More and more people are using artificial grass for their lawns, especially in areas of the country where water resources are becoming increasingly scarce and maintenance for lawns is too time-consuming. Artificial grass is easy to care for and looks great all year round regardless of weather conditions, but there are some useful tips you should follow to make sure you get the most from your lawn.
To make sure your grass has its best look and remains clear, think about removing debris from time to time. You can remove debris such as leaves or dirt simply by hand or with a bush, but also consider using a leaf blower if you want to quickly clean your synthetic grass. We recommend you clear your lawn at least once a month to keep it in excellent shape. If too much organic matter builds up on your artificial grass, this could lead to weeds growing on your lawn and cause drainage blocks.
Usually artificial grass is designed to resist most stains, but you should try to clean stains as quickly as possible to make sure they don’t set into your lawn. Many stains can be removed simply with water and detergent, including coffee, juice, milk, sodas, wine, tomato sauce, and blood. Other stains such as cooking oil, nail polish, ink, shoe polish, or suntan lotion require grease spot removal products. Afterwards, be sure to use some warm water to rinse your lawn clean.
You can expect a lot of organic matter, such as dust or pollen, to be washed away whenever it rains. However, if you notice a lot of these products building up over time, don’t be afraid to wash them away yourself with a garden hose. You should also be using weed killer or special herbicides at least once a year to keep other plants from growing on your property. From there, just rip up the weeds to make sure your lawn is clear. You can talk to your artificial lawn care specialist about which weed killers work best for your specific lawn care needs.
Synthetic grass is designed to be safe for animals and can easily deal with animal droppings or urine. However, you should clear this waste away as soon as possible using some detergent and water to rinse away the areas the animal has used. You can also consider using a vinegar solution to naturally clean and deodorize your grass.
In the end, synthetic grass is much easier to maintain then a regular lawn. You’ll also be helping the environment by using far less pesticides and water than you would with real grass. Following these tips should keep your lawn looking good for years to come.