Many people loved the look of the beds of green grass in either their yard or on the rooftop. But they get intimidated by the level of maintenance the beautiful lawn required. In addition, at times when water is increasingly becoming scarce, people are now opting for synthetic or artificial turf to give an appealing touch to their house without having to worry about mowing or watering the grass.
But this doesn't mean that after the installation of the artificial turf, you have nothing to do with its maintenance. If you want to ensure the long life of your turf, you have to pay attention to its regular maintenance. In this article, we will discuss how to properly manage the turf in your house.
How Frequently Should You Clean Your Turf
The question regarding the frequency of your cleaning activity highly depends on the extent to which the turf is used. If you have children or pets, walk or sit on the turf regularly, or have plenty of trees and shrub in close proximity of the turf, you will have to clean it regularly - perhaps, weekly. However, if you use the area not so frequently, you can schedule a monthly cleaning of the turf.
How to Remove Pet Waste from the Turf
It doesn't matter how well your pets are trained, they may use any surface as their litterbox. If you find that your pet has treated your beautiful turf as their bathroom, treat the area immediately. Use a scooper or a plastic bag to remove the waste and then hose down the area. If the smell persists, use a turf deodorizer to remove the lingering odor. Since pets love to relieve themselves on specific places, make sure to frequently hose down the area even if there are no visible marks of animal waste.
How to Remove Spills, Chewing Gum, and Other Items from the Turf
You have a small-scale party at your home, allowing your guests to use the area where you have laid down the appealing turf. Once the guests leave and you start cleaning up, you see either spills, mustard or ketchup stains or chewing gum on the turf. Since turfs are stain-resistant, you really don't have to spend hours trying to remove these items. The best thing to do is to rinse the area with water as soon as you spot the stain. If the stain remains, try treating it with the mixture of either natural soap and water or half part vinegar and half part water. In case, you see a stubborn gum on your turf, treat the area with ice cubes first to remove the particles easily.
How to Remove Bacteria from the Turf
You really don't have to worry about bacteria buildup if your turf is maintained properly. However, if you think that there are bacteria present in your turf, you can treat it by using the mixture of water and vinegar (in the same ratio) to remove bacteria.
Since the maintenance of artificial turfs is super easy, they are the top choice of many homeowners. Follow this guide to maintain your turf.