Moss and mould aren’t exactly this season’s go-to garden accessories. However, changing weather conditions sets the perfect temperature for these unwanted visitors to thrive. As the beautiful trees have shed their leaves, dampness becomes trapped under the layers. This, combined with the perfect amount of shade required for mould and moss to grow, creates the perfect storm for this nuisance.
It can grow almost anywhere, too. This includes your site’s artificial lawn. Yes, whilst incredibly rare, synthetic turf can house mould and moss. The airborne spores cling to the lawn blades and multiple if they aren’t taken care of.
But don’t panic. If you notice any slight furry green coating or little black speckles creeping across your synthetic turf, treating it immediately will stop it in its tracks and prevent it from ever returning.
Maintaining Your Grass to Treat Moss or Mould
There are a variety of ways you can treat your artificial grass for moss and mould year-round. Undertaking occasional maintenance to ensure these two problems don’t trouble your lovely synthetic lawn doesn’t have to be an arduous task, but does require some vigilance.
1. Rinse Down
Power washing your synthetic lawn will blast off any excess mould or moss before treating the area. If you don’t have a power washer then a pressurised hose will also get the job done. If any remnants remain, these will be dealt with when you apply your solution.
2. Applying Solution
Due to the neutral pH balance being 100% biodegradable, artificial grass cleaner is an environmentally-friendly option that also caters for tough moss or mould problems. The solution is diluted and ready to use when you need it. They often come in spray bottles, making it easy to apply. All you have to do is spray it evenly across the affected grass.
3. Brush the Turf
Using a soft headed brush, gently scrub away any remaining mould or moss. Work the cleaning solution between the synthetic turf blades to ensure you treat 100% of the artificial grass.
Hose down to rinse away any excess mould or moss before leaving it to dry out. Your artificial grass will look stunning in no time.
It is advised that artificial grass receives a deep clean at least twice a year. This will ensure you get the most out of your synthetic turf whilst keeping it free from any natural garden problems that occur.
For all enquiries regarding synthetic grass installation, feel free to get in contact with the friendly team at Preferred Turf. We are committed to providing an impeccable standard of service for our valued clientele, and will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding artificial turf installation and maintenance at your property.
Give us a call on 1300 052 398. One of our friendly team will be happy to assist you with your enquiries regarding Sydney artificial grass installation.