Of course, one of the main appeals of artificial grass over its natural counterpart is that artificial turf requires far less maintenance, making it a great solution for those who don’t have the time or patience for regular care.

The good news is that most artificial grass is already weather-resistant with fitted drainage that allows it to cope with the famously wet British weather.

However, there are still several easy steps that you can take in order to keep your artificial grass looking its best and ensure that it lasts as long as possible.

Leaf me alone!

One of the main causes of maintenance for artificial grass Is leaves falling onto the surface from elsewhere. These can be removed with a leaf blower, a rake or even a simple brush.

If you find yourself getting tired of frequently removing leaves from your artificial grass, you could stop the problem at source by ensuring hedges, bushes and trees near the artificial grass are regularly trimmed to minimise the amount of leaves falling on it.

Dirty dancing

While leaves are likely to be the biggest object that requires removing from your grass, smaller dirt and debris can also naturally accumulate over time as on all surfaces.

In this instance using a vacuum is your best bet to get rid of hard to see dirt that may be too small to pick up manually. In addition, regularly removing debris avoids the risk of it being trampled into the turf and causing damage if the grass is heavily used.

Weed them out

Even after installing artificial grass, weeds can sometimes still be an issue. The best way to deal with these pests is to be proactive: apply weed killer periodically to the grass to stop any weeds that may be coming through.

Accidents happen

For all its advantages, even artificial grass isn’t immune to the messes that come with everyday domestic life, especially in busy family gardens. Accidents happen, and drinks spillages or pets doing their business on the grass are common.

In this case, dealing with the mess quickly with water and mild detergent makes it a lot easier to clean, as once the spill dries it will be more stubborn to remove and maybe forgotten about.

While these steps can prolong the life and appearance of your artificial grass, this flooring solution requires much less maintenance than other choices, making it a great timesaver. For more information check out our care guide for artificial grass.