How to maintain your synthetic grass

Synthetic grass is good for anyone that is sick of mowing and watering a normal lawn. It's great for hostile environments where ordinary grass can't grow or on top of buildings where ordinary grass would be too heavy. Synthetic grass obviously doesn't need to be cut or watered, but it might be good for you to know that it demands other forms of maintenance to look and feel as good as possible.


The most important thing when maintaining your synthetic grass is to brush it regularly with a stiff brush from a hard material apart from metal, as metal tools might damage your lawn. This is important, as dirt and pieces of vegetation might make their way onto your grass. This might cause weeds to sprout on top of your lawn and possibly perforate the carpet with their roots, causing moisture to build in the grass. You should also brush it to make the strands of grass stand up, which will make it look more like real grass. You could also use a leaf blower for this. 


Your synthetic lawn will also need to be cleaned occasionally. The easiest way to do that is to take care of any dirt as soon as you find it on your lawn. Ordinary stains can easily be washed off with dish soap and warm water. If you get any tougher stains, like from oil or other greasy products, you can wash them away with some sort of white spirits and water. You should also use white spirits if you have pets that are prone to pee on your lawn. By removing the stains at once, you won't have to deal with any odours that might develop afterwards.


Any sources of heat should be kept away from the lawn at all times. Even small items, like cigarettes, should be kept away from the turf. A cigarette won't be big enough to ignite the turf, but it will surely make the fibres in the grass melt and fuse together. For this reason, you should also make sure that the sun isn't being reflected on to the grass by any window. If the fibres melt in your grass, it might cause large lumps of plastic that won't look very appealing. Bigger sources of heat, like a turned on vehicle that has been left on top of the grass, might cause it to melt and also ignite it if you're unlucky.

For more information, contact a local commercial synthetic grass company.