Due to its low maintenance, long lifespan and quality to look natural is the main reason artificial is preferred by many people for their front or back yard. This synthetic grass is made up of nylon and polymers which can easily be carpeted onto your lawn to give that fresh, green look. This doesn’t mean that you need to lay back and shouldn’t be concerned about its care and maintenance. It has “low-maintenance” not “no maintenance” which means you need to take certain steps to make sure that it lives up to its lifespan and look fresh. Here are some tips for maintaining your synthetic lawn.
- Dealing with Mild Stains
Artificial grass is stain-friendly so it’s easier to deal with mild stains and keeping the turf clean from spills and stains like alcohol, pet wastes, blood, urine or sticky stuff like chewing gum or lipstick. Although, these stains should be treated immediately so that they don’t leave a permanent stain mark. Use paper towels to rub the stain off. If the stain isn’t going away from it, use the solution of water and detergent.
- Sweeping Regularly
Low-maintenance includes occasional brushing sweeping for your synthetic yard. Make sure that the broom you use doesn’t have steel bristles or else your turf will get damaged. Have a soft brush and brush the whole turf gently to keep the fibers upright and look natural and new. When you are using heavy items on your lawn like a table, flower pot or an inflatable pool, make sure that after the removal you use brush immediately. Since these heavy objects can make the fibers to bend in a bad fashion, immediate use of brush will nullify any damages made.
- Killing Bacteria
Bacterial spores are less likely to come on your artificial turf but there is still a possibility especially if you have pets. A solution of vinegar and water will do the trick. Put it in a spray bottle and spray where you suspect is the bacterial cluster is (most likely the favorite spot of your pet to lay waste on).
- Regular Hosing
Watering your turf at least once a week is the best way of removing unpleasant odor and making it look fresh. This should be done before you decide to do your routine brushing. If weekly routine seems a bit of a stretch to you then maybe once in a month will suffice.
- Be Cautious While Using Hot Items
Hot items, in direct contact with artificial grass, can melt it. Cigarettes and barbeque ashes should not be in contact with the turf. The turf can be mended but it will leave visible marks which can ruin the look for your grass.
- Be Cautious In Winters
Cooling things down a notch. Winters won’t damage your turf but if there is an icy layer on top of the grass, you should avoid going on it or removing it. The ice should melt naturally.
Artificial grass lasts for up to 15-25 years with normal usage and following some proper routine procedures for its maintenance.