Caring for artificial grass is easy.
In fact, most of our customers choose to install synthetic grass precisely because they find regular grass too difficult to maintain. Artificial turf is great for people who don’t have the time or energy to manage a natural garden surface and do not want to hire an expensive gardener.
Keeping your artificial garden looking great all year round only requires simple maintenance. Follow these easy steps, and avoid our list of No No’s to keep your garden shining brighter for longer.
Brush your artificial lawn
Brushing artificial lawns is the single most important piece of maintenance you can do. After the lawn has been installed, there is a six to eight-week ‘bedding-in’ period when you should regularly brush your turf. This is important as it allows the infill to settle and reinforce the surface structure.
It is important that you brush lightly and use a soft-thistle brush head. Failure to do these things could result in damage to your artificial turf. After the bedding-in period has passed you will not need to brush your turf as regularly – about once a month should keep the artificial grass in tip-top condition.
Remove unwanted weeds
Artificial grass is extraordinarily resistant to weeds and other unsightly vegetation, but we all know how devilish weeds can be. If any mosses or weeds do manage to sneak through your artificial turf, then you should use a water-based weed killer just like you would on a regular lawn.
When other organic materials such as sticks or leaves start to build up on your turf it can interrupt your garden’s surface drainage. This organic matter should be periodically removed to stop water building up.
Clean artificial grass stains
Don’t worry if your artificial garden attracts stains, any stain can be safely cleaned up using warm water and washing up liquid. For more stubborn stains you should use special cleaning products like mineral spirits to help maintain the integrity of your plastic turf.
Artificial Grass No-No’s
- Avoid exposing your surface to sharp items like broken glass
- Avoid fire and other sources of heat, including bonfires, cigarette butts and fireworks
- Avoid dropping chewing gum
- Avoid parking cars on your artificial surface
Follow these simple maintenance tips for an artificial garden that looks inviting and fresh the whole year round.
If you have any more questions about maintaining your lawn you can speak to your artificial grass installer, alternatively feel free to call a member of our team on 01625 837 694