How To Maintain Artificial Grass
Making the switch to artificial grass may seem daunting to some but it really makes life easier. Here are some tips and tricks on how easy synthetic turfs can be maintained.
Synthetic grass requires exceptionally little maintenance to remain green all year round. Contrary to real grass, which requires regular watering and fertilizing, artificial turf only needs occasional maintenance. Here are some maintenance procedures typically done on a periodic basis:
Cleaning: It is important to keep artificial turf clean. Remove any leaves, weeds and other debris immediately.
Brushing: The grass fibres tend to lay flat after usage. Periodically raking or brushing the fibres will remedy this.
Blowing away leaves: Keep the artificial turf clean using a normal leaf blower or vacuum cleaner blower. But make sure the sand in sand-filled artificial turf does not blow away.
Weed control: Keeping the artificial turf clean will prevent weed growth. Weeds can be easily removed by plucking, brushing or raking the grass. Make sure weeds are removed before they can take root, especially along the edges of the turf. A number of environmentally friendly products can be purchased at home improvement centres and garden centres that kill algae, moss and weeds directly. If the instructions are followed carefully, the artificial turf will not suffer any damage.
NOTE: Artificial turf made with polyamide fibres (PA) may not come into contact with chlorine products, as this can discolour the fibres.
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