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The ultimate artificial grass cleaning guide

It should be made clear that artificial grass is low maintenance and not no maintenance. However, the level of maintenance required can usually be down to the frequency of use of the area.

For example, one of our recent clients uses her artificial turf as an extension of her gym area, meaning the ground is in almost constant use. Therefore, a regular and thorough rejuvenation is required in order to maintain the lift of

The benefits of artificial grass

The clear benefit of artificial grass is that it makes your garden usable all year round. However, regular exposure to the elements and high footfall, especially during winter months, can severely decrease the lifespan of your turf if not properly maintained. Therefore, we have created the ultimate maintenance guide for your artificial turf and will explain some of the most common questions we are often asked.

The steps to maintaining your lawn

The priorities to maintaining your lawn all year round are the following:

  • Removal of debris

  • Regular disinfecting

  • Brush the fibres

  • Prevent weed growth

  • Sand infills

Read on as we explore each of these in more detail below.

Removal of debris

Begin by using a plastic rake to brush the grass so you maintain. If you have areas that are particularly flat you may need to brush against the grain. Start on one side of your turf and work your way across. One way to try it is to brush in strips. A bit like you would when mowing a grass lawn.

Secondly, you want to remove leaves and debris. Use a blower or brush to get all debris to one corner and collect it by hand or use a dustpan and brush. This should be done regularly to avoid any germination of seeds that have blown across in the wind. Finally, remove moss and weeds to ensure a clear canvas for you to begin the next steps.

Consider using a killer agent with a maximum pH balance of 8. Once these have died off, remove them along with any outstanding leaves and debris. Once this is done, you are ready to move onto the next step.

Power brushing your turf.

Regular brushing helps prevent matting and ensures your fibres stay up, giving you the feeling of real grass. We recommend a stiff brush or power brush if available.

We highly recommend a method called 'cross brushing' which means you brush the turf in the opposite direction of the fibers. By doing this you will restore your fibres to an upright position which is important for managing both the drainage and the heat retention. drainage

If you use heavy objects on your turf, this may cause the fibers to lie flat. A good quality artificial grass should withstand this and you should be able to lift them back into an upright position.

If you don't have then get in touch with us today, and we will be able to use our state-of-the-art tools to do this quickly and effectively.

Prevent weed growth.

You would not expect a well-laid artificial lawn to get weeds growing through. However, there is the potential for airborne seeds to nestle in the fibres allowing weed growth on the service.

Another area for potential weed growth is right at the very edges of your artificial lawn. This is because the layers of weed membrane that should have been installed underneath your grass will only go up to the perimeter of your lawn, and therefore weeds have the potential to get around the edges of the membrane.

Finally, your turf is also susceptibly to moss growth. If you experience excessive moss growth, we recommend specialist equipment in order to remove this without damaging the fibres.

Spot cleaning stains

In high footfall area's your artificial turf is always susceptible to stains.

Artificial grass has very good resistance to staining, but you do need to be a little careful about exactly what products you use to remove them.

The objective with stains is to deal with them as soon as they occur. For fresh liquid soak up as much as possible using clean clothes or kitchen towel. If a stain has solidified you may need to remove it with a plastic knife or plastic spatula.

Following this it is best to apply a simple household detergent mixed with warm water. In the vast majority of cases, this should suffice.

Our last word

As you’ll have learned from this article, artificial grass is not entirely ‘maintenance-free’. Like anything exposed to the elements, there is some maintenance involved.

Fortunately, though, maintaining an artificial lawn requires some effort.

Consequently, If all this seems like too much, then we are here to help. Our specialist team is skilled in the rejuvenation of artificial grass. If you would like to arrange a free no-obligation quote then click here and complete our online quote form.

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