Artificial turf is high in demand in this economic downturn since it usually ends up paying for itself. That’s because it does not need to be watered thus saving a lot of energy in the process. Plus, synthetic grass is created using durable material, making it quite resilient in handling daily wear and tear.
Taking care of astro turf is quite easy to do and as mentioned before, requires the least amount of money and energy to do. Such qualities are in high demand in this high tech era, where time is the most precious commodity you can have.
Whether you need a sound playing surface for golf, hockey, or cricket, an artificial turf is a much better option than a complicated lawn. How much water do you think will go into ensuring the latter does not go dry on you? In fact, it will take almost 220 gallons of this precious resource just to keep the grass from wilting! Do your part for conserving the environment by investing in a fake lawn.
An artificial field turf also comes with its own internal draining system, which makes it ideal for rainy areas. No matter how much it rains, the drainage system will ensure the synthetic grass remains damage free by not allowing water to build up. Additionally, it will also prevent fungus or algae from growing on your precious lawn.
However, this does not mean you need not lift a finger to clean your synthetic turf. You still need to sweep the surface clean of dust, dirt or any kind of debris that might blow over on it. Doing so will ensure the artificial lawn enjoys a long life and you enjoy years of playing your favorite sport on it.
A simple hose down is all well and good, but that won’t take care of the artificial grass on the turf. Taking a hard bristle brush to the surface will allow you to maintain the beauty of your artificial turf quite effectively. Brushing the grass in different directions will allow it to maintain an upright position. If you brush in one direction on the other hand, you will risk making them one-sided. You just need to untangle the matted areas to give your Astroturf a more natural look.
Whatever you do, do not use liquid based cleaners on your artificial turf. This goes double for acidic solutions. Not only can such liquid damage artificial grass irreparably, but it can stain it, compelling you to replace an already expensive artificial lawn. They can also bleach the grass making it lighter and extremely unsightly to look at. Simple household cleaning products can rid you of stains, but no amount of paint can bring back that lush color.
Another thing to keep in mind is to refrain from parking your car(s) near, or on, your artificial turf. The hot exhaust and harmful fumes can do more damage to the synthetic turf than anything else! Keeping these few things in mind after purchasing your artificial turf can save you a lot of time and money. This is why they are known as the best alternative to natural lawns after all.