Applying a pet-friendly weed killer is another method of preventing weed growth and removing weeds from your artificial grass garden. However, you don’t need to do this very often, just once or twice per year is just fine and will help in preventing weeds from growing all year round.
2. Maintain Surrounding Area :
To eliminate any unwanted airborne seeds, it’s advised to brush up your artificial turf regularly using a stiff brush, especially during the summer months. This quick and easy step will help in ensuring that your lawn remains perfectly appealing while keeping the weeds at bay. Make sure to choose a brush with synthetic bristles, not metal ones, as these won’t harm your artificial grass. Brushing not only removes seeds and debris but also helps in keeping the blades of your turf perky and upright.
Can Artificial Turf Get Weeds?
3. It can be quite hard to remove all the existing weed root systems. Weeds can probably still wiggle their way through to the surface. Take into consideration concrete walkways or driveways, these are solid hardscapes, but it’s quite common to see weeds growing through the cracks or around the edges. With synthetic turf, it’s especially hard to completely keep off the growth of any weeds from growing through cracks or around the edges.
Artificial grass mimics the look of real grass while being a low-maintenance alternative. It allows you to enjoy the look and appeal of real grass without the added hassle of extensive maintenance that’s required by natural grass. Artificial turf does not require watering, fertilizers, mowing, weeding, edging, aerating, and re-seeding. Although, this doesn’t mean that your artificial lawn is completely maintenance-free. Weed growth can be really annoying and technically weeds can still grow through your synthetic turf.
3. Apply weed killer :
1. Although artificial grass has a higher resistance to weeds than natural turf, it’s still possible for weeds to grow around the edges or infrequently through small holes in the backing. Weeds can also grow through the infill, depending on the type of infill that has been used during the installation. These weeds that grow through the infill can’t root beneath the turf so can be easily removed; nevertheless, if sand infill or any other infill material has been used, it can allow the seeds to germinate hence you might see the growth of weeds in your artificial turf.
2. If your synthetic turf has been properly installed, it’s quite difficult for weed to grow. It’s due to the several steps taken during installation which help in preventing weed growth. Digging up the area removes any weeds present on the surface, then a weed killer is sprayed which helps in killing off the existing weed and seeds in the soil. It is recommended to use a weed barrier fabric while installing the turf as the compacted bases supply an additional obstacle for weeds to grow through.
Weeds growing in artificial turf are very easy to remove if they are taken care of right away. Since the weeds initially grow on top of the surface, they can easily be pulled out by hand or sprayed down with a weed killer and then raked off. The longer you wait to remove the weeds, the harder they are to remove. Waiting too long to remove the weeds will also result in more weeds growing around the area.
Here at ProGreen, our ProFlow backing does not have any perforations in the backing. This means that it will be harder for the weeds to take root below the turf. When you make it harder, it gives you more time. There is no way to beat Mother Nature, but we sure can make it harder on her!
How to Remove Weeds from Artificial Turf
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If you have had artificial grass installed and are noticing weeds growing through this would mean that weed membrane may not have been installed. This can cause a lot of issues with weeds, bulbs and other seeds growing underneath your artificial grass of which can cause lumps and bumps underfoot.
In order to keep your Newlawn free of weeds, we do recommend some regular maintenance to ensure it stays looking like new day in, day out. Carrying this out will reduce the number of surface weeds and keep it looking green and fresh, but even so you’ll spend considerably less time tending to your artificial lawn than your natural one – and for even better results!
Here are our top three (yes, only three!) maintenance tips for weed prevention:
See, we told you Newlawns are low maintenance!
To remove airborne seeds (and any dirt that may have accumulated) we recommend brushing your artificial lawn with a stiff brush regularly, particularly during the summer months. This quick and easy job will keep your lawn looking perfect and stop pesky weeds from appearing. Choose a brush with synthetic bristles rather than metal ones, as these won’t damage the turf and brush firmly in the direction of the pile. This will not only remove seeds and other debris, but also keep the blades of grass looking perky and upright.