How do you clean artificial grass?

Why synthetic turf?

To make the most of your outdoors, you want it to look natural. Whether you have a garden, terrace or balcony, it's possible to decorate it with an artificial or synthetic lawn. A small corner of greenery will happily decorate the exterior of an apartment or house. You will have the illusion of having a real garden without the maintenance or need for soil and sunshine.

Artificial grass is great for people who are looking for and love the experience of having an a aesthetically pleasing lawn without the hassle. Whatever the weather conditions during the year, your artificial grass will keep its original colour and texture, which is not possible with a natural or real grass. The artificial lawn can be installed on the entire surface of your garden, around your pool or on the children’s playground.

No need to spend a fortune for the maintenance of your natural grass.

Easy to maintain, it has no need to be watered or mowed every week. Very important for health and environment, it doesn't require the use of weed killer. There will be no moss to destroy unlike natural grass.

A simple vacuum cleaner, or leaf blower, a rake, will help you to pick up and to clean debris; and you can use a brush to get rid of fallen leaves that could be deposited there for example or a damp cloth to clean a spill or dog mess.

 

How synthetic  looks like natural

 

For the drainage of rainwater, it will be seep through holes present on the weft of artificial grass, even in the case of heavy rain.

 

Drainage of the rainwater

 

Very tempting and attractive, this artificial grass will give joy to both children and adults who will find themselves enjoying a good meal with friends or playing back garden footie, but also pets. 

And yes, it means that your fake grass will have to endure some small inconveniences (food waste, spills, urine and pet waste, bacteria, bad smell etc...) which may necessitate grass cleaning.

 

How do you clean the stains?

Read carefully the following advice, we will give you some solutions and tools that will help you maintain and keep this little corner of relaxation clean and the tips needed to care for your artificial grass.

Pet owners will be reassured: cats and dogs can't tell the difference between natural grass and artificial grass!

To remove pet waste, use a shovel, a dog poop bag or pooper scooper. Then rinse with a hose, use a paper towel, apply on the dirty surface, a mixture of water and mild household detergent that will not damage the fibres of the grass, then rinse thoroughly with water.

For bad smells, you can opt for cleaning with vinegar and water or cleaning products specially designed to fight against the smell of urine. There are several anti-urine sprays. You can also spread odour neutralizing granules on your synthetic grass.

These recommendations are also effective for cleaning food too (sauces, drinks: alcohol, coffee).

Here is the best way to clean stubborn stains (cooking or tanning oil) : use ammonia mixed with water or mineral gasoline to remove the stain.

Don't worry, even the most sticky stains will not resist!

Sticky products such as sweets, gum, can be eliminated. First, with a glaze, rub delicately, then use a plastic knife to take off the remainder. Don't use chemicals or detergents, which could damage your artificial lawn.

 

ARTIFICIAL GRASS CARE AND MAINTENANCE:

Weekly:

Rinse the fake grass with the garden hose once a week, vacuum to get rid debris regularly, and blow the leaves.

Monthly:

Step 1 : Rinse the grass

Step 2 : Remove dust, dirt and leaves

Step 3 : Use the broom or brush to sweep the grass back into a vertical position

 

HOW TO AVOID DAMAGE, BURNS AND STAINS?

In winter, your artificial grass will have to withstand snow and ice. The fibres become stiff and can break. To avoid slipping on it and damaging it, if you can't do otherwise, the discharge of a little warm water is a solution to this problem.

Some tips to avoid burning on the grass, keep away all sources of heat (cigarettes, barbecue).

Prevent your artificial turf from coming into contact with battery acid, grease, lubricates, or any oil that can damage your artificial turf.

Try avoiding using a grill of barbecue near your artificial grass, keeping a safe distance from the lawn.

If you smoke, go to another area away from your artificial grass to prevent any ash or cigarette burns from damaging your turf.

To properly care your artificial grass, make sure to regularly rinse it with water each week to keep the area cool year round.

 

SUMMARY

I hope all these tips will be helpful and help you keep your little corner of paradise in good shape. Remember, the best way to avoid a catastophe is to try to anticipate it.

As soon as the stain has occurred, act as quickly as possible.

Artificial grass should be pampered. It will continue to provide you with lots of fun and well-being.

All you have to do is enjoy your little corner of greenery, even if this greenery is synthetic.