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Once you have this grass installed, you can say goodbye to fertilizing, mowing, drying, and wasting gallons and gallons of water for irrigating - for good. You’re wondering if you read that right – little maintenance not zero maintenance. Yes. In as much as we’d love for you to kick back and relax forever, we unfortunately cannot control the elements around your turf. Not to worry, all we’re talking about is a bit of regular cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking great and smelling fresh.
We want to make your life easier, so we're going to highlight how to clean and maintain your artificial grass right here right now. We will teach you how to get rid of stains, how to get rid of creases, and how to get rid of odors on your artificial turf respectively.
How often you need to clean your synthetic turf depends on the situation. For instance, homes that have plenty of pets or children are likely to clean their lawn much more than homeowners who keep off their artificial grass. Those who live in dusty areas may also need to rinse down their fake lawns more than people who live in places that get a lot of rain all throughout the year. The key to keeping your turf in pristine condition is following a cleaning schedule and modify it to best suit your needs.
Most homeowners will need to hose down their lawns at least once a week. Spraying down their synthetic grass will help get rid of dust and small debris that accumulates in between washings. This schedule is advisable for lawns that experience high traffic (from pets or children) and also those located in dry and dusty regions like Arizona, Nevada and the barren areas of California.
Monthly cleanings should be more thorough to help keep your artificial lawn looking as pristine as possible. This schedule is ideal for lawns in places that experience lots of rain and get natural rinses on a regular basis.
You can remove dirt, dust, and other debris using a regular using a regular lawn rake or a stiff brush. Use turf groomers with nylon tines to prevent damaging the fake grass. Regular brushing or raking is an effective way of helping the grass blades maintain their upright position. You may also need to perform this maintenance more often especially if you have trees that shed during the autumn season.
Regular artificial turf grooming will help prevent your grass from matting and keep your infill from compacting in selected areas. If you have just moved into a space where the fake lawn has not been properly groomed in a while, don't worry - you can still brush the blades upright. If this doesn't work, you may consider hiring a professional fake grass groomer to work on your lawn and restore it to its former lushness.
When dealing with spillage, you have have to act fast. The sooner you get to the spillage, the smaller the chance for it to harden or seep deep inti the turf. If you treat every spillage with urgency, you will have a better chance of removing it without causing permanent damage to the grass.
One thing you can do for liquid spillage is to soak it up with a clean cloth, a kitchen towel, or a dry absorbent like cat litter. The worst of spills can be removed using this method. If it leaves a stain or mark behind, the next thing you can do is to add a little dishwashing liquid in a bowl of warm water and apply it directly to the stain using a soft bristle brush or clean sponge.
Working this solution gently around and in between the grass fibers will remove the stain. Rinse your turf thoroughly or hose it down to wash away both the solution and the stain. If the stain has hardened and using a hose or brush seems futile, you can try using a plastic knife or spatula. A small toothbrush may also do the trick, Under no circumstance should you use a steel brush or metal knife because they will surely damage the grass fibers.
If you're unsure whether you can use a specific cleaning agent on your lawn, you can always contact us for recommendations. Some cleaning products are specially formulated for ypur turf and will work so much better than traditional cleaning agents without causing even the slightest damage to your grass.
If you're using cleaning products straight off-the shelf, don't forget to do a spot test. Use the product on a small area on your lawn first before applying to a larger area. You wouldn't want your cleaning efforts to backfire, and make a bigger problem out of a small one.
In the middle of your living room. supposed to be the center of attention, a conversation piece - but all you can see is that darn crease. You bought your artificial rug and laid it out and now that you've planned an entire party theme centered around it - no one else seems to notice but it's all can look at!
First of all: Do. Not. Panic. Storage and handling of turf rolls can sometimes cause creases on your grass. Sometimes if it's used as a grass rug, like any regular rug, if it gets pinned under furniture or used as back scratchers by your indoor pet, it's gonna crease. Most of the time, these creases go away on their own as the turf gets stretched out from being walked on so much or if it is exposed to warm temperatures. If, however, the crease doesn't go away after a long time, you might consider performing the following steps to get rid of the creases on your synthetic grass.
Let the grass "relax" on its own by rolling it out under the sun. A few hours should be enough for the grass to absorb the heat. The temperature should help the creases drop and your turf should start looking less flat. This same heat should help lift the grass blades naturally and make it look more lifelike.
Run your hands through the area where the creases are more pronounced and gently pull the edges of the turf to flatten the creases out. If you are working on a specifically larger crease, you can ask another person to assist you so you can tug from the opposite directions. Let the turf be for a good 10-15 minutes after doing this method to let it rest.
If when you return to your grass there are still signs of creasing you can now start working underneath since the problem is unlikely to be limited to the surface. Turn the affected area over and instead of the grass fibers, you are now going to expose the backing to the heat of the sun. Once again, slightly pull the edges or gentle stretch the creases out using your hands.
Folding the grass back over should reveal that the creases have now disappeared. You can now lay out your artificial grass. If the creases show up after installation, your course of action should include getting in touch with the installers so they can remedy the issue and get rid of the creases as soon as possible.
Especially if the cause of the odor is pet urine, finding the proper deodorizer may prove to be a challenge. This shouldn't be an issue though, because removing dog urine odor from your yard is actually very easy to do, and we are here to teach you how.
General odor prevention involves weekly hosing to remove animal urine and other odors. Rinsing also has other benefits that include pollen and dirt removal. If your pet has a favorite potty spot, you can rinse the area more frequently to keep the odors at bay.
If, however, the smelly areas remain just as smelly even after rinsing, it may mean that your grass needs a more thorough cleaning. You can clean the problem spot with water mixed with a drop or two of dish soap. If the odor still lingers even after cleaning with soap and water, you can spray a mixture of minutes and rinse with water. Vinegar is a natural and effective and effective agent for neutralizing odors.
Usually, vinegar is enough to keep the odors at bay. If this doesn't work, you can contact us and get a recommendation on deodorizers. For safety purposes, remember to use gloves and protective gear for your eyes. Also, avoid applying these deodorizers in direct sunlight or near a fire source.
Keeping your artificial lawn is an easy feat to accomplish. All it takes is a bit of dedication and a whole lot of knowledge on how to keep stains and odors on your grass at bay.