Follow this simple advice to keep your artificial grass in pristine condition…
There are a few easy steps that can be taken to ensure that your new MazeGrass artificial grass lawn remains in the best condition for its lifetime. The key is little and often and with this approach, you will avoid any possibility of having to restore the grass earlier than would have been necessary. Neglecting these simple steps may save you a little time but in the long term you’ll end up spending both more time and more money!
Brushing the pile
For this process, you will need a stiff broom. After the artificial grass is installed, it needs a period of around 4-6 weeks to fully settle. A simple brushing with a stiff broom on a regular basis will allow the structure of the blades to remain upright. Maintaining the grass vertically will assist in avoiding flattening areas and compaction. Using the stiff broom, gently push against the grass in the opposite direction to which the pile is leaning.
Leaves and other debris
All leaves and debris should be removed from the artificial grass surface. Leaving rotting vegetation and other organic matter is not a good idea as it can build up and affect drainage. All you need for this process is again a stiff broom, or even a leaf blower if you have one. Of course, larger debris can be picked up by hand.
All installations should include a weed membrane beneath the grass to avoid unwanted weeds and air born seeds embedding in the grass. MazeGrass products have drainage holes in the backing to allow for drainage, which is why it is so important for a weed barrier to be placed directly below the grass. Should any moss or weeds appear, ensure that only a water-based weed killer is used. Always remember to remove any dead roots or weeds to avoid a build up as mentioned above.
Just like a natural lawn, animal mess should be removed straight away. Anything large will need to be picked up by hand (disposable rubber gloves are always good!). The area can then be washed down using warm water containing a weak (eco-friendly) detergent, such as a washing-up liquid. Most stains can be removed fairly quickly also using a watered down weak detergent with warm water. Please be assured, any water will drain straight through the drainage holes and no one would have ever known!