12 Oct Caring for Your Synthetic Lawn
Synthetic lawns are particularly popular in the parts of the U.S. that don’t see regular rainfall year-round, like Arizona. They are eco-friendly, and they look as beautiful as a natural lawn. A synthetic lawn will stay gorgeously green without watering or fertilizing, and there’s no need to apply chemical weed killers. Although artificial grass requires very little maintenance compared to a natural lawn, there are still a few things you need to do to keep your landscape looking beautiful.
Brush your lawn once per month.
All lawns, natural or synthetic, will accumulate some debris, such as dead leaves. Use a broom with stiff bristles or a flexible lawn rake to brush your lawn once per month. Avoid using an implement with steel bristles, however, as this can damage the grass. Note that you may need to perform this step more often when the trees around your property lose their leaves. Brushing your lawn is also an effective way to coax the blades of fake grass to stand up straight once again. You may need to do an additional brushing after the kids have been playing on the lawn.
Pick up pet waste promptly.
If you have dogs, you’ll need to pick up their waste promptly. Use a plastic bag or pooper scooper to remove solid waste. Then, rinse down the area well with a hose. If the area is still dirty or it emits an odor, you can use an artificial turf deodorizer. Other options are eco-friendly enzyme cleaners, distilled white vinegar, or soapy water. You may need to use a little elbow grease to scrub the area.
Train dogs to relieve themselves in another area.
Although you’ll still have to pick up pet waste regardless of where it ends up, you may want to train your dogs to relieve themselves in a different area. This eliminates the need to deodorize the artificial grass. Patience and persistence are essential when training dogs to use a designated potty spot.
Santa Rita Landscaping is comprised of professionally trained designers and landscapers who install custom-designed landscapes, including synthetic lawns. We serve both homes and businesses in the Tucson area, and we offer professional maintenance services! Call (520) 623-0421 to get started on your project.