One of the main benefits of artificial grass is that it requires minimal maintenance, meaning you can spend less time tending to your garden and more time relaxing in it. But even though you’ll cut down on maintenance time significantly by switching to an artificial lawn, you’ll still need to tend to it occasionally to keep it in top condition.
In this month’s article, we’ll be explaining how to maintain your artificial grass to ensure it remains luscious for its entire lifespan.
How long does artificial grass last?
An artificial grass lawn from Easigrass should last between 15-20 years, though this may vary depending on whether you have children and pets who use the lawn regularly. Easigrass offers an 8-year guarantee with all its artificial grass products.
What does artificial grass maintenance involve?
There are two types of recommended maintenance for your artificial grass: personal and professional maintenance. Professional maintenance should be carried out once a year by an Easigrass maintenance professional.
This artificial grass maintenance service involves:
- Removal of algae and airborne spores
- Removing debris and any weeds which have appeared
- Checking joints and edges
You should also carry out personal maintenance on your artificial grass. If you have pets and young children, you will probably need to carry out this maintenance more often than homeowners who live alone or with a partner only.
As a general rule, you should hose down your lawn weekly and brush your lawn monthly. This will be sufficient for keeping your lawn in great condition.
Personal maintenance involves:
Weekly: Gently rinse your lawn with a garden hose. Spraying the artificial fibres will help to remove dust and dirt.
Monthly: Use a broom or brush to sweep up dust, dirt and leaves. Sweep against the natural grain of the grass to groom it into an upright position.
How to remove pet waste
Easigrass EasiZEO grass infill is a sophisticated addition to your artificial turf that reduces pet odours and absorbs urine. This infill is perfect for homeowners with pets and works independently to ensure your lawn remains clean.
However, if your pet goes number 2, you will still need to clean it up yourself.
- Remove the waste using a baggie or scooper
- Hose down the area
- Apply a turf neutraliser if needed
How to remove stains
Easigrass artificial grass is stain resistant, meaning cleaning up spills is hassle-free. Most stains can simply be rinsed away with water. However, if residue remains, use a mixture of mild, natural soap and warm water or a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water to remove the stain. We recommend cleaning artificial grass as quickly as possible; the longer you leave a stain the more difficult it will become to remove.
Easigrass are the leading manufacturers of artificial grass. With Easigrass you can feel confident of receiving a quality artificial lawn that will last for years to come. When you do require maintenance, the expert team at Easigrass Surrey will visit your property and provide everything your lawn needs to get back to its best.