Artificial Grass Maintenance
HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN ARTIFICIAL GRASS
There are many factors that affect how often you need to perform artificial grass maintenance tasks. For example, if you may have outdoor pets, children, or lots of trees, so you will likely need to clean your synthetic grass more often than homeowners who do not have these factors at play.
If the area you live in is particularly dusty, this may also prompt you to rinse down your artificial lawn more often.
Alternatively, during rainy months, you can allow the rain to wash your lawn and may not need to spray it down as often.
How to Remove Pet Waste from Artificial Grass
Artificial grass maintenance is easy and a pet-friendly option. Rest assured that having a pet only requires little additional maintenance to keep your lawn looking great!
Plastic bags or a pooper scooper are all you need for removing solid pet waste.
After you have removed the solid waste, hose down the affected area.
Most pets tend to relieve themselves in the same area, which makes pet urine removal simple as well. Use a hose to spray down the area at least one time each week to clean pet urine on artificial grass.
It is also recommended that you keep a bottle of turf deodorizer handy, which will allow you to avoid lawn odors with quick, regular treatments of the area.
Sometimes, pet owners will choose to create a separate bathroom area for their pets in order to make fake lawn maintenance even easier.
This could be a dirt or gravel patch in a side yard or other area.
Keep in mind that this is not really necessary, since artificial turf is an ideal option for pet owners, particularly when compared to natural grass.
Make sure to notify your installer that you have pets when you are making your installation appointment.
Turf installation should be completed differently when pets are involved, including the addition of turf deodorizer to the base preparation, a recommended membrane between the base and the turf to allow enhanced air circulation and additional turf deodorizer on top with the installation of the infill.
How to Clean Artificial Grass: Spills and Other Unfortunate Occurrences
Sometimes drinks may be spilled, chewing gum or candy may be dropped, or food may fall from plates during a family barbecue.
Artificial grass is stain resistant, which means cleaning up spills and other accidents are easy and simple.
Most spills can simply be rinsed away with a hose.
You can use a mild, natural soap with warm water or a half-and-half mix of vinegar and water to remove any left over materials.
The key to effectively removing spills is to respond quickly. Spills are easiest to remove when they are still in liquid form and can be simply washed away.
Chewing gum, candy, and other sticky substances can usually be removed just by picking them up with your hand; however, if a piece of chewing gum is being particularly difficult to remove, you can chill the gum with an ice cube to make it easier to remove completely.
You can also use a plastic putty knife or similar tool for tougher removals.
If this is required, make sure you use a dull object that will not cut or tear the synthetic turf. Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents to remove spills or sticky substances from your lawn.
How to Avoid Stains and Burns
Cigarette burns or stubborn stains can require reparations; however, the better plan is to avoid spills and burns before they become a problem.
Certain spills, such as grease, battery acid, lubricants, motor oil, and similar substances can discolor or damage synthetic grass.
Prevent contact with these substances by repairing vehicles and garden tools away from your artificial grass.
Artificial grass burns can occur from cigarettes, smoldering charcoal spilling from a grill, fireworks or sparks from fire pits. To avoid these accidents, relegate smoking, lighting fireworks and grilling to areas that are a safe distance from your synthetic lawn.
If accidents happen, contact us to inquire about repair options.
How to Prevent Burnt Turf from Window Magnification
Artificial grass can become warm when in direct sunlight on high-temperature days.This can lead to some homeowners being concerned about the potential for their fake grass to be burned by the sun.
Even the hottest direct sunlight will not burn your synthetic turf; however, it is possible for sun magnification or strong reflections from windows and sliding glass doors to damage your grass.
While any double-pane window has the potential to cause a magnifying effect, the culprits are usually energy-efficient windows and doors made from low emissivity glass, which is often referred to simply as low-E glass.
This type of double-pane glass has a metallic oxide or metal layer in the glazing surface, which is responsible for controlling heat transfer and giving this glass its energy-efficient quality.
The purpose of low-E glass is to prevent heat from entering the home in summer months and to prevent heat from leaving the home in colder months.
To achieve this, low-E glass reflects sunlight, which can result in an intense, focused heat similar to what can be achieved using a magnifying glass.
These intense reflections are known to melt plastic trash cans, plastic pieces on vehicles and vinyl siding, and it has been confirmed that at least four houses have caught fire from these focused rays.
This magnified sunlight coming from your own windows or those of a neighbor can also burn your artificial turf if left unchecked.
The easiest way to avoid having your synthetic grass burned by window magnification is to find simple solutions that allow you to block potential window glare.
If the windows threatening your fake grass are on your home, you can install awnings, shutters, screens, or shades to minimize reflections.
If the potentially harmful windows are on a neighbor’s home, consider planting trees or bushes to protect your grass from focused window reflections.
If your artificial grass becomes burnt or melted from window magnification, the damaged area can be removed and replaced.
However, if you do not take steps to keep this from happening again, you may find yourself regularly replacing that patch of fake grass.
“The grass may look greener on the other side, but when you get there you will find it’s artificial turf”
Residential artificial grass is a practical solution for a variety of applications around your home. Traditional grass requires a lot of upkeep and maintenance to keep that beautiful green color all year long, while synthetic turf keeps your front yard, backyard, balcony, terrace, driveway, rooftop, and more looking fresh all year long.
We have installed commercial artificial grass for playgrounds, hotels, commercial buildings, golf courses, pet care facilities, and many other places of business. Our synthetic turf is low maintenance, lasts a long time, is heat resistant, and is safe and sanitary. Best of all it saves you money and leaves a low-carbon footprint.
Best Miami Turf Installation Service
Best Miami Turf offers artificial grass installation using the largest collection of premium quality turf for residential, commercial, and sports. Let yourself be pleasantly surprised by the true to life appearance of our artificial grass and discover all the benefits of this beautiful, almost no maintenance product.
Our synthetic turf is low maintenance, lasts a long time, is heat resistant, and is safe and sanitary. Best of all it saves you money and leaves a low-carbon footprint. Most of our customers see a quick return on investment after installing artificial turf for their business.