Synthetic grass has many advantages over natural grass. For one thing, this grass does not need fertilizer, or other types of care to maintain its appearance. The grass stays healthy all year round and doesn't need pruning. Synthetic grass is also easy to clean. Simple maintenance should be done regularly, and certain spill stains can also be cleaned up easily.
Method 1 of 3: Regularly Cleaning the Grass
Step 1. Use the leaf blower tool
Autumn leaves, fallen twigs after a storm, or other debris can be quickly removed using a leaf blower. Select a corner of the page and blow the trash into that corner. Once all the trash is collected, you just need to blow the page one more time to completely get rid of the large debris.
Step 2. Rinse the yard with a garden hose
While leaf blowers are effective for large waste, they can pass dust or spilled liquids. Use a garden hose to rinse the entire yard. Be sure to do it lightly; Excess water pressure can damage the grass. Start at one end of the page, and run the hose in a circle to rinse the other side.
Step 3. Wipe the grass with a broom or pitchfork
With frequent brushing, the grass leaves will point upwards, giving the lawn a more natural look; and move horizontally while swiping. Once you reach the other side, take a few steps back, and get back to working across the yard.
You should always sweep in the same direction, against the natural path of the grass
Method 2 of 3: Cleaning Spills and Stains
Step 1. Blot the spilled liquid with a paper towel
Most spills should be able to be cleaned up with kitchen paper. You should do it carefully so as not to rub the grass. Gently pat the liquid. As long as the spill is handled right away, it should be easy to clean up.
Step 2. Clean the stain with various aqueous solutions and granular detergents
Mix a teaspoon of water with 6 ml of detergent in an easy-to-carry container. Ideally use a bucket. You can also use a sponge or soft cloth to rub the solution on the stain until it's clean.
- Once the stain is removed, you can rinse the detergent with a garden hose.
- This mild solution won't damage the grass, and can clean a variety of substances, such as coffee, alcohol, or ice cream.
Step 3. Scrape off any chewy or sticky residue with a knife
You can remove gum, lipstick, crayon residue, or paint by scraping it off the grass. Try not to cut the grass while scraping. Follow the grass up with the knife instead of scraping it across.
Step 4. Use mineral spirits to get rid of any traces of solid waste
Wet a soft cloth with mineral spirits, then wipe on the dirty grass leaves. Make sure you are careful when using mineral spirits; make sure not to wear it over grass and under shoots as it can cause serious damage.
- Wear gloves when using mineral spirits as they can irritate the skin.
- Wear a respirator when using mineral spirits as the vapors are toxic.
Method 3 of 3: Maintaining Synthetic Grass
Step 1. Use a vinegar solution to kill bacteria
Synthetic grass collects less bacterial spores than natural grass; however, it is still possible especially if you have pets. If you feel the bacteria spreading more, attach a spray head to the garden hose and water all the artificial grass in the yard.
The spray head for the hose looks like a plastic bottle with a spray nozzle. This head is turned into the hose and is usually used to spray fertilizer
Step 2. Water and mop the artificial grass once a week
Use a garden hose to spray the grass. This will keep the grass looking fresh and get rid of minor spills and odors. After watering, use a broom or pitchfork to sweep the artificial grass to keep the grass standing and help the lawn look beautiful.
Step 3. Try not to step on artificial turf during winter
Snow and ice alone won't damage the grass, but walking too much on it will also cause the snow to turn into a thin layer of ice. If it's too late, avoid the temptation to remove the ice as it can damage the grass leaves. Instead, wait for it to snow and ice naturally.
Try not to use salt to melt snow or ice. Residue can damage the back of the grass rug and reduce the effectiveness of lawn drainage
- If grass starts to appear around the artificial turf, be sure to use a herbicide that is safe for artificial grass.
- You can clean animal waste from artificial grass in the same way as natural grass.