Taking Care of Artificial Grass
The number one reason you should have artificial grass is the time and energy that it saves you to make it look tidy.
Forget about all the mowing, trimming and watering or fertilisers that you had to budget for when you had natural grass in front or behind your house. Artificial grass allows more time spent in enjoying your backyard.
Still, you will need to do away with the little spills and stains that may get on it over time. Here is a step by step guide on how to easily clean it.
Step by Step Guide to Clean Artificial Grass
- Use a broom or a rake to brush the grass
- Remove debris and leaves at the surface
- Get rid of weeds
- Use silica sand to infill the turf
Tools and materials useful in cleaning
- Plastic Rake
- Leaf Blower
- Silica Sand
Every week, you should use the broom to remove any dust or dirt that has built up over time. However, make sure to have a thorough cleaning session monthly, to keep it looking green and attractive.
Avoid using a metallic rake as this can easily damage it. Brush against the grain on areas that may appear disfigured. You can start at one corner all the way up just as you would do when mowing normal grass.
The leaf blower will come in handy in removing leaves and debris. Collect them at one corner with a dustpan or by hand. Ensure that you do this regularly so that they do not have time to allow for the growth of weed.
To remove weed, use weed killer agents to kill them, then remove them together with debris. You should fill in turf with silica sand evenly. You should let it stay for a minimum of two hours before walking on it once more.
How do I remove spills and stains from artificial grass?
Tools and materials required for the procedure.
- Paper towel
- Soft cloth or sponge
The process could be quite different depending on the source of the stain. However, most of them will follow quite the same method.
So the first step would be putting a teaspoon of detergent in a bucket of water, just a quarter full. If it is a stain from coffee or something and has dried up, take a cloth or sponge and deep in the water. Then run the stain until it washes off.
Use a water hose to rinse the detergent away. If it could be something wet like a beer or juice, just dap the cloth into the grass until it clears off. In some cases, you will not need a lot of water for this. But if you want to be completely sure that it has cleared off, use a little bit of water to rinse it off.
The artificial grass has been created to allow people to live on it. So getting it dirty is inevitable. Just make sure that you are able to clean up the mess quickly with the above simple methods.