4 Artificial Grass Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Turf Beautiful During Spring

Spring has officially sprung, and for most people around the country, the sunlight and warm weather have brought with them ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Since your synthetic grass is likely to get more use this time of year, spring is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor space and make sure your artificial grass looks its best. 

The harsh winters can leave your turf matted, clogged, and looking worse for wear. Luckily, with these four easy turf cleaning tips, you can keep your artificial grass looking great all season long.

1. Brush Your Synthetic Grass Blades

Snow, ice and debris from heavy wind, rain and snow during the winter can weigh down your lawn and cause your turf blades to become matted. To help rejuvenate your green space for spring, use a broom or rake to brush your synthetic grass blades against the grain.

Brushing your turf against the grain is a technique called cross-brushing. This method will help revive your turf blades, helping them to stand upright again and appear lush and full. Just remember to only use a brush or rake with synthetic bristles. Metal prongs can damage the turf’s fibers, reducing its lifespan.

2. Check Your Artificial Turf Drainage

With spring comes a lot of rain, and that means your artificial turf drainage needs to be in good shape. Wind storms and snow during the winter months often bring a lot of debris into your yard, settling between turf blades and impeding your synthetic turf’s drainage capabilities.

When performing your spring turf maintenance, check your drainage system to make sure that it’s functioning properly. This includes checking for any blockages, such as leaves, twigs and other debris that can cause water to pool on the surface. You should also check the drainage holes to make sure they are not clogged. If they are, clean them out by hand or call a turf cleaning professional to ensure that your turf is able to drain properly.

3. Eliminate Unwanted Odors

If you have pets in the house that enjoy your synthetic turf, you may notice unpleasant odors emanating from your grass, especially if winter storms have impeded your drainage. If you notice any foul odors in your yard, you can use an artificial turf deodorizer to easily eliminate any bacteria and odors that may have built up on your lawn’s surface.

Enzymatic turf cleaners can provide remarkably effective odor elimination by bonding to the ammonia in pet urine and neutralizing its odor at the chemical level. All-natural and non-toxic, many turf deodorizers are safe for kids and pets while effectively sanitizing your lawn for spring.

4. Invest in a Professional Artificial Grass Cleaning Service

If winter wear has left you with too much to handle, a professional artificial turf cleaning service can provide a like-new clean while saving you more time to spend with your family. 

Our comprehensive cleaning plans cover everything from re-blooming turf blades to improving drainage, revitalizing your lawn and getting it ready for spring playtime and summer barbecues. We also offer a TurfBloom service which focuses on reviving matted-down turf blades for a lush lawn just in time for spring, 

If your lawn is in need of comprehensive turf cleaning this spring, CleanTurf can help. We have customizable service plans for every home and business owner, whether you need us once a week or twice a year. For a clean like you’ve never seen, call the artificial turf maintenance experts at CleanTurf at 602-875-0855 or contact us online today.