Now that you have made the leap and decided to replace your lawn with realistic and affordable artificial grass, you are likely wondering how to take care of it properly. After all, you have a made an investment, and now it is time to ensure that you treat it well.
Artificial grass will save you money in the long run, as you will never need to water, mow or reseed your lawn again. While it’s true that artificial grass is incredibly low maintenance, there are a few things that you need to know about keeping it looking its best. Here are our top artificial grass maintenance tips.
- Stock up on the right tools and equipment
Now that you have made the decision to install artificial grass, you can kiss some tools goodbye. That said, you will need a few things to keep your lawn looking great. Make sure you have a hose (for rinsing waste), a stiff brush and a leaf blower on hand.
- Keep your turf clean and free from debris
Over time, your artificial grass might accumulate a layer of debris, dirt and dust on its surface. This won’t harm it, but it will start to look less appealing. Clean off this debris with a garden hoover, leaf blower or lawn sweeper.
- Assess how often you need to tend to your turf
Now that you have an artificial grass lawn, you need to tend to it approximately every three months. That said, if you have pets or kids playing on your grass, you should rinse it with water more often. Clean spills, animal waste and mess as soon as possible.
- Keep your lawn smelling sweet
While a stinky smell won’t negatively affect your turf, you might want to avoid it for your own peace of mind. If your pet urinates or defecates on your lawn on a regular basis in the same area, you should rinse it with vinegar and water, or clean it with an enzyme cleaner.
- Brush your lawn regularly
Natural grass stands upright, and so too should artificial grass. However, over time even the highest quality artificial grass will bend. In order to keep it looking its natural best, brush it regularly with a stiff brush. Synthetic bristles are great, but stay away from metal bristles that could damage your grass. Brush in a firm manner in the direction of the pile.
Contact a member of the New Lawn Artificial Grass Ltd team today to discuss your requirements in more depth or to organise a free site visit.