How To Care For Your Artificial Grass In Spring
In spring, when it’s finally warmer outside, you probably want to make the most out of your garden. It is time to get out there with friends and family and just enjoy your garden. However, before you set a date for your first spring barbecue or garden party, your artificial grass could probably do with some TLC. Although an artificial turf needs less attention lavished on it, it could probably do with a bit of a “spruce-up.” Check out our spring and early summer artificial grass garden tips.
Check Your Lawn For Damage
Winter can wreak havoc with any garden. A professionally installed artificial lawn is less likely to bear the brunt of severe winter weather. Still, it is best to be on the safe side. Get out into your garden and check for any signs of damage.
The first thing that you want to look for is sagging areas. Most of the time, this is not a problem. However, if you have had a lot of heavy rain over the winter period, water may have got in between the actual lawn and underlay. You can quickly identify if this has happened by checking for sagging areas. You should also check for lifted edges and loose seams. During severe winter, blades of grass can become damaged. If you notice any damage, don’t worry. Your artificial lawn can quickly be fixed.
Check Your Turf Blades
Once you have established that you don’t have any severe damage, it is time to do a bit of maintenance. As we all know, snow, rain and high winds often bring debris into the garden. It deposits itself in your gutters and even on your lawn. Now is a good time to do some basic maintenance. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about aerating your lawn or anything like that. Instead, get your good-quality synthetic yard broom out and sweep your lawn. Work against the grain and all of the debris will soon come to the surface. Sweep it together and then simply remove it from your lawn. The technique is known as cross-brushing. Needless to say, you should not use a brush with metal prongs as this can damage your lawn. Which is the last thing you want to do.
Get Your Lawn Cleaned Professionally
To make sure that you get all of the debris out of your lawn, you may want to consider a professional clean. This is particularly important if you have a children’s play area or a seating area on your lawn. You want your artificial lawn to be comfortable to walk on and play on. A professional clean saves money in the long run. Cleaning your lawn thoroughly increases the amount of time it will last. Not only that, a good clean will make your lawn look much fresher and cleaner.
There is nothing like getting back into your garden – especially if you have a nice, clean and tidy lawn to look forward to.