The Do's and Don'ts of Artificial Grass Maintenance This Autumn | ToughTurfSocalby Vicky Mamoria Website Promoter
In our last article, we discussed five autumn home care tips to help your house survive the colder seasons. When it comes to artificial grass maintenance, however, autumn can present its own unique challenges.
Here are the several artificial grass maintenance tips to keep in mind as the cold weather rolls in.
When the temperatures begin to dip, and leaves vacate tree branches everywhere, you will need a way to clean up the inevitable array of reds, oranges and yellows.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: “Why do I need to remove leaves from my yard? They can’t kill my turf!”
You’re right, the leaves can’t kill your artificial lawn, but they can certainly cause other problems that are easiest to just avoid.
For instance, take into account that leaves cannot decompose on turf like they do on natural grass; since there is no soil available to soak up the organic material, your fall leaves will rot directly on your turf, producing a fowl-odored substance that can clog or even damage your lawn’s drainage system.
Artificial Turf Maintenance Do’s
Instead, you are advised to remove your fallen leaves as quickly as possible. To do so, you can use any of these non-evasive tactics, including vacuuming them up or blowing them away with the proper leaf management equipment.
Artificial Turf Maintenance Don’ts
Please keep in mind that certain leaf management tools can actually damage your artificial turf. These include any instances where a metal edge is used against your synthetic lawn, such as with an aluminum leaf rake or a shovel. In this case, air-powered options, like the ones listed above, are best.
Dispose of Your Leaves Properly
Once you have collected your leaves from your lawn, it is important to dispose of them properly. This includes turning your leaves into mulch to feed your house plants or transforming them into compost for your or your friend’s backyard garden.
The most popular reasons anyone invests in synthetic turf from ToughTurfSocal is because of its durability and easy-to-maintain qualities. Contrary to popular belief, however, artificial turf is still susceptible to the trials and tribulations of the chilly seasons. The good news is that as long as you take the time to follow these quick tips, you will be able to enjoy your lawn’s vibrance and beauty for years to come.
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