Artificial grass is about as maintenance free as you can get with it comes to your property.
Even still, you’re going to find yourself tending to it from time to time if you want to keep it looking sharp and vibrant.
When you understand how to properly tend to your new artificial turf, you’ll be able to keep it in pristine shape.
Synthetic grass is intended to be low maintenance. You can make it a no-maintenance lawn, but it simply won’t last as long or look as nice.
There’s also a good chance you could end up voiding any warranty that comes with your artificial grass installation. It’s best to take just the few necessary steps to keeping your yard in top shape. Just keep in mind that there are specific ways to tend to fake grass.
The last thing you want to do, for example, is use the wrong cleaning agent on your synthetic grass. Here are some tips on maintaining the yard you shelled out all that money for.
- Avoid any cleaning agent that utilizes harsh acids or alcohol bases. These will cause the artificial grass to deteriorate. The blades will lose their vibrancy and structure quickly as they break down.
- Diluted bleach is a good choice for removing any stains that might occur on your fake grass. While rare, it could be necessary on occasion especially if you have outdoor company or eat outside. Aim for a mixture of 1 part household bleach to 10 parts water, no less. Once you’ve used the solution to clean stains, it’s important to rinse your artificial grass long enough to remove any residual bleach.
- If you opt to use any detergents for taking care of animal poo or oily compounds, try to use a milder agent with minimal suds. Aim for biodegradable compounds that will have a minimal effect on the environment. As with any cleaning agent, rinse the area thoroughly so the solvent is dispersed passed the grass and infill and down into the natural soil.
- When you need to scrub an area of your fake grass, use only soft rags or very soft bristle brushes like those that are used to carefully clean vehicles. Rough bristles or towels may cause your grass to fray over time if you’re too rough while cleaning.
- Removing tough and stubborn dirt or stains can sometimes be quite a chore. Don’t give up the ghost yet and dive for the industrial strength cleaners. One of the greatest cleaning agents might be sitting right in your kitchen. Simple cider vinegar is a fantastic method for cleaning around the house and can be safely applied to your synthetic grass. You can spray the vinegar directly onto problem areas with a spray bottle or cover larger areas with a hose sprayer. While there’s less of an issue with leaving a cleaning solvent behind, it pays to rinse your yard – unless you enjoy having your yard smell like a big Vlasic pickle.