One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass is the fact it involves less maintenance than natural growing turf. But that doesn’t mean there is no maintenance or care at all. To ensure longevity and good looks, it’s essential to take small steps to maintain it. Having a few key tools will help make this upkeep a breeze. Most home or business owners already have some of these tools around the house. Here are the top items we recommend you keep around.
It’s essential that you NEVER use any rakes or tools that have steel points or spikes on artificial turf. These tools will rip the mesh backing and can cause permanent damage to your lawn. Plastic rakes should be your go-to for raking up leaves or debris.
A leaf blower can make your job of removing debris from your lawn even easier! You can use gas-powered or electric, although electric is the cleaner choice, and you don’t have to worry about inadvertently spilling oil or gasoline on the turf. Consider a leaf blower that has a reverse option so you can use it like a vacuum cleaner, too.
Artificial Turf Brush
Brushing turf is an often overlooked maintenance step. Cross-brushing your grass will help the individual grass blades stand tall and prevent fading and matting. Matting occurs from overuse and can even cause the blades to begin breaking down faster than anticipated.
A garden hose will play an important role in keeping your lawn looking and performing its best. If you have pets or opt for a turf cooling system like HydroChill. A quick rinse on any spills you might have will keep stains away.
Investing in turf disinfectant is a great way to keep your lawn looking and smelling fresh. We recommend ClO2 cleaning products. They work from the ‘outside in’ to break down the cell wall to disinfect. This product has faster application at lower concentrations, so it won't leave any harmful residue.
Artificial Turf Cleaning Guide
With all of your supplies at hand, cleaning is made simple. Head over to our article that’s all about keeping your fake grass clean. It features a few tips we’ve gathered from turf owners just like you to keep your grass looking good.
If you ever have any questions about keeping your turf clean or have tips we can feature in our articles, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today.