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5 Tips on How to Maintain a Clean and Tidy Artificial Lawn
In the long term, our synthetic grass is much easier to care for than natural grass.
Not only do you not have to drag a heavy bag of smelly fertiliser around, there is no need to use harsh chemicals. Best of all, you get to spend your weekend mornings in bed and not attempting to start the lawnmower.
Having said that, there is still some work needed to keep your synthetic lawn looking clean and safe, so here are our top 5 tips on how you can give your lawn some extra TLC.
1. Avoid using corrosive chemicals near your lawn.
Most corrosive chemicals, such as harsh cleaners, need to be kept away from your lawn as they will, over time, cause damage which will be irreversible.
Organic materials, such as leaves, dead bugs, food from bird feeders and animal faeces, can break down and release corrosive chemicals, so move all organic materials away from your synthetic lawn. To do this, make sure you have the right tools in the shed to get you started.
2. Own the right equipment
Not only does owning the right equipment make life easier; it keeps your artificial lawn looking healthy all year round. Our go-to items that we can’t-live-without, include:;
A leaf blower
3. Wash away debris
If you live in a dry region or simply don’t get enough rainfall, rinsing the grass down with a hose can remove organic matter which has dried up and hardened, such as leaves and pollen. We recommend in this instance just using water as it is the safest option (generic cleaning chemicals will most likely damage your lawn.). Allow the grass to air dry, and of course, let others know it could be slippery around the area.
4. Remove stains
As soon as the synthetic grass is stained, you will need to clean it up as quickly as possible to stop it from setting. Once again, simply hosing it down is your best option as chemicals can cause irreversible damage. The good news is the synthetic fibres used to make artificial lawn are extremely resistant to staining, so if you don’t have time to clean it up immediately, it’s ok.
If you have a strong stain from a liquid such as; coffee, tea, alcohol, fruit juices etc you may need to give our team a call so they can work out what option is best to support you in removing the stain.
5. Rake the Fibres
Raking the lawn will redistribute the blades so your lawn appears as good as new. Doing this often will also help the lawn to wear evenly and this is also a good time to search for unscrupulous weeds.
Weeds can unfortunately sometimes poke through the synthetic grass base. The use of a mild weed killer in this instance is ok, but take extra care in ensuring the mix is not too potent as this can damage the lawn fibres over time.
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