Cleaning your artificial grass – a step-by-step guide

Although the synthetic grass at is of unmatched quality and requires practically no maintenance, there are still several easy ways to keep it looking as good and new as the day you installed it at your home or business.

To extend your lawn’s life and improve its appearance, follow these simple tips:

  • Brush it. Periodically brush your artificial turf against the fibers’ grain. This process lifts the individual blades and removes dirt, pet residue, and other organic matter more easily.
  • Wash it. Every month or two, especially in dry, summery climates, use a hose to wash your synthetic grass. Watering the grass lowers its surface temperature and maintains its color properties longer. The added moisture seeps down into the infill and maintains the spongy ground texture of a natural lawn. You will also prevent stains from becoming embedded on the grass. (Note: Don’t wash your grass if temperatures are below freezing; over time, ice will wear down its latex base.)
Brush it - Periodically brush your artificial turf against the fibers’ grain
  • Apply sanitizing products occasionally. Specially formulated chemical products will not damage your artificial grass lawn while preventing bugs or bacteria from making their home there. Better Than Real Grass recommends Envirofill 20/40 Green infill, which ensures a bacteria-free lawn and gives it the color of freshly cut grass.
  • Move garden furniture carefully. Be careful not to drag your garden furniture and lawn chairs, which can damage filaments and cause uneven areas on your artificial turf. Select furniture with special protective bases, and when moving the pieces, slide them on rugs or carpets to avoid damaging the artificial turf. Better Than Real Grass sells high-quality products with flexible fibers and high recovery properties, but if you should ever notice a flattened area, brush that section against the fibers’ grain.
  • Beware of barbecues and cigarettes. Artificial turf is fire resistant and will not ignite, but it begins to melt at about 80 degrees Celsius. If an ember from a barbecue or a cigarette falls on the lawn, it will cause a burn mark. To avoid these situations, we recommend putting your barbecue grill in an area without synthetic grass. If that’s not possible, use another material to protect your fake lawn, such as stone slabs or fireproof carpets.

How to Clean Artificial Turf

Cleaning artificial turf is simple since it generally gets dirty for the following reasons:

  • Dust and dirt particles.
  • Food or organic debris
  • Pet droppings
Artificial Grass Around Swimming Pools
  • Clean the artificial turf with soap and water

A solution of soap and water is perfect for cleaning up spills caused by food or drinks. Likewise, if your pet has done its business on the artificial turf, you can apply this mixture to prevent unpleasant odors and the smell of urine.

  • Clean the artificial turf with water and bleach/ammonia

Bleach and ammonia are strong chemicals and are only recommended for stains that are difficult to clean. If you need to use them, they should be diluted with plenty of water to avoid discoloring or damaging the lawn.

  • Clean the artificial turf with a vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner will remove dust and other sediments deposited on the lawn. When using a vacuum cleaner, avoid using a high setting to avoid detaching the artificial grass filaments from the base layer.

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