An artificial lawn is often used as a substitute for real grass, especially in places where real grass cannot grow properly. This type of a lawn is also more resistant to heavy weather and rough use, which is why artificial grass is used in creating high-quality professional sports fields and stadiums. However, like regular, natural grass, you also need to maintain an Artificial Lawn to ensure its long life. The importance of regular maintenance and upkeep of artificial lawns is considerably important when you consider the fact these lawns are a big investment. Here is a look at how you can take care of your artificial lawn:
Follow a Routine Maintenance Schedule
Your routine maintenance of artificial grass includes cleaning off dirt and debris from the surface of your lawn. By cleaning off your lawn you will help prevent dirt and debris from decaying your lawns infill. This can be done easily by hosing down your lawn. High quality artificial lawns are fitted with tiny holes that allow water to enter the soil without collecting on the turf itself. You will also need to sweep the fibers occasionally to better your lawn’s appearance.
What to Use for Cleaning the Artificial Lawn
The best cleanser for your lawn is rainwater. Rainwater will maintain your lawn for you, saving you time and energy. Rain falls gently on the turf and yet, the water manages to wash away any signs of pollen, dirt, or any other pollutant. If you live in an area where there is little rainfall or if no rain is expected for a long period time, you can simply use a hose to soak and clean your artificial lawn.
What Tools Can You Use?
There are some tools and supplies you need to clean up your lawn. This includes items like weed sprays or pesticides. However, you must not use anything that can damage the lawn. Most lawns are incompatible with solvents such as acetone, or with cleaning liquids that have alcohol content. It is best if you ask your manufacturer or contractor about which chemicals or liquids can be used on your Artificial Lawn.
Keep an Eye Out For Low Spots
You may find low spots in your lawn from time to time, especially in the most heavily used areas. That is why you need to keep some rubber, sand, or any other kind of infill in place to take care of them. If you find minor low spots, you need to apply thin layers of the infill until the area becomes even again. Once the infill is applied, you can brush it below the lawn turf with a small broom or scrub brush.