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How to Care for Artificial Turf

How to Care for Your Artificial Grass in Philadelphia

From sprawling golf courses and commercial complexes to residential lawns and backyard putting greens, the people of Philadelphia love our artificial grass. Not only does a synthetic lawn look and feel great all year long, it also helps save time and money thanks to drastically reduced maintenance. That’s not to say that artificial grass is completely maintenance free, even if the upkeep required to keep a synthetic lawn looking great in Philadelphia is far less than a natural one. How does one keep their artificial turn looking its best? Well, we have put together a short guide to help you keep your lawn looking lush and beautiful for years to come with minimal effort.

Tools for the Task

Unlike high-end landscaping, caring for your synthetic lawn is easy and has no need for expensive equipment. In fact, you may already have all the tools you need lying around the house, garage or tool shed. Forget unwieldy lawnmowers, hedge-trimmers and other expensive and exhausting tools. All you need to care for your artificial grass is a hose, a rake, a leaf blower, and maybe a brush. All these things are relatively inexpensive and can easily be found at your local hardware or gardening store. Without a brush, the rake will do, but if you decide to get a brush, find one with long, non-metallic bristles. Ideally, the bristles should be five inches long and stiff, but metal bristles can damage your turf, so stay away from metal brushes.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Now that you have the right tools, there really isn’t a whole lot involved in caring for your lawn. While artificial grass does not need to be watered, give it a quick rinse every so often with a hose to spray away any debris, spills or pet waste. The leaf blower can also help keep debris off your lawn. Since our artificial turf is designed to imitate natural grass, the individual blades need to stand upright. As such, it is a good idea to “brush” your lawn periodically using either the longhaired brush or the rake to keep the grass blades standing up straight.

Rather than spending several hours every weekend on your synthetic lawn, join the rest of Philadelphia businesses and homeowners who only spend a little time once a month on their lawn. Once a month or every other month is generally enough to keep your artificial grass in great shape. For homeowners who have children or pets, you may want to tend to your lawn or backyard putting greens a bit more often. For pet owners, we recommend a quick spray with the hose every other week, just to keep the lawn looking and smelling fresh.

For a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn or putting green in Philadelphia, inquire with Celebrity Greens about artificial grass. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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