Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

Extending The Life Of Your New Artificial Turf

by Tanya Green

Many homeowners dream of having a beautiful lawn that enhances the appearance of their property. Artificial lawns are one option for achieving this look. However, maintaining an artificial lawn turf requires different techniques and strategies than a natural grass lawn.

Regularly Clean The Artificial Lawn Turf

Artificial lawn turf requires regular cleaning to keep it looking great. Start by removing any dirt or other debris from your lawn. Dirt and debris can block drainage holes and cause water to accumulate, leading to mold and weed growth. A leaf blower or turf rake can be effective tools for quickly removing this debris from the lawn. 

Pet waste can also cause damage and odors to your turf. It is important to clean up pet waste regularly. Picking up solid waste and rinsing the area with water can help limit the wear this causes to their artificial turf. Homeowners may leave a patch of natural grass for their pets to use as a way to reduce this wear. However, this will require regular training to ensure the animal uses this space.

Take Steps To Prevent Weed Growth On Your Artificial Lawn Turf

While artificial lawn turf is relatively low maintenance compared to natural grass, it can still be susceptible to weed growth. Weed barriers under artificial turf can significantly reduce this risk. Weed barriers can be made of materials like plastic or fabric and will prevent weeds from taking root. If you notice any weeds growing, remove them by hand or use a herbicide designed explicitly for use on artificial lawn turf.

Additionally, regularly brushing your turf with a stiff bristle broom can help to dislodge any debris or seeds that may have fallen on your lawn, preventing them from taking root and causing weeds to grow.

Protect The Artificial Lawn Turf From Harsh Weather Conditions

During cold weather, snow and ice can cause damage to your lawn. Avoid using salt to melt ice, as it can damage your turf. Instead, use sand or kitty litter to create traction. Avoid shoveling your lawn because this could rip out the turf fibers. Rather, a snow blower or broom can safely clear snow from the turf. Additionally, it's important to remove any snow or ice from your lawn as soon as possible to prevent damage to your turf due to the immense weight that it can add to it. Another option is to install a snow melting system under the turf, which can heat the lawn to melt any snow or ice that gets on it.

Contact a company such as Broadmoor Landscape Supply to find out more.


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Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.