People who love gardening and landscaping do whatever it takes to make their surroundings attractive. A lawn with freshly planted Bermuda grass is something that most homeowners dream of having in their own property. However, it is not easy to take good care of real grass. For this reason, companies like RealTurf are starting to gain popularity in the market for its high-quality artificial turf product. Artificial turf also needs to be maintained properly in order to last longer and in this article, you will learn valuable tips on artificial turf maintenance.
Why do people decide to shift to artificial turf?
● More significant savings when it comes to your monthly water bill.
● Aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.
● Easier to maintain, especially if you barely have time to keep your garden clean.
● Artificial turf does not trigger allergic reactions.
● It is the perfect choice of grass if you have kids and pets in your home.
● No need for you to worry about annoying weeds that grow in your lawn.
Here are some care and maintenance tips that can guarantee your artificial turf to last longer and give value for your money.
1. Remove stains as soon as you notice them on your lawn
Stains are inevitable, especially if you live in a busy household. Beverages, pet urine, or food particles can spill on the grass and form a stubborn stain if you do not remove it right away.
Make sure to use a damp cloth and lukewarm water to remove the stain. After cleaning the area, apply an enzymatic cleaner. This scented detergent cleans stains and helps reduce odors. Scrub the surface thoroughly until the stain disappears. For hard-to-remove stains or general lawn maintenance, professional help is recommended.
2. Pet waste should be removed when it is dry and hard
Do not attempt to remove your pet’s waste while it is soft because it will spread, making cleaning more difficult. Pour a fistful amount of sand on top of the fecal matter and allow it to dry in one to two days before removing it from the turf. The sand makes things easier to clean, plus it lessens the odor. Remove any solids with a plastic spatula.
To clean up animal waste, the enzymatic cleaner should be used by shaking the product to spray it directly on the surface. Let it act for a few minutes and rub with the brush against the fiber to help the lawn stay straight.
3. Invest in a leaf blower to help clean your lawn
Did you know that branches, dry leaves, and other kinds of debris can damage your turf in the long run? That is why it is a practical choice to invest in a leaf blower that will reduce your cleaning and gardening time by half.
It is advisable to brush the synthetic fibers weekly with a plastic bristle brush, in order to keep them straight and easily remove leaves and other residues from the surface.
Daily surface inspection and immediate repair of outstanding problems by specialized installers are essential. You can reach out to the company where you bought your artificial grass and report any existing damage. They can fix or replace any damage depending on their warranty.