Cleaning Artificial Grass

Every day, more homeowners are switching to artificial turf with help from Grizzly Turf, the leading artificial grass installer in Southern California. We constantly hear reviews from our customers about how easy their synthetic grass is to take care of compared to their previous natural grass lawn!

While you won’t need to worry about mowing, watering or fertilizing your synthetic turf, It’s worth noting that you’ll still need to give it a little TLC to keep it looking its best. By following these three essential steps, you’ll be sure to have a clean, green artificial grass surface for years to come!

Prevent Matting by Cross-Brushing Your Artificial Turf

Over time, your artificial grass blades will experience matting – the flattening of your blades due to foot traffic, furniture or excessive use. Matting can cause issues with your artificial turf’s drainage, resulting in water buildup and bacteria growth.

Preventing matting is easy – just use an artificial grass brush or rake to cross-brush your blades. This will keep your blades standing upright and help remove any debris, such as fallen leaves or tree branches. When cross-brushing your synthetic turf, be sure to use a brush with synthetic bristles to prevent long-term damage to your lawn.

Dogs are Fun – Their Waste Isn’teg

While it’s well-established that dogs are our best friends, it doesn’t seem to feel that way when it comes to cleaning up after them. If neglected, pet waste – both solid and liquid – can penetrate your synthetic grass surface, resulting in foul odors and bacteria accumulation.

As soon as you see your furry friend doing his “business” on your artificial turf, take action to clean it up. Use a garden hose to wash away urine and let your synthetic turf’s drainage do the rest; pick up solid waste and hose down the affected area to remove any residue. For more pungent odors, use a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water to clean and disinfect your artificial grass.

If All Else Fails, Leave it to the Pros

We get it – turf cleaning may not always be feasible with your busy schedule. Between work, taking care of your family and handling unexpected daily challenges, artificial turf maintenance can become one of those things you want to do but simply can’t find the time to get done. If that’s the case, the solution is simple – let a professional handle it!

At Grizzly Turf, we partner with TurFresh, the trusted name in turf maintenance, to help our customers find a turf cleaning solution that best fits their needs. Professional artificial grass maintenance services like TurFresh have everything they need to re-bloom your turf blades, top-up your infill and disinfect your artificial grass, leaving it looking as good as the day it was installed. 

Weeds and Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is the perfect way to have a lush, evergreen landscape without the tedious maintenance you’d typically need from natural grass. Gone are the days of excessive watering, mowing and fertilizing when you have a synthetic grass surface that practically takes care of itself!

However, one of the questions we regularly get asked is, “what about weeds?” Homeowners are constantly worried about the presence of weeds after their artificial grass installation – and for a good reason. We want to help put your doubts at ease, which is why we’ve put together this helpful guide to preventing and removing weeds from your artificial grass.

Can Weeds Appear on Artificial Turf?

While less prevalent than on natural grass, weeds can still be problematic with synthetic turf. Your artificial grass won’t be overrun with weeds, as synthetic grass is initially designed to create an environment that doesn’t encourage weed growth. High-quality artificial turf is manufactured with multiple layers made of several different materials – this makes it difficult for weeds to push through without the sun and water they need.

A reliable artificial grass installer like Grizzly Turf will install synthetic grass with a weed barrier that can provide an additional layer of protection, securing your lawn in the process!

How to Remove Weeds from Artificial Turf

If you find weeds growing on your artificial grass, there’s no reason to panic – chances are, seeds were blown onto your lawn by the wind or falling leaves. This means that removing the weeds won’t be as stressful as it would be on natural grass!

Weeds are likely to grow on the artificial turf surface, meaning they haven’t taken root in your soil. To remove the weeds, gently uproot them and dispose of them accordingly.

Preventing Weeds on Synthetic Grass

Naturally, your first course of action to address any weed issues on your artificial turf is to do everything you can to stop them from growing in the first place. Here are some helpful tips to proactively avoid weed growth on your synthetic grass:

  • Brush away debris – Getting rid of blown-in seeds is pivotal to preventing weed growth. To do this, use a synthetic turf brush or rake to sweep away seeds, leaves or any other debris that could foster weed growth. Be sure to use a brush with synthetic bristles to prevent any permanent damage to your artificial grass!
  • Secure your yard – Seeds can hitchhike on dry leaves and grow in damp climates. Trimming trees and pruning hedges are excellent ways to avoid fallen leaves and mitigate seeds blowing into your yard. Use a leaf blower regularly to move fallen leaves, and make sure to weed out any flower beds you may have.
  • Get help from the pros – Professional artificial grass maintenance services are an effective way to get ahead of any weed problems you may encounter. Professional turf cleaning services will brush your synthetic grass and disinfect your yard, preventing any unnecessary bacteria growth.