One of the best things about installing artificial grass is that it requires very little maintenance. You no longer have to spend your weekends mowing your natural grass, cleaning muddy footprints or wasting water trying to revive those dry, brown patches. However, low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance.
While opting for this popular landscaping option offers several benefits, including more time to relax and enjoy your garden, it still needs cleaning once in a while to keep it in tip-top condition. Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice too much of your relaxation time with a maintenance routine.
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your artificial lawn looking great all year round and for years to come:
A Quick Spring Clean
Installing artificial turf is a great option if you’re looking for that natural look for your garden, minus the hard work associated with caring for natural grass. One of the biggest differences between these two options is the cleaning. Twigs, stones and leaves can easily be picked up or swept away with a soft bristle broom. Additionally, dust and pollen can be washed away with a quick rinse using your hose pipe.
Clean After Your Pets
Your pets will love artificial grass as it’s soft on their paws and easy to clean. If your pets have found a spot on your artificial lawn that they’re a little too comfortable with, you can use a hose to eliminate any urine smells. If you really want to put your cleaning gloves to good use, mix equal parts white vinegar and water to spray over the area. This will remove any bacteria and give your turf an extra clean. Make sure any pet waste is scooped up immediately to avoid lingering smells.
Get Rid of Mould & Fungus
As with all outdoor surfaces exposed to nature (including natural grass), mould and mildew can become a problem if left unchecked. Our award-winning Easigrass™ products have excellent drainage with holes every 10cm. This ensures bacteria will not have a chance to grow and thrive. However, it’s still a good idea to keep pesky bacteria at bay by regularly rinsing your artificial turf. Additionally, you can utilise eco-friendly household cleaners for a quick and gentle scrub.
A quick rinse and a soapy solution are fantastic ways to give your artificial grass the TLC it needs. However, if you’re looking for something extra, take advantage of our artificial grass maintenance services. This service checks edges and joints, removes airborne spores and algae, removes weeds and debris and re-infills with silica. This can be a great option if you’re looking for a hands-off approach but still want to give your lawn the attention it deserves.
Cleaning Practices to Avoid
Artificial grass is tough and durable and is able to withstand extreme weather conditions. However, there are certain cleaning practices you should avoid.
- Don’t use metal rakes as this can damage the grass fibres
- Don’t power wash using hot water
- Don’t neglect to care for your synthetic turf
Artificial grass is a blessing for garden lovers who enjoy spending their days relaxing outdoors rather than wasting too much time with maintenance. With these helpful tips and tricks, your synthetic turf will remain in excellent condition for years.
The Easigrass™ range of artificial grass products makes life super easi, offering a low-maintenance alternative that looks and feels like the real thing. To find out more about our award-winning range, contact us or get your quote today!