Artificial grass lawns are designed to offer great looks — just like natural grass lawns — but without the constant maintenance and upkeep. People love artificial lawns because then know that they can say goodbye to their lawn mower, edger and other yard equipment and that they’ll never have to worry about turning on their sprinklers or applying seeds and fertilizer.
But just because you have an artificial lawn doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do any maintenance. In fact, some of the upkeep you need to do with artificial turf lawns are the same as with natural grass lawns. One example is the need to sweep or blow leaves and other organic debris from your fake grass lawn on a regular basis. You don’t want this material to rot at the base of your lawn because this could lead to the growth of moss on your synthetic turf.
The surfaces of artificial turf sold by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division won’t support the growth of moss. However, if organic debris that has accumulated seeps to the bottom of the lawn, this can serve as a basis for moss growth. If you do have moss growing on your artificial grass lawn, you’ll want to kill the moss immediately and also deal with the causes of the moss in the first place.
Start by using a soft rake or brush on the turf. This will cause all of the organic debris that is at the bottom of the turf to come up. Sweep in different directions to avoid tamping down the blades of the lawn. You should also check to see if you can prune branches and limbs that are blocking sunlight, as these conditions can aid in the development of moss.
Once the debris has been removed, you can use a non-oil based moss killer on your lawn. Do it at a time when it will be warm and sunny for several hours to get maximum benefits. Allow it to dry and then rinse the area off. You can rake or brush the lawn again to make sure that you have removed all of the moss killer.
Artificial grass lawns are as susceptible to moss growth as natural grass lawns if you allow organic debris to accumulate. Learn how to treat moss on your artificial lawn.