Cleaning Dirty Turf

Synthetic turf in today’s era is the best alternative for your home decor needs. As we live in a world where life is all hassle and there’s no time to sit at home and care for the real turf, synthetic turf is an excellent choice.

If you already have synthetic turf, the next question that might arise in your mind would be about the cleaning process of the turf. We assure you professional cleaning and maintenance. Our experienced team is ready to assist you to have a clean and brand new looking turf.

If you do not adapt to professional maintenance, your turf will smell bad and bacteria in turf will start leading to rotting and eventually decaying. The bacteria that get born in the turf due to lack of cleaning are very harmful to the bodies of humans as well as animals. These bacteria can cause various diseases and skin problems.

If the synthetic turf isn’t maintained properly, many unhygienic things get stuck onto that will eventually spread disease. Lots of leaves, sticks, rocks, dried faeces, twigs, pet hair, etc. get stuck onto the turf. Debris keeps on building up if the turf is not cleaned regularly with professional help. Power brooming the turf is the only  way to remove it all professionally and perfectly.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Maintenance and cleaning of the turf not only makes it hygienic and attractive but also makes it last long. The shelf life of the turf is increased and the best thing is to look if the turf is maintained for a longer time.

Artificial turf means finishing mowing, fertilizing and consuming large amounts of water to keep the lawn growing. While artificial turf is much easier to maintain than lawn, regular cleaning is still an important part of its maintenance. Proper maintenance helps ensure the longevity of synthetic materials while preventing the build-up of dirt and grime.

Developing a lawn cleaning plan

When developing a comprehensive cleaning plan for your lawn, consider how to use it. The specific use of artificial turf will have an impact on its maintenance methods.

For playing surfaces, from sports courts to tennis courts and putting greens, cleaning can help rejuvenate the surface. By preventing bumps and other discrepancies that can develop slowly over long periods of time, the cleaning process can ensure high-quality performance and reduce the risk of injury.

To use artificial turf in a home, the things to keep in mind may include cleaning up dog waste and ensuring a safe surface for children to play. Another important factor is the amount of dust in your area.  For dry and desert climates in particular, regular cleaning is important.

It is important not to do this, regardless of the use of your lawn, periodic deep cleaning is necessary to improve the look and feel of the surface.

Maintenance of artificial turf falls into two categories

Regular cleaning and comprehensive deep cleaning or regeneration. To make sure your lawn stays in its best shape, it’s essential to clean it regularly, in addition to sometimes deep cleaning.

Regular cleaning

Best practice is to do artificial turf cleaning every week if it is used extensively or if it has been exposed to a large accumulation of dust or debris, such as leaves or flowers. A gentle rinse with a hose can remove dust or smaller debris. If the use of artificial turf is less or the dust is less effective, this cleaning can be less frequent, but it is still recommended to rinse at least twice a month.

When pets use the surface to defecate, it can change the cleaning schedule. To prevent bacterial growth and to ensure the lawn stays odor-free, it is important to clean the areas the animal uses immediately with a water hose. Deodorizing herbs can also be an effective addition. The stain should be cleaned when any stain-causing material has expired on the lawn.

In addition to weekly maintenance, it is also best to do a more thorough cleaning either monthly or every three to four months if lawn use is infrequent. Use the flexible lawn shovel, broom or stiff brush (be sure to avoid metal bristles, as they can damage the synthetic grass), to remove debris from the lawn.

Clean your lawn to remove larger particles, then very systematically to remove more particles that might be buried deep in the lawn. This type of cleaning also helps ensure the structural integrity of your lawn. If you notice your lawn getting flat in any area, it’s easy to fix it with a broom or brush to push it back.  Swipe the brush in the opposite direction to reposition the bristles in their raised position.

Artificial grass deep cleaning

Bacteria are a major threat to artificial turf. If left unchecked, it could lead to odors and other problems.  For deep cleaning of bacteria, you can use a non-toxic cleaner to disinfect artificial turf. The best products are biodegradable and safe for children and pets. It usually comes with an attached hose to make using the detergent as easy as a regular rinse. An additional option, especially useful for those with pets, is a lawn cleaning product with a built-in deodorant. This type of product will mask any odor instantly while sanitizing your artificial turf just like regular lawn cleaner.

If your pet uses the same area frequently, you can cover it with an extra antimicrobial layer to help make cleaning easier and more effective.

Proper maintenance of artificial turf can help ensure it stays in good condition over time. This process begins with regular cleaning based on a weekly rinsing regimen, monthly dredging, and spot cleaning. In addition to this regular cleaning, the longevity of your lawn also depends on periodic deep cleaning. This usually involves using a strong brush cleaner, which can help remove most of the debris from the surface while improving the look and feel of your lawn. For residential uses, this can be done annually. For sports uses, this deep cleaning must be performed regularly. Following these steps is the best way to keep your artificial turf looking great for years to come.

By Punit