Most homeowners want a lush and verdant landscape for their residence, but attaining even, green grass can prove to be an uphill task. Not only do you need to ensure that you find the right grass species to suit your personal needs, for example, if you have kids or pets on the property, but you also need to stick to a strict regimen of fertilising, watering and mowing your yard so that the natural turf does not wither away and prove to be a waste of money, effort and time! Fortunately, if you are not up to the task, you do not have to live with a bare lawn. A better option for you would be to invest in artificial turf. Admittedly, this option can prove costlier than its natural grass counterpart, but it does offer longevity without arduous maintenance as long as you stick to a few care instructions. Check out the following do's and don'ts to adhere to for the longevity of your landscape's artificial turf.
Do hose down the artificial turf
One thing you may need to get used to with your artificial turf that you would never have to with natural grass is the need for occasional rinsing. Unlike natural grass, artificial turf supplies will lose their lustre when they accumulate stains from dust, food and beverage spills, dirt and other contaminants that do not affect grass. Fortunately, cleaning the artificial turf does not have to be a long and drawn-out chore. All you need to do is hose it down to eliminate all the visible pollutants, and then leave it to dry naturally before you and your loved ones can reuse it. During hot days, this drying can take a short time, so you do not have to worry about being inconvenienced.
Don't expose the artificial turf to high heat
With Australia's typical weather conditions, you should know that the artificial turf is not invulnerable to heat. A mistake some homeowner make is thinking that since the turf is inherently durable, then they can treat is the same as regular grass, but the difference is that regular grass can die off and grow again, whereas artificial turf will end up requiring replacement. Hence, you should never expose it to open flames or a high amount of heat from items such as a grill, a fire pit and so on. Any stray embers or sparks can cause a fire, which not only renders the turf useless but also puts you and your family in danger.