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How to maintain your turf

Getting turf installed in your lawn guarantees that you will have WAY less yard maintenance on your hands. But there are a few things you can do to keep your turf looking as good as new. Today we are going to go over a few tips and tricks to maintain your turf and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.


Tools you will need to maintain your turf: hose, stiff broom, leaf blower, and weed killer.


Weeds


One of the most common maintenance questions we get asked is, "How do I prevent weeds from growing on my turf?". Luckily, the answer to that is really pretty simple. Pull the weeds up from the roots, and spray a bit of weed killer. We would recommend walking around the turf about once a month to stay on top of it. Weeds occur when the wind or animals drop seeds on the turf. Weed growth almost always happens around the perimeter. We have only seen one instance where a weed grew through the dirt, through the baserock and then through the tightly woven turf backing. Therefore, that is something you really don't have to worry about.



Pets


If you have dogs I am sure you have wondered about the possibility of the turf developing odor. Our advice if you have a dog or multiple dogs in a small area is water the turf once a week to avoid any odor from developing. However, full disclosure, I grew up with about 600 sq/ft turf in my yard and we had a big Lab and a small Yorkie mix. We never once smelled a urine odor and therefore never watered it down.


Liquid is designed to run down the blades, through the perforated backing, down into the baserock and then into the dirt. This technology is made for superior drainage and helps avoid puddles. The only time that puddles occur on the turf is when a heavy rain comes in. Dog urine will not lead to puddling on your turf.



Leaves and Debris


Lastly, keeping you turf clean and free of leaves and debris is key to a great appearance. When leaves fall on your turf use a leaf blower to get everything off. We would recommend steering away from a rake because you could risk pulling out the fibers. For the finishing touch take a stuff bristled broom and brush the fibers so they stand up. This improves the appearance of your turf and makes it look fluffy and soft.



The beauty of turf is that it really is very low maintenance. Follow these few instructions and you will never have an issue with your synthetic grass. If you have any other questions about turf maintenance please feel free to reach out to us at sales@theturfbrothers.com

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