So, you’ve finally said goodbye to your old lawn and opted for fuss-free artificial grass. You no longer have to worry about mowing, your dog no longer seems hell-bent on scratching the turf bare, and the nightmares about moles plotting to ruin your garden have all but subsided.
However, while artificial grass is low maintenance, there are still some tasks that you’ll need to carry out to ensure it stays in tip-top condition.
A quick hosing
To keep the pile nice and fresh in the summer months, you can give your artificial lawn a quick hose once every couple of weeks. If you would prefer, you could also opt for an artificial grass cleaner. These products help to keep your lawn looking fresh, help to fight algae and bacteria, and can even give your garden that fresh cut grass smell.
If you notice any stains or spillages on your artificial grass, you can get rid of these by:
- Blotting with a paper towel
- Using a mixture of detergent and water
- And using an old toothbrush to remove more stubborn stains
Brush the pile
After some time, your artificial grass can get flat and matted – something which can ruin the aesthetic of your lawn. To combat this, we suggest brushing the pile monthly. While you can use tools specifically designed for the job, we think that most ordinary rakes or brooms should do fine (as long as they’re not metal).
Starting in one corner, work your way across one side and tackle the lawn in strips, just as if you were mowing. If something heavy has left its mark in the grass, you may have to brush against the grain a little to spruce up the pile.
When autumn rolls round, you’ll want to remove the leaves and any debris that falls on your artificial grass. While you might think that it helps achieve a natural look for your garden, it could well promote weed growth, so it’s best to keep your grass clear.
If you don’t own a leaf blower, no problem: the brush or rake you used to spruce up the pile will do nicely.
This is more of an ad hoc task, so you won’t have to worry about doing this monthly. To remove the weeds, we recommend using a water-based moss and weed killer that has a maximum pH balance of 8. Once the weeds are dead, be sure to remove them from your lawn, along with any remaining loose leaves or debris.
Remember: one of the main advantages of an artificial lawn over natural grass is that you don’t need to worry about using any harmful pesticides. So, when it comes to protecting your lawn from any unwanted creepy crawlies, you can simply hose it down with water!
Easigrass Essex are award-winning suppliers and installers of artificial grass throughout Essex, including Brentwood and Chelmsford. We’ve worked a wide variety of artificial lawn projects over the years, and have developed an impressive bank of knowledge about artificial grass maintenance. So, if you have any questions about keeping your lawn clean, or you’re interested in one of our maintenance programmes, don’t hesitate to get in touch.