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Basic Tools You Will Need for Synthetic Lawn Maintenance

Basic Tools You Will Need for Synthetic Lawn Maintenance

Posted by The Synthetic Turf Co. on 2022 Apr 29th

Basic Tools You Will Need for Synthetic Lawn Maintenance

One of the best things about artificial grass is that it doesn't require mowing, watering, fertilizing, weeding and other common maintenance tasks that you would have with a natural lawn. However, that doesn't mean that caring for your turf is completely hands-off. There are still a few things you'll need to do to keep it looking its best over the years. Read on for the essential synthetic lawn maintenance tools you'll need to get the job done. Call us today for a free consultation.

Leaf Rake

Over time, leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate on your artificial lawn, and you'll want to clear it away relatively quickly to minimize the risk of damage. To make this synthetic lawn maintenance task as easy as possible, you'll need a simple leaf rake, which you can find at any garden or home improvement store.

When you start to notice debris building up, simply rake over the surface of your lawn, starting from one corner and working your way across. This will easily remove any large debris, making it easy to dispose of to keep your yard looking neat and tidy.

Hose with a Spray Nozzle

For some dirt and debris, like fine dust, tree sap, pet urine and the like, a rake won't be enough to do the job. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to handle with a quick water rinse. You likely already have a hose in your yard but adding a spray nozzle to your synthetic lawn maintenance tool kit can make blasting away dirt quick and easy.

Aim to give your artificial lawn a rinse about once a month or more frequently if needed. If you have pets, you may need to up the frequency to every week or two to prevent odors. For stubborn debris that won't wash away with just water, you can add some mild soap to help out, though this typically won't be necessary.

Push Broom

Finally, your synthetic lawn maintenance tool kit won't be complete without a push broom. This will enable you to brush the grass blades to keep them standing tall, giving your artificial lawn a lush, full appearance. While you can probably get by with a typical household broom, the wide stature of an outdoor push broom will help the job go by faster.

Sweep your lawn whenever you start to notice that the blades are looking a bit flat and lifeless, working against the grain for the best results. The specific frequency will depend on how much time you spend on your lawn. The more you use it, the more the blades will get trampled, and the more often you'll need to sweep.

Let Us Handle the Work for You

Although synthetic lawn maintenance doesn't require nearly as much time and effort as care for a natural lawn, it will still take up a bit of your time. If you would like to eliminate the work entirely, our team can handle the general maintenance of your artificial grass for you. Reach out to us today to learn more about this service and schedule your first appointment with our team.