Does your home have an artificial turf lawn? If so, you should be taking care of it regularly in order to make sure that it stays in good condition. There are a number of things that need to be done when caring for fake grass.
Fallen leaves can be easily removed from artificial turf with a leaf blower or a normal leaf rake. When using a leaf blower on artificial turf types with sand filling, make sure that the sand filling is not blown out. It may be necessary to add a little sand filling from time to time.
Brushing on flat pressed areas
Especially when heavy objects have stood on the artificial turf for a long period of time (a sunshade, an inflatable swimming pool, a plant tub, etc.), the individual blades are flattened. To restore the original appearance, simply brush against the polar direction of the fibers with a hard broom (e.g. a street broom) or a normal leaf rake or rake for artificial grass. This will immediately make the blades of the artificial turf perfectly upright again. Even after intensive use, the appearance of the artificial turf can be easily restored by brushing.
Renew sand filling
Some types of artificial turf can be optionally filled with special quartz sand. This makes them look and feel even more natural and creates a freshness effect due to evaporating water (Nature Fresh effect), especially in summer. In addition, the artificial turf is additionally fixed by the sand filling, the blades of grass are held in position even better. In case of intensive use (e.g. typical walkways or under swings), it may be necessary to refill the sand infill in these places. However, only genuine artificial turf sand should be used, as this sand, which has been specially developed for use in artificial turf, ensures that the artificial turf is not damaged by the sand.
Fight weeds in the artificial turf
By using the weed fleece under the artificial turf, the growth of weeds should be minimized or even completely prevented. If weeds do grow on the artificial turf, they should be removed promptly by simple brushing, raking, or plucking before they take root over a large area. Particular attention should be paid to the edges of the artificial turf.
Products available in hardware stores that can be used effectively against algae, moss, and weeds and are biologically based should also be able to be used on the artificial turf (if these agents are used according to the instructions for use). However, before using such an agent, you should test it on a remnant piece to make sure that it will not damage the artificial turf or cause discoloration. For more tips on how best to control or prevent weeds in artificial turf, click here: Fighting and avoiding weeds in the lawn.
Snow and ice on the artificial turf
Cold winter weather is no problem for the premium artificial turf. Even in case of long frost, the artificial turf will not be damaged and will not break when stepped on. However, if a snow or ice surface has formed, it should not be removed by hand, because the frozen blades may be torn out. It is best to wait for warmer temperatures and let the ice melt normally.