Although artificial grass, or artificial turf, does not need the trimming, fertilizing or watering needed by dwelling grass, it still requires some care to keep it looking fresh and presentable. Over time, debris and dust build up on its surface, dulling its colour and verdant appearance. Its seams and edges sometimes work their way loose. Persistent foot traffic and utilize compact the turf’s blades and dislodge the cushioning infill. Brushing, washing, washing re-anchoring and replacing the infill material improve artificial turf’s appearance and keeps it looking like new.
Remove debris such as fallen leaves, rocks and twigs periodically out of your artificial turf utilizing a push-broom. Sweep the broom across the turf while moving in parallel rows. Gather the debris at a neat pile close to the border of their turf. Use a dust pan or shovel to collect the debris, and take it into a compost pile or trash bin.
Spray the turf with water by a power washer or garden hose to wash off accumulated dust, pollen, dirt and dried liquids from accidental spills. Keep the power washer’s or lawn hose’s nozzle at least 1 foot above the turf to prevent damaging the turf. Pour a few drops of dish soap on stubborn stains that do not easily wash away with just water. Rub the dish soap back and forth over each stained area with a towel. Rinse each of the areas thoroughly with water.
Prevent stains from forming on the artificial turf by absorbing spills immediately as soon as they occur. Use a towel to wipe a permeable material from the turf’s surface. Wash that place with water to wash off residual material in the spill.
Brush against the synthetic turf’s grain using a rug rake or push-broom to lift and spread individual blades compacted from foot traffic and yard furniture. Change the direction in which you brush the turf, varying the angle while brushing against the grain, to make an appearance more like natural grass.
Examine the turf once per month for loose edges that pop up. Fold the edges down, and push them back into their corresponding spaces at the ground. Insert artificial turf pins via loose edges or seams to re-anchor the turf into the ground. Hit the top of the pins using a rubber mallet to drive them easily through the layers of turf and soil.
Implement new rubber infill or sand into the artificial turf as needed to boost its cushioning. Pour a 1/4- to 1/2-inch layer of infill or mud above the synthetic turf. Sweep the stuff downward, into the artificial grass blades, employing the push-broom. Repeat this procedure until the synthetic turf is complete and springy.