Artificial Grass Care & Maintenance
SYNLawn NE Ohio offers low-maintenance UV-protected artificial grass for Canton-area homes and businesses.
Your SYNLawn® turf represents a significant investment of money. By following these care and maintenance guidelines, you can help protect your investment and extend the useful life of your SYNLawn® brand turf. The following procedures are key in helping to preserving your turf, keeping it lush and beautiful for years to come.
Dust, pollen, and airborne pollutants
Rainfall is the best cleanser. In areas where rainfall is scarce, an occasional water flush is beneficial to cleanse the turf. For care and maintenance of lightly soiled areas, it may be necessary to sponge mop with a five (5) percent solution of low sudsing household detergent in hot water followed by a thorough rinsing with hot water.
For heavily soiled areas, repeat procedure for lightly soiled areas follow with sponge mopping using a three (3) percent solution of household ammonia in hot water followed by a thorough rinsing with hot water.
Stains and other blemishes
The first rule is promptness. It is always easier to clean up a fresh spill than one that has dried and hardened. Remove any solid or paste-like deposit with a spatula or table knife. Blot up excess liquids with paper towels, a clean cloth, or a dry absorbent, such as kitty litter or fuller’s earth. Dry absorbents can then be swept or vacuumed up afterwards.
Synthetic fibers have good resistance to staining. However, it is important to realize they are only one part of a sophisticated system of various components designed for overall performance. Some cleaning agents safe for the face fibers can be harmful to other components of the turf system. Therefore, cleaning agents are grouped into two sets, one of which can be used in liberal amounts directly on the turf surface, and the second of which should only be applied by rubbing a cloth soaked in the cleaner in order to minimize penetration of possible harmful agents below the turf surface. In the first group of cleaners which generally can be applied without any special precautions are the following:
The second group of cleaners, where agent must be applied sparingly and care taken to avoid penetration beneath the turf are the following:
Although all SYNLawn products are pet friendly, there is additional maintenance necessary to keep odors to a minimum. Allow waste to dry and then dispose. If rainfall is not frequent in your region, hose down the pet area regularly to promote the drainage of urine and keep the surface clean. Consider use of products such as Simple Green or Nature’s Miracle that are pet safe. Depending on the amount of usage and number of dogs, enzyme neutralizers may also be helpful to control odors. Neutralize with mixture of white distilled vinegar in an equal amount of water. Flush thoroughly with water after application.
Chewing gum or Tree Sap
In addition to dry cleaning fluid, chewing gum and tree sap can be removed by freezing. Aerosol packs of refrigerant are available from most carpet cleaning suppliers for this purpose, or dry ice can be used. After freezing, scrape with a knife.
Fungus or mold spots
A one (1) percent solution of hydrogen peroxide in water can be sponged on to the affected area. Flush thoroughly with clean water after application.
Oil paints and more difficult stains
Please consult us as these may require a commercial carpet cleaner.
The frequency for suggested brushing is directly related to the amount of foot traffic you have in your turf area. Matting of fibers may occur in areas of high foot traffic, especially if fibers have become soiled with dirt and other airborne pollutants.
Periodic “cross brushing” of the turf can help restore the aesthetic appearance of the turf . “Cross brushing” means all brushing activity takes place against the grain, nap, or sweep of the turf fibers. By brushing against the turf, the fibers are “fluffed up”. A brush with synthetic bristles should be used. Never use a brush with metal or wire bristles as these will change the turf fibers.
Take note to heavier trafficked areas for matting of fibers that might appear different than other areas that do not see heavy traffic. Brushing these areas is highly recommended as it will ensure the full life of your SYNLawn. Brushing cannot hurt the turf, so brush as often as needed, again keeping in mind that the more traffic, the more frequent the brushing.
High traffic areas might include but are not limited to:
DO NOT ABUSE
Although your SYNLawn® brand turf is made of tough, durable fibers, certain precautions should be taken to prevent damage to the turf
Minor problems can become major problems quickly if not corrected.
The proper care and maintenance program can enhance the aging, usefulness, and aesthetics of your SYNLawn® brand turf.
SYNLawn® makes no representation, guarantees or warranties, express or implied, regarding the information contained herein. Care and maintenance instructions subject to change.