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Turf Care

Learn How To Take Care Of Your Turf!

Find all the steps you need to take care of your turf!

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Step 1

Keep It Clean

Dust, Pollen, and Airborne Pollutants: Rainfall is the best cleaner. In arid regions, occasionally flush the turf with water. For light soiling, sponge mop with a 5% low-sudsing detergent solution followed by thorough rinsing. Rinse out with hot water. For heavy soiling, repeat the procedure for light soiling, followed by sponge mopping with a 3% household ammonia solution. Rinse out with hot water.

Stains and Blemishes

Act promptly to clean fresh spills; it’s easier than cleaning dried ones. Remove solid residues with a spatula or knife. Blot up excess liquids using paper towels, a clean cloth, or absorbents like kitty litter. Synthetic fibers resist staining, but only specific cleaning agents are safe for the turf system.

Safe Cleaners

afe Cleaners (Can be applied directly on the turf): – Bio-friendly cleaner (follow manufacturer’s instructions). – Warm, Mild solution of granular household detergent or low-sudsing detergent for fine fabrics (approx. 1 tsp per pint of water). – 3% ammonia solution in water for stubborn stains. This will handle most waterborne stains including: Coffee, tea, vegetable juice, fruit juices, alcohol, soft drinks, ice cream, chocolate, milk, ketchup, mustard, urine, latex paint, butter, dye, glue, water colors and blood. Caution: Do not use cleaners with chlorine bleaches, caustic cleaners (pH > 9), or highly acidic cleansers (pH < 5).

Apply Sparingly

Cleaners to be Applied Sparingly (To avoid penetrating beneath the turf): – Mineral spirits or grease spot removers (e.g., perchlorethylene) available at variety stores. In general, cleansers in this category should handle most oil-based stains including: Asphalt, Tar, Gum, Cooking Oil, Shoe Polish, Floor Wax, Lipstick, Motor Oil, Grease, Paraffin Wax, Ballpoint Ink, Nail Polish, Suntan Oil, Crayon. Note: Mineral spirits and similar solvents are flammable – avoid open flames.

Step 2

Periodic Brushing

Matting:

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Cross Brushing:

Cross brushing, or brushing against the grain of the fibers, is an effective technique to restore the appearance of turf. This process helps lift the flattened fibers, allowing them to regain their upright position and natural look. It also helps redistribute infill material, ensuring even support and reducing the risk of matting in high traffic areas.

Synthetic Brushes:

When brushing your turf, it's important to use a brush with synthetic bristles. Metal or wire bristles can be too harsh and may damage the turf fibers, leading to premature wear and a less attractive appearance. Synthetic bristles are gentle enough to effectively lift the fibers without causing any damage.

Step 3

Do Not Abuse

To maintain the longevity and appearance of your turf, it's crucial to follow a few key precautions. Keep lit cigarettes, fireworks, and open flames away from the turf to prevent accidental damage. Avoid placing sharp-edged furniture or equipment on the turf, as this can cause punctures or tears. When using heavy equipment, place multiple layers of plywood underneath to distribute weight evenly and prevent damage to the turf. Never leave a parked vehicle idling on the turf, as this can cause overheating and damage. Additionally, cap off or remove nearby sprinkler heads to prevent mineral deposits from water, which can cause discoloration. Finally, prevent exposure to sunlight reflected from windows or reflective surfaces to avoid fiber melting and maintain the turf's appearance.

Step 4

Report Any Minor Problem

It's important to promptly report any problems with your turf to the manufacturer, as even minor issues can escalate if left unaddressed. By notifying the manufacturer early, you can often prevent larger problems from developing, ensuring that your turf remains in top condition for years to come.

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Discover how to maintain and care for your artificial turf with our comprehensive guide. If you need further assistance or have specific questions, please fill out the contact form or give us a call.

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