Maintaining and Caring For Your Artificial Turf
People love artificial grass for the evergreen color and reduced maintenance, but artificial grass still needs to be cared for to ensure longevity and that your turf always looks its best!
Our best recommendation is to sign up for one of our TurfCare plans if you live in one of our service areas, but if you live outside of one of these areas, or are interested in maintaining your artificial turf on your own, our products are a great solution! In addition to our products and services, we recommend the following tips to keep your turf looking as great as the day it was installed:
General Maintenance Tips:
1. Remove Debris Regularly
One of the easiest ways to keep your turf in top shape is to regularly remove pieces of debris from its surface. This includes objects such as leaves, twigs, or other miscellaneous objects. These items can be picked up by hand in just a matter of minutes, making it one of the easiest artificial turf maintenance methods. If left for long periods, this debris could cause your turf blades to become matted or clog your drainage, reducing your turf’s lifespan.
2. Cross-Brush Your Turf Blades
Although some turf products are more durable than others, even the best synthetic grass will become matted over time as it’s used and walked on. Cross-brushing your turf every month will help counteract this matting and prevent any long-term damage to the blades. The TurFresh TurfComb is specially designed to effectively re-fluff turf blades and remove debris without damaging synthetic grass blades. When cross-brushing always use a brush or broom with synthetic bristles, and avoid metal prongs at all costs.
3. Top Up Infill
Infill serves as a protective barrier for your turf backing and fibers, so it’s important that you add more infill as levels deplete over months and years. We recommend adding more infill seasonally to maintain an optimal level. Maintaining your infill will help best protect the turf’s backing and prevent tears, extending your synthetic turf lawn’s lifespan. If you’re worried about pet odors or bacteria buildup, we recommend all-natural TurFill, which neutralizes pet odors at their source.
4. Invest in Professional Artificial Turf Maintenance Services
Providing your artificial turf with professional annual or bi-annual artificial grass maintenance services can help extend your turf’s lifespan. TurFresh’s comprehensive artificial turf cleaning services include re-blooming turf fibers, topping up infill, removing pet odor, removing weeds, re-tucking loose seams, and more. Choose our TurfBloom service for periodic artificial turf refreshing or our TurfClean service for full detail artificial turf cleaning maintenance.
Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners:
1. Remove Pet Waste Often
For best results, let solid waste dry before removal to prevent a bigger mess. For liquid, most turf will drain well, but may have a lingering smell depending on constant spot use.
2. Get Yourself Some TurFresh BioS+
If you want a foolproof DIY solution that will keep your turf looking and smelling fresh year-round, our proprietary TurFresh BioS+ deodorizing spray is the ideal solution. Our formula was specially formulated to remove pet odor more effectively than other brands; TurFresh Bios+ breaks down the ammonia and proteins in pet urine to eliminate the small altogether rather than just covering it up. This results in a deeper clean and a longer-lasting fresh scent. It’s safe to use around kids and pets, and it can be easily applied as-needed for a quick turf maintenance pick-me-up.
3. Use TurFill Regularly
Another way to combat pet odors is by replacing your standard infill with pet-approved TurFill. TurFill is an all-natural infill that neutralizes pet urine odor in the same way BioS+ does, eliminating the odor at the source rather than temporarily masking it. It helps dry up pet messes with record speed and stays ready for the next mess. Next time you perform your synthetic turf maintenance, choose TurFill for a pet-proof lawn that will stay fresh, clean, and evergreen.
5. Bring in TurFresh Professional Cleaning Service
If you prefer to leave the artificial turf maintenance to the experts, TurFresh offers professional turf cleaning services for homes throughout the country. It can be overwhelming bringing a new pet home, and it’s likely that you don’t have much extra time on your hands for lawn maintenance. Leave it to the experts at TurFresh; we offer four customizable service plan options that make lawn care hassle-free. From removing pet hair and unblocking drainage to cleaning the surface and eliminating bacteria, our thorough 10-point turf maintenance process will leave you with one less thing to worry about.
To find out more about our synthetic turf maintenance services, products, and how they can help extend the life of your artificial grass landscaping, give us a call today at (855) 444-8873. We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for your first professional turf cleaning service. You can also visit our online store to pick up everything you need for at-home artificial turf cleaning between TurFresh services.