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What To Do If Your Artificial Grass Gets Damaged

Artificial grass is an excellent investment for homeowners. It is low-maintenance, long-lasting, and looks great all year round. However, just like any other outdoor surface, it is susceptible to damage over time. If you notice that your artificial grass is damaged, don't panic. We're here to outline exactly what to do if your artificial grass gets damaged.


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Identify the Cause of the Damage


Before you start trying to repair the damage, it's important to identify the cause of the damage. The most common causes of damage to artificial grass include:


  • Heavy foot traffic: If you have a lot of people walking on your artificial grass, it can cause the fibers to flatten and become matted.

  • Heavy objects: If heavy objects are placed on the artificial grass, it can cause the fibers to become crushed.

  • Sharp objects: If sharp objects like nails or screws are left on the grass, they can puncture the backing and cause tears in the fibers.

  • Exposure to extreme temperatures: If your artificial grass is exposed to extreme heat or cold, it can cause the fibers to expand or contract, which can lead to damage.

  • Pet damage: If you have pets, they can scratch or dig at the artificial grass, which can cause damage over time.


Once you have identified the cause of the damage, you can take steps to prevent it from happening again in the future.


Assess the Damage


The next step is to assess the damage to your artificial grass. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to repair it yourself.


If the damage is minor, such as a small tear or a few flattened fibers, a DIY repair may be the way to go (if you feel comfortable doing it). But if the damage is extensive, such as a large tear or a significant amount of matted fibers, you may need to call in a professional.


Repair Minor Damage


If the damage to your artificial grass is minor, you may be able to repair it yourself. Here's how:


  • Flatten the fibers: If the fibers in your artificial grass have become flattened, you can use a stiff brush to brush them back into place. Start at one end of the damaged area and work your way across, brushing the fibers up and back into place.

  • Remove debris: If debris, such as leaves or twigs, is on the artificial grass, remove it using a leaf blower or a broom.

  • Remove stains: If there are stains on the artificial grass, you can remove them using a mixture of water and mild detergent. Scrub the stained area with a soft-bristled brush and then rinse with water.

  • Repair tears: If there is a small tear in the artificial grass, you can repair it using a patch kit. Cut a piece of artificial grass from a spare piece or from an inconspicuous area and place it over the tear. Use a pair of scissors to trim the edges of the patch to fit the tear.

Call in a Professional


If the damage to your artificial grass is extensive, it's best to call in a professional. Here are some reasons why:


  • They have the right tools and equipment: A professional will have the tools and equipment necessary to repair the damage to your artificial grass quickly and efficiently.

  • They have the expertise: A professional will have the expertise necessary to assess the damage to your artificial grass and determine the best course of action for repairing it.

  • They have the experience: A professional will have experience working with artificial grass and will be able to repair the damage to your artificial grass without causing further damage.

Prevent Future Damage

Once you have repaired the damage to your artificial grass, it's important to take steps to prevent it from happening again in the future. Here are some tips:


  • Limit foot traffic: If heavy foot traffic causes damage, consider limiting the number of people who walk on the artificial grass. You can do this by creating clear pathways or adding stepping stones to areas of the lawn that receive the most foot traffic.

  • Use caution with heavy objects: If you need to place heavy objects on artificial grass, like furniture or outdoor equipment, consider placing a protective mat underneath to prevent the fibers from becoming crushed.

  • Avoid sharp objects: Make sure to remove any sharp objects from the artificial grass, like nails or screws, to prevent punctures and tears.

  • Monitor pets: If you have pets, make sure to monitor them while they are on the artificial grass. Provide them with designated areas to play in and make sure they are not digging or scratching at the grass.

  • Regular maintenance: Regular maintenance of your artificial grass can help prevent damage. This includes brushing the fibers regularly, removing debris, and rinsing with water to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime.

Extending the Life of Your Lawn with DelaTurf


If you notice damage to your artificial grass, don't panic. Identify the cause of the damage, assess the extent of the damage, and determine whether you can repair it yourself or if you need to call in a professional from DelaTurf. Take steps to prevent future damage by limiting foot traffic, using caution with heavy objects, avoiding sharp objects, monitoring pets, and performing regular maintenance. With proper care, your artificial grass can last for years to come.


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