Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Many homeowners have heard about the advantages of artificial grass over natural grass, but many of them are unsure as to how to keep it clean. When it comes to artificial lawns, maintenance questions are at the top of the “frequently asked questions” list. Green Planet Grass offers the following answers and suggestions for keeping an artificial lawn clean.
Many homeowners will be happy to know that the most effective cleaner for artificial grass is rain. Rain cleanses every nook and cranny of an artificial lawn much more efficiently than anyone with a sprinkler or a garden hose could do. Dirt, pollen, dust, and airborne pollutants are all washed away by rain. Indeed, it can be said that Mother Nature does all of the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping artificial grass clean.
So, what else can a homeowner do to keep artificial grass clean? Green Planet Grass recommends keeping an eye on your lawn for any loose foreign objects, including twigs, leaves, chewing gum, food, bottles, or any waste items, and removing them immediately.
Green Planet Grass also recommends that homeowners pay very close attention to the parts of the lawn that get the most use.
Synthetic lawns should be brushed on a regular basis to preserve the best appearance and to prevent matting. The lawn should be brushed in opposite directions.
Green Planet Grass also notes that a large part of maintaining an artificial lawn involves a list of things not to do. The biggest thing to avoid is chemicals. Grease, oils, and even cleaning solvents can damage artificial grass. The strongest cleaning solution for an artificial lawn should be soap and water.
Stain removers are worthless on artificial lawns, because artificial grass is water-resistant, and almost all stains are moisture-borne. This means that most “stains” on artificial lawns aren’t actually stains at all, but are foreign matter stuck to the grass. These foreign matters should be removed as soon as possible while it is at its easiest to remove. Throwing cigarette butts and chewing gum on the lawn should be avoided too.
Pet matter is easily cleaned. Simply pick up after your pet, and rain or a quick hit with a hose will take care of the rest.
Jeff Dennis, Managing Director of Green Planet Grass, added a personal observation to this list: “Most of our customers have been amazed at how easy it is to keep an artificial lawn clean. It requires a little bit of attention, but it certainly is easier than mowing and watering a natural lawn every week.”
Green Planet Grass provides and installs artificial lawns, artificial grass tennis courts, synthetic turf pitches, and synthetic bowling greens in Perth and throughout WA. For more information or for an obligation free measure and quote, they can be reached at their website here:
http://www.greenplanetgrass.com.au/ or you may call them at 08 9240 8448.