One of the many great features of artificial grass is its low maintenance requirements. However, it’s easy to confuse low maintenance with no maintenance. Even fake turf needs to be cared for from time to time.
Fortunately, the maintenance is much less than traditional grass and only needs to be carried out at certain times of the year. If you’ve decided that artificial grass is right for you, keep reading. To help you improve the lifespan and health of your artificial grass, we’ve put together this useful guide.
Preventative Maintenance For Artificial Grass
Most of your artificial grass maintenance will be preventative. It’s important to understand the restrictions of your turf and how to look after it during use. This will prevent damage or the requirement for extensive maintenance further down the line.
The amount of artificial grass care you’ll need to carry out is closely associated with the plant life around it. If you’ve got overhanging trees and large, unruly hedging surrounding it, you’ll be forever brushing leaves – especially during autumn.
By maintaining your garden around the turf, you can massively reduce the need for regular artificial turf care.
Heat & Weight
There are restrictions to artificial grass, and these come mostly in the form of weight and heat. It’s important not to place any open fire products like BBQs on top of your turf, to avoid melting. The same goes for firepits.
Additionally, you’ll want to avoid any heavy objects as much as possible. If your artificial grass has been installed correctly, the aggregate underneath should withstand a lot of abuse. However, there is a limit. If you do decide to place heavy furniture or appliances on your grass, you can mitigate damage by using coasters underneath to distribute weight.
Regular Care For Artificial Turf
Even if you’re vigilant with your preventative care, you’ll still have to do a bit of bi-annual maintenance on your artificial grass. It’s not much and doesn’t require a lot of time. However, it’s important to keep on top of it to sustain the health of your turf.
There are two options for weed removal. You can try to pull them up by the roots when they make their way through. Otherwise, you can just use weed killer. However, if you do decide to use a weed killer, make sure it’s water-based to avoid any damage.
Sweeping & Brushing
This one is quite self-explanatory. Occasionally, leaves and debris will get caught in your artificial grass. You can reduce this with preventative measures, but now and again it pays to give your turf a quick brush to clear any dirt away.
Get In Touch With Willow Tree Landscapes For Your Artificial Turf Needs
If you’re looking for low-maintenance artificial grass that’s easy to keep in good condition, then contact Willow Tree Landscapes today. We can offer you a free quote and discuss our wide range of services if you have any questions.