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
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.
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.
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
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
For information on grooming for pets
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.