There are a few items to have that will make caring for your synthetic turf an efficient process. Consider purchasing the following products: a garden hose, hose attachment, cleaning solution, a turf-safe rake, leaf blower, and pet deodorizer.
Although some may consider having a garden hose for large cleaning projects common sense, how to use the hose on your turf products may not be. With artificial grass, it is important to use a gentle sprayer setting because a high powered setting may damage the turf or disturb sand in-fill. Also, using cold water is best and be sure to spray your turf evenly.
An attachment could be purchased to make spreading a cleaning solution or pet deodorizer onto your turf more efficient. Simply fill the container and connect it to any type of garden hose.
A turf rake is a great investment to safely remove debris from artificial turf products. This type of rake is used like a normal yard rake, but is made with materials safe for artificial grass. A turf-safe rake is made with flexible nylon tine, not metal or plastic, which can damage the turf.
Another way to remove debris quickly from your artificial grass is to use a leaf blower. Be sure to use a low-powered setting to avoid any damage or creating more to clean.
Turf cleaning solution
A safe, simple and cost effective cleaning solution can be prepared at home. Mix equal parts distilled white vinegar and water to create an antimicrobial, non-toxic solution. The solution can be sprayed onto one specific area or over the entire surface.
Pet waste on artificial grass should be removed daily to avoid bacteria and odor build up. A pet deodorizer can be sprayed onto one specific area and scrubbed or over the entire surface, to remove odors. Deodorizer can be used as needed, depending on pet use.
With these products, you will be able to efficiently clean and maintain your artificial turf. Remember, simple cleaning tools can extend the life of the turf and maximize your investment.