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How to Clean Artificial Grass

How to Clean Artificial Grass

There are many reasons why many people have started to choose artificial grass for their lawns and gardens. It’s low maintenance requirements (no need to trim, mow, water or fertilisers), ease of installation and reduced costs make artificial grass a preferred choice for most homes. Whilst there is the little maintenance benefit, like all things artificial grass does need to a clean over once in a while to keep it looking fresh and healthy.

Read our blog to find some beneficial artificial grass maintenance tips to help you keep your artificial grass looking green and healthy all year round.

 

How to regularly clean your grass:

You should give your grass a quick sweep with a broom to remove any build-up of dirt and dust on a weekly basis.

For healthy and green looking grass, deep clean your artificial grass bi-monthly by following the below steps.

  • Step 1: Brush the grass

Using a stiff brush or plastic rake, lightly brush the grass to maintain and perk up the pile of your grass. A tip we recommend is to start at one corner of the grass and work your way through or brush your lawn in strips until all the grass has been brushed up.  

Brushing your artificial grass will help support the grass to continue to look fluffy and healthy.

  • Step 2: Remove the leaves 

After brushing your lawn, the next step will be to get rid of any leaves or debris lying on the grass. This can be done in two ways:

By hand – collect all the leaves

  • Use a dustpan and brush
  • Use a leaf blower

By brushing and removing leaves and debris, you are preventing any weed growth on your lawn. If you choose to leave the debris and leaves in your artificial grass, it won’t affect it at all but chances of encourage weed to grow will increase if its left for a long time.

  • Step 3: Remove weed

To prevent any moss or weed growth, moss and weed killing treatments should take place and if on a rare occasion you see any moss or weed, simply use the treatment and then remove them using a brush.

If you did follow correct installation and lay the grass correctly, then moss and weed are likely to grow within trapped debris on the grass.

  • Step 4: Use Sand

Once you have followed the above steps, you should use silica sand and scatter across your turf. Use a brush and broom to distribute the sand evenly on your lawn (make sure there is no excess sand) and leave for 2 hours before walking on it again.

 

Removing stains and spills

Whilst regular cleaning is important, you may find that your grass has stains and spills, which you can easily eliminate. Generally, stains can be removed by using warm water and washing up liquid along with a brushing to remove them and more tricky oil-based marks, can easily be removed by using white spirits and a cloth.

 

Grass care with pets

You may find that your furry friends urinates on the grass! It is a pain, but its good to know that our artificial grass is supplied by Namgrass, which is pet friendly and it won’t discolour or die. However, from time-to-time it’s a good idea to use an artificial grass cleaner to freshen up and reduce odour build up.

Artificial grass is a great choice and it does have key benefits, but you should be able to enjoy your lawn for everyday use. At times, there will be spills and stains but you should follow our cleaning recommendations for spills and stains above.  It’s also important to give your grass a regular clean for general maintenance and to keep it looking lush and healthy.  

 

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