You can’t really clean real grass, nor should you, it’s grass and dirt after all. However, fake grass can and should be regularly maintained to keep it looking good. You might be wondering how to clean artificial grass, but don’t worry, the process is simple and straightforward. Plus, aside from a few affordable tools, it doesn’t take much to keep your lawn looking fresh.
How to Clean Artificial Grass: What Tools Will I Need?
You don’t need much to get keep your lawn looking good. In fact, you might already have many of the tools already. Some key tools you want to invest in are:
- A plastic rake
- A broom
- A leaf blower (if you want easier leaves and debris pickup)
- Paper towel
- A garden hose
- A hose fertilizer attachment
How to Perform Regular Maintenance of Artificial Grass
Regular lawn maintenance just involves raking up dust, dirt, and leaves with a stiff rake.
For your Synthetic Turf, you’ll also want to rake it. However, you will rake against the natural grain of the grass to keep it groomed into an upright position. This also provides the best possible grip when walking on it.
These aforementioned tasks should be done monthly at the minimum, but doing them weekly is probably best to ensure your artificial turf keeps its shape and stays clean.
How to Clean Up Pet Waste on Synthetic Turf
Pet waste is simple to clean up, start by choosing whatever method you prefer to remove your pet’s solid waste from your lawn. Once you’ve dealt with that, just gently hose down the lawn area in question.
For liquid waste, all you need to do is hose down the affected area. The built-in drainage system of the artificial grass will naturally drain it away so your lawn stays clean and fresh.
If you’re worried about bacteria build-up, you can hose down your lawn with a fertilizer hose attachment. Fill it the fertilizer attachment with a half water half/vinegar mixture and use it with your hose to wash down your lawn.
How to Clean Up Spills and Stains
Spills and stains happen, but thankfully artificial grass is stain-resistant which makes cleaning up easy. Most can usually just be washed away with a hose, but the trick is to respond to them quickly.
You can either wipe them up with a paper towel or use the fertilizer attachment with a half water half/vinegar mixture again to clean up it. Natural soap and warm water can also be an effective solution.
Lawn-care isn’t hard to do when you have artificial turf. Regular maintenance and address spills and stains quickly will ensure your fake grass will last for many years.