Many homeowners opt for artificial grass due to its low to no maintenance required in comparison to real grass. Real grass requires cutting, trimming and even seeding throughout the year to ensure it survives all climates and retains its appearance, whereas artificial grass does not. However, there is still some maintenance necessary to retain your artificial lawn’s appearance. Within this article, we will explore the ways you can keep your artificial grass looking its best all year round.  

How to Maintain Artificial Lawn

Does My Artificial Lawn Need Maintenance?

The way garden owners should maintain their grass depends on how they use it. Garden owners who use their artificial lawns for outdoor activities like dining and having parties should expect food droppings on the grass. Additionally, if there are trees situated near your artificial grass, leaves and debris may fall onto the grass which can develop the accumulation of mould. If you have pets then this is something to consider as your pets may dirty your artificial lawn just as they would a real one.

Cleaning Food from Your Artificial Lawn Surface

Be careful to watch out for any food droppings left on your artificial grass as this can attract animals and rodents that can cause damage to your garden. Always remove any dirt and food that has accidentally dropped onto your artificial lawn to avoid growing rot and mould and also attracting animals. It is also important to remember to be careful if you are cooking outside with a BBQ as this can cause damage to your artificial grass.

Cleaning Leaves from Your Artificial Lawn Surface 

Although your grass may be artificial, most likely your surrounding plants and trees won’t be. Therefore, there will of course be leaves and debris dropped onto your lawn from trees and plants above. It is important to try and move any fallen debris that may be on your artificial lawn, as this can lead to the growth of mould which will alter the appearance of your garden. Mould and mildew form in warm, moist spaces where bacteria thrive. This is common on leaves which usually pile on top of each other and create the conditions needed to grow bacteria. Leaves and twigs will inevitably land in your garden but where possible aim to reduce to accumulation of leaves.

Clean Pet Droppings from Your Artificial Lawn Surface

Garden owners who have pets should expect to see droppings on their grass surfaces. The best way to keep your artificial lawn free of pet droppings is to remove them immediately. Cleaning pet droppings will prevent mould from growing on your lawn surface and reduce any bad odours that come with animals’ urine. Keep an eye on your pets and where possible aim to avoid letting them use your artificial grass as a toilet.


Yes, homeowners must maintain their synthetic grass to retain its appearance and keep it looking its best all year round. Artificial grass is easy to maintain and does not require chemical treatment, mowing or watering as real grass does.

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