How to maintain and clean an artificial grass lawn

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Daily maintenance of artificial grass

To prevent debris such as leaves, sticks, and dirt from settling on your artificial grass, we recommend using a blower once a week in the fall and once a month for the rest of the year.  We recommend the Still leaf blower for its performance and reliability. If you don’t have a blower, a Harris Stiff Broom or Plastic Rake will do. We do not recommend using a metal rake as it will damage or pull out the grass fibers. Trim surrounding trees and hedges to reduce the amount of debris falling onto the artificial turf.

Rinse the lawn with water several times a year or as needed. For this, we recommend the 30m Ultra Flex Hose lock. The British weather will do the rest! If you decide to use a pressure washer to clean your grass, we recommend spraying the grass gently from a distance. We use a Karkheh pressure washer. Do not attempt to clean the grass like a patio, as this could damage the grass fibers and the base of the lawn.

How to remove animal waste and dog urine odor from artificial grass

Hose off any dog ​​mess or urine. Because the grass is porous, there is no risk of flooding. If you have a problem with your grass smelling like a dog, we highly recommend using our unique ‘Dog Wee Sand’. It took us many years of trying and testing a whole range of products before we finally came up with this relatively simple solution. Try it to work. Please read our detailed posts on how to remove dog urine odor from your artificial grass.

Raise the grass fibers on your synthetic grass

If the lawn is walked on regularly, the grass fibers can become flattened. Placing heavy objects on the property, such as pools, swings, slides, and flower pots will also flatten the grass. In such cases, we recommend sprinkling some kiln sand into the artificial grass when removing heavy objects to lift the fibers. If you have a large lawn, the Power Brush can save you a lot of time. Plastic leaf rakes will do the job perfectly for smaller lawns or people on a budget.

How to prevent weeds

Weeds should not penetrate your grass because there should be an anti-weed membrane under the surface. However, there are always weed seeds in the air that can land and germinate in your grass or grow on the sides (which is why we always state that it is 90 effective at preventing weeds).  If you have a few weeds in your grass, you simply buy Weed Killer, which is suitable for synthetic grass. Make sure you apply on a dry, calm day so the rain doesn’t wash it off or blow it onto the plants that surround your lawn.