Maintenance and Cleaning Tips for Your Snythetic Turf

In this blog, we are going to provide a few tips on how to clean, maintain and remove stains from your synthetic turf lawn. Synthetic turf is notoriously easy to care for. You don’t need to mow it or water it to keep it healthy and looking good. It looks good as it is, but you do need to keep it clean like you would your carpet in your home and the following tips will help you with that.

  1. THE MOST OBVIOUS CLEANING NEEDED is the removal of litter deposited by users and spectators at events held on the surface. Good housekeeping practices will minimize these
    problems:
    • Keep trash and litter containers on site make sure there are enough containers to eliminate overflow.
    • Set up drinks for athletes during practice breaks off the field itself, if possible.
    • Enforce a smoke-free environment, if possible, and discourage the use of tobacco products such as chewing tobacco.

FREQUENCY
The removal of loose rubbish and surface dust should be performed on an as need basis, generally about twice a month during heavy use periods.

Stain Removal
GENERAL
It is much easier to clean up a fresh spill before it has time to dry and harden. Remove any solid or putty-like deposit promptly using a dull knife or spatula-like tool. Blot up excess liquids with a stack of towels, cloth, or paper. Dry absorbent clay-based materials; such as kitty litter absorbers can be very useful and should be stored on site. Such dry absorbers can be swept or vacuumed up.

“Water-Borne” Residues
Most “stains” commonly associated with playing fields can be classified as “waterborne” stains. These stains are best removed using a warm, mild solution of granular household detergent (nonabrasive).

TYPICAL WATERBORNE “STAINS”
Acid Alcohol Alkali
Ice Cream Latex Paint Milk
Urine Water Colors Fruit Juice

1. Brush the residue with a stiff fiber brush.
2. Scrub the area with soap and water.
3. Rinse the area thoroughly with clear water to remove all traces of soap.
4. Dry with an absorbent towel, if necessary.
A three percent solution of ammonia in water can be used in lieu of household detergent for more stubborn residues or stains.