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The Do’s and Don’ts of Artificial Grass Management

Artificial grass is often chosen by homeowners and green-fingered garden lovers for its convenience and low maintenance presentation, which enables it to present your outdoor space with a picture perfect lawn all year round. Having said that, there are some things which we recommend doing to prolong the lifespan and look of your artificial grass, starting with your original selection and progressing into the upkeep of your synthetic grass and how to ensure it retains a consistent look and texture throughout all seasons.

To get the lowdown on the do’s and don’ts of maintenance, we spoke to our artificial grass Brentwood experts.

DO: Caring for your artificial grass

Despite artificial grass not requiring the same level of constant year-round maintenance as real grass, in so far as it doesn’t need to be watered or fed to retain its green colouring and aesthetic, there are things that you can do to ensure that the surface remains clear and pleasing to the eye.

The first is regularly brushing over the grass with a soft bristle outdoor brush or comb, not only removing debris and leaves but also revitalising the texture of the grass. This is particularly important after rain, snow, or strong wind, as it ensures that the carpet of synthetic material is allowed to bounce back and does not become damaged.

Another thing you should do to care for your artificial grass is to ensure that any animal or pet waste is removed as quickly as possible and that a light detergent is used every few months to provide the surface with a deep clean. This helps to reduce mould, kill weeds, and ensure that your grass does not become stained by various spillages and substances.

DON’T: Outdoor tasks and habits to avoid

While light maintenance is required, arguably the worst thing you can do for your artificial grass is paying too much attention to it – as anything from soaking it with water to exposing it to metal spikes can cause damage to the foundation and membrane beneath your grass which allows it to drain water effectively and keep the surface free from weeds.

The other thing that homeowners should be aware of before installing artificial grass is that if you use your front lawn for parking, then artificial grass is not the right solution for you. The surface will not withstand the wear and tear of constant tyre pressure from vehicles, so we recommend considering tarmac or patio if this is the way that you want to use your outdoor space.

Is artificial grass the right solution for you?

If you want to benefit from the authentic texture and aesthetic of lawn, regardless of the weather that Essex throws at you, then artificial grass could be for you. Reach out to us directly to discuss your project and whether your home might be a suitable site for artificial grass installation.