Artificial grass is a no-fuss alternative to a traditional lawn. It requires less maintenance, saves water, and looks as good as natural grass – sometimes, even better! But it still needs some TLC, especially when it comes to cleaning. After all, it’s exposed to the elements and all kinds of foot traffic. Looking for the secret to keeping your artificial grass fresh and lush? Wondering if you can vacuum, pressure-wash, or use soapy water? We’ve got all the answers and more in this ultimate guide to cleaning artificial grass.
Most professional artificial grass cleaners use a combination of water and a gentle cleaning solution that’s safe for synthetic materials. They spray the solution on the lawn, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it off with a hose or a pressure washer set on low pressure. The cleaning solution helps remove dirt, grime, and pet stains, without causing damage to the grass fibres. Professional cleaning is often recommended once a year.
Regularly maintaining your artificial grass is crucial for its appearance and longevity. By brushing or raking your lawn on a monthly basis, you will not only keep the grass blades looking evenly but also prevent matting. Utilise a stiff-bristled brush or a power brush, avoiding any metal tools that may damage the surface. Remember to brush against the grain to lift the blades and then brush with the grain to settle them down.
Pressure washing can be useful to remove stubborn dirt, stains, or moss from your artificial grass. To ensure your artificial grass looks its best, low-pressure pressure washing is the way to go. Keep the nozzle no less than 12 inches away from the surface and avoid focusing the water on one area for extended periods of time. Additionally, make sure all seams and edges are properly glued, preventing moisture from entering underneath the carpet.
When cleaning artificial grass, avoid harsh chemicals, detergents, or bleach that can damage the fibres and alter the colour. Instead, use a mild soap or specialized artificial grass cleaner that is pH-neutral and biodegradable. Dilute the soap in water, spray it on the lawn, and rinse it off with a hose or pressure washer set on low pressure. Be careful not to leave any soap residue, as it can attract dirt and microbes.
Keeping your artificial grass clean and well-maintained is not rocket science, but it does require some effort and know-how. Instead of using a vacuum, use a broom to remove debris, brush or rake the lawn to fluff it up, and clean it with a gentle cleaning solution to remove stains and odours. If you’re uncomfortable cleaning your lawn, you can always call a professional who knows the ins and outs of artificial grass. A beautiful, green, clean lawn can be your pride and joy and a source of relaxation and pleasure.
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I’m Matthew Branson, I’m the Company Director, Sales Rep, Installer and Office Administrator all rolled into one! I started Simply Synthetic Turf back in October 2012 as a sole trader. Today we are now a registered company and provide professional artificial grass installations throughout Perth & Surrounding. Get in touch with me today!