These easy maintenance steps will ensure your new artificial turf stays vibrant for longer. Trueturf tips for routine cleaning, weeds, animals, removing debris, and more.
Artificial grass cleaning guide
To make the most of your artificial grass and ensure it has a long life, you will need to take care of it. Synthetic turf doesn’t need nearly as much maintenance as real grass. For a start, there is of course no need to mow it, water or fertilise.
Should you wish to clean your plastic grass, you may do so with some environmentally friendly detergent mixed with plenty of warm water. You might want to wash your artificial grass if you have a number of pets using the lawn to do their business, and if the grass is frequented by children.
Brushing the pile
After the artificial grass is installed, it needs a period of around 6-8 weeks to fully ‘bed’ itself in. Then light brushing with a stiff broom on a regular basis will allow the structure of the blades to remain upright. Maintaining the grass vertically will assist in avoiding flattening and compaction. Using the stiff broom, gently push against the grass in the opposite direction to where it is leaning.
Leaves and other debris
All debris should be removed from the artificial grass surface, whether it is leaves or other organic matter. Use a stiff broom to sweep your grass regularly. Keep your lawn looking its best while preventing organic matter from building up and decomposing. Leaving rotting vegetation and other organic matter is not ideal as it can affect drainage and encourage moss and weed growth.
All installations should include a weed membrane beneath the grass to avoid unwanted weeds and air born seeds embedding in the grass. Perfectly Green products have drainage holes in the backing to allow for drainage, which is why it is so important for a weed barrier to be placed directly below the grass. Should any moss or weeds appear, ensure that only a water-based weed killer is used. Always remember to remove any dead roots or weeds to avoid a build up as mentioned above.
Just like a natural lawn, animal mess should be removed straight away. Anything large will need to be picked up by hand. The area can then be washed down using warm water containing a weak detergent, such as washing-up liquid. Most stains can also be removed fairly quickly using a watered-down weak detergent with warm water.