How to look after your artificial grass
Artificial grass is a popular product with those who want the beauty of a natural-looking lawn but without the time-consuming upkeep.
However, artificial grass does need some taking care of every now and then if it is to stay stunning and fully functional. In this article we’ll cover the do’s and don’ts of maintaining artificial grass so you can keep it at its best for many years to come.
How do you look after artificial grass?
Depending on the manufacturer you opt for will dictate the maintenance routine you need to adopt. For example, here at Easigrass, our premium artificial grass range is designed to be easy to maintain with a few simple steps.
This is what we recommend for artificial grass maintenance:
- Brushing: Over time, areas of the lawn may look a little flat. All they need is a bit of a lift with a stiff brush every now and then – any flattened areas will naturally lift by themselves, but this is a great option if you want to help them out a bit. Every Easigrass lawn comes complete with an infill to maintain the bounce and stability of grass fibres, too.
- Removal of debris: Our artificial lawns come with a protective membrane installed to combat weeds, though persistent ones may occasionally appear. Regularly ridding your lawn of weeds, debris and fallen leaves can be easily done with a brush, leaf blower or a plastic rake (avoid using a harsh metal one).
- Hose down during dry spells: The beauty of Easigrass turf is that it’s self-cleaning, saving you a lot of hassle. However, in the drier spells, it might be worth giving the lawn a hose down just to flush out any accumulating debris or dust.
- Pet-owner precautions: If you own a pet, you’ll want to make sure a garden is a safe and hygienic place for them to play. That’s why we’ve specially designed an Easipet grass range that is created to avoid moisture retention and bypass odour build-up. It can also be easily washed with mild detergents to keep it fresh all year round and also sprayed with the Easigrass re-odouriser to neutralise any smells.
How to avoid damaging artificial grass
So, now we’ve learnt how to look after artificial grass, let’s take a look at what you should not be doing with artificial grass.
- BBQ protection: Pop a plastic sheet on the grass surrounding BBQ areas, or simply move the BBQ equipment a bit further away from the grass, as flames can damage turf.
- Be aware of glue and gum: Sticky substances such as chewing gum or glue may cause damage to the fibres, so just avoid getting these substances on your lawn.
- Don’t park on synthetic grass: There’s no doubt about it – artificial grass is hardy. It can easily cope with enthusiastic play from pets and children, but parking up your vehicle is perhaps a bridge too far and is likely to cause damage.
- Avoid chemical spillage: If you’re tending to the flower beds, avoid spraying too close to the lawn – if you do get chemicals on your lawn, just wash them off as soon as you can. You may also wish to use a mild detergent.
- Cover up during DIY: Painting the shed? Pop a sheet over your lawn, and if any paint does spill onto the grass, wash it off before it dries.
If damage does occur to your lawn, the team at Easigrass may be able to do patch repairs – just consult with our friendly team.
Still unsure of how to look after fake grass? Just ask the experts at Easigrass. We are the UK’s leading provider of premium artificial lawns, and also offer maintenance services for those short on time. Get in touch today – we’re always glad to help.