Artificial grass has become increasingly popular among homeowners in Orange County, CA, and for good reason. Not only does it save water and reduce the need for constant maintenance, but it also provides a beautiful, evergreen lawn all year round. Turfora, a leading artificial grass installation company in business since 2008, has been at the forefront of this growing trend in landscaping. Our expert team is dedicated to installing artificial grass to the highest standards, ensuring a flawless finish and long-lasting performance, while strictly adhering to the use of U.S.-made products. In this blog, we'll share some tips on how to maintain your artificial grass to keep it looking fresh and vibrant for years to come.
Why Choose Turfora's Artificial Grass
At Turfora, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. One thing that sets us apart is our strict adherence to using only U.S. made artificial grass. This ensures that our products meet the highest standards of quality, durability, and environmental friendliness.
Another significant benefit of Turfora's artificial grass is its full permeable backing. This feature allows water to drain easily, preventing the buildup of mold and mildew. This not only contributes to a healthier lawn, but it also helps maintain the integrity of the artificial grass fibers for a longer lifespan.
Now, let's dive into some maintenance tips to keep your Turfora artificial grass in top shape.
1. Keep it clean
One of the most important aspects of maintaining your artificial grass is keeping it clean. Regularly remove debris, such as leaves and branches, using a leaf blower, rake, or broom. This prevents the buildup of organic matter that can lead to weed growth or impede the drainage of water. Additionally, make sure to pick up any pet waste promptly and hose down the area to remove any residue.
2. Brush it up
To maintain the appearance of your artificial grass and prevent matting, it's essential to brush the fibers periodically. Use a stiff-bristle push broom to gently sweep the grass against the direction of the fibers. This also helps to redistribute the infill that's applied over the turf on the day of installation evenly across your lawn, ensuring consistent coverage and support. This will help maintain the grass's upright appearance and even out any high-traffic areas.
A stiff push broom can be found at your local hardware store.
3. Address stains and spills
Accidents happen, but the good news is that most spills can be easily cleaned from artificial grass. For most liquid spills, simply rinse the area with water. For tougher stains, like oil or paint, use a mild soap and water solution to gently scrub the affected area. Be sure to rinse thoroughly afterward to remove any soap residue.
4. Keep weeds at bay
Turfora takes weed control seriously and installs a permeable weed fabric during the installation process to minimize the chance of weed growth unless the client opts out. However, it's still important to be vigilant about any weeds that may try to take root. If you spot any weeds sprouting through the grass or along the edges, remove them promptly by pulling them or using a weed killer.
5. Protect from heat sources
At Turfora, our artificial grass is specifically engineered to endure the warm climate of Southern California. However, it's crucial to safeguard your turf from extreme heat sources like barbecue grills or fire pits, and even carelessly discarded cigarette butts as excessive heat can cause the fibers to melt.
It's also important to be aware of potential risks associated with low-energy efficient windows. Such windows can amplify the sun's heat by reflecting it onto your artificial grass, potentially causing the turf to melt. If your turf suffers damage due to window reflection, consider applying a solar film to the exterior of the affected window or installing a protective screen. These actions will help deflect the heat and preserve your investment.
6. Address any repairs promptly
If you notice any damage to your artificial grass, such as a seam coming apart or a small tear, it's crucial to address it promptly. Remember that your Turfora project comes with a 3-year workmanship warranty and a 15-year product warranty. Contact Turfora's professional team for advice or assistance in repairing any damage to ensure your lawn continues to look its best.
By following these maintenance tips you can ensure the longevity and pristine appearance of your Turfora lawn. Ready to transform your outdoor space with Turfora's high-quality artificial grass? Fill this request form for a free quote.