Caring for your Artificial Lawn
A sprawling green lawn can make your property the envy of the neighbourhood. Not only that, but it can actually help to improve your curb appeal and increase the value of your property.
But lawns can be a hassle because they require frequent watering, trimming and care to maintain a fresh, healthy look. If you’re not prepared to put in the time and effort it takes to maintain a lawn, but you still want that sprawling green effect, an artificial lawn is the next best bet.
Unlike real grass, artificial turf doesn’t require watering, mowing or fertilizing nor does it attract insects and critters. It is made from durable synthetic fibres that give the same look and feel of grass. This type of turf is popular in sporting facilities and football fields because of its durability and easiness to maintain. This type of lawn is also ideal for people who travel frequently and may need to leave their lawns unattended for some time. But that doesn’t mean you can install an artificial lawn and just forget about it.
Although artificial turf doesn’t require the same level of care as real grass, it still needs some form of maintenance. You will need to periodically clean and care for your artificial lawn to keep it looking its best and ensure that it lasts a long time.
Artificial lawn will need to be brushed at times, especially if it’s in an area that sees heavy foot traffic or where vehicles drive or park. The fibres can become flattened and compacted, resulting in a matted look. Brushing the lawn with a firm-bristled broom or a rake will help the fibres to stay upright and keep the lawn looking plush. Remember to brush the fibres in one direction for a uniform look.
An artificial lawn may also become flattened by heavy items, for example an inflatable swimming pool, lawn furniture or decorations. This, too, can be rectified by brushing with a broom.
If you have trees in your yard, you may need to clean your artificial lawn more regularly as leaves, seeds or other organic debris may be present. You should remove these regularly by sweeping or with a leaf blower to prevent the leaves from decaying