Synthetic grass is an ideal option, especially if you have a busy schedule and can’t spend time working in your own garden and don’t want to spend money on gardeners and maintenance people to do the work for you.
In this article, we’ll share seven steps on how to maintain artificial grass properly.
Recommendations on how to maintain artificial grass
- Water the artificial grass occasionally, to perform a superficial rinse and eliminate dust and dirt that may have accumulated. Once every month or two should be enough, depending on local weather conditions and usage. Moisture is deposited in the silica sand and maintains the usual freshness of natural grass. Rinsing is not recommended if temperatures are below freezing, as ice can wear down the latex base over the years.
- In the hottest seasons, you can rinse it more frequently to lower the temperature and moisten the synthetic grass and its filling.
- In high-traffic areas, it’s important to brush artificial grass often so it doesn’t get crushed or lose its natural appearance. Use a brush with long bristles, preferably plastic, so as not to damage the individual “blades” of grass.
- For more thorough cleaning, it is recommended to use natural/hypoallergenic liquid soap and water. Don’t use anything harsher than liquid soap to clean your artificial grass.
- Specially formulated liquid disinfectants for artificial grass can be used from time to time. Consult with Better Than Real Grass for suggestions on which products to purchase.
- Over time, we also recommend replacing the infill chosen for the artificial grass, whether it’s silica sand or another type.
- Although they occur less frequently than on natural grass, it’s important to be on the lookout for weeds that grow under and around the lawn. Remove them manually or with a biodegradable herbicide available for purchase at BTRG.
Here are three additional recommendations to help you extend the useful life of your artificial grass:
- Don’t park vehicles or drag garden furniture on artificial grass.
- When barbequing or smoking, be careful not to let embers fall on the lawn.
- Every now and then, due to wind, foot traffic, and weather conditions, silica sand can shift around and accumulate in one place. In some cases, it might decrease in amount. It is advisable to replace it every few years so that the lawn remains