If this is your first autumn with an artificial grass lawn you may not be up-to-date on how to maintain it during the season, but it is important that you do make an effort to maintain it because artificial grass is an investment that will last you many years if it is properly cared for.

Okay, but how exactly do you look after your artificial grass in the autumn months?

Keep it clear

Probably, the most important thing you will need to do for your artificial grass this autumn season is to keep it clean and clear of debris, which means that you will need to commit to regularly raking up any fallen leaves and twigs, not to mention dust and dirt, that finds its way onto your lawn when the weather changes.

Why is this so important? Because when organic matter gathers on your artificial grass, if it is not collected and removed, it will eventually start to rot and decay. This decayed matter could clog up your lawn’s drainage system and lead to flooding.

Clean it up

As well as removing any autumnal debris from your artificial grass, you are going to want to make an effort to also remove any first and grime from the lawn, which is more likely to appear in autumn and winter when things are getting muddy. You can do this with a little warm water and a bristled brush, or a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar if you prefer. Just make sure that you brush any excess moisture in the direction of your drainage system to avoid a build-up.

Oh, and using a stiff brush is preferable because it will really get to work on those stubborn patches of dirt. Some people err on the side of caution and do not brash their artificial grass particularly hard or fear of damaging it, but artificial grass is strong stuff and it will bounce right back into place.

How often should you do this? Once or twice a month should suffice, but if the lawn is particularly dirty, you can do it more often as needed.

Take a hose to it

Between thorough cleanings, it is perfectly acceptable, and a good idea, to hose it down now and again to get rid of any mess that has accumulated. If you have a pet, doing this every day or so is important at all times of the year because it will help to wash away any of their leavings. Disinfecting your artificial grass may also be a good idea, but be careful o choose a product that is compatible with your lawn, and if you’re unsure, conduct a patch test first.

Keep the fire at bay

Artificial grass and fire are not easy bedfellows, so if you want to avoid a disaster, keep that autumnal bonfires as far away from your artificial lawn as possible.
If you want to know about artificial grass and how to look after it this Autumn, get in touch with the experts at Elite Artificial Grass. You can contact us on  0800 8611 721 or by email at hello@eliteartificialgrass.co.uk