Artificial Grass is extremely low maintenance and reliable. However, there are a few things that you need to carry out to ensure that you are taking care of your artificial grass the correct way. Taking good care of your grass means that it stays in the best possible condition over the years and works out to be a great investment for your home.
Any organic debris such as dead plants and leaves need to be removed from your lawn, as a build-up of these products could compromise the lawn’s drainage system and encourage weed growth. Artificial Grass has a backing that is ideal for letting water through and minimises the risk of unwanted weeds growing through like they do with natural grass.
Remember, if you have noticed weeds growing through your artificial grass and you have chosen to tackle the problem with weed killer, it must be a water based solution to prevent any long lasting damage.
First 6-8 weeks
It is very important to tend to your lawn for 6-8 weeks after it has been newly laid. When the grass is installed, it has an infill of sand that works to slowly structure the turf – therefore it is important to very lightly brush your lawn regularly over this time period to ensure that it is in perfect condition when it settles.
Although wheelchairs, bicycles and wheelbarrows are fine to run over the grass it is recommended that cars and trucks are kept away as they could cause substantial damage. As well as this, it is also recommended that sharp objects and heat sources, such as barbeques and bonfires are not on or near to the grass.
By carrying out these simple steps, your artificial grass should have a long lifespan in the best possible condition. For help and advice, or to request a quote if you are considering investing in artificial grass, contact your local Artificial Grass Installation company in Essex today for more information.