AFTERCARE & MAINTENANCE
There are a lot of benefits to synthetic turf installation, but perhaps the biggest perk is the fact that it’s virtually maintenance-free. You’ll love the year-round green, and you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate it because caring for it takes very little of your time.
Artificial Grass Benefits
Synthetic turf maintenance doesn’t require chemical treatment or mowing with gas-powered equipment.
How to Care for Synthetic Turf
Cleaning Artificial Grass
If artificial grass is installed outside, has foot traffic, or is open to pets, sometimes it will get dirty. How often you’ll need to clean your synthetic turf depends on how much buildup occurs. For example, in the fall when all the trees drop their leaves, you’ll need to attend to it more often than other times of the year. However, debris removal is easy. With leaves or trash, just use a leaf blower or a rake to remove them.
For High Traffic Areas
Synthetic grass is made of individual blades that stand up in the same manner as natural grass. Artificial turf is extremely durable, and if you choose a high-quality solution that’s designed for your area, it will resist wearing much better than grass. However, you should avoid placing heavy objects like planters, furniture, or swimming pools on your synthetic turf, since that will flatten your turf just like you’d expect from a regular lawn. It also helps to brush or rake blades regularly to encourage them to stay in an upright position.
For Pet Areas
Synthetic turf provides excellent drainage, so most of the time pet urine will rinse away with rainfall or your garden hose. Pick up solid waste and rinse as needed to prevent odors and bacteria. Superior’ Pet Turf is designed with three times the amount of holes as other leading pet turf products. This design allows for a 121 inches per hour drain rate, essential for maintaining a clean and pet-friendly environment.
Synthetic Grass Disinfection
If your pet eliminates on your synthetic turf or you suspect microbes have been introduced that could cause infection, follow these steps:
- Use a brush or rake to remove loose debris
- Apply a disinfectant according to the synthetic turf manufacturer’s directions
- Rinse thoroughly with a water hose
- Repeat if necessary
We’re here to answer your questions about synthetic turf maintenance. If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to send us a message.
Do I need to water synthetic turf?
Synthetic turf doesn’t require water in the same way grass does, because it isn’t alive. However, watering is helpful for artificial turf cleaning and for keeping it cooler on hot summer days.
How often do I need to perform synthetic turf maintenance?
That depends on how it is used. Pet areas might need solids picked up and urine rinsed away regularly. Homeowners might only need to clean their synthetic grass yards once a month. Commercial applications could need debris removal weekly or monthly, depending on traffic.
Is there anything I should avoid doing with my synthetic turf?
Extreme heat damages synthetic turf. If you plan to use a barbecue grill or fire pit close to where it’s installed, use care when you have an open flame and protect your artificial grass from loose embers. If they’re scorched, they won’t grow back.
Does artificial grass maintenance require weeding?
There’s no soil, so you won’t have the weed problems with artificial turf you would with a normal lawn. Sometimes the wind will blow in grass seeds. If they germinate they have a hard time establishing a good root system, so they’re easy to remove by hand.
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