Many people are opting for synthetic grass as they realise the various benefits over natural grass. But artificial turf does require some maintenance. Over time, the great British weather, along with everyday dirt and debris, create the ideal conditions for moss to grow and thrive. One of the most common questions we are asked is how to remove moss from artificial grass? So, let’s take a look at how to do just that, as well as how to prevent it growing on your fake lawn in the first place.
Preventing the need for moss removal from grass
If you want to avoid removing moss from a lawn altogether, there are various steps you can take to prevent it occurring in the first place. Like many things in life, prevention is better than cure.
Regular maintenance of your synthetic lawn will help reduce the ideal conditions in which moss prefers to grow.
Brush your fake lawn on a regular basis with a stiff brush and alternate the direction in which you brush the fibres each time. This will help to give the astro turf a deeper clean as well as preventing ideal conditions for moss to grow.
Always remove any debris from your fake lawn to prevent dirt and seeds from garden material from settling into your artificial grass, as this often encourages the growth of moss.
Look to prune any overhanging tree branches on a regular basis. This will prevent leaves and twigs from dropping onto your artificial grass, and will also ensure that sunlight is not excessively blocked from your garden. Always bear in mind that moss thrives in shady and damp conditions.
The key steps to moss removal from artificial grass
Any visible moss or weeds should be very gently pulled out from your artificial grass.
The next step is to use a power wash or a pressured hose to blast out any loose or visible clumps of moss.
You can then apply a treatment to your fake turf. Whether this is a specialist artificial grass cleaner or a moss killer, both will do the same job. Just be sure that you buy a treatment that is specifically suited for use on fake grass.
Be careful to follow the manufacturer instructions, as they all vary in the way they should be applied. For specific moss killer treatments, we recommend using a non-oil-based solution for best results on artificial grass.
Each manufacturer type will differ slightly, so check the packaging to see whether you need to wash the liquid away, or whether you need to let the treatment dry out and then brush the grass through again for removing moss from your lawn.
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Feel free to browse our artificial grass ranges and take a look at our installation guides to learn more about fitting fake grass on a variety of surfaces. For specific advice on how to remove moss from artificial grass, or if you have any other queries, you are welcome to get in touch with our friendly and helpful team.