Most homeowners opt for artificial grass due to its ability to maintain its lush greenery and health, becoming presentable despite low maintenance requirements. Unlike natural grass, artificial grass is not susceptible to weeds, diseases, fungi, or additional risks because of high foot traffic and battering from multiple elements. However, like any other home interior investment, it needs adequate care and maintenance to ensure its long-lasting durability until its whole lifespan.
Here we have some of the best practices you should implement to give ultimate care and maintenance of your artificial grass:
1. In case of mild stains
Be it a barbeque night or an evening tea party, having a lush green artificial grass backyard serves you a great outdoor ambiance for all such events. However, no amount of precautions can save your grass from spilled food or beverages.
Luckily, there’s always a way to get rid of such stains. Depending on the stain, you can opt for any of the following cleaning measures:
- Prompt cleaning
- Blotting up the liquid with a towel or a dry absorbent.
- Rinsing the area with water and mild household detergent.
- Using 3% of ammonia solution with water.
2. In case of stubborn stains
Some stubborn stains made of grease or oil can make your turf a bit challenging to clean. If such greasy stains don’t respond to the mild detergents or ammonia mixture, consider using mineral spirits to pull out the stain. Hence, you can gently rinse the area and blot up the excess liquid to clean your artificial grass stains.
3. In case of removing the sticky stuff
Chewing gum and tree sap are other elements that can get stuck to your artificial grass, hampering its beauty and tidiness. Luckily, they are comparatively easy to remove. Try using dry ice or aerosol refrigerants to freeze off the gum or sap, hence, becoming easier to be scrapped off the grass.
4. Removing pet waste
Having a four-legged friend doesn’t mean you necessarily need to carry out a rigorous cleaning process to maintain the tidiness of your environment-friendly artificial grass. Instead, cleaning up the pet waste is rather simple by following these steps:
- Allow the waste to dry before you remove it.
- Artificial grass drains out most of the liquid. Hence, consider dousing your turf in cold water with a hose on the soiled spots to avoid the stench.
5. Future maintenance
Depending on natural wear, tear, and care, a good quality artificial turf can typically last for 15 to 25 years. Therefore, besides following the periodical cleaning procedure, manufactured turf owners should follow a few steps to maintain its wellness and durability. Hence, you should follow a routine to clear the debris by regular rinsing and cross brushing that will further help the artificial turf achieve an extended and useful lifespan.
6. Equipment requirements
For routine maintenance and care of your artificial grass, consider using some lawn care tools. For instance, a hose lets you rinse off the excess water at will if you reside in an area prone to rain. However, a leaf blower or a lawn vacuum helps you eliminate the fallen leaves before they touch your artificial turf ground. Furthermore, if you wish to keep your grass fibers fresh and unmatted, a rake is also a valuable tool.
7. Clean, rinse, brush, and repeat
Clean, rinse, brush, and repeat are the four vital steps to ensure your artificial turf’s long-lasting wellness and greenery. This includes:
- Removing the debris from the grass.
- Rinsing the turf regularly
- Cross-brushing your turf against the grain in high-traffic areas.
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