Are you tired of spending countless hours mowing, watering, and maintaining your lawn? If you’ve recently installed an artificial lawn to save time and money, congratulations are in order!
You’re finally free from tedious tasks that take up your weekends! The best part is that residential artificial turf from TurfPro means you’ll have an evergreen lawn all year round.
While you can forgo the regular lawn mowing and watering, you will still need to put in some effort to keep your synthetic grass looking lush and healthy for years.
At Marshal Renee Construction, we want you to love your artificial lawn. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to caring for your artificial lawn, so you can enjoy a low-maintenance landscape for years to come.
Brush it Regularly
Just like real grass, your artificial lawn must be brushed regularly to maintain its upright position and spread any infill evenly.
This task is especially important after heavy foot traffic or if you have pets. Use a stiff-bristled broom or artificial lawn rake to get the best results from your brushing. Sweep your lawn in various directions. This will help avoid flattening the fibers.
Clean up Spills and Stains
While synthetic grass will never develop unsightly stains from lawn disease, it isn’t out of the woods.
Yes, it is resistant to most stains, but you should still clean up any spills or pet waste as soon as possible to prevent unwanted odors and discolorations.
Cleaning spills and stains is easy! All you have to do is use a hose or bucket of water to dilute the offending substance, then blot the area dry with a clean cloth. For stronger stains and spills, feel free to use a mild detergent and rinse the affected area thoroughly with water.
Remove Obstacles and Weeds
You may think your artificial lawn is immune to pesky weeds and plant overgrowth, but that’s not entirely accurate. Weeds can still find their way through the seams or edges of your TurfPro lawn and grow around obstacles such as rocks, planters, or furniture. Make sure to remove any weeds or debris as soon as you spot them, using a hand weeder or gentle herbicide.
Protect it from Sharp Objects and Heat
One of the most significant benefits of artificial grass is its durability and resilience against normal wear natural grass faces. However, it’s still important to avoid exposing your lawn to sharp objects, such as metal spikes or gardening tools, that can puncture or tear the fibers.
Also, remember that synthetic grass can absorb heat, so avoid placing hot grills or fire pits directly on it. If you want to use your artificial lawn as a grilling station, create a fireproof, sturdy surface like a brick patio or slabs.
Mind the Weight
Although artificial grass is relatively strong, it can get damaged if too much weight is placed on it for an extended period. Therefore, avoid parking your car or placing heavy outdoor equipment and furniture on your turf.
However, suppose furniture is something your lawn needs to create the backyard oasis of your dreams. In that case, you can place a protective barrier underneath to prevent friction between the surface and the fibers.
Keep an Eye on Drainage
Good drainage is essential for keeping your lawn looking healthy, especially during heavy rainfall. Most artificial lawns come with a built-in drainage system that allows water to pass easily through them. However, over time, the drainage system may get clogged with leaves or debris, causing water to accumulate and damage your turf.
To avoid this, check your artificial lawn’s drainage system regularly and remove any obstructions that may hinder the flow of water. Some of the best times to check your drainage system are after heavy storms or at the end of fall when leaves and debris are typically scattered throughout a yard.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
To ensure your artificial lawn’s longevity and optimal appearance, you should schedule professional maintenance at least once a year. This can involve tasks such as re-applying infill, checking for drainage issues, or repairing seams or tears.
The team at TurfPro can perform these tasks efficiently and safely, eliminating the need for you to do them yourself and putting your lawn at risk. Contact us today for a consultation!