How to look after artificial grass
Easigrass artificial grass is designed and tested to withstand the best and worst of the weather, as the ultimate low maintenance natural lawn alternative. To keep your artificial grass lawns in perfect condition for that flawless all year-round look, however, some regular maintenance care is needed. Easigrass offers a full annual professional artificial grass maintenance package nationwide, but here’s some tips and advice on keeping your garden clean and green.
Artificial grass brush
As with real grass, heavy use of the lawn may lead to some areas looking a little depressed or flattened. A stiff brush will help to lift the fibres. Imprints from the garden will lift naturally in time, but if required, a brush of the fibres will usually bring lift back into the lawn. All Easigrass installations are completed with a stabilising infill of silica sand or ZeoFill to help keep bounce and stability in the fibres.
Weed and debris removal
Regular artificial grass maintenance will help prevent a build-up of debris, moss and weeds. A protective membrane weed barrier is fitted prior to grass installation, nevertheless, some weeds may appear over time. Remove fallen leaves and dust debris with a stiff brush, leaf blower or plastic rake. Avoid using a metal rake as this may damage the turf fibres.
If airborne spore or seeds appear both on the edging and in turf, simply pluck them out, and use a gentle weed killer to prevent them re-growing. Over-hanging branches and bushes can be cut back to prevent excessive leaf drop.
How to clean artificial grass
Artificial grass will usually self-clean when it rains. During prolonged dry spells, however, it is worth occasionally hosing down the lawn area to flush out any dust or dirt. Easigrass yarns used to make the grass are designed not to stain, however, if a mark does appear on the grass then first try removing it with warm water. Gentle detergents (washing up liquid) and artificial grass cleaner can be used for spills such as milk, tomato sauce, alcohol, butter, ice cream, fruit juice mustard or blood. Use gentle diluted mineral spirts (vary sparingly) on oil-based spills such as suntan lotion, cooking oil, grease, nail polish, ink and shoe polish. Avoid using bleach on the grass.
Artificial turf maintenance for pets
Unlike natural lawns, artificial grass fibres are not damaged by animal faces or urine. As with most surfaces, however, strong smells can build up if not washed through, particularly in hot, dry weather. We recommend owners establish a pet toilet area where mild detergents can be used to help manage smells. Easigrass has a specific range of grass for pets to help prevent odour. Easi-K9 is specifically designed to prevent moisture retention in the fibres that leads to unpleasant urine odour build-up. This works at optimum performance with organic, odour neutralising infill, ZeoFill, which is exclusively available in the UK from Easigrass. If dog or fox urine smells become noticeable or persist, the synthetic turf can be sprayed with the Easi re-odouriser which helps to neutralise strong odours.
All weather turf maintenance
Extremes in weather can take its toll on any garden, which is why Easigrass has spent decades perfecting designs and installations throughout the world to offer you a multi award-winning range of quality, ultra-realistic artificial grass. All Easigrass products meet the highest of safety standards and are UV protected and stabilised to withstand extremes in temperatures and weather patterns, from desert heat to snow. Fully porous, your artificial turf is designed to drain excess rain.
Snow does not have to be removed, but if you wish to do so, use a plastic shovel or a stiff brush to gently clear the area without damaging the fibres.
It’s important to protect lawns around a barbecue area to prevent hot embers falling on the grass, and if you are painting in the immediate area of the grass – place a protective sheet over the area. Direct flames can cause irreversible damage to the grass, but the Easigrass team may be able to carry out seamless patch repairs.
Glue and chewing gum may cause damage and be difficult to remove. Always be aware of broken glass, as it can cut the AstroTurf fibres.
Get in touch with the team today to learn more.