Stop Worrying About These Bacteria With Proper Synthetic Turf Maintenance

Whether you live in San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Santa Ana or Phoenix, germs are everywhere. From bacteria and viruses to parasites and infections, there are many potential health risks that can affect you, your family, and your pets if you neglect good hygiene and regular disinfecting around your property.

While many people regularly clean and disinfect interior surfaces such as countertops and tables, most people neglect disinfecting their backyards. However, regular synthetic grass maintenance is crucial for preventing the spread of nasty illnesses and organisms that can put your family and guests at risk. Here are a few types of bacteria, viruses and other infection-causing organisms that can be prevented from spreading with the help of an effective synthetic grass disinfectant.

1. Ringworm

Ringworm is a type of skin infection caused by a fungus. Ringworm is often found on the skin and in the environment, and it easily spreads in the presence of humidity and warmth. Ringworm can affect many parts of the body, including the scalp, groin and feet. If someone with athlete’s foot (a form of Ringworm) has recently stepped onto your artificial grass yard, your family could be at risk for catching it, which is why it’s always important to hire a turf maintenance service to thoroughly disinfect your yard after you have visitors or gatherings.

2. Staph

A Staph infection, also known as Staphylococcus, is another common bacteria found on the skin and in the environment. It’s highly contagious and can easily spread in places where people gather, such as public pools, schools, and backyard gatherings. A Staph infection can become very serious very quickly, and can even result in death if it isn’t treated properly. If you suspect that someone who’s recently used your synthetic grass lawn may have a Staph infection, contact TurFresh to clean your turf right away.


MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria is also highly contagious and can spread quickly when people come in contact with an infected person. It’s also resistant to certain antibiotics and can be difficult to treat, making it especially important to prevent in the first place. Since it can be spread through close contact with infected individuals or contaminated surfaces, including synthetic grass, prompt and thorough disinfecting is highly encouraged. Your pets can also catch MRSA, so keep an eye on their skin and fur, and see a veterinarian right away if they show any possible signs of infection.

4. Influenza A (H1N1)

Finally, influenza A (H1N1) is one of the most common kinds of viruses, and it’s one that can infect both humans and pets. Rates of this virus have been on the rise in recent years, making it especially important to ensure that high-touch surfaces are regularly sanitized and disinfected. Synthetic grass maintenance can effectively prevent influenza A from growing in artificial turf, mitigating the spread of this virus if someone in your home or on your property is sick. Common symptoms of influenza in both humans and pets include fever, cough and sneezing.

Synthetic turf maintenance, including the use of synthetic grass disinfectant, is crucial to keeping your turf safe to use for everyone in your home. Whether you want to apply our best-selling turf deodorizers yourself or trust the experts with a professional synthetic turf maintenance service, TurFresh can help you with your synthetic grass maintenance needs to ensure peace of mind for your entire family. 

If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s professional artificial turf maintenance services or book your first appointment, give us a call at 213-279-6599 or fill out our online contact form today. Visit our online store to view our full selection of turf deodorizers and at-home synthetic turf maintenance products.

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