How To Clean Artificial Grass
If you have taken the eco-friendly step of having a professional artificial grass team install a brand new synthetic lawn in your front garden, backyard or around your swimming pool, one of the most important aspects to keep in mind is how to care for the turf material. With synthetics, there is no need for mowing or continually watering the area, or using harmful fungicides and pesticides.
However, watering artificial grass areas every now and again will guarantee the thorough removal of any microscopic amounts of dirt, dust and other minutiae that may have gathered. Any tiny pollutants that have collected together over time will be quickly washed away from the artificial grass fibers, which will make the area much safer to enjoy for families with pets and young children. Many faux lawn owners encourage the use of a water hose or power washer for the job, as watering the area will also help to protect the structural stability of the infill layer that is located under the synthetic layer.
When it comes to removing small amounts of debris, such as leaves, twigs and dirt clods, metal-pronged rakes are highly unsuitable because they can rip or tear the grass into ugly patches. Instead, a carpet rake, thin brush or fine broom gently run over the spot is a great substitute. In addition, using a leaf blower is the ideal way to remove accumulated detritus and to fluff up trampled grass. A simple combination of raking, brushing or brooming with a comprehensive session of leaf blowing is the best way to loosen up and then completely remove deeply ground in materials from the fibers. Do this once every monthly, or more frequently if desired.
Many owners of synthetic lawns swear by the use of weed killer. This is because, in time, crab grass and other bothersome weeds can start to grow nearby and potentially harm the filler layer bedrock. One of the useful benefits of artificial grass is that it does not attract bugs and insects. This is due to the lack of nutritional value that synthetic materials offer.
Fabric softeners are sometimes sprayed across the surface, as this method has been known to decrease static and keep the individual grass fibers looking soft, supple and spongy. A variety of degreasers and cleaners are manufactured specifically for artificial grass use, but always remember to check that the product you intend to use will not damage the grass blades. Use a specialized cleaning detergent to eliminate any odors from pet urine and dog feces that may be present. As for solid pet waste, this should be removed by hand as opposed to using a power washer or hose. If you shoot high-powered jets of water at fecal matter, it will simply disintegrate into small particles that will get lost in-between the blades of grass.
Synthetic turf is inexpensive, easy to maintain, 100% recyclable, and boasts the look and feel of the real thing. Synthetic lawn contractors specialize in the expert installation of artificial grass for residential landscaping, playground areas, public parks, pet runs, golf putting greens, and sports turf areas for rooftops, decking and patios.