So you finally made a switch to Artificial Grass. You felt good seeing your lawn all bright and gleam as it graces the surrounding areas of your property. Everything seems lovely – until your artificial grass started to fade in colour. Some areas have begun to deteriorate earlier than expected. What went wrong, you may ask? There are two reasons: it may be because you purchased a low-quality artificial grass, or you overlooked its need for some timely maintenance. In this article, we’re going to discuss the latter.
Just because it’s artificial doesn’t mean it is maintenance free. You still need to provide appropriate maintenance to your artificial grass to keep it looking great and make sure that it lasts longer. With that said, here are some useful maintenance tips that you should keep in mind to make sure your Artificial Grass will look better and last longer.
Get rid of Stains Right Away
Your artificial yard goes through a lot. From your afternoon barbecue parties to your nightly drinking sessions with your friends, it will eventually accumulate stains and grime. Don’t just leave stains on your artificial grass. It can hinder the overall quality of your artificial turf, as well as the stain, will not look good in your lawn. To clear out stains, use mild water with bleach. Scrub lightly until the stain wears off. For tough stains, use baking soda before applying the bleach solution.
For Sticky Substances
Chewing gum and tree sap are some sticky substances that you should prevent from getting into your Artificial Grass. Fortunately, they’re relatively easy to remove. Just use aerosol refrigerants or dry ice to freeze these sticky substances. Once they’re frozen, you can proceed to scrape them off quickly.
List the Equipment You’ll Need
To properly clean and maintain your artificial turf, you’re going to need a few tools to make sure your task is fast and easy. Here’s a short list of things that you need to have for successful artificial lawn maintenance:
- Leaf blower
- Lawn vacuum
- Rake with plastic bristles
- Scrub with soft and synthetic bristles
Do Maintenance Regularly
The final tip also serves as a reminder. Regular maintenance on your artificial turf means doing it at least twice a year, or when it’s needed. That way, your lawn will look great all the time and will make sure that it will remain as is that way for years to come.
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