Hose Off the Surface
While it’s true that artificial turf does not need to be watered the way natural lawns do, it doesn’t mean they won’t benefit from a little shower every now and then. Pollutants and pollens that have collected on the surface of artificial grass blades can be washed away with a quick spray from the hose. Synthetic lawns are designed to facilitate superior drainage, so there’s no need to worry about ending up with a soggy lawn after you give it a rinse.
Spot Clean for Common Stains
You should think of your new lawn similarly to the way you think of carpet: it’s easier to clean up a mess as soon as it happens, instead of allowing a stain to set. The products you’ll need to clean up a stain on artificial turf are often the same as the ones you would use inside your house. When it comes to cleaning up spots like paint, coffee, or condiments, common household cleaners should do the trick. However, if you’ve got a tougher stain like crayon, motor oil, or gum that you don’t want to sink into the artificial turf infill, you’ll need to use a special grease remove to lift the material off the grass.
Pick Up Pet Waste
Synthetic lawns are often made from antimicrobial material that helps keep your family and pets safe. Unless you live in an area with frequent rainfall, you’ll want to make sure to hose down the surface regularly to get rid of urine and potential stains. As for solid waste, you should always try to pick it up as soon as possible. This will help to cut down on residual odors and minimize the chances of any stains detracting from the beauty of your lawn.
Use a plastic rake or leaf blower to clear off fallen leaves, branches, and other rotting debris that may land on top of their artificial grass. This will help your grass maintain a clean and groomed look.
Use a Brush or Stiff Broom
Over time, the tiny blades of grass that make up your synthetic lawn can become compressed or wilted. An easy way to plush-up your lawn and make it look brand new again is to brush it with a tool designed for artificial turf. You can revive matted fibers by brushing them in the opposite direction to regain more depth and height. Just be sure to use a brush with synthetic bristles, as other materials such as wire or hard plastic can inadvertently damage your lawn and pull up patches of grass.