Artificial turf is famous for its minimal maintenance requirements. Especially compared to natural grass lawns and ball fields. However, easy-care doesn’t mean no care. You can’t simply install fake grass and expect it to remain perfect on its own. There are a few steps you’ll need to take to protect your investment and keep your grass in tip-top condition.
Here are the best ways to care for your artificial turf.
Make smart up-front purchasing decisions
Buying and installing fake grass is a significant investment. Investing wisely means you’ll be able to enjoy your artificial grass for many years to come, almost care-free.
- Consider the quality. Relying on price alone to guide your purchase is short-sighted, because you will get what you pay for. The best artificial turf is, understandably, not the cheapest.
- Purchase from a well-established, well-respected company. Excellent turf that is poorly installed won’t last no matter what you do to care for it. A company that has earned great ratings and reviews is a company you know cares about its customers.
- Look for a strong warranty. “Caring” for your artificial turf includes being prepared for the unpredictable. There’s not much point in taking care of something you suspect isn’t going to last very long, anyway. A top-notch warranty tells you your artificial turf is a top-notch product that is most likely to present you with fewest problems.
Keep your faux grass free of debris and dirt
While this may sound obvious, general clean-up is always needed to keep your premises looking their best. That includes your artificial turf. This article provides easy-to-follow tips for preventive maintenance and quick-clean-ups, along with tool recommendations.
Surround your artificial grass with companion landscaping
Your faux grass may be an inanimate product, but we suspect that even man-made grass takes pride in being the center of something truly beautiful. And, let’s face it. As the homeowner, you definitely take pride in your lovely landscaping. So go for it! Don’t just lay down some lawn, dress it up with interesting hardscapes. And lots of lovely flowers, or tasty veggies in season.
That’s what it’s there for, right? If you cared enough to replace your lawn with fake grass, take advantage of that forward-thinking decision. Making the switch from natural grass – or some less-than-friendly ground cover such as gravel or bark chips – means you have more time and money to invest in your family’s outdoor living. That’s what you really care about, so get out there and live!
If you cared enough to install your very own bocce court or backyard putting green, get out there and play. Plan an all-ages bocce party for this spring. Invite your favorite foursome partners over for some quality time buffing up your short game skills.
If you cared enough to give your kids a fluffy surface of FallSoft turf under their play structure, send them out there to climb and swing. FallSoft technology is a specialized system that protects kids from falls up to 5 feet.
If you cared enough to give your dog a faux-grassy run all to himself, get in there with him and toss a ball. Or rest assured when you’re gone, knowing he can run around or relax comfortably but he won’t be able to dig his way out.
Of course you could also play ball with your kids and the dog on your front lawn. Artificial grass is tough enough to withstand even the roughest of rough-housers. And with just a bit of regular care, your grass will always be looking good and ready for fun.