If you want to keep a green lawn throughout the entire year, installing artificial turf is your best option. You can also reduce the cost of lawn maintenance if you install artificial grass turf. Although artifical turf requires minimal maintenance work, you still have to care for your artificial grass turf to keep it in good shape. So here are some of the things you need for artificial turf maintenance.
If your lawn is surrounded by trees, then you will have to remove fallen leaves on your artificial grass turf regularly. That is why you should have a leaf blower in order to easily remove leaves from your artificial turf.
Owning a leaf blower is not a strict requirement for lawn maintenance. But if you have a fairly large lawn and lots of trees in your yard, then your clean up task would be easier if you have a leaf blower.
Artificial turf is somewhat similar to your indoor carpeting. It should be vacuumed regularly in order to remove dirt and soil. Vacuuming your artificial grass turf ensures that small and hazardous objects will be removed from your lawn. Objects like needles, small buttons, or broken glass fragments pose hazards to your children and pets. So these objects should be removed through regular vacuuming.
Rake and Stiff Bristle Push Broom
You may also need a rake in order to remove large objects off your lawn. Fallen tree branch can not be removed by leaf blowers. You have to pick them up manually. But if there are lots of fallen tree branch on your lawn, then a rake would be very handy.
You also need to have a push broom with stiff bristles. This type of broom can be used for fluffing the artificial turf. You should fluff high traffic areas of your artificial grass turf in rode to keep its good appearance. Fluffing the artificial grass is important if you have a play area on your lawn or a backyard sports field.
Although artificial grass does not require watering, you will still need a garden hose for cleaning your lawn. This is particularly important if you live in an area where the rainfall level is low. You have to clean your turf with water to remove dust, mud, and dirt. You will also need a garden hose when cleaning pet droppings.
Weed Killer and Sanitizers
Weeds can also grow on the edges of artificial turf. You can pull them out by hand if you want. But in order to avoid further growth of weeds around the edges of your artificial grass turf, you have to use weed killers. These are herbicides so be very careful when using them especially on areas where you have flowering plants.
If you have children who love to play roll and tumble on the lawn, then you have to make sure that you will sanitize the artificial grass regularly. There are lots of turf sanitizers that you can buy today in your local gardening supply shops. You can spray these sanitizers on your artificial turf once a week in order to prevent skin irritations and allergies.