5 Frequently Asked Questions
Experience the perfect lawn all year round with clean artificial turf, the ideal solution for a stunning and eco-friendly yard in the Bay Area’s climate. Not only will you save money on the water bill every month, but the low-maintenance nature of synthetic grass is a key factor that attracts homeowners to install it. Say goodbye to tedious weekend chores like weeding, fertilizing, edging, and mowing, and say hello to a flawless yard that greets you every morning.
If you’ve been contemplating the idea of artificial grass for your front or backyard, look no further than OneLawn. Our expert craftsmanship and tailored installations will leave others envious of your new space.
Artificial turf offers a hassle-free and visually appealing solution for your yard throughout the year. While it requires significantly less maintenance than natural grass, there are a few essential steps to keep your synthetic turf looking and smelling its best. In the following sections, we will explain how to clean your artificial turf and the recommended frequency for cleaning. We will also provide guidance for dog owners, covering how to clean dog urine and feces and preventive measures to avoid bacterial buildup on your synthetic grass.
1) How Do I Clean My Yard’s Synthetic Turf?
Maintaining the cleanliness of your synthetic turf is a breeze, and it won’t break the bank. Just like tidying up the interior of your home, regular light cleaning is preferable to periodic deep cleaning. By establishing a consistent cleaning routine, you can ensure your artificial grass stays in pristine condition all year long.
To begin, employ a rake to gather leaves and other larger debris that may have accumulated on your yard, just as you would with natural grass. If dust buildup is a common occurrence, lightly rinse your artificial turf with water twice a week.
To prevent stains from setting on your synthetic grass, promptly wash the area with a hose. There’s no need for heavy-duty cleaners, although you can use turf deodorizers for spot treatment if necessary. For pet owners, we will provide instructions on cleaning pet urine and waste shortly.
For any embedded particles within the grass, a brush or rake can be used to remove them effectively. If your grass becomes flattened due to heavy use, brush the bristles in the opposite direction to restore its natural appearance.
2) How Often Should I Clean My Fake Grass?
Establishing a regular cleaning schedule for your artificial turf is vital for preserving its durability and ensuring long-lasting beauty by preventing the accumulation of dirt and bacteria. For yards that experience heavy usage or are frequently exposed to dust and debris, we recommend rinsing the turf once a week.
If your turf doesn’t see significant use from pets or children and isn’t frequently affected by falling leaves, flowers, or debris, a monthly cleaning should suffice to maintain its cleanliness and freshness.
To maintain the structural integrity of your turf, it is advisable to perform a comprehensive cleaning four times a year. This includes tasks such as raking, removing debris, brushing, and rinsing. Although this meticulous maintenance work may appear laborious, it only needs to be done a few times annually, in contrast to the more frequent maintenance required by natural grass. By following this approach, you can significantly prolong the lifespan of your artificial turf.
3) How Do I Clean-up Dog Urine & Poop?
We understand the joys and responsibilities of being pet owners, which is why we appreciate the convenience of cleaning up after our furry friends on artificial turf. To keep your turf looking and smelling fresh, dog owners should follow these straightforward steps:
- Weekly, spray the areas where your dog has urinated with water. Since dogs often have preferred spots in the yard, this task becomes effortless.
- If necessary, use a turf deodorizer to eliminate any odors that may develop over time, especially if regular rinsing isn’t performed frequently.
- When it comes to disposing of dog waste, use a poop shovel or bag to pick it up. Afterward, hose down the area to prevent stains and odors from forming.
If you have a large yard, you may find it helpful to designate a smaller section specifically for your pet’s bathroom needs. This eliminates the constant search for where they have relieved themselves. Choosing artificial grass from OneLawn is an ideal solution for pet owners. Synthetic grass is resistant to stains, easy to clean, and provides a safe play area for kids and pets. Moreover, it eliminates the need for heavy pesticides or chemicals, ensuring a healthier environment for your loved ones.
4) How Do I Get Stains Out of Artificial Turf?
Residing in California’s Bay Area offers distinct weather advantages. While summers can get hot, the remainder of the year is ideal for outdoor activities. Your backyard serves as an extension of your home, and occasional spills and accidents on your artificial grass are bound to happen. The good news is that there’s no need to be overly cautious or play it safe. As mentioned earlier, artificial grass is resistant to stains, allowing you to fully enjoy your backyard without worry. Most stains can be easily cleaned with water alone.
In the event of dirt, mud, scuff marks, blood, or wine spills, a mild soap and water mixture or a 50-50 blend of vinegar and water can effectively clean the affected areas.
It’s important to promptly address stains and spills on your artificial grass to prevent the development of bacteria. By regularly rinsing and spot-treating stains, spills, and pet waste in your yard, you can ensure that bacteria does not accumulate. In the event that bacteria does become a concern, we recommend utilizing a natural and biodegradable mixture of half vinegar and water for cleaning purposes.
5) How Do I Keep My Artificial Turf Looking New?
As the sun sets on that first evening following the installation of your new artificial grass by OneLawn, a sense of relief washes over you. The realization hits that you’ll never have to mow the lawn again. Life feels truly great! There’s no need to worry about pulling weeds, making trips to the gas station for fuel, or enduring strong chemical smells while working outside. All that remains is discovering the secret to maintaining the pristine appearance of your artificial turf for years to come.
And the secret is… brushing! But don’t worry, you won’t find yourself on your hands and knees armed with a tiny brush. Instead, you’ll need a large natural bristle broom to brush your new lawn carpet. Brushing the artificial turf fibers plays a crucial role in positioning the sand infill that keeps the turf in place and ensuring that the grass blades stand upright, giving your lawn the look of natural, organic grass.
After the initial installation, it’s advisable to wait for approximately three months before starting the brushing routine. This period allows the turf to acclimate thoroughly. Once the waiting period is over, you can begin a monthly brushing regimen. Make sure to brush in multiple directions and patterns to keep your lawn looking fresh and vibrant.
Opting for synthetic turf instead of natural grass brings forth numerous advantages. One notable benefit is its weed-resistant foundation, which keeps pests away from your lawn. Additionally, as previously mentioned, artificial grass is effortless to clean. This feature proves particularly advantageous in the climate of the Bay Area, where water conservation is highly valued.
Artificial turf serves as the perfect solution for achieving a visually stunning yard that requires minimal maintenance. By following a few simple steps, such as rinsing pet urine and stains with a hose, applying turf deodorizer, when necessary, regularly raking away debris, and brushing the turf, you can ensure that your new grass maintains its impeccable appearance year-round for many years to come. If you’re ready to make this investment, OneLawn specializes in turf installation and design and would be delighted to assist you in creating your dream yard. Contact us today to embark on this journey!