Artificial Turf Maintenance: Common Mistakes To Avoid

Artificial turf is a great option for homeowners and business owners that want a beautiful, low-maintenance alternative to natural grass. To maintain your turf’s longevity and keep it looking its best, there are some maintenance mistakes to avoid. Avoiding these common mistakes can help you avoid costly repairs and help maintain your artificial turf for years.

Failing To Clean Your Turf

Regularly cleaning your turf can help increase its lifespan. We recommend using tools such as leaf blowers, brooms, and plastic rakes to remove debris such as leaves and trash from your turf. Avoid using metal rakes or abrasive brooms, as they can damage your turf. After you have removed larger debris, you can use a hose to powerwash the fibers. Water can help clean off dust and dirt to make sure your turf is clean. Some water pressure is good, but too much can damage the turf.

Using Harsh Chemicals

Using harsh chemicals to clean your turf is another common mistake homeowners and business owners can make. Many harsh chemicals, such as bleach, ammonia, or other strong cleaning agents, can damage your turf. Harsh chemicals can also lead to premature fading and discoloration. If you spill something on your turf, blot it out using a soft cloth with a mild soap and water solution. You can also try using a vinegar and water solution to remove sticky spills. If you want to use a new cleaning agent and are unsure how your turf will react to it, start by testing it in a small, low-traffic area. If the turf responds well to the cleaning agent after drying completely, you can continue to use it on other parts of your turf.

Ignoring Drainage

Without proper drainage, water can build up and cause damage to your turf. Water on turf without a drainage system can lead to mildew, mold, and damage to the turf backing and fibers. Make sure you select the right type of turf for your region’s weather and your intended use. If your pets will be using the turf, choose a product made specifically for pets, like our¬†SynLawn Pet Platinum. This turf comes with maximum drainage capabilities. Our turf products are designed to drain well, but we can also make sure you have an adequate drainage system in place before installing the turf. Once your turf is installed, regularly check for water build-up and other drainage problems. If you notice a draining problem, address it quickly before it causes further damage to your turf.

Get a Quote for Artificial Turf Installation

Goat Turf can help you transform your space with artificial turf. We are a supplier of SYNLawn artificial turf and grass, one of the most advanced synthetic grass manufacturers. We also offer installation services and are the only STC certified turf installer in Tennessee. Artificial turf is a great alternative if you want the same aesthetic appeal of natural grass without the extra maintenance. Learn more about our process and receive a quote by completing our online form today.