How to clean artificial grass? In the mosaic of gardening and home improvement, artificial grass has emerged as a verdant champion — the impeccable and perpetually green carpet your lawn dreams of.

That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need to be maintained. Whether you’ve just settled into a new abode adorned with this contemporary foliage or you’re a seasoned urban gardener gleaming with the knowledge that synthetic strands never fade — knowing how to keep artificial grass not just alive, but vibrant, is super important!

Here’s some tricks for maintaining the luscious luxury under the sun — or a Manchester sky, as we cater this blog towards your average homeowner.

How to get the best look.

Unveiling the magnificence of your artificial grass each day is something you should look forward to. The lull of a low-maintenance lawn isn’t so much about the ‘low’ but the ‘maintenance’ itself; a foundation of appearances budded by consistent care.

The Simple Sweep

Before we tread into the deep cleaning strategies, remember the power of a simple sweep. Regular brushing with a soft or medium-bristled brush will stand your grass in good stead by fluffing the fibres. This strategic sweep will also encourage the infill to settle uniformly and discourage the formation of matted areas.

Eradicate the Weeds

Just because your lawn doesn’t sprout natural flora doesn’t signify an immune system against unwanted flora. Weeds are formidable foes that can breach through the perimeters and are often better preempted than treated. A systemic approach implies doing a visual inspection, uprooting the offenders (from the root, literally), and deploying a pet-friendly, organic weed killer if necessary.

Cleansing Your Artificial Grass

The art of cleansing artificial grass is more than just scrubbing away the visible.

The Sprinkle and Spray

Water does wonders. A gentle spray with a hose is a natural cleanse that removes superficial debris, grime, and dust while giving your lawn a revitalising wash.

Mighty Morphin’ Mite Management

Often, the most perplexing assailants of your grassy delight are the concealed ones — the mites, moulds, and microbes that conspire to contaminate. A water-vinegar or a water-soap solution can be your go-to formula against the unseen. Spritz or sprinkle the mixture for a double-pronged effect, a sanitizing surge that’s both efficient and eco-friendly.

Tackling the Tough Stains

For the sanctity of spotlessness, one occasionally tends to tarnish their turf in pursuit of pets, parties, and play. The accidental spill or the gaucherie of growth from beneath presents tough stains to segue into strategic solutions.

Protocol for Pet Stains

Fur and fowl, our vibrant friends inadvertently bless the terrain with their legacies. Being cosmopolitan doesn’t preclude your pet from soil and bacteria. A mild detergent, specifically one that’s formulated to be enzymatic, can effectively dissolve the mess. Follow up with a water rinse to ensure the release of all residues from both the grass and infill.

For persistent odours, a dash of white vinegar in the wash can work like a charm.

By the way, artificial grass is great for pets. Check out our blog posts on cats and dogs with artificial grass here.

Addressing Accidental Paint

Perhaps a paint mishap or a spill of substances far from the ordinary? Fear not! Most artificial grass fibres are non-porous and resilient to liquid absorptions. Act promptly; scrape any residue and use a gentle cleaning solution – one that won’t introduce discolouration – along with some elbow grease right after the unfortunate event.

The Seasonal Spruce

The seasonal segue warrants a nimble approach. Winter calls for resilience against frost, while summer demands a defence against the relentless heat. Adapting to the extremes of each season ensures that your lawn remains as weather-proof as it is beautiful.

Worried that artificial grass can be damaged by snow? Let’s get rid of that fear. Take a look at our blog post about it.

A Winter’s Tale

Synthetic grass can succumb to frost as much as any artificial structure; its flexibility is to be celebrated but safeguarded nonetheless. Avoid using sharp objects to clear ice; opt instead for mild de-icing methods like rock salt. Brush up to bring back the bounce post-winter and be mindful of keeping it dry during the season.

The Sun-Drenched Summer Strategy

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s radiance can see the plastic component of your grass yearning for a break from the UV onslaught.

The savviest switch here is shade — if available. No shade? No sweat. Use a UV stabiliser spray on the turf, which could be your summer secret to longevity. And don’t forget the oxygen boost with moisture as periodic as the season demands.