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 (213) 279-6599 today.

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