Keeping Your Artificial Grass Well-Maintained for Longer Enjoyment of Perfect Green Lawns

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on April 26, 2017
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Artificial grass has found its way to many homeowners lawns in recent years. The sudden interest in it is not all that surprising, especially because of the many advantages that can be derived from making the switch.
One of the most common reasons why people choose to go synthetic is the convenience that it actually delivers. Just install it and off you go to enjoy the new green scenery you have on your lawn. Because it’s synthetic, you also won’t have to worry about watering it regularly. That not only means one less household chore to do, but it also means savings on your water consumption.
No weeds to pull out, no expenses for fertilizers, and no need to mow the lawn to keep it pruned and looking good every time. With all of these convenient benefits, it’s no wonder that more homeowners are realizing the wisdom behind making the shift to synthetic grass use.
However, just because it’s synthetic, and so does not need as much fussing as live grass do, it does not mean that you can afford to not take care of it. Of course, as with everything else, you’ll need to do some maintenance care for it too so that it will last for longer.
Here are some helpful tips to help your synthetic grass serve you for much longer:
Get Rid of Debris
Dust, small debris, dried leaves, and litter all could affect the appearance of your artificial turf, thus defeating its purpose of improving property’s aesthetic.  To deal with this, you can simply wash them away with hose water or rake them off. You can also use a leaf blower to get them off the surface faster.
It’s advisable that you do this as regularly as possible since the turf is definitely going to be exposed to these external elements.
Avoid Corrosion
If it’s just the usual dust and debris, you can just use running water to clean the artificial turf.  Apart from chemicals, however, did you know that organic elements like bird food, animal droppings, and even dead bugs and dried leaves could break down and release corrosive materials as well? This can affect the quality of the turf material, which is also why it becomes all the more important that you rake or wash the surface clean.
Immediately Remove Stains
If you spill drinks or food on the turf, it’s best that you wash it off at the soonest possible time so that they won’t stain. Although the synthetic fibers of the turf are usually stain-resistant, this protective coating can erode over time, thereby leaving your turf exposed and vulnerable to damage.
Again, make sure that the cleaning materials you use won’t be corrosive so the material isn’t damaged or compromised. A detergent and water mixture should prove to be effective in taking out stubborn stains.
Make It Odor-Free
Because it’s synthetic, the turf may emit a certain odor as plastic materials are wont to do when it is stained with another element that also carries a particular smell. In certain instances, pet odors are the culprit for the mustiness.
Again, this could be easily remedied with water. To make it more effective, however, it would be better to use a vinegar solution so that the odor will be completely neutralized from the surface, as well as those deep-seated within its fabrics.
This same solution should also work well to ensure that bacteria and mold growth are prevented. This is a lot less likely to happen, though, because bacteria cannot propagate in an artificial turf since it won’t be able to feed on anything.
These are just very simple tips, with all of them meant to prolong the lifespan of the artificial turf and help you make the most out of your investment in this system. Remember to refer to reliable suppliers of synthetic grass near Phoenix, such as Sunburst Landscaping.
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