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  • Writer's pictureChris Delahoz

How to Extend the Life of Your Artificial Grass in Florida

There are many benefits to artificial turf, but one of the main drawbacks is that it does not last forever. Well-maintained artificial turf is expected to last around 20 years. However, artificial grass in Florida can start to deteriorate after a few years if you do not take care of it properly.


If you want your artificial grass to last as long as possible, there are several things that you should do. DelaTurf has some great tips on how to extend the life of your turf and make sure that all areas look their best!

 

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Turf You have spent a good amount of your hard-earned money on your new artificial turf, so why not do your best to ensure that it will last as long as possible. Check out these tips from DelaTurf about how to do just that. Brush Your Turf Regularly The synthetic turf in your yard has likely been through a lot. The grass is rough and tough, but it's resilient! Give your lawn the best care by using a leaf rake or soft-bristled broom to brush out any dirt that may have collected on the blades of grass. This action will lift up those bent or flat artificial turf spots that are a result of foot traffic from day after day at work, kids playing around with friends during summer break time, big family gatherings for holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas when everyone comes over!


Brushing also reveals an even color throughout so instead of getting spots where no one can go because they're too dirty you'll get a fresh new look without spending hours mowing each week and waiting several days before enjoying another BBQ. Clear Out Weeds From the Edges


Synthetic grass is the perfect solution to that pesky yard work, too. You will never have a weed problem again because there are no weeds! And if you manage to get one of those nasty little buggers on your lawn, they can be easily picked out before it grows into something much worse!


The primary benefit of using synthetic grass is not dealing with nastier weeds popping up in the backyard. However, small patches may form around borders and then grow- which means pulling them as soon as possible, or else even more problems might ensue such as separating from driveways or fences nearby due to spreading spores and rhizomes through other plants' roots systems beneath the ground surface.

Take Care of Yard Debris

Synthetic lawns can look great year-round, but in order to maintain their pristine appearance, you need regular upkeep. With changing seasons come leaves, twigs, and other natural debris that may collect on your artificial grass as well as potential tears or holes due to the lack of flexibility between fibers like real turf has. Remove any fallen limbs from trees around your yard weekly for best results!


Dust and debris may accumulate every day within synthetic grass blades if not properly maintained by removing them regularly with a leaf blower. The changing season brings more changes than just cooler weather; leaves fall off trees during autumn while pine needles cover winter-laid mulch during springtime - all potentially causing damage to the integrity of your turf, without being removed periodically throughout the year before they get stuck too deep.

Clean Up the Pet Mess

Artificial turf is a perfect alternative for any pet owner who loves their animal but doesn't want to be bothered with the mess they make. Unlike natural grass, you won’t have to worry about your furry friend's urine or feces ruining it permanently as its texture and feel are almost identical - so much that pets can’t even tell the difference! You just need to clean up after them if they urinate or defecate on it before stains become too stubborn remove them with home remedies. If this happens, quickly spray down with water; pick up poop using a scoop and throw in a trash bin lined with a plastic bag; use soap solution (or commercial product) mixed 50/50 hot water and dishwashing liquid. The weather in Florida can be harsh on your artificial grass, but it doesn't have to be! DelaTurf is here to help you extend the life of your turf. We offer a wide variety of services and turf products to make sure you have access to the perfect type of turf you are looking for. If you want more information about DelaTurf’s services or if you would like to learn how we can help with any other artificial landscaping needs, contact us today!


The Grass is ALWAYS Greener with DelaTurf

 

DelaTurf services the following areas:

Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Broward County. Our team commonly operates in Metro West, Doctor Phillips, Windermere, Kissimmee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Oviedo, Oakland, Apopka, College Park, Winter Park, Sorrento, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, & Sanford.


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