To ensure you are able to keep your artificial lawn looking its best for as long as possible, some at home maintenance is required by you. Although you don’t need to mow or water your artificial lawn, some other ‘housekeeping’ is necessary along with a yearly professional clean. Let’s take a look at how you can care for your lawn…To ensure you are able to keep your artificial lawn looking its best for as long as possible, some at home maintenance is required by you. Although you don’t need to mow or water your artificial lawn, some other ‘housekeeping’ is necessary along with a yearly professional clean. Let’s take a look at how you can care for your lawn…
Give it a brush
When your lawn is freshly laid, it is important to tend to it regularly for the first 6-8 weeks. This allows it to ‘bed’ in properly. All you need to do is lightly brush the grass with a medium soft bristle brush, on a regular basis.
After the initial 6-8 weeks, and for the rest of the lawns life, you will only need to brush the grass around once a month to give it a fresh lease of life. Ensure you brush in all different directions to keep the turf bouncy and upright.
It is important to remove any leaves or shrubbery that fall onto your lawn, this is because a build-up of organic debris can damage the lawns drainage system and encourage weed growth. If you notice weeds growing through your artificial lawn, you can remove them by hand (not addressing the roots), or use a water based weed killer.
Leaves and other debris can easily be removed with a flexible garden rake, a stiff brush or a leaf blower – just ensure you keep on top of it.
Clear up animal mess
Nobody likes animal waste…especially in your garden! If you have pets, make sure you remove any mess as soon as possible (with a pooper scooper, or plastic bag) and then give the area a quick hose down, the drainage system will carry the remaining away in the water, leaving the area clean.
If it is a particularly…big…mess, you can always use a little warm soapy water to ensure a thorough clean.
No pointy shoes!
Children wearing football/rugby boots or people wearing high heels and stilettos can cause damage to your garden, it is always best to only allow flat shoes on your artificial grass!
If you leave something big and heavy on your new lawn, the area may go flat after time. When you move the object, simply brush the grass with a stiff brush to bring the blades back up. Brush in all directions to make the area bouncy and full again
By following these simple steps, you will help towards keeping your new artificial lawn in the best condition possible.