Artificial Grass Maintenance:
Pests, weeds, brown blotches on the lawn? Now! Synthetic turf is the ideal way to save time and effort while maintaining a healthy lawn. Despite looking perfect, fake grass can be stained. Here’s how to get rid of some common ones:
With all the parties and BBQs you’ll host on your synthetic lawn, a spill is inevitable. Absorb as much as possible using paper towels or rags. Scrubbing may push oil into outdoor turf. Mix dishwashing detergent or baby shampoo with warm water after blotting the oil spill. Apply the mixture using a spray bottle. After five minutes, blot and rinse to eliminate residue. Wait till it’s dry to use or walk on.
Red wine on grass is another regular spill. Get a clean rag and cool wash the stain. Then, use diluted white vinegar to remove any remaining dye. Rinse and let dry.
Like ketchup, gravy, and creamy condiments.
Absorb the spill with a rag or paper towel. Mix baking soda and water into a paste, then apply. Clean a stain with a sponge or rag. Rinse with clean water and let dry before strolling or playing on your grass.
Your dog will also appreciate outdoor fake grass. Cleaning up their pee and excrement is inevitable.
Act quickly! If you clean up quickly, scents won’t grow. Pick up trash and throw it away. Use pet enzyme cleaners to further break down urine. Enzyme cleaners erase all traces of a dog’s pee, which is helpful for housetraining.
Cleaning gum from fake grass may seem difficult, but it’s not. 10 minutes later, remove the ice cubes. This makes gum brittle and easier to remove. Once you’re done, use a butter knife to clean the grass’s strands.
How to clean fake grass
- Use bleach sparingly on artificial grass.
- It causes fiber wear and fading.
- Use mild detergent to remove stains and odors from fake grass.
- Baking soda and vinegar can remove stains without destroying textiles.
- Do act swiftly if your fake grass gets soiled.
- If you wipe the stain before it hardens, you’ll cause less damage.
- Before hosing, absorb oil and sticky spills.
- This prevents chemicals from sinking undiluted into fibers and blocking drains.
- Do use a spray-nozzle garden hose to rinse.
- Too much pressure or near spraying can harm fibers.
Artificial grass maintenance tips
Simple actions can extend the life and attractiveness of your synthetic lawn.
Don’t park on fake grass.
Cars’ weight can tear the backing. Motor oil drippings can clog and harm fake grass fibers.
You can still install artificial grass on your driveway. Hardscape it instead. Create geometric driveway patterns using concrete and artificial grass. Be creative!
De-clutter your fake grass.
Leaving leaves and twigs on artificial grass to deteriorate might damage your lawn. Rotting organic materials might bring pests to your yard. To avoid this, pick up trash immediately. Manually or with a low-speed leaf blower.
Rake the grass.
Brush artificial grass twice a year to keep it lush and silky. Protect fibers with synthetic bristles (never metal). Use mild, pH-balanced lawn cleaners. Stronger cleaners can remove fake grass UV protection and color pigments. Warm water and dish soap work best.