Artificial Grass Maintenance for Autumn

Oct 15, 2019 | Artificial Grass, Cost-Effective Landscaping, Synthetic Grass

More Dallas residents are switching to synthetic grass than ever before due to its extremely low maintenance requirements and beautiful evergreen appearance. With no need for regular watering, mowing, fertilizing, and other required lawn maintenance, a synthetic grass yard is the easiest way to have a pristine lawn with virtually no effort. However, some care is required in order to extend the lifespan of your turf and keep it looking as perfect as the day it was installed. Especially in autumn, when the leaves turn and start falling onto your lawn, it’s important to take time to complete these few quick steps to keep your artificial grass lawn beautiful all season long.

Clearing Debrisartificial grass

The easiest way to take care of your synthetic grass is to occasionally pick up large pieces of debris that end up in your yard. Especially in fall, leaves, branches, and other debris may land on your artificial turf lawn, especially if you have a large number of trees or plants. To clear the debris away, it’s recommended that you use a rake to collect them together and remove them from your artificial grass. A plastic or bamboo leaf rake works well, but you can also buy rakes specifically created for use on synthetic turf. Although you may be tempted to use a leaf blower to clear away the area, it’s never recommended to use these as it can disturb the infill. If you must use a shop vac or leaf blower, be sure to use the lowest setting. 

Brushing

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, as brushes with metal or wire bristles can damage your synthetic turf fibers. By brushing your lawn regularly and avoiding matting, you will extend your lawn’s lifespan and cut down on the need for future maintenance or replacement.

Watering

While synthetic turf remains evergreen and does not need to be regularly watered like natural grass, it is recommended that you rinse down your artificial grass every so often to clean it of 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 run sprinklers for an hour straight, wasting hundreds of gallons. Instead, merely taking a couple of minutes to hose down your synthetic grass and your lawn will be clear of dust and other particles.

All investments require some level of care in order to preserve their value. Artificial grass generally lasts about 20 years depending on use, but this can be extended further with routine maintenance. Although your artificial grass will always remain green, regular rinsing and brushing will keep your synthetic blades fluffy and upright, increasing its aesthetic value. To learn more about artificial grass products and how they can work for your Dallas home, give DFW Turf Solutions a call at (940) 365-9165 today. We’d be happy to help you in any way we can and provide a free estimate at your convenience.

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