Maintenance & Cleaning Artificial Grass Sheffield
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of synthetic grass – and one of our top selling points – is that an artificial grass lawn comes with very little maintenance costs or responsibilities. The days of fertilising, mowing, aerating and watering are over, as are paying for the costs of having that kind of work done. However, there are some maintenance and cleaning tips that will be very helpful over the many years of you enjoying your artificial law. A bit of regular clean up isn’t such a big deal for maximum synthetic grass care, so let us tell you how to do to maximum effect.
Common sense approach to an artificial lawn
With artificial lawn maintenance and cleaning, half the battle is merely deploying a little common sense. The need to clean your synthetic turf is largely based on situational circumstances. For example, if you have a dog and the dog soils your artificial lawn, using some disinfectant spray is probably a good idea. Similarly, if your lawn is the location for falling leaves you'd simply need to brush or rake these up to keep showing off your artificial lawn. However, what's great about a synthetic lawn is that if you don't like the idea of getting up quickly you don't have to worry about it effecting the lawn underneath. With regular turf a pile of leaves left for a period of time can cause the grass underneath to die back, which won't happen with fake grass. Overall, there is no excessive maintenance plan for your artificial lawn, just think about when you’d conventionally need to clean or tidy up something and that would probably apply to fake grass.
How to cleaning artificial grass?
Cleaning is probably a more appropriate word in the context of synthetic grass maintenance. Really, all you have to do is brush it or spray it down every few months given no other remarkable events take place. Of course, if you inhabit a less cleanly environment then cleaning artificial turf may need to be a little more frequent , but it general all you need is a broom and hose and a pair of eyes to remove dirt, leaves and other normal debris which naturally accumulates. If you allow a build up of debris this could provide a place for weeds to establish themselves, so there's no harm in using a pet friendly weed killer spray every few months to prevent any weeds that cold grow on the surface of the synthetic lawn if you are getting a build up on dirt on top. Any surface moss can be removed with a hard wearing brush. A well taken care of artificial lawn will last a lot longer.
Artificial grass and dog pee
The most common specific situation where you need to know how to clean fake grass in particular is when dealing with pet waste. As with other types of cleaning and maintenance of artificial turf, cleaning pet waste is largely an intuitive matter. First, synthetic turf is pet friendly and has been for many years . Second, just be sure to remove solid waste with a baggie like you normally would and hose down the area if required. For when your dog urinates, also spray it down with a hose, particularly if your pet has a particular spot. Just hose that spot down once a week. Artificial grass disinfectant can be used but warm soapy water should do the trick - never use bleach or products that could stain.
Maintaining artificial grass
As with anything, stubborn stains can still occur and persist with synthetic turf. That is why it’s best to take measures to prevent them in the first place. Battery acid, certain types of lubricant, motor oil and other such substances can permanently stain your artificial turf. Those patches can be easily repaired and replaced, but to avoid it in the first place its best to just not have these items near your artificial lawn. Also avoid burns from charcoal, cigarettes and fireworks. In the event of an accident, call your local experts here at Artificial Grass Sheffield.