Artificial grass has become increasingly popular over the years as it requires very low-maintenance as compared to natural grass. However, one should know that it still requires some care and maintenance. Also, the lawn owners need to ensure that they do not do certain things which might damage their grass permanently.
It is true that you do not need to mow, water or fertilize your artificial turf in order to keep it healthy and ensure its longevity. However, you still have to take certain preventive measures to ensure its long life.
Although it is not necessary to clean your artificial turf daily but you must do so once in a while. However, if you live in a dusty area or have pets and children who use it a lot then you will have to clean your turf more frequently than others.
Even if you don’t have pets, you should wash it once in a while or when you feel your artificial grass lawn has become too dusty. However, this would be automatically taken care of during monsoon, when rains will wash off your lawn and give it a fresh look.
There is no harm in placing heavy items like inflatable swimming pool, flower pot etc. on your artificial turf. These items would not damage your turf but would certainly flatten it. Thus, in order to get your grass back in shape, brush the fibres back up again in the direction of your lawn.
Although synthetic grass does not catch fire but its fibres can certainly melt. Hence, it is advisable to prevent BBQ ashes, cigarettes and other hot items from coming into direct contact with your synthetic turf. Of course, if burnt artificial grass can be repaired but the damage would still be visible to some extent.
Even if your area receives frequent snowfall, you do not have to worry about your synthetic turf getting damaged due to frost because it won’t. However, in case of snow layer formation over your artificial grass, you need to ensure that you let snow melt away naturally instead of removing it manually. This is simply because removing it manually might damage the fibres of your turf.
Although, stains on your synthetic turf can be removed completely, still you should avoid getting them in the first place. Your turf can get stained through spills and burns. Some spills such as lubricants, grease, acid etc. damage or discolour your grass which will create a huge problem for you. Thus, the best thing to do is to do your repair and grilling work away from your turf. Also avoid throwing cigarettes or smouldering charcoal which might cause damage to your turf.
Artificial grass is definitely a boon for those who have little time to spare for gardening. With low maintenance and little care, everyone can now have a garden in their backyard, terrace, balcony or wherever they want.