You’ve already invested in artificial grass for your garden and not only are you delighted with the aesthetic result but you and your lawnmower have parted ways… for good. Now you may be wondering about the best ways to keep your newly laid grass in tip-top condition, thereby increasing it’s longevity. Depending on the type of artificial grass that you go for, your new investment could last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Artificial grass doesn’t require too much maintenance, however, like with most things, if you take a little time and put in a little effort, you’ll be rewarded!
Keep your grass clean
It’s important to keep your artificial grass free of rubbish. For day-to-day debris, we recommend to clear using a stiff outdoor broom. If you want to be even more efficient then you may consider using a power brush The power brush that we use and recommend here at Kewlee’s really will help to bring new life to your lawn. As well as a mechanical brush attachment, the machine includes a leaf blower to make the job even easier and a harness for your own safety purposes.
Snow is no problem.
We spend a long time waiting for the perfect snow in UK wintertime. You’ll be pleased to know that the last thing you’ll have to do on a snow day is clear the snow from your artificial grass! Artificial grass is more durable than real grass and snow and ice will drain away completely with time with no adverse effects. It may actually be damaging for your grass if you use a shovel, so if you do want to clear away some of the snow, ensure not to dig too deep! The only thing that may happen with heavy snow is that your artificial grass may appear a little flattened temporarily but this issue should resolve within a few days.
For liquid spillages on your lawn, ensure to dilute the area immediately with water and it should drain away naturally. This includes pet urine which, once diluted, should drain away easily. Using either rinsing and/or your broom you should be able to get rid of most spillages on your lawn.
Things to avoid
- We don’t advise using anything metal to maintain your artificial grass, be that metal brushes or shovels to clear snow. Artificial grass is not as robust as, say, a patio so you cannot treat it in the same way.
- Pressure washers may damage the grass so if you are going to use one, ensure that it’s from a good distance.
- Keep your BBQ away from the grass, being made of plastic materials, it will melt or singe from hot objects.
- Many of our clients ask us if they can use a vacuum cleaner on their grass. The answer is unfortunately – no – unless, of course, you are using one that is designed for artificial grass.
- We also don’t recommend using strong detergents as these are unnecessary and may act as a bleaching agent on your grass, decreasing it’s aesthetic value.
All in all, artificial grass is really easy to take care of. Please feel free to give us a call on 01293 450104 if you have any particular questions about your artificial grass maintenance and we will do our best to help!