There are several benefits that are associated with artificial grass. Unlike natural grass, it doesn’t need fertilisers or any other special care to make it look lush. Throughout the year, it’s healthy and always looks good. Even when summer comes, artificial grass doesn’t need mowing. Another benefit of artificial turf is that it’s very easy to clean and maintain. All you need to do is carry out regular upkeep practices. Even if there are spills on the artificial turf, cleaning them up is very easy. The simple process by which you can clean your artificial grass is as follows:
Ensure you clean regularly
During regular cleaning, you can carry out several specific tasks on your turf. First, get rid of any debris on the surface using a leaf blower. The debris may include leaves that fall during autumn or branches that fall as a result of a storm. Whatever kind of debris it is, a leaf blower can help you clear the turf quickly. Pick a corner on the yard and have all the debris blown to it. From there you can remove all the collected debris for disposal.
Once all the debris has been removed, it’s time to rinse the artificial grass. In this case, a garden hose comes in handy. The entire turf surface should be rinsed in order to remove smaller particles of debris that the leaf blower wasn’t able to remove. Do this lightly to avoid damaging the grass as a result of too much water pressure.
The third practice that should be done on the turf as regular cleaning is brushing it. When done frequently, brushing keeps the blades of the turf pointing upwards, making them appear more natural. The ideal tool to use here is a soft-bristled brush. Alternatively, you may use a rake or broom.
Remove stains and spills
Any spilt liquids are better blotted with paper towels. However, take care to not rub the liquid into the turf.
Stains, on the other hand, can be cleaned with water and granular detergent solution. Once your solution is ready, use a soft cloth or sponge to rub into the stain to dislodge the stain. A garden hose can be used to rinse the stain once it’s been dislodged.
If your grass has sticky residue, you may use a knife to scrape it off. This could be gum, paint, crayon residue or lipstick. However, be gentle when scraping the substances off your turf ensuring that you don’t cut them. Scraping should be done by following the grass upwards rather than doing it across with the knife.
If there are signs of solid debris on your artificial grass, you can use mineral spirits to remove them. With a soft cloth soaked in a mineral spirit, wipe the soiled grass blades. When using the mineral spirits, care should be taken to ensure the spirits don’t go beneath the turf past the grass as it could seriously damage the artificial turf. You also need to wear gloves to make sure the mineral spirits don’t irritate the bare skin.