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Maintaining your artificial grass
If you’ve bought and installed your artificial grass from our Milton Keynes warehouse, you may be wondering how you can keep it in top condition!
Grass Maintenance Guide
Our range of grasses look great all year round, saving you time, money and effort when compared to maintaining a natural lawn. To ensure your grass looks perfect, it does occasionally require simple maintenance.
If you would prefer to have your artificial grass regularly maintained by a professional team, contact us on 01908 794889
- Remove debris (e.g. leaves with a power-brusher, leaf blower or plastic rake
- Brush your grass upwards (against the pile) with a stiff brush or plastic rake to remove seeds dropped by trees. This prevents seeds germinating and leading to weeds growing on the surface of the grass
- Straighten the fibres of your grass by brushing against the pile using a stiff brush. Flattening of the fibres may occur in areas of high foot-traffic, especially if fibres have become soiled with dirt and other airborne pollutants
- Periodically ‘cross-brush’; meaning brushing against the grain of the turf fibres to restore the aesthetic appearance of the turf
- Always use a brush with synthetic bristles & avoid using a brush with metal bristles
- Remove any weeds immediately to prevent dispersal of seeds
- Treat lightly-soiled areas with a 5% solution of household detergent in hot water (not boiling), followed by a thorough rinsing with hot water
- Remove any solids or pastes with a spatula or table knife
- Blot up excess liquids with paper towels, clean cloth or a dry absorbent. Dry absorbents can then be swept or vacuumed up afterwards
- Do not use cleaners that contain harsh chemicals such as chlorine bleaches or highly acidic cleaners (PH<5)
- Pet excrement or smells can be removed using a hand-shovel
- Spray diluted pet-friendly antibacterial solution onto your grass area if used regularly by pets
- Avoid contact with hot materials to prevent shrinkage of turf fibres
- Do not install grass close to glass structures such as outdoor mirrors, as reflected heat can lead to heat-damage & shrinkage of fibres
- Furniture with sharp edges should not be placed on the turf as they may puncture or tear the artificial grass
- Lit cigarettes cannot ignite the turf, but they can damage the turf by fusing the tips of the fibres together
- Straighten the fibres of your grass by brushing against the pile using a stiff brush
- Flattening of the fibres may occur in areas of high foot-traffic, especially if fibres have become soiled with dirt and other airborne pollutants
Artificial grass maintenance
Every 12 months power brush the lawn with a 12 inch motorised power brush, this does three things;
- It stands the grass back up so it looks like new
- Thoroughly cleans the grass from top to bottom
- Removes all loose material at the base of the grass
Before you use a power brush, make sure the grass is glued or fixed securely, otherwise the power of the brush will lift the edges. If the material at the base of the grass is not cleaned, the small holes in the base of the sward become blocked and do not allow water to perculate. This is in turn leads to moss growth and defeats the object of an artificial grass lawn. If you can hire a ‘Billy Goat’ (outdoor hoover) this will suck up all the loose debris and leave your lawn looking like new.
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