How do you clean Artificial Grass
By ARTTRA Grass, Aug 8 2014 07:57AM
Any homeowner with artificial grass in London knows their green lawn lasts for many years. Artificial grass turf withstands any amount of foot traffic from pets and kids. Maintenance takes just an hour a week to make sure the grass is loved and cleaned.
Homes with artificial grass gain an all year round sheet of green turf in their outdoor areas, no matter the weather. Though, dirt, grime, and pet feces dull the fake turf and degrade that fine greener look. Debris such as leaves and sticks can be removed easily as can doggy or cat mess.
So, how do you clean artificial grass? Dog and cat urine, dog hair, wood chips, seeds, cement, dirt, sticks, stains, the list goes on.
The Tools Of The Shed: Can I use brushes and brooms?
If you have a shed jammed with tools, take care when using them for cleaning. For example, rakes with metal prongs can rip your fine artificial grass. Can you clean artificial grass with a rake? Yes, use a rake or a broom with a plastic tip and not metallic prongs.
Your plastic tipped brush or broom should be sufficient for removing dirt. If your turf covers a large area, a blower or a leaf catcher provides an effective tool for dispersing sticks, leaves, and other loose debris. After using a blower, you still may need to rake over the lawn for any materials failing to loosen.
How about power washing to clean artificial turf grass?
Power washing the turf will clean the artificial grass quickly. Take care not to power wash solids, pick up any solids including pet feces before washing the turf. A powerful hose can properly sanitise the entire turf area. Watch out for seeds possibly blown on to the turf or dropped by passing birds. These can sprout and you don’t want weeds on your sheets of green grass.
Keep the hose at least a foot or more away from the turf to avoid damage. Try and angle the nozzle as you spray the turf as this has the effect of fluffing the green blades upright.
Try and avoid the use of chemicals to sterilise the artificial turf as some can damage the material. If you want to use chemicals in your pressure washer as your turf contains dog pee, use chemicals without acids or bleach agents for cleaning your artificial grass. Some chemical agents can permanently ruin the green look. For example, undiluted bleach will discolour your artificial grass.
An alternative, add white vinegar to the area containing pee and let it soak through the porous fake turf.
What other suggestions on cleaning artificial turf grass?
If your dog or cat becomes ill and feces start to appear often on the turf, once you have cleaned the area, dilute some disinfectant till the solution is quite weak and spray those areas. On a last tip, if you laid the rolls of green turf on a concrete surface, you will need to clean under the turf during the year.
Follow the above tips carefully to keep your artificial grass in London clean and tidy and shining.