How to Clean Artificial Turf
There are so many benefits to installing and properly maintaining this grass. Once you learn how to clean artificial turf, you will save plenty of time and money by not having to mow, fertilize, or heavily water your lawn to have a lush, green yard. The amount of maintenance required depends on your specific situation. For example, families with pets, young children who like to play outside, or those who live surrounded by trees and particularly dusty areas need to pay special attention. No worries, though – a little TLC can go a long way.
How to Clear Debris
The easiest part of maintaining property value with synthetic turf is to clear away general rubble every once in a while. For this, you can simply use a rake or leaf blower to clear off fallen leaves, branches, and other rotting debris that may land on top of your artificial grass. This will help your grass maintain a clean and groomed look. Personally, the experts at Arizona Luxury Lawns of Tucson like to use a Grandi Groom Rake, which can be found online or at your local home or hardware store.
Introduce Some H2O
Gently spray down your lawn each week with a hose to remove dust, dirt, or pollen. Occasionally watering your synthetic grass lawn also helps prevent unequal distributions of infill. During the first 4-6 weeks after installation, try not to water excessively. This will allow base to set. Excessive or heavy traffic after a rainfall is something else to look out for.
Cleaning Up After Your Furry Friend
What do you do when your best furry friend uses your synthetic lawn for the first time? The process is the same whether you have installed commercial or residential turf, an outdoor putting green, or playground grass.
If you really want to know how to clean artificial turf, Arizona Luxury Lawns of Tucson offers commercial-grade certified products that are 100% pet-friendly. Cleaning up after their solid waste is just as easy on real grass. This means that plastic bags and scoopers will work just fine! Following pickup, be sure to down the target area lightly with water. In addition to that, weekly rinsing will help your lawn smell fresh and odor free.
Manufacturer recommended general grooming and cleaning products include enzyme cleaners such as PE51 or Wysiwash. Feel free to use “Green Cleaners” as long as they do not contain alcohol and they are biodegradable. Our team of experts highly recommends non-foaming and low suds; these tend to be the best. You and your family can also use a 5-10% solution of bleach and water. However, when working with a chemical such as bleach, remember to rinse it well. Bleach can actually collect in most infilled turf systems. Too much bleach may create its own smell and can be harsh on paws and skin.
To make the application of the liquid treatments easy, place cleaning materials into a pressurized spray bottle that has a hand wand for distributing the materials on the surface. If you purchase any of the recommended products listed above, most places will have a similar applicator available.
Please note that you should always avoid cleaners containing alcohol or harsh acids as this can damage the blades. You will want to use approximately 1 gallon for every 500 square feet of turf if you do it yourself. However, it is important to read the product guidelines so you fully understand the product before cleaning. The more soiled areas may require a greater saturation of cleaner. Rinse the area using a garden sprinkler or hose with a shower setting. Please note that you should never power wash feces though the turf. This will spread it farther into fibers and makes it harder to treat.
No matter which cleaning method you choose for your synthetic grass, putting green, or turf for your home, Arizona Luxury Lawns of Tucson is available for any questions and concerns you may have. Simply contact a member of our team and we’ll let you know what we think is best for cleaning!