Never having the need to mow, fertilize or water a synthetic grass lawn is a big reason why customers of Southwest Greens decide to get rid of their hard to maintain natural grass lawns and replace them with synthetic turf.
While synthetic grass is designed to stand up to intense sunlight, rain and other weather conditions, it is not impervious to every known peril. In order to get the most pleasure out of your synthetic grass lawn and keep it looking beautiful for years and years, you need to follow a few easy rules and do some occasional light maintenance.
Keep vehicles and heavy objects off your synthetic lawn
The same rules that apply to traditional lawns apply to synthetic ones. While your kids can run, jump and play on a synthetic grass lawn, you should never drive or park your car on one. Just like vehicles destroy natural grass, a car, truck, tractor or any heavy vehicle can damage the lawn by ripping or compressing the materials that comprise synthetic grass.
You would not drive your car on a bent grass green at your favorite golf course, so why would you risk damaging the lawn right outside of your house?
Other things that should stay off your synthetic grass
If it can flatten and kill real grass, it’s probably not good for your synthetic lawn, either. Here’s a list of other things that should be kept on patios, driveways, and porches.
- Large pallets of construction materials for things like roofing, patio building and more.
- Heavy machinery of all kinds.
- Large grills– note: you can install your synthetic lawn in a way that accents and compliments your grill. But putting a large, heavy, hot object on top of your synthetic grass for days or weeks will only lead to problems.
Be safe on your synthetic turf
You can protect your synthetic grass in exactly the same way you protect regular grass. Here are a few tips for keeping everyone safe.
- Try to keep open flames off the lawn. Just like traditional grasses, synthetic fibers will be damaged by hot sparks and flame.
- Avoid spilling oils, greasy foods, and other byproducts of outdoor cooking. They can kill real grass, and they can damage synthetic grass.
- Quickly clean any chemical spills! We don’t have to tell you that cleaning paint from any surface can be a nightmare. And, of course, caustic chemicals like chlorine for your pool will damage anything if they’re allowed to sit.
Your Southwest Greens representative is always available to answer your questions about how to take care of your lawn and make minor repairs. To keep it looking good, pick up any fallen branches, litter and any stray debris that lands on your lawn or in the small area that surrounds your synthetic grass lawn.