Maintenance Tip: Removing Spills and Stains

Artificial grass is the perfect solution for residential, commercial, and municipal landscaping needs due to its extremely minimally needed maintenance.  Without the weekly upkeep of mowing or trimming, seasonal applications of fertilizers or pesticides, or need for daily watering, artificial landscape saves measurable time, money, and resources.  While synthetic turf requires minimal effort, there are special circumstances that require attention to maximize the appearance, durability, and longevity of your Turfscape lawn.  One of these considerations is the removal of spills and stains.

With any usage, especially high volume usage, there is a risk to spill sticky or staining substances on your turf.  These spills are best dealt with promptly and in the proper way.  Most stains can be easily removed with hot (not boiling) water and a mild household detergent.  Brush the stain with a stiff bristle brush, scrub the area with soap and water, rinse with clean water, and pat dry.  Mild detergents are best, and you should never use a cleanser with chlorine bleach or other acidic chemicals. 

For oil based stains, including motor oil and grease, cooking oil, suntan oil, and floor wax, it is best to use a grease spot remover (perchloroethylene, dry cleaning solution).  A dry cleaning solution is also an excellent remover of chewing gum, tree sap, or other sticky substances when available; However, ice or a freezing aerosol spray are great alternatives for removal. 

Artificial turf is an easy and convenient option for those looking to have a beautiful yard year-round without the hassle or costs of weekly maintenance.  Our Turfscape line is a high quality, natural-looking artificial grass that is both durable in all weather conditions and versatile in all applications.

Check out our synthetic grass line for all of your lawn needs!