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How to Clean and Maintain Artificial Grass

Posted: April 27, 2020

While one of the benefits of artificial lawns is that they’re very low maintenance – especially when compared to natural grass – you will still want to make sure that you clean your lawn surface when necessary, in order to make it last as long as possible. 

Luckily, you can forget about weed killers and lawnmowers, all you will need is a hose and a brush. To find out more, read on!


General maintenance

Even if your artificial grass is looking its best, there are a couple of things that you can do every month or so to ensure that it stays that way, these are:

Hosing: you will want to hose down your lawn every now and then to keep your lawn fresh and looking sparkling. Luckily, the water will simply drain away, so you don’t need to worry about any lengthy drying periods.

Brushing: over time, your artificial grass can get flat or matted, particularly if you have outdoor furniture on your lawn. To combat this, simply brush the pile in strips, making your way across the whole lawn. If you come across a section that is especially flat, you may have to brush against the grain. While there are specialised tools that can do this job, a sturdy brush will do fine (as long as it isn’t metal).

Large debris

No special tools needed here, just pick up any large bits of debris that you find, whether it be sticks, twigs or assorted bits of rubbish that have blown onto your lawn, and remove it. While you won’t need to do this very often, it’s a good habit to get into as it’s an easy way to improve the aesthetic of your garden.

Small debris

Smaller bits of debris can be a little bit more tricky as you can’t necessarily just pick them up and remove them, but you also can’t expect them just to break down and sink away through the grass. Here, you will have to use your trusty broom! Brushing up small piles of debris and removing them isn’t something that you will have to do very often, but expect to do it a little more when autumn rolls round. If you have a leafblower, then the task will be even quicker.

Pet waste

It’s perfectly fine to let your pet wee and poo on your artificial grass, but you will want to do a quick bit of maintenance afterwards. We recommend giving the affected area a little hose down, this will neatly avoid any unpleasant smells or discolouration. Of course, with solid waste, you will want to make sure that you scoop it up first!

Easigrass Glasgow are award-winning suppliers and installers of artificial grass throughout Scotland. We’ve worked on a wide variety of artificial lawn projects over the years, and have developed an impressive bank of knowledge about artificial grass installation and maintenance. So, if you have any questions about keeping your lawn clean, or you’re interested in one of our maintenance programmes, don’t hesitate to get in touch

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