A common misconception about artificial grass is that its “100% maintenance free”. This is like saying your indoor carpets never ever need to be vacuumed… Gross! While Artificial Grass is about as low maintenance as it gets, it still requires some occasional cleaning. Here is what you should know about turf maintenance:
Organic Debris: There are 3 main pieces of equipment that you may use to pick up debris on your artificial turf. Leaf blowers, stiff bristle brooms, and plastic rakes. We nail the perimeter of all of our artificial turfs to the point that they’re hurricane proof so that leaf blowers can be used on them. Vacuums can also be used sparingly, as long as they are used on the surface only and not suctioning out the infill
Moss: If left alone, your artificial turf may accumulate moss, especially in shaded, south-facing areas. Moss killer can be used to kill off the moss, but use a fork to pick out the clumps of moss from the grass blades
Weeds: Apply weed killer if weeds are small (Be advised, not all weed killers are safe for young children or pets). For larger weeds, carefully pull up by the roots with a nail or your hand. If the weeds are close to the perimeter, be careful to not pull up the turf and its nails. It’s recommended that you use a power broom afterwards to disperse seedlings and uproot small weeds. When using weed killer, ensure that the runoff won’t affect nearby plants or ecosystems!
Stains: You may use a variety of household cleaners on artificial turf including bleach. When applying chemicals on your artificial turf, ensure that you wash the area down thoroughly afterwards to remove any residue. Again, please ensure that the runoff won’t affect nearby plants or ecosystems.
These are just some best practices to keep your turf looking its best, and we also offer an annual deep-cleaning surface which is especially helpful for those with young kids, pets, lots of overhanging trees and putting greens. To learn more, please check out the “Turf Cleaning” page of our website