One of the biggest advantages of artificial grass is the fact it involves less care than real grass. But that does not mean there isn’t any care or maintenance at all. To guarantee longevity and great looks, it is vital to take small steps to maintain it. Having a few key tools will help make this maintenance effortless. Most Pittsburgh home or business owners already have some of these tools around the house. Here are the best items we recommend you keep around.
It’s essential that you avoid using rakes that have steel points on synthetic grass. These tools will rip the backing material and can cause irreparable damage to your lawn. Plastic rakes should be your pick for gathering fallen debris or litter.
A leaf blower can make clearing leaves from the yard even easier! You can use gas or electric. However, either battery or corded electric is a cleaner option, and you don’t have to worry about accidentally spilling oil or gasoline on the turf. Consider purchasing a leaf blower that has a reverse option so you can use it like a vacuum cleaner, too.
Artificial Turf Brush
Combing the grass is an often overlooked procedure in lawn maintenance. Cross-brushing your lawn will help the individual blades stand tall and stop loss of color and matting. Matting happens from heavy use and can even cause the blades to begin breaking down more quickly than expected.
The hose will play an important role in keeping your yard looking and performing its best. If you have pets or opt for a turf cooling solution like HydroChill, a quick rinse on any spills that might happen will keep spots away.
Investing in turf cleaner is a smart way to keep the grass looking and smelling like new. We recommend ClO2-based disinfectants. They work from the outermost layer to break down bacterial membranes to disinfect. This product has speedier treatment at weaker dilutions, so it won't leave any harmful residue.
Artificial Turf Cleaning Guide
With all of your supplies at hand, cleaning is made effortless. Read our article on keeping your imitation grass clean. It features a few tips we’ve compiled from turf owners just like you to keep your grass looking good.
If you ever have any questions about caring for your turf or have ideas we can feature in our articles, we’d love to get a message from you. Contact us now.