Homeowners and contractors looking to have lush, green lawns year-round should look no further than artificial grass. Artificial grass is resilient, able to stand up to weather and wear in ways that natural grass simply can’t.
On average, artificial turf has a lifespan of about 20 years. It is also maintenance-free (depending on the volume of traffic in the area ). Those two facts combined with Purchase Green’s signature lifetime warranty, puts it head and shoulders above natural grass as a longterm lawn solution. However, while artificial grass saves significant time by sparing homeowners the need to mow and water their lawns regularly, a few simple steps can help your synthetic lawn last that much longer. Here are some DIY ways you can extend the life of your artificial grass.
Start With a More Durable Solution
A long-lasting artificial grass lawn starts with choosing the right materials. Focus on picking the right combination of durable materials, including infill and backing that is right for your landscape.
After that, look at the artificial grass itself. Something like Purchase Green’s new Eco Spring 80 is perfect for realistic looking grass in high traffic areas around pools, children’s play areas, pet areas, and sports fields.
Control For Weeds
Like traditional grass, artificial grass is susceptible to weed growth. According to Bob Vila, weeds can grow up through the backing, destabilizing the artificial grass you have installed.
To prevent weeds from crashing the party, go with a professional installation and have installers fully excavate the area before putting in the artificial grass. Combining a weed barrier and strong backing system will protect your artificial grass against pesky weeds.
Clean Up After Fido
Artificial grass with permeable backings are perfect for homes with pets. They allow the pet waste to pass through. However, cleaning up the waste is key. Over time, pet waste can build up and cause discoloration or unpleasant odors.
To keep your artificial grass clean and vibrant, simply scoop up pet leavings as you normally would and then hose off the patch of grass. Avoid harsh chemicals that may degrade the blades or backing of your grass and instead use natural cleaning products like non-astringent soaps and a water-vinegar mixture.
Brush, Don’t Rake
When removing debris like leaves and twigs, avoid taking a harsh rake to your artificial grass. Instead of a rake, use a soft-bristled broom or brush to push the debris off. Avoid letting too much debris accumulate, particularly as the seasons change.
Artificial grass is already a long-lasting alternative to traditional grass. It requires little upkeep and no water.
Through our variety of synthetic turf solutions, Purchase Green is an industry leader, offering something for every occasion. Contact us today to find out more.