The best advice to follow is to keep your lawn and landscape areas free from
organic debris, dust, dirt and trash.
Organic materials, left to decompose on the surfaces, can
cause havoc on a artificial grass or synthetic lawn surface; just like it
would on a deck or driveway, creating a breeding ground for bugs and weeds.
Most organic material will rot,
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.
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 clean up whenever possible and
relocate feeders, fruit and nut trees, heavily flowering bushes and plants
that shed heavy quantities of materials.
If this isn’t possible, to get best results, you should
groom your synthetic grass lawn and landscape area regularly. Remove the
organic materials, by hand, and rinse the artificial turf surfaces to dilute
any remaining sugars from fruits and decay.
Never use a power washer – a sprinkler setting is a better
way to rinse, allowing the water to saturate the surfaces, and then drain
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.
We recommend getting a manual pressure spray bottle to apply any liquid materials to the surface.
We discourage the use of bleach and other toxic or harsh products—you may void your warranty or create a toxic environment for your family and pets.
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.
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 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.
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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