Due to its low maintenance requirements, ease of installation and reduced costs, artificial grass is becoming a common sight in many lawns and gardens around the UK. Modern artificial grass has come a long way and is now virtually impossible to tell whether a patch is artificial or not, as most types look incredibly realistic. While fake grass requires little attention, there is some after care involved. Below you will find some useful artificial grass maintenance tips to help you keep your lawn looking lush, green and healthy
Keep it clean
After a while, soil, twigs and other unwanted stuff may find their way onto your grass. This won’t affect it at all, but if left over a long time it could encourage weeds to grow. Simply give your grass a good brushing with a stiff brush or a plastic rake (but not a metal one), or a garden blower/vac.
A good brush up
From time to time, give your grass a good going over with a stiff brush or plastic rake. This will perk up the pile of your grass, especially in areas that aren’t used so much. It’s a bit like giving your hair a comb and will smarten up the look of your grass.
Taking care of business
Namgrass is great for pets doing their business, as it won’t discolour or die like natural grass. However, now and again, it’s a good idea to give your grass a bit of a spruce up with our artificial grass cleaner. This will freshen it up and reduce the build up of odours.
Tackling stains and marks
If you discover any stains on your artificial grass, use warm water and washing up liquid along with a brushing to remove them. For more tricky oil-based marks, you can easily remove them using white spirits and a cloth (always test on a small patch first to ensure that you don’t experience any discolouration of the grass).
Ensure even wear
If you have equipment that remains stationery we always advise moving this around from time to time to ensure even wear conditions on the grass and brush the area with a stiff yard brush to stimulate the grass pile and freshen it up. It is quite normal for the grass to sit flatter in these areas than others that do not receive as much use.