Synthetic Turf Maintenance – Tips & Tricks

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Synthetic turf lawns need to be maintained on a regular basis to look and perform at an optimum level. There is a perception that synthetic turf lawns are maintenance free, but the reality is they require less maintenance than natural turf lawns. A crucial tip for maintaining your synthetic turf lawn is to do a little, often, rather than neglecting the lawn for few months and being faced with a major maintenance program to restore your synthetic turf lawn to its optimum condition.
We highly recommend a maintenance plan but here are a few handy hints and tips that will help keep your synthetic lawn looking good all year round.

Debris should be removed from your synthetic turf lawn on a regular basis to prevent organic matter building up in the turf structure. We recommend a debris removal at least once every week and can be actioned with a leaf rake and shovel, leaf collecting device such as Aussie Clean Sweep or mechanical blower. Debris build-up may affect the drainage capabilities of your synthetic turf system and encourage weed growth.

Animal Feces should be removed manually from your synthetic turf lawn as soon as you find it and the area washed down with a warm soapy solution such is household washing up liquid. The feces will not damage your synthetic turf lawn but will work its way into the synthetic turf structure. The longer it is left the harder it will be to clean out.

Weeds Simazine is a herbicide of the triazine class. The compound is used to control broad leaf weeds and annual grasses.

Moss/Algae Wet and Forget: It has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for moss removal, mold removal and grunge removal on any exterior surface.
Please remember to remove all dead matter including roots and sweep debris out of the turf structure.

Stain Removal Most stains can be removed from your synthetic turf lawn with warm soapy water, household grade detergent such as washing up liquid and “elbow grease”!

Heavy Oil Marks are removed using mineral spirits and a cloth; remembering to wash down the cleaned area with water to dilute the spirit residue.

Burns For superficial burns in your synthetic turf lawn, carefully clip the pile with scissors just below the blackened or melted tips. For large deep burns you may need to replace that section of synthetic turf lawn therefore we recommend that you contact us for professional care.

Vehicles Only light vehicles under 1-ton, fitted with wide, low-pressure tires (8-10psi) should be allowed on your synthetic lawn.

Take Care – You should avoid using / taking the following items on your synthetic turf lawns:

Glass, tin or ceramics Broken sharp objects can bury themselves into the turf structure and potentially cause injury or damage your synthetic turf lawn.

Cigarettes or hot works Although your synthetic turf lawn has a fire safety rating, open flames and hot items may melt the fibre pile.

Chewing gum Again this can be removed by freezing the gum and chipping it off the surface, but it is strongly recommended being avoided.

For expert advice on maintaining your synthetic turf, contact us today – 1300 302 398