Artificial Grass Spring Maintenance Tips

March 3, 2020

With spring right around the corner, the looming specter of spring cleaning is almost upon Sacramento residents. Thankfully, if your home or business has an artificial turf lawn, you can spend substantially less time trying to maintain it than if you had natural sod grass. As long as you follow these basic maintenance tips for the season, you’ll enjoy a beautiful lawn all spring long.

Clear Off Your Lawn & Rearrange Furniture

To have full access to your artificial grass lawn, you’ll want to clear off any equipment such as furniture, children’s playsets, planters, and anything else you currently have on it. You’ll be able to clean and fluff your synthetic turf lawn much more easily, as well as have the opportunity to rearrange all of your equipment. Doing this will keep sections of your lawn from wearing out before the rest and will ensure that you won’t need to repair or replace them.

Clean Up Winter Debris

While most of California enjoys relatively mild winters, the winds and rain of the season can still cause leaves, twigs, and other kinds of debris to end up on your lawn. You’ll want to sweep this debris away before it can decompose, but be sure that you have the right kind of tools. You’ll want to use a broom or brush with soft plastic or synthetic bristles, rather than a metal tool that can damage your synthetic turf’s blades. After that, you can rinse your lawn to wash off any remaining dust or smaller pieces of debris you missed and let the drainage system carry them away. If you have pets, now would also be a good time to clean the areas they use as a bathroom. To prevent unpleasant odors from forming, spray the turf with a specialized deodorizer product. If you don’t have the right cleaners, a mix of water and distilled water vinegar will suffice.

Check Your Lawn For Damage

Winter can cause damage such as buckles, sags, or tears to your artificial turf lawn. The seams of the lawn can also come undone or an edge can detach and start to lift, letting dirt and debris under your lawn. This rarely happens to professionally-installed turf, but lawns that were DIY projects are often more susceptible. If you do spot any damage, don’t panic; fixing small patches of synthetic turf or re-attaching seams are very easy repairs to perform.

Rebloom Your Turf

Over time, the blades of artificial turf can start to lay flat, looking matted and impeding drainage. This occurs most often in high-traffic areas or spots that have lawn equipment resting on them for long periods of time. With your soft-bristled broom or brush, you can rebloom your synthetic grass and make the blades stand on end again. Simply brush against the grain of the turf, and the blades will begin to re-fluff and straighten up.


It’s usually impossible for weeds to sprout up through artificial turf, especially if your lawn has a weed barrier installed. However, they can still grow along the edges of the lawn or where seams are disrupted. Since this time of the year is the rainiest season for California, you’ll want to be sure to pull up any weeds you spot before they grow larger and spread seeds. You can also treat the areas they grow in with pesticides if you feel comfortable doing so.

Consider New Additions to Your Lawn

With the rainy season softening soil and flowers beginning to bloom, spring can be a great time for renovating or adding to your lawn. You might consider adding a new section of synthetic grass or decorative elements like flowerbeds and hardscaping.

Whatever plans you may have for your Sacramento synthetic grass lawn this spring, SGW Sacramento has everything you need. We stock a broad inventory of artificial grass types and accessories as well as installation tools and supplies. We also offer classes on how to install artificial turf, so you can finally have the lawn of your dreams. Give us a call at (916) 797-0682 to learn more about our synthetic turf selection or to receive free samples.

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