Learning how to clean artificial grass is key to boosting its lifespan. You installed your new lawn because you want a yard that looks great all year long. That’s why some degree of upkeep is needed. Luckily, when you know how to clean artificial grass, you will find out it is a lot easier than maintaining a grass lawn. we’re happy to offer advice on how to clean artificial grass, and can suggest products that make faux lawn care easy.
While giving your artificial grass a light brush every week will remove any light build-up of dust and dirt, you’ll need to give it a more thorough clean once a month to keep it looking green and inviting.
Step 1: Brush the grass
Use a broom or a plastic rake to brush the grass (do not use a metal rake as this can damage your turf) – so you maintain the springy, fresh grass effect. If something heavy hasleft marks in the grass, you may have to brush against the grain to give it a spruced-up appearance. Start in one corner of your garden and work your way across one side, then tackle the entire lawn in strips – just as you would if you were mowing it.
Step 2: Get rid of the leaves
Use a leaf blower to get rid of leaves and debris. Blow all debris towards one corner so it’s easier to collect in one go – you could collect it by hand or use a dustpan and brush. Do this regularly to help prevent weed growth in the turf.
Step 3: Remove weeds
Moss and weed killing should take place as required. Use a water-based moss and weedkiller agent that has a maximum pH balance of 8. When the weeds and moss have died off, make sure you remove them along with any loose leaves and debris.
Step 4: Fill in turf with sand
Scatter silica sand across your turf. Then take your broom and brush the sand in, evenlydistributing it over the entire area of your lawn. Take care to ensure there is no excess sand in certain areas and once done, leave for one to two hours before walking on it.