3 Tips for Maintaining a Synthetic Lawn
Investing in a synthetic lawn is a great way to ensure your garden looks great while ensuring your water and lawn care bill stays low. To keep your lawn looking great, here are three tips for caring for and maintaining your turf.
Keep it in Good Repair
Maintaining your artificial lawn starts with ensuring it’s installed properly. Prevent future damage by avoiding mistakes with installation such as ignoring the grain direction or not installing a weed barrier. When damage does occur, immediate repair of your turf is key. Replacing damaged patches right away ensures that tears and rips don’t spread. You can replace small patches by cutting out damaged areas with a sharp razor and replacing it with a fresh patch. As with repairing drywall, cut the hole to fit the path rather than cutting the patch to fit the damaged area.
Keep it Clean
Do you sweep away dirt and debris such as leaves and rubbish often? According to Celebrity Greens, a rake is typically sufficient for removing large debris, and regular brushing helps keep it looking lush and full. Avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning your lawn such as acetone, as this may warp the synthetic grass fibres. You’ll also want to test any cleaners on a hidden patch of your synthetic turf for colourfast or fading.
Keep an Area Just for Pets
While the most synthetic lawn is advertised as pet-friendly, many are still susceptible to odours and bacterial growth if not taken care of regularly. Try designating a specific area just for your pet to do his or her business. Make sure a special backing is installed allowing urine to freely disperse below. When your pet does use other parts of your artificial lawn, take the proper precautions to clean pet waste appropriately. Immediately pick up solid waste, and rinse away urine with clean water and a garden hose. If needed, use a power washer for stubborn stains. Consider also using an antibacterial spray or artificial turf safe pet deodoriser like Wysiwash.
Overall, routine maintenance of your synthetic lawn is the key to keeping it looking great for years to come. Avoid harsh chemicals on your lawn that may cause damage or warping. Dispose of rubbish and debris quickly by routine raking, and designate a specific area just for your pets. An investment in a synthetic lawn is an economical and eco-friendly alternative to growing grass in your garden and needs comparatively minimal effort.
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