Offering beauty and convenience, a synthetic grass lawn is a fantastic choice for modern homeowner. While almost indistinguishable from the real thing, it can take a little extra care to ensure that you get the most out of it and ensure it stays pristine.
How to ensure your artificial grass lawn remains in top condition?
Low maintenance: One of the major advantages of choosing an artificial lawn is the lack of regular maintenance and care. There is no risk of drainage issues, need for trimming, or emergent issues over soil quality or health. When it comes to maintenance, we would recommend that you choose a soft bristled brush when it comes to cleaning and don’t apply heavier objects such as metal rakes. Remember that any cutting is permanent and, if you are leaving the house in the care of another individual, always be sure to let them know to keep the lawnmower at bay!
Weeding: While your grass will not grow, seeds, weeds and other sprouting plants can still potentially cause problems to your grass. Unwanted shoots can be avoided by applying weed killer two to three times a year. If weeds persist, there is a chance that your property has not been prepared correctly, with seeds often ending up caught under the surface or able to penetrate through drainage holes. Fixing this issue can be difficult, so we would recommend choosing a professional team to carry out your initial installation. But, if you’re happy to deal with the occasional weeding spot-check, it can be acceptable to just leave things as they are.
Keep it clean: Taking time to remove any debris, leaves, or detritus from your lawn is an essential part of your light maintenance. This can help prevent ongoing damage and ensure that your grass stays looking clean and fresh. Using a plastic rake or leaf-blower can help remove debris without harming the artificial turf, letting you keep your property clean with a fraction of the time and effort required from a ‘real’ lawn. This should also extend to any trees, hedges, and flowerbeds on your property.
Deal with damage: No matter how diligently you care for your lawn, there will be times where stains and damage make an appearance. If your lawn does encounter a spillage, it’s important to act quickly and decisively. If it’s a spill, quickly mop it up and apply a mix of warm washing up or cleaning liquid and scrub the grass fibres carefully. This should help remove or reduce the risk of permanent damage. If the worst does come to the worst, the surface is easy for professionals to fix and finding a service in your area should be simple and cost effective.
If you have any questions about installing artificial grass at your property, you can get in touch with us directly and let our team know exactly what you’re looking for.