The best part of installing artificial lawns is that it does not require the maintenance an organically created garden would need. Unlike the natural grass, there is no need to mow, aerate, water, weed, reseed or fertilise your lawns to keep it lush-green. If you live in an area with little rainfall, artificial lawns can be your best friend.
The synthetic turf of artificial grass is the easiest way of beautifying your gardens, playgrounds and lawns. Apart from being cost-efficient and eco-friendly, artificial lawns are also low on maintenance. No need to waste your holidays in the yard cleaning. Just a little brushing and scrubbing here and there can keep your lawns luxuriously green and tidy.
How to Maintain Artificial Lawns?
Maintenance of artificial lawns differs according to the circumstances. People who live in areas with heavy rainfall and lots of dust needs to preserve their synthetic turf more than others. If the synthetic grass is installed in an area with heavy footfall or other landscaping like flowers and trees, it would require good maintenance.
Though artificial lawns and backyards are rugged and durable, families who have children and pets require a good amount of support to keep the turf new and shiny. Therefore, the need for maintenance depends upon the circumstances surrounding your lawn.
Lawn Maintenance Plan
If you are lucky enough to have a family full of children and pets, you can smoothly upkeep your verdant artificial lawns monthly. To maintain and keep your beautiful synthetic turf clean, tidy and lush-green, here are some of the useful once-to-do tips.
Take a broom, rake or a floor brush and clean the turf once or twice in a month. This will keep your synthetic grass free of any debris or entanglement. It also keeps the grass strands levelled, straight and vertical.
TIP: For quick maintenance use a leaf blower to groom your synthetic turf.
Wash the grass with a tube or duct. These will remove any stain, pollen and dirt from the turf and keep it fresh. Also, check for any spills on the surface and clean them once a month.
Spill or Waste Cleaning Tips
A monthly cleaning schedule will keep your artificial lawns in adequate condition. However, sometimes you may have to deal with tough stains and spills. Though it is still better than the maintenance procedure of natural grass, you still have to do it.
If you love your pet, you should go for synthetic lawns instead of natural grass lawns. Artificial turf is very pet-friendly. Your pet can keep running and playing on the lawn and it will not wear down as quickly as real grass. If you see any solid pet waste on the synthetic turf, you can simply use a doggy bag to pick it up. Urine stains can be cleaned with a hose, and if there is any odour, it can be easily removed with vinegar and enzymic neutralising liquid cleaner.
If your synthetic turf has been installed nearby BBQ, food and beverage splashes could be a problem. Though artificial grass lawns and backyards are stain resistant, you may have to sometimes clean some tough spills as some spills may leave behind a bad odour or nasty residue.
Remove solid substance from the surface with a thin flexible cutlery or spatula. Then use a mild cleansing liquid and a little elbow grease to take off the spill. You can also scrub the stain with a mild household soap liquid. After scrubbing the affected area wash it with water, but be careful not to spread it further into the lawn.
Oil Paint, Motor Oil or Grease Stains
If you have garage or car shed near your artificial lawn, it is quite possible you may have to deal with motor oil stains. Use mineral spirits to remove grease and motor oil spots on the turf.
While painting your house or deck, you may accidentally spill some oil paint on the grass. In such situations, you first take a towel and blot any extra liquid. Then clean the spot with a foaming detergent. Do not use water to wipe off the substance, as it may further spread the spill on the artificial lawn.
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