Artificial grass is a safe and great looking alternative to traditional grass lawns. If you have poor soil on your property and the grass won’t grow lushly, or if you don’t want to put the time and money into constant lawn upkeep an artificial lawn is a smart choice. But after you have gotten an artificial lawn installed how do you keep it looking lush and beautiful? Use these tips from experts and from homeowners who have made the switch to artificial lawns to keep your artificial grass looking fantastic:

Clean Stains

Artificial grass is very durable, but stains happen. If you’re entertaining outdoors food and beverages can spill and cause stains. Kids playing outside can get paint and crayons and other substances on it. And those stains can build up and make the artificial grass look dull. In order to remove stains from the artificial lawn you just need some regular household detergent like a dishwashing soap. Some light soap and hot water should get rid of most stains. If you need to remove stubborn or set in stains, you can use rubbing alcohol.

Get Rid of Pet Messes & Odors

Pet owners love artificial grass because it’s safe for pets but easy to clean up. The best way to clean up pet waste from your artificial grass is to let the solid waste dry out before you pick it up and dispose of it. The urine should drain automatically from the artificial lawn, but it can leave behind an unpleasant odor. To make sure that no bacteria is growing on the artificial grass and to get rid of the odor use an enzyme cleaner in the spots where the urine drained and around the drain. Then just give it a quick rinse with a hose and it will be clean, fresh, and like brand new again.

Brush It

The number one thing that homeowners need to do in order to keep artificial lawns looking great is to brush them. Brushing the artificial grass against the grain on a regular basis will reduce the impact of wear and tear and keep the lawn looking like it was just installed. Your artificial lawn can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years if you take good care of it and good care means brushing it regularly to keep the fibers looking great. You can use a specialty brush or a rake if you have large sections of artificial grass to brush.

Rinse It Regularly

Get in the habit of rinsing your artificial lawn with a hose at least once a week. That might sound like a chore, but it just takes a few minutes and it will make a big impact on the lasting beauty of the grass. If you rinse the lawn once a week, clean up pet messes, and get rid of stains as soon as you can your artificial lawn will continue to look green and beautiful throughout the years. If you have questions about the care and maintenance of your artificial lawn call us today.