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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Having Artificial Turf Installed? 2 Tips To Keep It Maintained

by Charlotte White

If you are having artificial turf installed to replace your lawn, this offers you many benefits. One thing you must do, however, is keep the artificial turf maintained so it will last a long time for you. Keep reading for two ways you can do this. 

Brush the Turf

As people walk over the turf or there are strong winds, the turf can get flattened. Over time this will get much worse. Fortunately, you can brush the lawn to make the artificial grass stand up straight again. 

Wait a few weeks before you brush your lawn for the first time. The contractor that installs the artificial turf can tell you how long to wait. You should also purchase a brush that is made for artificial lawns. Ask the contractor where you can purchase the brush and the right type to use. When brushing the turf, do it gently. Also, brush in different directions over the yard to make the turf look natural. 

You can brush the turf whenever it needs it, but it should not be too often. This will depend on how many people walk on the turf or if you get a lot of bad storms with high winds. 

Control Weeds and Clean

Having weeds on real grass lawns is common and can be hard to deal with. This is one of many reasons people choose to replace their lawns with artificial turf. Even though you have turf, there are still weeds you may get. You cannot pull the weeds up by hand as you can with a regular lawn. The best way to deal with the occasional unwanted weed is to use a water-based weed killer. 

You also need to keep the artificial turf clean. You can do this by picking up debris that may fall on the turf, such as sticks and leaves. If you have pets, clean up after them after they go to the bathroom by rinsing off the turf with a garden hose. If they poop on the turf, use a poop bag to pick it up and then rinse off what is left behind. If the turf gets stained, you can clean the turf by mixing hot water and liquid dish soap. Put this into a bucket and then use a damp rag or a sponge to clean the stain. 

Reach out to a professional for more information about artificial turf maintenance