How To Care For New Artificial Grass (PRO Tips)

If you’re tired of the upkeep required by real grass, then artificial grass is a great alternative. It’s easy to maintain and requires much less work than traditional lawns. 

That said, there are still several things you need to do in order to care for it properly. Here are some tips on how to keep your new artificial grass looking good all year round:

Artificial Grass Maintenance: Complete Guide with Pros & Cons
Artificial grass is a popular alternative to natural grass for landscaping and sports fields.
Maintaining and caring for your artificial grass is essential for its long-term beauty and durability.
Proper drainage is crucial for ensuring that your artificial grass lasts for years to come.
Regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent damage and extend the lifespan of your artificial grass.
If you’re unsure about how to care for your artificial grass, consult with a professional or follow expert tips and recommendations.

Keep The Grass Looking Good All Year Round

A great way to ensure that your artificial grass is looking its best all year round is to keep it clean and free of debris.

There are a few simple steps you can take, which won’t be too time-consuming, but will help keep your brand new lawn looking good for longer.

First of all, avoid walking on the grass when it’s wet. This will cause the blades to become damaged and also increase the likelihood of mould forming in between each blade over time (which can become very unattractive).

Secondly, don’t let children play or run around on newly laid artificial grass if you want them to continue looking pristine! 

Children tend to jump up and down or run around as they play which causes some damage as well as potentially staining/damaging any furniture or items left out during their playtime sessions too!

As a pet owner, it’s essential to know how you can protect your artificial grass from getting damaged by your furry friends. Check out our expert tips on how to care for artificial grass with dogs to maintain the quality of your lawn while keeping your pets happy.

Brush Up

To care for your new artificial grass, you’ll want to brush it.

Use a soft brush or broom and brush in the direction of the grass blades. This will help remove dirt and debris that can build up between the blades and help keep your lawn looking clean. Don’t use a hard brush or sharp object that could damage your lawn!

Brushing Tips for New Artificial Grass

Brushing Tips
Use a soft brush or broom to gently clean your new artificial grass.
Brush in the direction of the grass blades to remove dirt and debris that can build up between the blades.
Don’t use a hard brush or sharp object that could damage your artificial lawn.
Brush regularly to help maintain the texture, appearance, and longevity of your artificial grass.

Remove Debris

You’re going to want to keep your lawn clean. You want it looking as perfect as possible all the time, which means picking up any dirt and debris that gets on it. 

This is especially important if you have dogs or cats in the house—they’ll be tracking just about everything into the yard with their paws. 

And if you have children running around outside, they will also likely be spilling things or dropping toys onto your new grass. It’s important that you clean up after them immediately so no damage is done!

Don’t worry though you don’t need fancy tools for this task: just grab a broom and sweep everything out of sight!

To maintain the beauty and durability of your artificial lawn, it’s necessary to know how to keep it in good condition throughout the year. Check out our guide on how to maintain your artificial lawn in the UK and learn some helpful tips from our experts.

The Secret To Clean Shoes

The secret to clean shoes is all in the brush. Regularly brushing your artificial grass with a stiff brush will help you remove dirt and dust from the fibers, which can make it look old and worn out. 

If you want to remove stains or pet hair, dampen the stain with water then dab gently at the area with a soft white cloth (like an old t-shirt).

Don’t Just Hose Down

When you’ve got a big pile of dirt and grime to clean up, it can be tempting to just grab the hose and let ‘er rip. 

Hold up there, cowboy! You’re going to want a soft brush for this part. A stiff bristle brush will damage your new artificial grass, so use something more gentle like one made from natural fibers.

If you’re cleaning off your lawn because it’s been raining or snowing, it’s probably full of mud puddles which will really stick in the fake grass fibers if they’re left alone. 

Use the sprayer attachment on your hose set at low pressure (you don’t want to blast all that dirt and mud off into space!) and move it around slowly over all areas of the lawn until they are clear of grime.

Choosing the ideal artificial grass is crucial to get the best value for your investment. Check out our pro tips on how to check the quality of artificial grass to ensure that you’re getting the right product with excellent quality.

Use Artificial Grass Cleaning Products Wisely

Keep your new artificial grass clean by using the right products. When it comes to cleaning up stains and blemishes, stick with products that are designed specifically for artificial grass. 

Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach or dish soap, which can cause damage to the backing on your carpet. 

Instead, use a soft brush to remove stains and mildew from your flooring by gently brushing in one direction from one end of the stain or area toward its opposite side (don’t scrub back and forth).

Don’t use too much water when cleaning either; this is especially important if you have darker colored turf because more water will dilute any dye in your carpeting, making it less vibrant over time. 

If you do use too much water during cleaning efforts or if you have an infestation of pests like fleas your entire lawn may need to be replaced before it looks good again! 

Be sure not to scrub too hard when cleaning either because this could also cause damage that would require replacement down the line: 

The fibers in faux grass are delicate and can fray easily if rubbed too roughly against each other during agitation processes such as vacuuming or sweeping/mopping motions; therefore we recommend using only gentle rinsing motions instead (and perhaps even avoiding those altogether whenever possible!)

Best Practices for Using Artificial Grass Cleaning Products

Cleaning Tips
Use cleaning products that are specifically designed for artificial grass to clean up stains and blemishes.
Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach or dish soap, which can cause damage to the backing on your carpet.
Always read the label and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when using cleaning products on your artificial grass.
 Rinse thoroughly with water after cleaning to remove any remaining cleaning solution.
 Never use power washers or chemicals not designed for artificial turf on your lawn.

Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals

The last thing you want to do is use harsh chemicals that can damage the grass.

  • Bleach, detergents, solvents and acids are all bad news for your artificial grass. They’ll strip away its colour and cause it to lose its natural feel.
  • Alkalis, like ammonia-based products, will chemically burn the artificial fibres in your lawn leaving an uneven surface with holes where they were once woven together tightly.

If you’re planning to invest in artificial grass, knowing the basics will help you choose the right type for your needs. Check out our beginner’s guide on how to choose the best artificial grass with detailed information and expert recommendations.

How To Deal With Moles And Other Pests

Moles, voles, and other pests are common problems when it comes to lawns. Luckily, there are several things you can do to deal with them:

Use a mole repellent. Mole repellents keep moles away by creating an unpleasant smell that they don’t like. They can be bought at home improvement stores or online.

Maintain the lawn regularly to prevent infestation by pests such as moles and voles in the first place. 

This includes keeping grass short, removing debris such as dead leaves and fallen twigs (which provide shelter for these little creatures), using fertilizers that enhance the health of your grass so that it’s harder for them to burrow through it without being noticed by you (or your pets). 

Some people even go so far as putting down chicken wire under their artificial grass lawns in order to prevent any potential burrowing whatsoever!

Look After Seaming Joints And Drainage Holes

Seaming Joints are the areas between pieces of artificial grass. If they become clogged with dirt and debris, they can cause creeping or bunching.

Drainage Holes are the holes in the artificial grass where water can escape. If these become blocked, it will slow down drainage and cause your lawn to be soggy for longer than necessary.

To make sure your joints and drainage holes stay clean:

  • Brush them regularly.
  • Clean them out with a stiff brush if you spot any blockages.
  • When cleaning out seaming joints ensure that you do not cut through more than half way through as this will weaken their integrity.
  • Keep drains clear by removing leaves from guttering before they enter your drain system.

Pet waste can be a problematic issue for artificial grass, but proper maintenance can help reduce the impact of dog feces on your lawn. Check out our tips on how to clean artificial grass after dog poop to keep your lawn odor-free and hygienic.

Stop The Spread Of Weeds

In order to keep your new artificial grass looking fresh and well-maintained, it’s important to prevent the spread of weeds. 

You can use a regular weed killer to do this in areas where you don’t want any plants growing, but for areas where you want plants to grow (like gardens), we recommend using non-toxic weed killers instead.

If you decide to use a regular weed killer on your artificial grass, wear gloves when applying it so that you don’t accidentally get any on yourself or breathe in any fumes. 

Keep pets away from treated areas until they dry off completely so they don’t ingest any toxic chemicals while licking themselves clean!

Clean Up After Your Pets – And Take Care Of Stains

Dogs, cats and other pets can leave stains on artificial grass. To clean up pet urine, use a mixture of 2/3 water and 1/3 vinegar. 

For feces or vomit, mix it with a little dish soap and let it sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing with clean water. 

If your pet has peed on your lawn more than once, you may need to treat the stain with an enzyme cleaner such as Natures Miracle if you want to remove all traces of the odor from their system.

To prevent future stains from occurring:

  • Keep pets off of newly installed artificial grass until it’s well established in your yard (this takes about 3 weeks).
  • Avoid allowing dogs on untreated concrete areas where they might accidentally urinate on the new turf – either keep them indoors or put down pee pads during this period if necessary.


Thank you for reading our article on how to care for your new artificial grass. We hope that you found it helpful and that you now have more knowledge about the importance of maintenance. If you want to learn more about our products, please contact us today!

Further Reading

Here are some additional resources for maintaining and caring for your artificial grass:

Artificial Grass Liquidators – Artificial Grass Care and Maintenance: A comprehensive guide to caring for your artificial grass and keeping it looking its best over time.

US Turf San Diego – How to Care for Turf: Tips and tricks for maintaining your turf and ensuring that it lasts for years to come.

Magnolia Turf – Maintaining Artificial Grass in Texas: A detailed guide to maintaining artificial grass in the harsh Texas climate, including tips on watering and cleaning.


What is artificial grass?

Artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf, is a type of surface made from artificial fibers that mimic the look and feel of natural grass.

How long does artificial grass last?

With proper care and maintenance, high-quality artificial grass can last for up to 15 years or more.

Is artificial grass easy to maintain?

Yes, artificial grass is generally much easier to maintain than natural grass. It requires less watering, mowing, and fertilizing, and is not susceptible to disease, pests, or weather damage.

How do I clean my artificial grass?

To clean your artificial grass, you can use a broom, leaf blower, or garden hose to remove any debris or dirt. For deeper cleaning, you can use a mild detergent solution and a soft-bristled brush.

Can I install artificial grass myself?

While it is possible to install artificial grass on your own, it can be a challenging and time-consuming process. It’s often best to hire a professional installation company to ensure that your turf is installed correctly and safely.