Artificial Grass Maintenance 101: How to Make Your Fake Lawn Look Great

Once you have artificial grass installed on your property, the next step is making sure you know exactly how to care for it. Proper fake grass landscaping and maintenance is very important to know. It is true that maintenance on an artificial lawn is almost nothing compared to the amount of time and effort needed to maintain a traditional, natural lawn. However, artificial turf still requires some maintenance, albeit very minimal amounts. Here’s what you need to know.

First of all, most companies who make and sell synthetic grass put a warranty on it for around 8 years. Though we understand why they do this, the truth is that if it is well taken care of and the owner of the property stays on top of it (which really isn’t that difficult at all), the majority of artificial grass installations should last between 10 and 15 years. Sure, the more activity these lawns experience, like kids playing on it every day, certainly won’t last quite as long as someone who’s lawn never sees any foot action. But all things considered, your synthetic lawn should last much longer the warranty if proper fake grass landscaping is adhered to.

Artificial lawns need to be rinsed. Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to rinse it often, as in once or twice a week. Situations where this would be necessary if is you live in a very dusty area or if you have pets who do their business on it regularly. If you live in a rainy part of the world, you may hardly ever have to rinse it as Mother Nature can just do it for you. You will have to decide the frequency of rinses you apply to your artificial turf, but we recommend at least a quick rinse once a week. And make sure that you are clearing any debris from the surface area and generally keeping it tidy. Some people use a traditional leaf blower to get the job done as well as garden vacuums or lawn sweepers. Any of those will do.

In order to prevent the blades of synthetic grass from becoming matted, brush it. Make sure to own a brush, one with stiff synthetic bristles. The bristles should be around 5 inches long. Do not use a brush with wire or metal bristles for obvious reasons. Once a month is typically an acceptable amount of times to brush your lawn as part of your fake grass landscaping. And just like rinsing, the frequency of brushing should be customized to the type of lifestyle your lawn lives. The more you use your lawn, the more brushing sessions it needs. High traffic areas of the lawn should always be prioritized.

Now, let’s get the attention of all you pet owners out there. Not to worry, cleaning your synthetic grass won’t be difficult. Anytime you pick up animal droppings left on your artificial lawn, the affected areas should be hosed. No chemicals are needed to clean urine areas if you stay on top of it. Get into the habit of rinsing those areas quickly once a week. Excessive amounts of water are not necessary. Just a quick and direct spray for a few seconds should do that trick. Remember that turf deodorizer will be incorporated into your initial fake grass landscaping installation, so you shouldn’t be dealing with smells.

In general, for any areas that won’t get clean with sprays from plain water, scrub them gently with soapy water. Some people use a vinegar/water mixture with good results as well. Avoid spilling things like motor oil, grease, and other similar lubricants. These can create problems for your artificial lawn. Also, after heavy snowfall, it’s fine to shovel off layers of snow with a plastic shovel. Make sure to give the lawn a good brushing after being matted down with snow.

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Artificial Grass Maintenance 101: How to Make Your Fake Lawn Look Great

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