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How to Look After Your Artificial Turf in Sydney

Got synthetic grass and after some tips on how to keep in tip-top condition? You’ve come to the right place! Check out

 

Watering?

One of the great bonuses of artificial turf in Sydney is that no matter the weather (including the sweltering summer days that drive grass yellow) it will remain a gorgeous green…

However, it’s still important to give your artificial turf in Sydney a good hosing every now and then to keep it clean and wash out any drink or food spillages, contaminants and rubbish that may have gotten in between the bristles after some outdoor fun. Your kids and your kitchen floor will thank you eliminating the warm dirty stuff.

 

Drainage

A common misconception about artificial turf in Sydney is that, as it’s not rooted in soil, it doesn’t drain water and is therefore prone to flooding. This isn’t the case. If you use the right material, and set it up accordingly, you can form a good drainage system and worry less about water accumulation – sometimes even better than that of the natural lawn. This will also reduce deterioration of the lawn due to rain.

Poor drainage can cause your artificial turf in Sydney to become unstable from being soaked, affect the appearance of grades and slopes, and cause it to become deformed.

The key factors to a good drainage system are:

> Right material for hard versus organic surfaces,

> Percolation holes – every 15 centimetres is recommended to avoid puddle build up.

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Remove leaves

You can either use a thick bristle broom or power to sweep away leaves, or a leaf blower to regularly remove leaves from your artificial turf in Sydney and avoid a pile up windy weather, or in autumn. Just remember to proceed gently.

 

Mowing?

Do you need to mow your artificial turf in Sydney? Since it doesn’t grow, you don’t need to worry about trimming it on the regular. You only may need to cut it once when you lay it down in order to achieve a neat, even aesthetic.

 

Weed killer

Despite the fact it isn’t organic and doesn’t grow, where there’s dirt nearby there is always potential for weeds to seep through. So it’s recommended that, like you would regular grass, to use some weed killer on the area twice a year.

 

Cleaning stains

Entertaining and enjoying a space inevitably leads to the occasional spillage or stubborn stain – whether it be sauce, tea, wine, etc. Here’s a life hack to quickly tackle the problem on your artificial turf in Sydney…

Soak up liquids with anything that’s liquid absorbent – towel, cloth, kitty litter has even been recommended.

Mix a little bit of laundry detergent with warm water, and work the mixture into the stained bristles with a clean cloth or sponge.

 

Hose down to rinse.

Scrape hardened stains or sticky substances with a spatula, toothbrush, or whatever tools you find that do the trick

These steps come in handy when there are stubborn stains on indoor carpet, flooring and furniture.

 

Seasonal care

Heavy items

Can you put furniture on your artificial turf in Sydney? Yes, most synthetic lawns should be able to withstand tables and chairs, which means great things for outdoor entertaining and enjoying your garden.

Heavy items may cause parts of your grass to become flattened. But this is temporarily and can easily return to how it was. We recommend the use of castor at the base of the legs so to evenly distribute the weight and minimize damage to your synthetic grass. It can help to move furniture around every now and then.

Sharp objects

Be careful with metal items or otherwise those with sharp edges on your artificial turf in Sydney. You can risk cutting blades

Correcting flattened grass

If your synthetic grass has become flattened due to heavy objects, or to other reasons, never fear. A great way to get it standing up the way you want is by using a hard bristled broom or rake, avoiding metal for the above reason. Sweep against the grain.