Installing artificial grass for your home or business in San Diego, CA can be very appealing for your property. One of the best features of artificial turf is that it requires little maintenance and care compared to natural grass.
You will never have to mow, fertilize, or use large amounts of water to keep your grass looking healthy.
However, artificial grass is not entirely maintenance free; if you want your turf looking great and get the most out of your investments, you will need to do a little bit of cleaning.
How To Maintain Artificial Grass
Depending on your situation you will need to perform artificial grass maintenance.
For example, if you have children, pets, shrubs, and trees, you will need to clean your turf more often than those who don’t.
If you are in a dusty part in San Diego, CA, then you will need to rinse your synthetic grass more often.
Rainy days are great for your grass because you can allow it to wash your lawn and you won’t have to spray it down as often.
Since every situation is different, we strongly suggest modifying your maintenance schedule depending on your needs.
Weekly Lawn Maintenance
We highly suggest rinsing your turf once a week. Doing so will remove any debris or dust that accumulates during the week.
Monthly Lawn Maintenance
Doing a more thorough artificial grass cleaning once a month, will keep your turf looking clean and green.
Remove any dirt, debris, dust, or leaves with a stiff brush or a broom with stiff bristles.
Do not use a broom or brush with steel bristles. It can potentially damage the turf.
Cleaning your grass with a still brush or room will help the blades to remain in the upright position.
The maintenance needs to be performed more often during the season when trees lose their leaves or if you have any pets.
If your grass is not standing upright or it’s not erect in areas where is heavily used, you brush your turf against the grain. Brushing will encourage the blades to stand up properly.
With regular grooming, you can prevent your artificial grass from matting and keeps your infill compacted.
How to Remove Pet Waste from Artificial Turf
Artificial turf is a great option for pet owners. You can rest assure it requires minimal maintenance.
To remove solid pet waste, remove it by using your usual method. You can use a pooper scooper, plastic bag, etc.
Once the solid waste has is removed, hose the area.
To clean pet urine on synthetic grass, use a hose to spray the affected area once a week.
To keep our lawn staying odor free, hose it down more often and use a turf deodorizer. It discourages strong odors from happening.
For best results, create a sperate area for your dogs to relieve themselves. It will make the maintenance a breeze.
How To Clean Artificial Grass:
Spills, Blood, Gum, and Other Occurrences
Lawns will get spills, chewing gum and candy will get dropped among other things.
Artificial turf is stain resistant, which will make cleaning a smooth process.
Most spill can be washed away with water. If you still see residue in the area, use mild soap mixed with warm water if you want to remove bacteria mix half-and-half with water and vinegar.
Remove stick texture by picking it up; However, chewing gum is more challenging to remove. We suggest chilling the gum with a piece of ice and proceed to remove it.
Use a plastic putty knife for more resilient removals.
How to Prevent Burnt Turf From Windows
Artificial grass can become warm on high-temperature days.
It may lead to potential burns on the synthetic turf by the sun.
It may be possible for sun magnification or reflections from windows and patio doors may damage your grass.
Double-pane windows use a magnifying effect because they are energy efficient windows made from low emissivity glass, which often known as low-E glass.
The purpose of low-E is to block any heat from entering the home, during the summer and prevents any heat from leaving your home during the winter.
The easiest way to avoid having your artificial grass burned by the low-E glass is to block window glare.
Installing shutters, awning, and screens will also help minimize reflections.
If your residential artificial grass in San Diego, CA becomes burnt or melted because of the window reflection, remove it or replace the affected area.
With the proper maintenance and care, you can significantly extend the life of your turf for many years.
These simple tasks will help your artificial turf stay lush, clean and odor free which will make your lawn enjoyable for your family and friends.
If you have any questions about the maintenance of your turf, please call us at (858) 348-5527 or visit our Maintenance and Care page.