Installed Artificial Turf To Replace Your Lawn? 3 Tips To Keep It Maintained

Replacing your lawn with artificial turf offers you many benefits. Not only will it save you a lot of time from mowing, but you also don't have to worry about watering. You do have to maintain the artificial turf, however, so it will last a long time for you. Below are three maintenance tips so you can enjoy your turf without worrying about problems. 

Keep it Clean

The main maintenance you need to do is keeping your artificial turf clean. Mild stains can happen if someone drops a plate of food or a drink on the lawn while you are entertaining outside. You may have animals that have accidents on your artificial turf, or a dog next door may use your lawn as their bathroom. 

The most important thing is to clean the stain as quickly as you can so it will not leave a stubborn stain. If the substance is liquid, you can use a towel to soak it up. Mix up some mild soap and place it on the stain. You can make your own mild soap by putting a few drops of liquid dish soap into some water. Pour a small amount over the stain and wipe it off. Rinse it well after you are finished. 

If you have stubborn stains, which may be grease, motor oil, and more, these stains are more difficult to remove. Contact the company that installed your artificial turf for proper cleaners to remove these types of stains. 

Provide Some Water

Even though your artificial turf does not require water to grow, giving it a good rinse every now and then will help it. You can do this by installing a lawn sprinkler. Set the sprinkler so it covers the entire lawn and let it run for a few minutes. 

Before you get started, remove debris from the lawn, such as sticks, leaves, and more. Start up the sprinkler or you can use a spray hose to do this. You only want to give it a light rinse so there is no standing water. Stay off the lawn for an hour or so to let the turf dry. 

Cross Brush the Lawn

There is a process known as cross brushing artificial turf. Over time the grass may lay down instead of standing up due to being walked on. To take care of this you can cross brush. There is a brush that you can purchase for this purpose. 

When brushing you need to go in the opposite direction of the grass fibers. Be gentle when brushing so you do not damage the fibers. If you have a large lawn, you can hire a professional to cross brush it for you. 

Reach out to a local company to learn more about artificial turf maintenance