Lawns look refreshing and lively with green and well-maintained grass. If you have neither the time nor the patience to water, weed, or groom the natural grass in your yard, you can opt to install artificial grass instead. Artificial grass needs less care and grooming. Better yet, if you tend to it regularly, you can bring out the best of its beauty and keep it looking like natural grass. What are some tips to consider when caring for your synthetic turf?
Have the Right Equipment
While you won’t be needing a lawn mower, you should keep your hose, rake and leaf blower nearby. A stiff brush should also come handy. Remember that right after the artificial grass installation in your yard, you’re bound to see excess sand on its surface. Sweep this dirt off across so that you can move along into the infill.
Your turf should be kept clean at all times. Remove leaves, dust, dirt and debris by using tools such as the garden vacuum, the leaf blower and the lawn sweeper.
Despite What They Say, Clean It Regularly Anyway
It generally is easier to care for synthetic grass, basically because it isn’t that time-consuming. You only need to do it once every three months. But if you have kids or pets always frolicking in your yard, you will have to tend to it more often. Your pets might have an accident on your lawn, however, or your kids might spill food. In this case, clean the mess right away.
Keep It Upright with Regular Brushing
Natural grass stands upright and your fake grass should be the same, too. Then again, even the most upright artificial grass blades are inclined to bend over time. The solution to this problem is to brush your artificial lawn regularly. Steer clear of using a brush with metal bristles, though, because it can damage your plastic lawn. If your synthetic lawn covers a wide area, simply brush over the sections that get the most traffic.
Get Rid of Dirt In Your Lawn by Rinsing
There will be times when debris and other wastes should be removed from your fake grass turf. Simply rinse affected areas with water and mild detergent. If the stains on your grass are stubborn, such as grease, motor oils or sunscreen, use mineral spirits to clean it off.
Installing synthetic grass over a huge area of your home or business landscape might seem costly at first, but you’ll actually save money in the long run because other than making your exterior attractive, it requires less care and maintenance than natural grass.
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