Wondering about the process around cleaning your artificial grass? When it comes to caring for lawns, artificial grass is far easier to maintain than seeded turf. You can put away the lawnmower, you don't have to feed it or even water it.
But now and again, you will need to give it your artificial grass a clean to keep it looking fresh. Here's our tips from the experts at Turf Green.
Step-by-Step Guide to Artificial Grass Cleaning
We've created a step-by-step guide to clean artificial grass at your property to help longevity and maintain its lush natural look for many years to come
Step 1: Get rid of debris and leaves
The first step in cleaning your artificial grass is to remove any debris or leaves from the surface.
You can use a leaf blower to remove all the dry leaves and plant debris. You can also use a broom or rake to sweep them up.
Step 2: Hose your artificial grass with water
Using a garden hose, spray down the artificial grass to remove any remaining dirt or debris. Be sure to use plenty of water to get the grass completely clean.
Ensure that water pressure is light to avoid the grass blades getting damaged.
When we install the grass at your property, Turf Green's artificial grass installers will take care of the drainage and surface water as part of the service we offer.
Step 3: Use a detergent to clean the artificial grass
In some cases, you may need to use a light detergent to clean the artificial grass. Mix with water and let the detergent soak in for a few minutes, then rinse it off with water.
Avoid bleach products so not to hamper the colour of the grass.
Step 4: Brush the artificial grass
Brush artificial grass using a rake or broom to ensure that grass blades maintain their upward position giving your lawn that natural look.
After cleaning the artificial grass, be sure to let it dry completely.
Maintenance for high traffic artificial grass areas
Artificial grass that sees a lot of foot traffic can deteriorate faster than grass in low-use areas. Regular maintenance can increase the life of the turf and keep it safe for use.
As a rule, at Turf Green we recommend that high-use artificial grass areas be maintained and cleaned approximately every 6-12 months.
Contact us at Turf Green and enquire about our artificial turf/grass/lawn maintenance services.
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