Weed Control for Synthetic Grass
This is the second article in our series about weed control for synthetic grass. We are often asked about what you preventative measures you can take to prevent weed growth. Obviously, spilling sugary drinks like soda or spitting sunflower seeds on the turf are bad ideas. But do those things actually prevent weed growth? Not exactly. However, one of the the main contributing factors for weeds on synthetic lawns is the introduction of organic matter to the turf. This is problematic because in its natural state, artificial grass has no organic matter.
Avoiding Organic Matter
When organic matter contaminates a synthetic lawn, there can be several problems. For example, leaves are likely to fall onto your turf. Getting rid of them is as easy as raking or blowing leaves. However, if they stay on the turf for too long, the dew can bad for the turf. The quickest solution is to blow the leaves often.
Another source of organic contamination to a synthetic turf installation is windblown dust. This not only has the potential to foster the growth of weeds, but it also is bad for residents with dust allergies. Ideally, try to avoid installing artificial grass downwind from an open patch of dirt. This biggest thing to remember is that with artificial grass, prompt removal of organic material is essential.
What About Herbicides?
People often ask us about using herbicides, should a weed problem crop up at a residential installation. It’s important to check with your installer for the products that they prefer for weed removal. At Artificial Turf Express, we try to recommend specific products, and the best way to get our recommendation is to call our office. We home this article has informed you, and that we can continue to give you the best information about artificial grass.