Artificial turf is expensive. As a result, you want to make sure that it stays as functional and attractive for as long as possible in order to get the most for your money and ensure that you do not have to have it redone too often. Here are some maintenance tips to make sure that your artificial turf continues to look great.
1. Wash It Regularly
First, you are going to need to make sure that you keep the turf as clean as possible. The easiest way to do this is to simply wait for it to rain, but if you live in an area that does not experience a great deal of rainfall, you are going to want to make sure that you actively work to keep your turf clean. Simply spraying the grass down for a short period of time with a hose will remove all of the dust and allergens, as well as any foreign particles that might pull up the grass. If your state has water-saving requirement, meaning that you are not allowed to run your hose with any regularity, you might need to fill up a bucket with water and pour it on the upper edge of your grass, allowing the water to drip down from the top to the bottom and totally cleanse the grass. If your turf is on a flat surface, you might need to get special dispensation from the city.
2. Clean Up Stains Immediately
If your artificial turf is bordering your patio and you're having a curry party, there's a good chance that someone might spill curry on your turf, staining it. For curry stains and any other stains, the key is acting quickly. If you notice that your turf is stained, immediately take a paper towel or a cloth and mop up any liquid that might still be there. Take hydrogen peroxide and pour it on the stain. Allow the peroxide to sit for a few minutes to loosen the stain. Then, use a clean rag to remove the peroxide and use dish washing detergent to get rid of any traces of the peroxide. This should allow you to remove the stain with relative ease.
3. Spray Vinegar on the Lawn to Get Rid of Animal Waste Smells
If you are regularly rinsing down your lawn, you should be able to get rid of any urine that might be deposited by your pets, but the smell might remain. Spray your lawn down with white vinegar whenever the smell becomes noticeable.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in artificial turf maintenance, such as Alpine Rock and Block.