Making your synthetic turf last long requires a significant amount of effort. Although artificial turf is already beautiful by itself, it won’t hurt to maintain the material properly.
If you read our FAQ page, you will learn that synthetic turf can last up to 20 years without significant discoloration or damage. However, the actual lifespan depends on the amount of foot traffic in the area.
Here are some techniques to extend the life and quality of your synthetic turf:
- Know the right way to clean it.
Because artificial grass is made of plastic, rinsing it off with water is the best and most convenient way to clean it. You may use a spray hose to push away dust and debris.
If you want a deeper level of cleaning, you may use a brush with stiff bristles or a flexible rake. However, make sure that the bristles are not made of steel, because this can damage the turf.
- Set a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule
Make sure to water-clean the synthetic turf weekly at the very least. You may also perform monthly brushing not only to remove accumulated dirt but also to make the grass blades stay upright.
If you prefer a higher quality cleaning method, hand the work over to professional lawn groomers who can help restore the beauty of your synthetic turf.
- Address dirt as soon as you see it.
Some of the most common materials that make the artificial grass dirty include spills, pet waste, gum, and snow. The moment you see the debris sitting on the turf, immediately remove it in the same way that you would clean it off natural grass.
Unsure about how to handle different kinds of dirt on your synthetic turf? Drop us a note so that we can give you specific cleaning recommendations.
No matter how exquisite your synthetic turf or how perfectly you followed our installation tips, it’s all useless if you don’t take care of it. By picking up on our recommendations above, expect to enjoy your synthetic turf a lot longer than expected.