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ASGi's best advice is to keep your lawn and landscapea areas free from organic debris, dust, dirt and trash.

REMOVE ORGANIC DEBRIS

Organic materials can cause havoc on a synthetic lawn surface; creating a breeding ground for bugs and weeds. Most materials will rot and decompose, creating a mess to clean up later so, using a leaf blower, rake and brush you can keep your lawn are looking fresh and new for a very long time.

DUST, POLLEN, SEEDS, WEEDS

Other types of debris that can create challenges are dust, pollens, flowering plants, fruits and nut tree droppings, bird droppings and feeders for squirrels, birds and other wildlife. Avoid adding to your maintenance whenever possible and relocate feeders, fruit and nut trees, heavily flowering bushes and plants that shed heavy quantities of materials.

FRUIT TREES, SAPS

If this isn't possible, realize, to get best results, you should groom your synthetic lawn area regularly. Remove the organic materials and rinse to dilute any remaining sugars from fruits and decay.

REPLACING INFILL

Sometimes heavy rain can wash out or move the infill on your turf. A shag carpet rake or stiff broom can help you move the infill back into place. If this isn't working, try using a shop vacuum to remove the displaced infill and then sprinkle it lightly back into it's original area. A wide tooth hairbrush can also be used to work the infill back in between the turf blades.

WEED CONTROL

Weeds can grow on synthetic turf! You may eliminate some, however, no outdoor surface can escape forever from seeds flying in on the wind. Add a bit of water and the seed will germinate!

You have several choices to combat weed growth; select a pre and post emergent and spray as recommended by your manufacturer or use a mixture of vinegar and clove oil to the turf right before and during rain season, prior to spring time germination. In some areas, you may need to treat the area year round due to the perpetual potential of seeds germinating at anytime.

TREATMENTS - APPLY WITH EASY TO USE PRESSURE SPRAY BOTTLES (see image to the left)-

HIGH PRESSURE Washers WILL MOVE INFILL AND COULD DAMAGE SEAMS

We recommend getting a manual pressure spray bottle to apply any liquid materials to the surface.

PLEASE - as a general rule -
Don't Use Bleach On Your Surfaces!

We discourage the use of bleach and other toxic or harsh products—you may void your warranty (some fibers may not be color fast) or create a toxic environment for your family, pets and plants.

You should always RINSE the lawn and dilute the treatments to help them go through the turf backing and deep into the base and soil materials. This will help spread the treatments throughout the depth and breath of the turf surfaces.

ANIMAL WASTES REQUIRE MORE THAN JUST A RINSE WITH PLAIN WATER
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To remove feces, ASGi recommends that you do not handle it with your bear hands. Scoopers and other devices are great along with using a bag over your hand you can slip out of and seal the prize within.

SANITIZING AND DEORDORIZING

Sanitizing the area is important if defecated upon regularly. We recommend using enzymes that are safe for carpets and other fabrics. You can get prepared solutions such as Natures' Miracle or Kids & Pets at most larger chain markets. Many carry enzyme products that are concentrated powders that you can mix with water for pennies a gallon.

HOW MUCH TO USE ...

You will want to use approximately 1 gallon for every 500 square feet of turf. The more soiled areas may require a greater saturation of cleaner. Rinse the area using a garden sprinkler or hose with a shower setting. DO NOT POWER WASH FECES though the turf—this spreads it farther into fibers and is harder to treat.

 

 

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