As the snow melts, it can leave mud and debris behind on your artificial grass, and leave it feeling a little smushed. Before you start entertaining in spring and summer, it’s wise to clean up the lawn. Plus, as you spend more time outside you may end up spilling on your synthetic grass. You need to know how to clean that up too.
How to Clean Artificial Grass Before Spring
Once the snow is gone, you may notice leftover leaves, trash and other debris in your artificial grass. To get it looking its best, do the following steps to clean it:
1) Remove the debris
First, we suggest you take a broom or a handle brush and use it to remove the debris. Do not use metal rakes or shovels, as they may damage the grass. If there is a lot of debris, especially leaves, you could consider using a leaf blower to remove it.
2) Rinse the lawn with a garden hose
Once the debris is removed, you should rinse the lawn with the garden hose. There’s no need to use any pressure, this is more about gently washing things away than power washing them off. Pay special attention to areas where pets relieve themselves. While you need to pick up droppings, you should also rinse away urine, ideally weekly.
3) Use a broom to raise the grass
Now that the grass is clean, you may notice that it looks a little flat. Sometimes the weight of snow can press down the grass blades. To fix this, use a broom to raise the grass. Brush the broom against the grass’ natural grain, which will help it stand more upright.
How to Clean Spills in Your Artificial Grass
As you start to spend more time outside, it’s natural that you and your guests may end up spilling things on your artificial grass. Depending on what you’ve spilled in the grass, you may need to take extra steps to remove it, instead of just letting it evaporate.
For example, spilled alcohol can damage artificial turf. So, use a paper towel to absorb the spill. Dab, don’t rub it in. Once you feel like you’ve absorbed most of it, you should still rinse the area with a bit of hose water.
What if you missed a spill and now it’s a stain? You may be able to remove the stain from the grass. Grab a bucket of water and add some dish washing detergent. Soap up the stained area and then rinse it away. You can scrub with a soft toothbrush but take care not to damage the grass with a stiffer brush.
Need help cleaning or repairing your artificial grass? or looking for pet friendly synthetic turf? When it comes to artificial grass, Van Beek’s Landscape Supply has got you covered. Contact us today for all your artificial lawn care needs.