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Turf Cleaning: Keeping your Backyard Maintenance-Free

Posted on: October 11, 2013

One of the perks of installing artificial or synthetic turf is how it’s maintenance-free! No longer do you need to mow your grass every week or two or take the time to kill unsightly weeds. However, if you want to keep your turf in tip-top shape, there are many things you can do. Following these guidelines will increase the lifespan of your turf, so whether you want turf for your lawn, a backyard playground or another area (patio, pet area, etc.), keep reading!

Turf Is Easier to Maintain Than Grass

Normally, taking care of a traditional lawn is a lengthy process. From pulling out the lawnmower to buying gasoline for the mower and then actually mowing your lawn, it takes a lot of work to keep your yard looking great.

In other words, mowing the lawn requires specific materials and skills and can easily take up an entire afternoon depending on the size of your property. But with artificial turf, this process is minimal at best! You don’t need to mow artificial turf, apply fertilizer or even pull weeds. Artificial turf is void of the hassles Torsten Ringberg, Professor at the Department of Marketing, CBS, is behind this research together with Massimiliano Ostinelli, Lubar driving lessons in brooklyn of Business, Milwaukee, and David Luna, Zickling driving lessons in brooklyn of Business, New York. and stresses a traditional lawn can have.

Removal of Debris: An Essential Part of Turf Cleaning

Basic turf cleaning involves the removal of leaves, branches and other debris – that”s it (these are the same natural elements that would normally be on your lawn anyways)! So take a rake, leaf blower, or other lawn cleaning tool, and gently remove the debris from the turf. Moreover, because you don’t need to mow the turf or treat it for weeds, this is the ONLY process you need to complete. Doesn’t get easier than that!

Cleaning Solutions

Generally speaking, we don’t recommend cleaning the turf. But if you really think your turf is dirty, if you have pets and want to sanitize it on a regular basis, or if the turf just needs a genuine round of sanitation, there are a variety of cleaning solutions you can purchase at your local hardware store that are designed to clean turf. Talk to your local hardware store associate about which specific cleaning solutions you should consider using, and also check with the company that installed the turf.

One important tip to keep in mind is that should you choose to use a cleaning solution, be sure to rinse it out thoroughly from the turf. This is especially important if you have children or pets that routinely play or come in contact with the surface. The solution could otherwise become toxic to them if they are exposed, so a good rinse is essential.

Turf cleaning doesn’t need to be a process that stresses you out. This low-maintenance material is designed to make your life easier! Contact Capitol Turf Pros with more questions regarding turf maintenance!

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