Do It Yourself
- A great water and money saving investment. Easy to install and maintain. Following below instructions can help you create a beautiful, eco-friendly landscapes that look great and save money for years to come.
- Prepare the base – Most outdoor applications require preparation of an aggregate base to allow proper water drainage. Simply clear the surface where your Winturf Grass will be placed, removing any unwanted grass and roots.
- Once clear, add a four to six-inch layer of crushed aggregate until achieving the desired shape and contour. Work the aggregate with a rake and hand tamp until the surface is compact and smooth.
- Trim to Size – With the base ready, position your Winturf Grass and trim to shape. If using more than one roll, make sure the “grain” of the grass fibers point in the same direction.
- Glue together seams – To seam the Winturf Grass, align two pieces of Winturf edge-to-edge. Fold back the edges to lay Winturf seaming tape the length of the seam.
- Secure in place – Secure seaming cloth in place. Apply Polyurethane Adhesive on the seaming tape, spreading to a consistent thickness. After a few minutes, slowly ease the two edges back together, check the fit as you go.
- Groom your grass – Use a landscape rake or broom to brush the fibers up and rinse with a garden hose. Periodic brushing and rinsing will keep your Winturf Grass looking fresh, natural for years to come.
Care and Maintenance
- One of the most appealing features of synthetic turf is that it does not require the care and maintenance of a natural grass lawn.
- Never again will you need to fertilize, mow, aerate or waste huge amounts of water to have green grass surrounding your home.
- However, this does not mean that artificial turf is completely maintenance free; to keep your synthetic grass looking its best and to get the most enjoyment out of your investment, you will need to perform regular cleaning and maintenance.
How to Clean and Maintain Artificial Grass?
- How often you need to perform artificial grass maintenance tasks will depend on your particular situation.
- For example, if you have outdoor pets, children, or lots of trees and shrubs, you will likely need to clean your synthetic lawn more often than homeowners who do not have these factors at play.
- If you live in a particularly dusty area, this may also prompt you to rinse down your fake lawn more often.
- Conversely, during rainy months, you can allow the rain to wash your lawn and may not need to spray it down as often.
How to Clean Artificial Grass: Spills, Chewing Gum, Blood and Other Unfortunate Occurrences
- Lawns are meant to be lived on, which means drinks may be spilled, chewing gum or candy may be dropped, roughhousing may result in a bit of blood or mustard may drip from plates during a family barbecue.
- Artificial turf is stain resistant, which makes cleaning up spills and other accidents easy. Most spills can simply be rinsed away with water.
- If residue remains after hosing off the area, you can use a mild, natural soap with warm water or a half-and-half mix of vinegar and water, which is also a great option for removing bacteria.
- The key to effectively removing spills is to respond quickly. Spills are easiest to remove when they are still in liquid form and can be simply washed away.
- Chewing gum, candy and other sticky substances can usually be removed just by picking them up with your hand; however, if a piece of chewing gum is being particularly difficult to remove, you can chill the gum with an ice cube to make it easier to remove completely. You can also use a plastic putty knife or similar tool for tougher removals.
- If this is required, make sure you use a dull object that will not cut or tear the synthetic turf. Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents to remove spills or sticky substances from your lawn
How to Avoid Stains and Burns
- If your artificial lawn has cigarette burns or stubborn stains, it can always be repaired; however, the better plan is to avoid spills and burns before they become a problem.
- Certain spills, such as battery acid, grease, lubricants, motor oil and similar substances can discolor or damage synthetic turf.
- Prevent contact with these substances by repairing vehicles and garden tools away from your fake grass.
- Artificial grass burns can occur from cigarettes, smoldering charcoal spilling from a grill, fireworks or sparks from fire pits. To avoid these accidents, relegate smoking, lighting fireworks and grilling to areas that are a safe distance from your synthetic lawn.
- With proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your synthetic lawn and keep it looking its best for years to come.
- Performing these simple tasks on a regular basis will help ensure your lawn remains clean, lush and odor free, which will make it an inviting place to relax, play, sunbathe, or hang out with family and friends.