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Hang on, wasn’t part of the reason you got artificial grass in the first place because you wouldn’t have to deal with weeds ever again? Well then, if you’ve noticed some pesky weeds growing through your turf, you may be asking yourself, “What in the world are these doing here?” But don’t worry! Treating weeds in turf is actually really easy to do. Plus, you have multiple options to get rid of them and help keep them from coming back. We’ll cover your weed-killing choices from home remedies with boiling water and vinegar to commercial sprays.
If you have any trees or branches hanging over your artificial turf, maintaining it regularly will help in controlling weed growth. Make sure to trim or prune the trees or branches as it will stop the leaves from gathering. While in autumn, make sure to clean up the entire lawn with a leaf blower which is a quick and easy way of keeping weeds from growing.
3. Apply weed killer :
Applying a pet-friendly weed killer is another method of preventing weed growth and removing weeds from your artificial grass garden. However, you don’t need to do this very often, just once or twice per year is just fine and will help in preventing weeds from growing all year round.
To eliminate any unwanted airborne seeds, it’s advised to brush up your artificial turf regularly using a stiff brush, especially during the summer months. This quick and easy step will help in ensuring that your lawn remains perfectly appealing while keeping the weeds at bay. Make sure to choose a brush with synthetic bristles, not metal ones, as these won’t harm your artificial grass. Brushing not only removes seeds and debris but also helps in keeping the blades of your turf perky and upright.
3. It can be quite hard to remove all the existing weed root systems. Weeds can probably still wiggle their way through to the surface. Take into consideration concrete walkways or driveways, these are solid hardscapes, but it’s quite common to see weeds growing through the cracks or around the edges. With synthetic turf, it’s especially hard to completely keep off the growth of any weeds from growing through cracks or around the edges.
Can Artificial Turf Get Weeds?
4. In conclusion, if you choose artificial grass, you might never have to pull any weed from your garden. Artificial turf is a far more weed-resistant option when compared to natural turf while being quite low maintenance. However, it’s not guaranteed that you will never see a weed growing through your artificial turf.
1. Although artificial grass has a higher resistance to weeds than natural turf, it’s still possible for weeds to grow around the edges or infrequently through small holes in the backing. Weeds can also grow through the infill, depending on the type of infill that has been used during the installation. These weeds that grow through the infill can’t root beneath the turf so can be easily removed; nevertheless, if sand infill or any other infill material has been used, it can allow the seeds to germinate hence you might see the growth of weeds in your artificial turf.
2. Maintain Surrounding Area :
Another method for preventing and removing weeds in your artificial lawn is to apply a pet-friendly weed killer. You needn’t do this often – once or twice per year is perfectly adequate and will keep weeds at bay all year round!
See, we told you Newlawns are low maintenance!
If you have any trees or hedges overhanging your lawn, regular maintenance of these will also help to reduce weed growth. Trimming and pruning trees and hedges will stop leaves from accumulating and, in autumn, giving your lawn a once over with a leaf blower is a quick and easy way of keeping on top of this job.
In order to keep your Newlawn free of weeds, we do recommend some regular maintenance to ensure it stays looking like new day in, day out. Carrying this out will reduce the number of surface weeds and keep it looking green and fresh, but even so you’ll spend considerably less time tending to your artificial lawn than your natural one – and for even better results!
Maintain Surrounding Areas
If you have had artificial grass installed and are noticing weeds growing through this would mean that weed membrane may not have been installed. This can cause a lot of issues with weeds, bulbs and other seeds growing underneath your artificial grass of which can cause lumps and bumps underfoot.
An artificial lawn is a fantastic alternative to a natural one. One of the biggest reasons why our customers choose to invest in our artificial lawns is because they look stunning all year round and need very little maintenance. Natural lawns, however, require a lot of TLC. They need mowing in the growing season; feeding to prevent bare patches; not to mention even the keenest gardeners least favourite job – weeding!
One of the biggest draws of an Artificial lawn is the fact they are more resistant to weeds than natural lawns. Newlawns are installed in such a way that weeds like the ones you will find in your natural lawn will not grow. To begin with, we fully excavate the area where the grass will be laid, which removes any existing surface weeds. Following this, weed killer is also sprayed onto the area and a weed resistant membrane is laid underneath, which means weeds are highly unlikely to poke through.
You may be wondering if weeds can grow in an artificial lawn? The answer is yes, it is technically possible, however weeds that you will see growing in an artificial lawn are usually found around the edges and are known as surface weeds. Occasionally, surface weeds can sprout up because of airborne seeds or leaves that have fallen onto the grass from surrounding trees. As these weeds grow so close to the surface, all you need to do to remove them is to gently pull them out. No digging, mowing, strimming or hoeing required!
To remove airborne seeds (and any dirt that may have accumulated) we recommend brushing your artificial lawn with a stiff brush regularly, particularly during the summer months. This quick and easy job will keep your lawn looking perfect and stop pesky weeds from appearing. Choose a brush with synthetic bristles rather than metal ones, as these won’t damage the turf and brush firmly in the direction of the pile. This will not only remove seeds and other debris, but also keep the blades of grass looking perky and upright.