You’ve finally made the move over to artificial grass — no more trudging up and down the garden cutting the lawn every week! However, a little light maintenance once a month can save you more time and trouble than none at all. Not only will it keep your lawn looking brand new for longer, it will also extend the lifespan of the grass — and of course, makes it much safer for children and pets
Now that you’ve treated your garden (and yourself!) to artificial grass, read up on our easy ways to look after your new purchase
The best thing about artificial grass is that you never have to cut your lawn again! Other reasons why you should invest in artificial grass are:
Contrary to popular belief, you won’t have to clean your artificial grass every day. Rainwater will wash away most surface dirt. However, we do recommend that you hose the lawn down once a week or once every other week to keep it looking its best.
We’ve all been there — you’ve spilt tea, wine or ketchup — but how do you clean artificial grass? We’re here to help!
If your garden wasn’t excavated thoroughly enough or your sub-base is contaminated, you may find that weeds can grow through drainage holes. You can invest in a quality weed barrier to try and prevent them coming through.
During the autumn or winter months, the weather can result in debris being blown onto your garden, making it appear cluttered and unattractive. However, we have some top tips to keep your grass looking its best.
Winter conditions won’t affect our range of artificial grass — frost won’t damage it and it won’t snap or break either. However, if snow is stamped into the grass and an icy layer is created, leave it to melt naturally. If you try to remove this yourself you could damage the fibres.
We know it sounds obvious, but you must prevent any fire and any hot items such as ashes from a barbeque or fire pit, or cigarettes from falling into contact with artificial grass, as it can cause melting.
Yes, heavy items such as tables and chairs can be placed on your artificial lawn, however, you should use a type of castor under the legs to spread the weight out to prevent any damage to the artificial grass. Having large pieces of furniture can temporarily flatten your grass, but once you move whatever was in that spot, it should come back up if given enough time. Move furniture around every now and again. Be careful to not put metal furniture with sharp edges on artificial grass.
If your artificial grass looks a bit flat, you may be able to encourage it to stand up again using the following tips:
This guide should be able to answer all your questions and help make maintaining your new lawn easy. For anything else, get in touch with us today.