How to Clean Synthetic Grass without Damaging it
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The very idea of watering and irrigating artificial grass may strike some people as a curious, even bizarre recommendation in order to ensure that the quality and stability of the synthetic turf is guaranteed, but there is method to the madness. Specifically, watering fake grass will help to ensure that the accumulation of minute deposits of dirt, pollen, and other pollutants is gently washed away and excised from the surface area of the artificial grass.
Furthermore, the watering of your artificial grass will also help to protect the structural stability and integrity of the infill layer that serves as the bedrock of your synthetic grass - itself a crucial element in the maintenance of your artificial grass. The reason for this is the avoidance of subsidence. Just make sure that when you do water the synthetic lawn that the water that is sprayed over the area is done on a low setting. This will not only help to save money (by reducing water consumption) but will also minimise the risk of water damage occurring to the synthetic lawn.
The usage and reliance upon pesticide agents remains a fairly contentious and controversial subject within the realm of artificial grass, with critics arguing that this is an unnecessary precaution and only serves to expose animals and vulnerable groups of people (such as the elderly and young children) to unnecessary risk.
In all honesty, the artificiality of synthetic turf itself serves as enough of a deterrent to even the most dedicated of insects; as the lack of nutritional value and sustenance offered by synthetic grass is enough to ward off potential vermin.
Weed killer is strongly recommended for fake grass and the reason for this is due to the fact that crab grass and other weeds can grow within a field of artificial grass and potentially damage and undermine the filler layer bedrock. This in turn can result in widespread and permanent subsidence, with valleys and dips formulating within the confines of the synthetic pitch.
If you do decide to make use of a chemical treatment of some sort to help keep on top of your synthetic pitch maintenance duties; make sure that the treatment is diluted with some water or other chemically inert solvent in order to avoid the risk of overexposure to the synthetic grass.
In addition, care must also be taken in order to ensure that the synthetic grass is rinsed between applications of cleaning solvents and other chemical treatment agents. This will help to safeguard against the unfortunate possibility that the cleaning solvent deposits become too great for the synthetic grass to comfortably manage, resulting in the formation of dead spots.
If you should have any doubts or concerns about the potential damage that a cleaning solvent may have upon your artificial grass, test the waters by ensuring that you experiment with a small, inconspicuous patch of synthetic grass prior to the widespread usage and application of said cleaning agent.
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