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How to Maintain Artificial Grass

For your artificial grass installation, a regular maintenance program is always recommended to ensure maximum life expectancy of your LazyLawn As an outdoor product open to the elements, there is inevitably some periodic light work you should carry out.

Follow these few simple steps:

Step One: Regularly Remove Leaves and Debris

The first step is to regularly remove leaves and debris using a petrol leaf blower (for best results), stiff brush, or plastic rake. Additionally, to limit the number of leaves falling onto the lawn, regularly trim back hedges and overhanging trees.

Step Two: Apply Weed Killer

As the fake grass is susceptible to airborne seeds, regular maintenance in the form of a weed killer twice a year to the whole area is paramount. If any weeds do grow, these are easily removed.

Step Three: Brushing

If there is no transfer of dirt or soil, artificial grass is pretty much self-cleaning. However, if the ‘grass’ needs cleaning, hosing down using a light detergent and a stiff brush (or a mechanical brush for best results) is recommended.

Step Four: Remove Pet Waste

To eradicate dog urine odours and mess, use our specialist cleaners PoopClenz and PeeClenz.

Step Five: Avoid Mirrors and Other Reflective Surfaces

Please be aware that outdoor mirrors, mirrored walls, reflective and shiny surfaces, and energy efficient windows can have an adverse effect on our surfaces, and as such, are not recommended to be used in any project where LazyLawn is laid, as any damage caused by such items will not be covered by any warranty.

Step Six: Avoid Using BBQ's and Other heat Sources Directly On The Lawn

Please be aware that barbeques and other items that generate heat should not be placed directly on the artificial lawn as they can burn the grass due to the intense heat generated from them. It is best practice to place BBQ’s on a patio.

We have had cases where clients have employed contractors to trim their trees who have then placed their motorised tools on the lawn, which has subsequently burnt the surface. Any damage caused by such items will not be covered by any warranty so please take care and advise any contractors in advance so they do not accidentally damage your synthetic turf.

It’s also a good idea to keep any magnifying glasses away from the kids on the lawn.

Free Technical Support

If you have any questions about fitting your own LazyLawn, our head office team are happy to help with any technical queries. Call us to talk through any tricky aspects on 0800 023 2343

For more information on how to install artificial grass, please view our other installation guides or read this blog post containing important fitting advice about how to install artificial grass.

New Service: LazyLawn Refresh

If you have a larger lawn area, we can offer a refresh service using our specialist equipment. Please contact your local installer for details.