Turf Tips

Aerial view of a residential backyard with custom-designed artificial grass, including a mini-golf green with a sand trap, surrounded by a wooden fence and adjacent to a home with a covered patio.

*Manufacturers Recommended Use & Care of Artificial Turf Products

Basic Care

CLEANING & BRUSHING

🟢 Brush your turf with a power broom to keep the blades standing up straight. Areas exposed to high traffic may require more brushing than others. Brush the grass against the grain in high traffic areas, which will help avoid matting.

🟢 Regularly remove the organic materials by hand & rinse the artificial turf surfaces with a hose. Rake & brush when needed.

🟢 Flush the areas that have been exposed to urine/waste with a hose. If you notice any unpleasant odors a mixture of distilled vinegar & water or odor eliminator can be used to neutralize them.

🟢 When removing feces be sure to remove from the surface, and do not hose the feces into the turf.

🟢 Weeds can grow on the edges, but we do our best to prevent them by removing the right amount of demolition. The best way is to pull them as soon as you see any or spraying perimeter with a product that eliminates weeds, always follow product instructions.

DEEP CLEANING & STAINS

✔ A 5% solution of warm water and household detergent is all you need to remove most minor stains. Tougher stains may require a 3% a solution of ammonia & water. Rinse away any remaining soap or ammonia with cold water. These solutions remove a wide range of stains, including these common ones: coffee, tea, ketchup, fruit and vegetable juice, alcohol, butter, latex paint, blood, urine, mustard, glue, butter, soda, milk, ice cream, and even dye.

✔ Use mineral spirits or grease spot remover (like dry cleaning solution) for tougher stains. Lightly soak a washcloth then carefully apply to the stain. These type of stain removers are ideal for the following: chewing gum, cooking oil, asphalt, tar, lipstick, crayon, grease, motor oil, floor wax, shoe polish, ballpoint pen ink, paraffin wax, suntan oil, and nail polish.

✔ Blot up small liquid stains with a paper towel or washcloth. You can also cover them with a dry absorbent product like kitty litter. After it’s absorbed the liquid, vacuum or sweep it away. Then, rinse your turf to get rid of the kitty litter scent.

Tree Sap: If sap gets stuck in your lawn, purchase some aerosol refrigerant from a carpet-cleaning supplier. You can also use dry ice. Freeze the sap, then scrape it away. This process also works for chewing gum if mineral spirits or grease spot remover don’t work.

Fungus or Mold: Apply a 1% hydrogen peroxide in water solution with a soft sponge to any fungus or mold you notice. Then, slowly and carefully clean it away with water.

Things To Avoid

  • Avoid using products that contain chlorine bleaches or caustic cleaners (pH above 9), as well acidic cleanses (pH below 5).
  • Keep them away from lit cigarettes or open flames, as these substances are flammable. You also want to make sure they don’t get below the turf surface. They could damage the layers beneath the blades.
  • Don’t lay hot landscape tools on turf, the motor will melt the turf.
  • Be careful when moving sharp furniture, edges may puncture.
  • Don’t let parked vehicles idle on the lawn. A car may leave behind auto fluid stains.

Pave-N-Turf is always available to help with any concerns you may have keeping your artificial grass looking fresh and new.

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