Maintaining old synthetic grass is almost too easy to do. You will save plenty of time and money by not having to mow, fertilize or heavily water your lawn to have a lush green yard. Synthetic grass cleans up is a simple, fast and effective.
The amount of maintenance required depends on a specific situation. If the landscape experiences pets/children or are surrounded by trees or live in a dusty area, your landscape might require a little cleaner effort and if the landscape does not include as much vegetation or does not experience much foot traffic, maintenance will be in a faster process.
Here are the steps how to maintain your old Synthetic Grass:
Weekly Maintenance – Most homeowners will need to lightly rinse down their artificial grass lawns once per week. Spraying down the grass fibers with a hose will remove dust and other small debris that has accumulated.
Monthly Maintenance – A more thorough synthetic grass cleaning will be done on a monthly basis will keep your lawn green, inviting and clean. Keep in mind that you may need to perform this level of maintenance more often if you have pets or during seasons when trees and shrubs lose their leaves or blooms.Once you have thoroughly cleaned your grass, you may find that it is not standing as upright as you would like and you may also notice that your grass is not erect in a certain area after you, a family member or pet has lain on it. This is easy to fix by simply grooming your lawn by using a broom or handled brush to brush against the natural grain to encourage each blade of artificial grass to stand up properly.
Remove pet waste from artificial grass – Artificial grass is safe for pets and cleaning up their solid waste is just as easy as on real grass.To remove pet droppings from grass, simply use your preferred method for removing solid pet waste. You can use a plastic bag or a pooper scooper. Once you have removed the solid waste, hose down the area in which the pet waste was located. For cleaning the pet urine on artificial grass, use a hose to spray down the area at least one time each week. And to ensure that your lawn stays clean and odor free, you may want to hose down your pet’s favorite urination area more often.
Cleaning spills, chewing gum, blood and other unfortunate occurrences from artificial grass – Artificial turf is a stained resistant, which makes cleaning up spills and other accidents easy.Most spills can simply be rinsed away with water. If residue remains after hosing off the area, you can use a mild, natural soap with warm water or a half-and-half mix of vinegar and water, which is also a great option for removing bacteria. For chewing gum, candy and other sticky substances can usually be removed just by picking them up with your hand. You can also use a plastic putty knife or similar tool for tougher removals.
Remove bacteria from synthetic grass – The bacteria buildup is generally not an issue with the artificial grass that is frequently cleaned and properly maintained. However, if you think that there is a bacterium present, you can use a half and half mix of vinegar and water to remove the bacteria. But if the area is small, such as a spot where your pet frequently urinates, you can use this mixture in a spray bottle.
Control of weeds –Grass is easy to remove when picking, brushing or raking grass. Be sure to remove weeds before you can root, especially around the edges. It is advisable to take care of a good cleaning of the lawn.You can buy several eco-friendly products at DIY centers and garden centers to kill algae, moss and weeds. If the instructions are followed, these products will not damage your artificial grass.
With proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your synthetic lawn and keep it looking its best for years to come. We hope that the steps above will help you maintain your Synthetic Grass.
And if you want a regular maintenance for your synthetic grass lawn, get in touch with us and we can come out and do it for you.