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Artificial Grass Care & Maintenance Guide

Stains and other blemishes

The most important element to remember is promptness, since it is infinitely easier to clean up a fresh spill than to remove a stubborn blemish once it has dried, hardened, and “set in.” Solid or paste-like deposits can be removed with a plastic table knife or spatula, while excess liquids can be blotted up with paper towels, a clean cloth, or a dry absorbent, such as kitty litter or fuller’s earth. Dry absorbents can then be swept or vacuumed up afterwards.

Rex Turf’s artificial grass fibers possess a high resistance to staining. However, it is still crucial to realize that they are only a single part of a multifaceted system that features various components that have been designed to offer optimal performance. In other words, while some cleaning agents are safe for the top fibers, these same products can also end up damaging the other components. Cleaning agents are consequently grouped into two sets, one of which can be used in liberal amounts directly on the turf surface, while the second should only be applied by rubbing a cloth lightly soaked in the cleaner, in order to minimize the saturation of potentially harmful agents below the turf’s top layer.

Animal waste

Although all Rex Turf Pty Ltd fake lawn products are considered extremely pet friendly, additional maintenance can help keep unfortunate pet waste-related odors to a minimum. Always allow solid waste to dry and then dispose. If regular rainfall is not common wherever you live, hose down the area on a regular basis to promote the drainage of urine as well as to keep the surface hygienic and unsoiled. Depending on the number of pets you own, enzyme neutralizers can effectively limit and control odors. Neutralize with a homemade mixture of white distilled vinegar with an equal amount of water. After applying, wash thoroughly using a water hose.

Tree Sap and Chewing Gum

Tree sap and chewing gum can be removed via freezing. Aerosol packs of refrigerant are available from the majority of hardware stores, or dry ice can be used instead. After freezing, carefully scrape the offending substance away with a knife.

Fungus or mold spots

A 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide in water can be used on the affected area with a soft sponge. Afterwards, methodically wash away with clean water.

Oil paints and more difficult stains

These types of stains may require the use of a commercial carpet cleaner, so it is best to discuss which particular products are best and talk to the team at Rex Turf.

Periodic Brushing

The regularity for brushing is directly related to the amount of foot traffic the area encounters. The matting of fibers may occur in high-foot traffic areas, especially if they have become soiled with dirt or other airborne pollutants.

Periodic “cross brushing” of the turf can help restore its aesthetic appearance. “Cross brushing” means that all brushing activity takes place against the grain, nap, or sweep of the turf fibers. By brushing against the turf, the fibers are “fluffed up.” Always use a brush with synthetic bristles – never use a brush with metal or wire bristles, because they can inadvertently damage the fibers.

Reflective Heat

Like normal grass, artificial grass can burn when exposed to reflective heat. As a guide we don’t recommend installing fake lawn within 300mm of glass pool fences, colorbond fences or any other material that could cause excessive heat reflection

Rex Turf offers advice on synthetic grass care in Perth. Contact us if you would like further information on artificial grass care in Perth.