Thinking about replacing your lawn with artificial grass? Renowned for maintaining its authentic green appearance all year round, artificial grass is the perfect solution for a busy family home. With little work needed to keep it looking pristine, these helpful hints and tips will make sure you're using the best techniques for cleaning artificial grass.
1. Get Rid of Dirt/Debris!
Debris are not only an eyesore but when left to build up, can block up your drainage system. Small particles from leaves can clog the filtering holes, causing havoc on your artificial lawn. The simple way of avoiding this is to brush off any excess leaves as little as once a week during autumn or sporadically in off-peak seasons.
Alternatively, you could use your leaf blower as opposed to a brush. These are great for those who struggle with mobility. Leave blowers are particularly easy to operate and will capture any small particles. They’re also good for restoring the strands back into the upright position. To achieve this with a brush simply tease the strands backwards.
We've also known customers to hoover their artificial grass with their trusty Henry! Whilst a feasible option, we can't guarantee you won't get funny looks from the neighbours!
2. Hose It Down
Stubborn dirt may require a little more attention. Hosing down with a regular garden hose should be enough to remove it. However, if the dirt remains, there are more intensive grass cleaners available. It is advised to freshen up your grass at least twice a year with a good quality cleaner in order to filter the blades and drainage system. If the budget allows, there are professional deep cleaning services available to do this for you.
3. Cleaning Artificial Grass After the Pooch
Pet owners may experience nuisance areas where their lovely pooch decides to repeatedly do their business. Our handy How to Get Rid of the Smell of Dog Urine from your Artificial Grass guide has some great tips on treating the issue.
Pet owners will need to take additional care to make sure no lingering odours persist. Washing down with the hose will only discount odours if the area is occasionally used. Home remedies include pouring white vinegar over the area where the dog chooses to urinate. Leave this to soak through for around 10 minutes before rinsing it thoroughly with water. The vinegar acts as a neutraliser to remove the odour.
However please be aware this will leave the smell of vinegar behind. If you're more accustomed to a lovely perfumed smell as opposed to the local chippy - we recommend using an intense cleaner. A routine of once a month should be suffice, however the more pets you have the more often this will need to be carried out. Again, there are professional cleaning services available to specifically tackle the issue if you have left the grass untreated for some time.
Following simple care and maintenance steps will extend the life of your synthetic lawn, keeping it looking its best for years to come!
We hope this guide has helped you. If you have any questions on how to care for your artificial grass, please do not hesitate to contact our artificial grass experts on 03333 205 022 or e-mail the team on [email protected]