With no need for daily watering, weekly mowing, regular fertilizing, and other required lawn maintenance, a synthetic grass yard is the easiest way to have a pristine lawn with minimal effort.
However, any significant home investment requires some level of care and maintenance in order to preserve your investment’s value. Artificial grass is much the same; maintenance is far less extensive than with natural grass. However, there are still a few things you should do to make sure your artificial turf stays in top shape.
Especially in fall, when the leaves turn orange and start piling up on your beautiful grass, there are several quick steps that can be taken to ensure that your artificial grass lawn is beautiful all season long. Taking a bit of time to perform proper care this fall will extend your synthetic turf’s lifespan and keep your home looking as beautiful as possible. Artificial grass maintenance for fall includes:
In the autumn, leaves turn color and fall, leaving your yard a mess. To clear the leaves away, use a rake to collect them together and remove them from your artificial grass. While you don’t have to worry about fungal infections or pest infestations with artificial turf like you do with a regular grass lawn, a build-up of leaves and other organic debris can create conditions that are conducive to these problems. Fortunately, all it takes to prevent buildup of leaf and twig debris is some regular rinsing/cleaning.
Over time, especially in areas where you have heavy foot traffic, your artificial grass blades can become matted. This occurs more regularly in fall due to rain and the falling of leaves. We recommend cross brushing your artificial grass every month or so in order to fluff up your grass fibers and maintain the upright position of each blade. Always use a brush with synthetic bristles rather than metal bristles, as metal can damage the artificial grass fibers. By brushing your lawn regularly and avoiding matting, you will extend the life of your synthetic turf product and cut down on the need for more extensive future maintenance.
One of the biggest advantages of artificial grass installation is the ability to eliminate regular watering. However, occasional rinse-downs still need to be performed in order to clear away dust, debris, and pet waste. Rainfall is sufficient to clean synthetic grass during the winter and spring, but in autumn and in climates that don’t receive much rain, a quick rinse with the garden hose will work just as well. This should be done about once a week or so, but it is nowhere as extensive as watering a natural grass lawn. There’s no need to turn on the sprinklers for an hour straight; simply take a couple of minutes to hose down your turf and your lawn will be sufficiently clear of dust and other particles.
While your neighbors are busy mowing, dethatching, spreading granules and fertilizer, all while worrying about their grass dying in the cold weather after they’ve paid to have their sprinkler system winterized, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your low-maintenance artificial turf lawn—knowing that your lawn will look great through the fall and winter!
As long as you follow simple directions for cleaning, as well as making sure it is free from debris, rinsed regularly, and brushed often in high-traffic areas are important aspects of care and maintenance and will certainly pay off in protecting a beautiful yard of artificial grass.