Mould and moss aren’t exactly this seasons must have garden accessories, however, the change in weather conditions sets the perfect temperature for these little garden demons to thrive. As the lovely trees shed their leaves, dampness is trapped under the layers. Mix this with the perfect amount of shade needed for moss and mould to grow and hey presto – we have an issue.
It can grow almost anywhere too, including on your artificial grass. Yes, whilst rare, artificial grass can house moss and mould too. The airborne spores cling to the grass strands and multiply if not treated.
Don’t panic – If you do notice any little black speckles or a slight furry green coating creeping across your artificial grass, then treating it immediately will stop it in its tracks and prevent it from coming back.
To Treat Moss or Mould:
Firstly, if you have any visible weeds or surface moss we would advise gently pulling this out of the grass. This will help with the following treatment process:
1. Rinse Down
Power washing your artificial grass will blast off any excess moss or mould before treating the area. If you don’t have a power wash then a pressured hose will also do the job. If any stubborn weeds persist, use the back of a rake (teeth pointing away from the grass) to tease these out and discard of them.
2. Apply Treatment
Due to the neutral pH balance and being 100% biodegradable our Artificial Grass Cleaner is your environmentally friendly cleaning option that also caters for tough mould or moss problems. The solution is diluted so ready to use at your convenience. The handy spray bottle makes easy work of application – All you have to do is apply evenly across the affected area.
3. Brush Down
Using a soft headed brush, gently scrub away any remaining moss or mould. Work the cleaning solution between the artificial grass blades to make sure you treat 100% of the grass.
4. Rinse Away
Hose down to rinse away any excess and leave to dry out. Your artificial grass will look as good as new in no time.
We advise all artificial lawn owners to carry out a deep clean at least twice a year. This will help you to get the best performance from your artificial grass whilst helping to keep it free from any of the natural garden nightmares we endure. For pet owners, this will increase according to use.
We hope this blog has helped you to treat moss or mould in your artificial grass. If you need to speak to one of our artificial grass experts for further guidance, you can call us directly on 03333 205 022 or e-mail [email protected].