Homeowners and business owners often make the switch from a traditional yard to artificial turf. In fact, artificial turf provides a variety of benefits over a traditional lawn. For starters, artificial turf is easier to maintain and requires no watering, weeding, or mowing. However, some maintenance may be necessary if your artificial turf gets damaged.
Preventing Damage For Your Artificial Lawn
Before going over how to treat a damaged lawn, we should discuss how to prevent damage in the first place. Keeping your turf clean is the best way to prevent damage. Various debris could potentially ruin your turf over time, so make sure to clear your lawn of excess twigs and other debris. You can also schedule turf maintenance with a few companies to inspect your turf and address any minor adjustments that may need to be made.
What To Do If Weeds Appear
One of the many benefits of owning an artificial lawn is avoiding weeding. However, in some cases, persistent weeds can still sprout up on the inline edges of your turf installation. Commercial weedkiller can quickly dispose of any growing weeds around the perimeter of your turf. And unlike a normal lawn, you don’t have to worry about it affecting your grass.
How To Handle Spills & Stains on Your Turf
Let’s say you are painting the outside of your house and you knock over a paint bucket on to your turf, no need to worry. Most commercial-grade turf is actually designed to be stain-resistant and fade-resistant. In the case of a paint spill, you can simply use some paint thinner to wipe away any paint attached to your turf. Similarly, if your dog (or your neighbor’s dog) leaves you a little surprise in your turf, you can easily dispose of it and use vinegar to sanitize the area and remove any unwanted smells.
How To Handle Turf Rips or Extensive Damage
In some cases, you will need to hire a professional turf company to handle damage. Whether there is a large puncture hole in the surface of your turf because of a falling tree branch or the seam of your turf is kicked up, you will need a professional turf installer to take a look. At Northeast Synthetic Turf Company, we have seen it all; from simple issues with turf inlines and seams, to melted turf due to open flame. If you need replacement turf or turf repair services in the northeast, we would be happy to help. Give us a call for a free quote.