Artificial grass provides a practical way to enjoy a pristine lawn all year round. There is no need to be mowing, watering and mopping muddy footprints. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your garden!
While artificial grass needs a lot less care and maintenance than natural grass, grooming it regularly will help extend its life and keep it looking as natural as possible.
If you’re ready to learn more about taking care of your synthetic turf, read on for some tips.
Have the Right Equipment
Just because you’re installing artificial grass, doesn’t mean you won’t require any tools or equipment to keep your lawn looking lush. Do away with the lawn mower but retain your hose, leaf blower, and rake. Also, have a stiff brush on hand.
Most of these tools and equipment can be bought cheap, so even if you don’t already have these in your garden shed, you won’t have to spend a lot of money.
Take Care Post-Installation
Following the installation, you’re bound to see excess sand on the surface of the turf. This is normal and you only need to sweep the sand across the turf lightly to help it make its way into the infill.
Always Keep the Turf Clean
Debris, dirt, and dust can accumulate on the turf and make it look unappealing over time. As such, cleaning the turf on a regular basis is important. Use a lawn sweeper, garden vacuum, or leaf blower to clear the turf of fallen leaves and dirt.
Natural grass blades stand upright and that’s exactly how fake grass blades should stand too. Keep in mind that even the toughest synthetic grass blades will bend over time and the only way to keep your lawn looking natural is to brush it regularly.
Tending to fake grass once in three months is recommended, but if you have pets or kids playing on the turf, you might want to clean it more often.