Cleaning Your Artificial Grass isn’t particularly difficult. Here are some pointers to help you.
When Ecograss installs your artificial grass in your garden, playground or even your outdoor working space, it is intended to last. Of course, nothing lasts forever, and how long it will last is dependent on things like footfall (traffic), but there are things you can do to extend the life and looks of your faux grass.
Debris on Faux Grass
Dirt and debris can block your drainage system as well as make your garden/play/outdoor working space untidy – and nobody wants that! So, on a fairly regular basis, maybe weekly, pick up any loose debris, leaves or dirt – use a soft brush or rake if it’s easier for you. However, be gentle with the rake because if you’re too enthusiastic, you could cause permanent damage.
Litter pickers (or grabbers) are great for this and can be bought fairly cheaply from Amazon, Wilkinsons or your local garden centre (these links are for your convenience and are examples – no endorsement is given or implied.) – your back will thank you!
You can also buy artificial grass cleaner or use a mix of 50% water and 50% vinegar. Cheap as chips but not necessarily good for the ambience of your garden as the smell that’s left can be quite overpowering.
If you can’t sit in your garden and admire your artificial grass, it defeats the objective of having the grass in the first place, but horses for the course, if you don’t mind the (temporarily) pungent odour, it’s effective and will cost pennies.
Cleaning Spills & Stains on Artificial Grass
Spillages should be cleaned as soon as possible. ALWAYS blot the spill or stain with a damp rag or kitchen roll – if you rub it, you might spread the stain and make it worse. Stubborn stains might need a little detergent and water – but remember, blot, don’t rub!
Once you’re happy the stain is sorted, rinse away with water.
Removing Pet Mess from Artificial Grass
Where would we be without our four-legged friends? We love them! Inevitably, though, grass, artificial or not, will be used as a loo.
Fortunately, it’s not a problem to get overly worried about. The urine should drain away, assuming your grass and drainage are well-fitted (which, of course, they will be if fitted by Ecograss), and then you can swill or rinse the odour away.
Don’t be tempted to use mythical miracle options such as cleaning fluid (unless you love the smell) or sand (it will clump together).
Snow and Ice on Your Faux Grass
British winters are supposed to be getting milder, but at the time of writing, we’re in the middle of a very cold snap, and we’ve already written a post entitled ‘Can artificial grass withstand the winter weather? The short answer is, as long as a competent company like Ecograss properly installed it, you’ll need to do nothing more than brush the snow away if you feel like getting outside in the fresh air.
There is a brief guide to keeping your lovely artificial grass as good as new.
If you have any queries about synthetic grass maintenance, we’re always happy to offer advice where we can, so give us a call or contact us.