Ah, springtime! With the weather getting warmer and a gentle breeze in the air, it’s the perfect time for enjoying your artificial lawn. But using your artificial lawn more often, means you might have a take a few simple steps to maintain its upkeep. With that, we bring you a few seasonal tips for maintaining your artificial grass in all weather and all seasons.
More Spring, Less Cleaning
This is the beginning of landscaping season, so as you plant flowers and shrubs around the perimeter of your artificial lawn, dirt and rocks will end up on the turf itself. Generally, all you’ll need to do is hose and brush it away. Most artificial grass products feature backing that allows water to drain.
Another spring maintenance concern that’s not completely eliminated by artificial grass is weeds. Artificial lawns with more permeable backing aren’t 100% impervious to weeds. But you can prevent weeds from sprouting up through your artificial grass by using anon-toxic weedicide that’s safe for use on turf and on plants, flowers, shrubs, and other natural elements of your yard.
Summertime, and Now the Living Really is Easy
When hot summer days hit, it’s the perfect time for lawn parties, socializing with the neighbors, and allowing kids and pets to play outdoors. However, all that increased usage during the summertime, can lead to more wear and tear on your artificial lawn. In the dry heat of summer, it’s important to take simple steps to keep your synthetic grass clean and luxuriant. This can be accomplished simply, by occasionally breaking out the brush and the hose.
Artificial grass is great for pets. But for more stubborn stains–such as pet waste–amixture of vinegar and water will usually do the trick. Vinegar is very effective for removing stains from artificial grass. It kills germs and odors and is less toxic than standard household detergents.
Fall Means Brisk Air, Leaves and… Lush Green Grass
Although mowing and other typical lawn maintenance are not required for artificial grass lawns, when fall comes and leaves turn brown, artificial grass owners have to break out the rake, just like everyone else.
Thankfully, the smooth surface of your artificial grass lawn makes raking leaves easier than it would typically be with a natural lawn. You can use the same lawn rake or leaf blower that you might use for a natural grass lawn. However many synthetic lawn owners find that a broom and dustpan will suffice for taking care of fallen leaves.
Winter is Coming, But Your New Lawn Isn’t Going Anywhere
Depending on where you live, winter can bring rain, frost and sometimes snow. Water is as great a friend to artificial grass as it is to a real lawn. As with real lawns, the only potential risk of snow and ice is themethod you use to remove it. It’s generally recommended that you let everything melt on its own. However, if removing snow or ice is necessary, it’s best to use a snowblower or a lightweight shovel, and leave the surface layer intact to avoid scraping or damaging your artificial lawn.
Artificial grass maintenance is already pretty straightforward. With these additional maintenance basics, season-specific tips and a few tools that are likely already in your garage, your artificial lawn can retain its lusciousness and durability year-round. Just don’t forget the vinegar.
If you have questions about artificial grass and are interesting in replacing your natural lawn with a water-saving synthetic one, contact us for a free quote.