Maintenance Of Your Artificial Grass Installationthe_alm1ghty_owner
Removal of Debris
To keep your artificial lawn in good order for many years to come it will require a little TLC We often get asked is there any maintenance involved in a newly installed synthetic lawn. Below we have put together a short guide on how to look after your artificial grass.
As a result of the fantastic weather we have here in Ireland during Autumn, many leaves fall from trees and shrubs. If your artificial grass is close to these you are going to get some level of organic deposit onto your lawn. Generally once the heavy fall is over it is good practice to remove the leaves from the artificial grass. Use a leaf blower or simply brush the leaves off the grass. Keeping organic material on your artificial grass to a minimum greatly reduces the chance of weeds growing the following spring.
Many artificial grass installations are sanded so you must bear in mind that this also serves as a medium for growth of weeds from season to season. However generally you’re looking at extremely low quantities if any from year to year.
Cleaning Your Artificial Grass
A simple hose down with some water can remove dust as well as other stains and spillages. If your artificial grass has a north-facing aspect and gets little sun light then keep an eye out for moss or algae growth. If you notice any growth during the winter months a simple treatment should do the trick. This is extremely rare though.
You may have pets or local visitors who leave some presents on your newly installed artificial grass from time to time. If so then remove the solids first and simply hose down with water. This should render the artificial
grass clean again. The same applies for urine and again a simple wash down should be enough. If you want to disinfect your artificial grass use some soapy warm water and do so with a soft brush. Brush down quickly and wash off again with a hose.
Brushing of your artificial grass, especially lower density grass, can spring the fibers back up and remove any solid inorganic material that may have accumulated on it. Brushing can also redistribute any accumulations of sand that may have happened for whatever reason. Occasional brushing is good practice to maintain the look and health of your artificial grass installation.
With these little tips above you should be able to maximize the life of your installation and maintain your artificial grass in prime condition for years beyond its warranty.