The uninformed homeowner might recoil at the idea of putting in synthetic grass. Landscaping, after all, is about getting out there with a mower and some fertilizer, right? Well, that’s a perfectly valid way of thinking, but there are a number of benefits to going the artificial route. Imagine selling that lawn mower, never having to worry about your lawn going brown in the winter, and eliminating the backbreaking chore of weed pulling from your life. Sounds good, right? Of course, putting in artificial grass isn’t maintenance free. Here are some tips that can help you take care of your turf.
Just as it would be if your entire lawn was made of concrete, keeping debris off of your lawn will be one of the primary components of synthetic grass landscaping. Leaves, trash, and other misplaced items will stand out against your beautifully green yard and it will be up to you to get rid of them. This is easy enough to do in a number of ways. If you have a gas or electrical blower, you can simply run this debris into the street (although your neighbors may not appreciate it if the majority of the debris is trash). If not, you can move around the lawn manually with a poker or simply pick up the debris with your hands.
As far as in depth cleaning goes, the usual amount of rain should be enough to get rid of any dust or dirt that would accumulate on the yard. Synthetic grass landscaping really shouldn’t include any advanced cleaning techniques, but you may want to go out there with a hose every once in a while just the keep everything looking fresh and new. If you happen to get stains of any sort, you can use a mild soap to get rid of it. You should not use harsh chemicals, as these may damage your turf.
If you’re having issues with your synthetic grass landscaping, you may want to call out a professional to look over your problems. One of the great joys of owning artificial turf is the lack of maintenance that goes into the care. Having said that, if you team up with a professional team, you can ensure that your lawn remains beautiful for years to come, inspiring jealousy in every one of your neighbors. They will have tricks and techniques that can fill in flattened areas of the turf and ensure that everything is restored to the way it was when you first installed it. It doesn’t hurt to establish an ongoing working relationship with such a company, so that you have someone you can quickly turn to if you run into questions or problems.