How to Clean Artificial Grass? (& How Often)
In this article:
- Why we need to clean synthetic grass？
- How often do we need to clean artificial grass?
- How to clean artificial grass?
- Other thoughts
Why we need to clean synthetic grass？
Compared with natural grass, artificial turf doesn’t need to be watered, mowed, fertilized or fixed. However, it doesn’t mean that artificial lawns do not require any care. In order to maintain a good sense of use and experience, maintenance is essential.
It is necessary to clean the lawn regularly, such as branches, leaves, pet waste and so on, which will remain on the lawn. If not handled in time, it will have adverse effects on the appearance and use of the lawn. Regular cleaning of synthetic grass can keep the lawn fresh and beautiful and extend its life circle.
How often do we need to clean artificial grass?
The frequency of lawn cleaning depends on everyone’s situation. For example, if you have children or pets, or a lot of trees and shrubs, you may need to clean your lawns frequently. If you live in a particularly dusty area, this may also prompt you to flush your turf more often.
Instead, in rainy months, or if the area you live in often rains, you can let rain wash your grass without regular spraying. For lawns that are rarely walked or used, cleaning once every two weeks or monthly may be sufficient. You can refer to the following maintenance schedule suggestions and adjust them according to your usage.
1. Remove debris, such as leaves, from the lawn. You can collect the debris by hand, with a grass brush or a bristle broom.
2. Remove dust and pollen. You can simply rinse your grass with a water hose so that you can basically remove dust and pollen without accumulating too much waste.
1. Use brush or broom to groom fibers into their upright position.
When you brush the grass, be sure to brush it in all different directions. This keeps your turf pile bouncy and upright, and gives it a fluffy appearance that resembles the natural grass!
For the grass brush, choose a brush with synthetic bristles. Do not use a brush with metal or wire bristles, otherwise, the fibers will be damaged.
It is recommended to increase the frequency of brushing in areas with heavy traffic, not only to keep your grass upright and beautiful but also to ensure the longevity of your artificial turf.
2. For mildly soiled areas, a basic mixture of warm water and a small amount of mild household detergent solution will do the trick! Just wipe it with a sponge and then rinse. The methods of dealing with various stains, we will explain in detail below.
In summer, when you may prefer to spend time in the garden, high-traffic areas should be carefully maintained. For hot weather, spraying is also helpful. Sprinkling water to cool the artificial turf is both economical and effective. One of the important reasons to water your lawn every so often is that it helps the lawn foundation stabilize and stay in place.
In winter, your artificial turf can protect against frost, snow and ice damage, but the snowy areas should be allowed to melt naturally.
How to clean artificial grass?
Lawn is a part of life, many family activities will take place on the grass, which means that everything could be seen on it. For example, drinks, candy or chewing gum, etc. Then, how to deal with some tricky stains? Some possible situations and solutions are listed below.
How to clean liquid objects on artificial turf?
The most direct way to deal with the liquid residue is the rapid reaction. When the liquid is still in the shape of liquid, it is the easiest to clean, you just need to wash it with water.
Artificial grass is usually stain resistant, but depending on the type of spill, you may need to do some extra work to remove stains or smells. Use a mixed solution of natural soap with warm water or vinegar and water will be a good choice.
How to clean sticky substances on artificial grass?
Chewing gum, candy and other sticky substances are usually removed by hand; however, if a piece of gum is particularly difficult to remove, you can use ice cubes or dry ice to cool it first, which makes it easier to clean. After freezing, you can carefully scrape it off with a knife.
However, please make sure that the lawn and grass will not be damaged when cleaning. Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents to eliminate spills or sticky substances, this is not feasible.
How to remove weeds and moss from artificial lawn?
In general, when installing artificial turf, a layer of weed block cloth is placed under the turf. This minimizes weeds and mosses from growing in the grass. That being said, the tenacity of weeds and moss means you still need to know how to deal with the emergence of weeds and moss.
You can use white vinegar to remove weeds and moss from your lawn. Put white vinegar in a sprayer and spray it on weeds to kill them without using harsh chemicals. If some weeds don’t die after 1 treatment, spray them again a few days later. After using the vinegar, you can simply remove dead moss and weeds with a brush.
Any organic debris, such as leaves and dead plants, should be removed from the artificial turf as soon as possible. Because the minerals produced by the breakdown of organic matter will promote the growth of weeds.
How to clean pet waste on synthetic turf?
Artificial grass is great for pets! Moreover, pet waste is easy to clean up. Use a bag or poop shovel to remove solid waste, and then simply rinse with water. Please click the link to see more details: https://www.ccgrass.com/artificial-grass-for-dog-practical-buying-tips
How to remove ice and snow from synthetic grass
Generally speaking, the way to deal with snow and ice is to let them melt and evaporate on the lawn. However, in some cases, you may wish to clean snow or ice from your artificial turf.
If the snow is very light, you can simply brush or sweep it away. If the snow is heavy, you choose to shovel the snow or use a snow blower, but it’s better to only remove the top layer of the snow while leaving about an inch of snow to remove with a broom.
One thing to note is that although you can use salt to melt snow on lawns, it is not recommended. Because of the long-term use of salt, the residue of salt will accumulate, preventing the drainage of the bottom material of the artificial grass.
Someone also wants to know whether a vacuum can be used to clean the artificial grass, the answer is no. If you have more concerns about this part, you can click this link to see more details: How to maintain artificial turf
Stains and burns on artificial turf can be repaired. However, we can minimize the possibility of problems before they occur, because spills such as battery solutions will damage the color of turf, and fire sources such as cigarettes and fireworks will also cause damage to artificial grass. These accidents can be avoided by keeping the materials away from the lawn.
Proper and correct maintenance schedule and cleaning methods can improve the service life, practicality and aesthetics of artificial grass. You can ask a professional cleaner to clean the lawn deeply, or you can clean the lawn regularly according to the above steps.
CCGrass has developed wide applications including residential, commercial, DIY, pets, golf, city landscape, etc. Our products have been installed in more than 120 countries and are widely accepted by millions of families around the world. If you have any other questions about the maintenance and cleaning of artificial grass, call us at 86 25 6981 1666 or email us at [email protected].