Artificial Turf Maintenance
Artificial turf maintenance will keep your lawn looking fresher for longer.
It’s true that a fake lawn requires much less maintenance than a real one, but a small amount of artificial turf maintenance goes a long way in increasing its longevity, appearance and performance.
Artificial Turf Maintenance Includes:
- Regular grooming / brushing of the fake lawn once a month
- Leaf collection
- Moss & weed killing (as and when needed)
Artificial Turf Maintenance Explained
Keeping your fake lawn maintained plays an essential part in making it last longer. It’s really simple, but if neglected can quickly lead to deterioration of the surface. This, in the long run, could end up costing you in repairs or even resurfacing, so its important to keep on top of the little tasks we outline here.
Artificial Turf Maintenance: Brushing
You should brush your artificial turf surface as much as necessary (based on usage). It should be done in various directions. There are a few different benefits from doing so:
- It ensures pile remains upright: sometimes pile can become flattened
- It removes infill from the surface: sometimes infill can work its way to the surface of your turf, light brushing will return it to the turf structure
- It helps avoid compaction
Artificial turf Maintenance: Leaf Collection
Again, it’s a small task, but the neglect of it can lead to deterioration of the surface. Debris should be removed from the surface by hand and by brushing. This prevents organic matter from building up in the turf structure. If organic matter is allowed to accumulate, drainage will be affected and weed growth will become more likely.
Artificial Turf Maintenance: Weed Killing
Moss and weed killing should take place as and when needed using a water-based weedkiller such as ‘Roundup’. This is to ensure that their is no accumulation of vegetation on the synthetic surface.
Important to remember:
- The moss and weed killer agent you use must be a water based one (such as ‘Roundup’)
- All dead matter must be removed / swept from the surface
- Airbourne spores should be pulled out of the surface.
Never to come into contact with your synthetic turf surface:
- Glass and sharp objects
- Cigarettes, fire, fireworks
- Chewing gum and adhesives
- Cars, motorbikes and heavy vehicles
A few more things to note:
- Animal waste should be removed manually and the area should be washed with warm water and soap