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Expert Advice: How to Care for Artificial Turf

Top 5 Tips for Artificial Lawn Maintenance

Unlock the secret to a beautiful lawn with Petalon Landscape Management’s guide to artificial turf care. Our specialists have spent years perfecting the art of synthetic lawn maintenance, and now we’re sharing that knowledge with you. From routine rinses to spot-cleaning strategies, we’ll show you how to care for your turf and keep it in top condition, so you can enjoy a flawless landscape with minimal effort.

Is Synthetic Turf Maintenance Difficult?

Not at all! One of the standout features of artificial turf is that it is easy to maintain. With just a few simple tools, you can keep your lawn looking its best. A leaf blower, push broom, or plastic rake will help you remove leaves and debris. For regular cleaning, a hose is all you need to clean the surface, while a power washer is perfect for tackling more stubborn stains.

5 Key Steps for Turf Care

  1. Keep your turf clear: Like natural lawns, artificial turf will collect organic debris that can trap moisture and lead to damage. Luckily, it is easy to clean up leaves and branches with a blower, broom, or plastic rake before they cause damage.
  • Give occasional rinses: Although artificial turf doesn’t need water for growth, it benefits from occasional rinsing. A simple spray from the garden hose can wash away dirt and pollen that can dull the appearance of its blades. For areas with pets, frequent rinsing can help wash away urine and prevent odors from becoming a problem.
  • Pro tip: Solid pet waste should be removed from your lawn as soon as possible. This will prevent stains and odors from harming your lawn.
  • Spot clean when necessary: Your artificial turf will encounter spills and bird droppings that can stain its surface if left unattended. Prompt spot cleaning is important in these situations. To remove stubborn stains, you can use water, a mild detergent, and a sponge to prevent them from becoming permanent. Follow this with a thorough rinse to remove any soap residue.
  • Don’t let weeds take hold: Even though artificial turf is designed to be weed-resistant; some pesky invaders may still find their way through. It is important to quickly pull weeds, so they don’t spread or become deeply rooted.
  • Pro tip: Applying a pre-emergent weed control treatment will create an invisible barrier that prevents weeds from sprouting on your turf.
  • Consult professionals when needed: You may encounter stubborn stains or worn patches that detract from your turf’s appearance. If this happens, seek professional help from trusted turf maintenance services. They can thoroughly clean these areas and, if necessary, replace damaged sections.
  • Pro tip: For tough stains like oil or paint, professionals may use specialized cleaning products that can treat the area without damaging the surrounding turf.

Keep Your Artificial Turf Looking New with Petalon Landscape Management

Maintaining a vibrant artificial lawn is simple with Petalon Landscape Management by your side. Our lawn care services are fully customizable to cater to the unique needs of your artificial turf. We also offer routine maintenance plans that are designed to keep your turf in prime condition year-round.

Not sure how to care for artificial turf? Contact Petalon Landscape Management at 408-453-3998. We provide artificial turf installation, repair, and maintenance to homeowners and businesses in Morgan Hill, San Jose, Palo Alto, and Santa Clara.