly, it enhances its overall visual appeal. Over time, artificial turf can become flattened from use, causing it to look unappealing, fake, or dirty. Reblooming fluffs up the turf blades and restores them to their original, lush appearance at the time of installation.

Turf reblooming also helps redistribute infill and improve drainage. With regular use, your lawn’s infill can become compacted, affecting the feel and performance of your lawn as well as impeding drainage. Not only can this feel unpleasant underfoot, but it can also become a health and safety hazard if liquid pools on the surface of your lawn. When reblooming your turf, infill is redistributed, and your drainage can keep working at 100 percent capacity, keeping your lawn dry, safe, and at optimal performance.

How Often to Rebloom Your Synthetic Grass

The frequency with which you should rebloom your turf will depend on the amount of foot traffic your lawn receives. If your lawn gets a lot of use, such as in a commercial or recreational setting, then it may need reblooming frequently. However, it’s important not to rebloom your synthetic grass too often, as this could actually cause further damage. Overblooming your artificial grass can cause memory loss, split fibers, or even a voided warranty.

To avoid these issues, it’s best to hire an artificial grass maintenance professional who knows how and when to rebloom turf blades to achieve the best lawn possible. TurFresh’s TurfBloom service was created with this in mind, offering customizable service plan schedules that suit each household’s needs and budget. 

Our trained turf technicians will remove debris, rebloom turf blades, and closely inspect your lawn to ensure it’s in good condition. We also perform turf reblooming as part of our 10-point TurfClean artificial grass maintenance service for an even more comprehensive lawn care plan.

If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s artificial turf maintenance services or book your first artificial turf reblooming appointment, give us a call today at 469-489-3321 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 maintenance.

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