How To Care for Artificial Grass (Landscape Advice)

If you’ve chosen to install artificial grass, it’s a good idea to learn how to care for it properly. Not only will this make your lawn more durable, but it will also keep it looking beautiful for much longer than natural grass would have. 

Here are some tips on how to best care for your new artificial lawn:

Keep your artificial grass looking like new

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Key Takeaways
Proper maintenance is important to keep artificial grass looking fresh and new.
Adding sand or infill can help to stabilize and cushion artificial grass.
Checking the quality of artificial grass before purchasing is crucial to ensure you’re getting a durable product.
Cleaning artificial grass regularly can help to maintain its appearance.
Proper care of newly installed artificial grass is crucial to maintain its quality and longevity.

Choose The Grass That Best Suits Your Needs

Once you’ve determined the space in which the artificial grass will be installed and the type of maintenance needed, it’s time to select the best grass for your needs. 

Choosing artificial grass can be a little tricky because there is so much variety out there. The type of grass you choose should be based on:

  • How much sun and shade your lawn gets every day
  • How much traffic passes through it on a regular basis
  • How often you need to clean it (if at all)

Artificial grass can shift and move around without proper stabilization, leading to an uneven surface. To keep the grass in place, add sand to the surface of the artificial grass. Check out our guide on how to add sand to artificial grass to learn more.

Clean Up Leaves With A Leaf Blower

A leaf blower is a powerful tool, so be sure to use it responsibly. Make sure that you have a bag on your leaf blower to collect any leaves and other debris that are blown away. 

Otherwise, the wet mass of leaves could get stuck in the grass, which can cause mold issues in your lawn and make it look more patchy than usual. 

If you don’t have a bag on your leaf blower, then make sure that whatever yard waste goes into the trash or compost bin!

It’s also important not blow leaves into the street when using a leaf blower because this causes problems for drivers.

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Tips for Using a Leaf Blower to Clean Up Leaves

Wear safety gearProtect your eyes, ears and hands while using a leaf blower. Wear goggles, earplugs and gloves.
Check the weatherMake sure it’s not too windy or wet outside before using a leaf blower to clean up leaves.
Have a bag attachedMake sure your leaf blower has a bag attached to it to collect any leaves and debris that are blown away.
Use in straight linesUse your leaf blower in straight lines to efficiently and effectively move the leaves.
Avoid aiming at people or animalsBe mindful of where you’re pointing the leaf blower, and avoid aiming it at people, animals or fragile plantings.

Use A Broom To Brush The Grass

Before you begin to sweep the grass, make sure you have a soft-bristled broom. Using a stiffer brush will damage artificial grass.

Using a sweeping motion, brush in the direction of the fibers. To get rid of any dirt and leaves that are stuck in your turf, use short strokes with light pressure on your broom. 

If there are stubborn clumps or larger pieces of debris that need to be removed from your lawn, use longer strokes with more pressure on your broom (but still not too much).

To keep your lawn looking its best, it is recommended that you sweep it about once every two weeks or so.

Infill is a material that is added to the surface of artificial grass to provide cushioning and support. Not only does it make the grass more comfortable to walk on, but it also extends the life of the grass. Check out our guide on how to add infill to artificial grass for more information.

Use A Blower Or Brush On The Artificial Grass To Remove Dust And Dirt

If you have an artificial grass lawn, it’s important to keep it looking its best. To do so, you should use a leaf blower or broom to remove dirt and dust from the surface of the grass. 

In addition, if there are leaves that are stuck on the surface of your lawn after a wind storm, you can use a leaf vacuum to easily pick up all of these leaves.

However, there are some things that people don’t know about how to clean artificial turf because they are not aware of what these products can do! In this article we will discuss some common misconceptions about cleaning fake grass lawns and give you tips on how best to maintain them with regular maintenance care plans.”

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Tips for Using a Blower or Brush to Clean Artificial Grass

Choose the right toolUse a leaf blower or brush to remove dirt and dust from the surface of the grass. A plastic rake can also work in a pinch.
Adjust the settingsAdjust the settings on your leaf blower to the lowest power to avoid damaging the grass.
Sweep in one directionUse your broom or rake to sweep in one direction to avoid damaging the grass blades.
Remove debris regularlyRemove debris from your artificial grass regularly to avoid it becoming compacted in the turf.
Use a cleaning solutionIf the grass is heavily soiled or stained, you can use a cleaning solution and a stiff-bristled brush to scrub the affected area.

Remove Stains With Soap And Water

  • Use soap and warm water to clean stains.
  • Take a brush and scrub any remaining dirt off the artificial grass.
  • Rinse off all of the soap with a hose or pressure washer. If you don’t have one available, use a garden hose to wash down your lawn as well as clean up pet waste in your yard as soon as possible.
  • For grease spots on synthetic grass, try using rubbing alcohol first (rubbing alcohol will take off some of the oil but not all). If that doesn’t work, mix 1 part bleach with 4 parts water, then apply it directly to the stain and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with clear tap water (do not use hot tap water).

Not all artificial grass is created equal. Checking the quality before purchasing can save you a lot of hassle down the line. Look for factors such as durability, backing quality, and pile height. Our guide on how to check the quality of artificial grass can help you make an informed decision.

Remove The Stain With A Mixture Of Water And Vinegar.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with hardwood flooring, you know how hard it is to keep them clean. 

That is why we recommend keeping an empty spray bottle of vinegar handy. Vinegar is a natural cleaner that neutralizes the stain and leaves the spot white again!

To remove these stubborn stains, soak them with equal parts water and vinegar for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water after soaking for 15 minutes or so.

Use A Hose Or Pressure Washer To Rinse The Area Thoroughly.

Once you’ve finished installing your artificial grass, you’ll want to make sure you keep it clean. Here’s how:

After a day of playing or lounging on your new lawn, use a hose or pressure washer to rinse the area thoroughly. This will remove dirt and debris from any crevices that might be hidden in between blades of grass.

If any stains or discolorations remain after rinsing with water, try using the appropriate cleaning solution for your type of artificial grass and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing again with fresh water.

You can also use a broom to sweep up any loose debris that might still be left behind after hosing down the surface.

Artificial grass can accumulate dirt, debris and other organic matter over time, and cleaning it regularly is important to keep it looking fresh and new. Check out our guide on how to clean artificial grass at home for more information on how to clean your artificial turf.

Rinse Off Pet Waste As Soon As Possible

One of the biggest challenges with artificial grass is keeping it clean. Pet waste can be a source of odor and bacteria that can cause disease, so it’s best to rinse off your pet’s waste as soon as you can. Pet urine can stain the grass and attract insects or rodents.

Wash Off Grease Spots By Using Rubbing Alcohol

A solvent like rubbing alcohol works well for removing grease stains from synthetic grass. To do so, simply dampen a clean cloth with diluted rubbing alcohol and rub over affected areas until the stain fades. 

Do not use undiluted rubbing alcohol on your artificial grass as it may damage the blades of grass.

If you don’t want to wear gloves for cleaning purposes, you can always wear rubber gloves when washing your hands after applying the solution to remove grease spots from synthetic surfaces such as artificial turf or carpeting. 

In addition, it’s important not to use household cleaners because they may contain chemicals that are harmful to pets who come into contact with them while they’re still wet!

Proper care of newly installed artificial grass is crucial to maintain its quality and longevity. Follow our pro tips for caring for new artificial grass to learn how to make your investment last.

Treat Mold And Mildew By Using A Solution Of Mainly Bleach And Water.

If your grass does become moldy and mildewed, use a solution of mostly water and bleach. Mix one part water to 10 parts bleach, then apply the solution using a spray bottle. Let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing off with a hose or pressure washer.

Repair Small Cuts Immediately With Artificial Grass Repair Tape.

If your artificial grass is cut or damaged, you can use artificial grass repair tape to cover and seal the damage. The tape is available at most hardware stores and it’s easy to apply.

The first thing you need to do is remove any debris from the cut area of your lawn. The next step is cutting off a piece of artificial grass repair tape large enough so that it covers the damaged area without overlapping onto healthy turf areas. 

Next, peel back one edge of the backing paper on both sides and carefully place one side on top of an exposed edge of natural grass about 1/4 inch above where it meets up with concrete or patio pavers (or other materials). 

Once this side has been attached firmly, remove backing paper from another adjacent exposed edge, then adhere that piece overtop until fully sealed in place; repeat process until entire perimeter has been covered with new sod-like growth!

Use Artificial Grass Protectors To Keep Furniture From Damaging The Grass.

You should also consider using artificial grass protectors to keep furniture from damaging the grass.

Using a rug or other protection will help you avoid any damage to your yard, and it will make it easier to clean up spills like melted ice cream or juice boxes. 

You can also use a protective pad under furniture that is more likely to cause damage, such as chairs and tables. This will keep any scratches from being made in the first place.

If you want your artificial lawns to last for many years, then you must take care of them properly by following these tips:


There are a lot of things you can do to care for your artificial grass. The biggest thing is to make sure that you take time to do it properly, so you don’t end up damaging the grass by mistake. 

Once you get into a routine of caring for your lawn, it will become second nature and something that doesn’t take much effort or time at all!

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Further Reading

LazyLawn – Artificial Grass Aftercare Guide: A comprehensive guide to aftercare for artificial grass from the UK’s leading brand in artificial turf.

Artificial Grass Liquidators – Artificial Grass Care and Maintenance: This page offers helpful tips on maintaining the beauty and lifespan of your artificial grass, including how to clean, repair, and protect it.

Synthetic Grass Warehouse – Maintenance & Care: A detailed guide on how to maintain and care for your synthetic turf, including tips on dog odor, cleaning, and repairing.


How do I clean my artificial grass?

Artificial grass can be cleaned by hosing it down regularly or using a leaf blower to remove debris. However, for a more thorough clean, you can use a mixture of warm water and mild detergent to scrub the surface.

Can I use a pressure washer to clean my artificial grass?

Yes, a pressure washer can be used to clean artificial grass, but it’s important to use it on the lowest setting to prevent damaging the turf.

How often do I need to add infill to my artificial grass?

The frequency of adding infill to your artificial turf depends on the level of traffic and usage it gets. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that you add infill every 3-5 years or as needed.

How do I protect my artificial grass from pet damage?

To protect your artificial grass from pet damage, it’s important to train your pets to use designated areas for bathroom breaks and play. You can also apply a pet spray to neutralize bacteria and odors.

Can I park my car on artificial grass?

While artificial grass is designed to withstand foot traffic and furniture, it may not be able to handle the weight of vehicles. It’s best to avoid parking your car on artificial grass to prevent damage.