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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.

Weeds growing in artificial turf

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.

Maintenance Tip For Weed Prevention:

2. If your synthetic turf has been properly installed, it’s quite difficult for weed to grow. It’s due to the several steps taken during installation which help in preventing weed growth. Digging up the area removes any weeds present on the surface, then a weed killer is sprayed which helps in killing off the existing weed and seeds in the soil. It is recommended to use a weed barrier fabric while installing the turf as the compacted bases supply an additional obstacle for weeds to grow through.

1. Brush up:

3. Apply weed killer :

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.

Artificial grass mimics the look of real grass while being a low-maintenance alternative. It allows you to enjoy the look and appeal of real grass without the added hassle of extensive maintenance that’s required by natural grass. Artificial turf does not require watering, fertilizers, mowing, weeding, edging, aerating, and re-seeding. Although, this doesn’t mean that your artificial lawn is completely maintenance-free. Weed growth can be really annoying and technically weeds can still grow through your synthetic turf.

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.

2. Maintain Surrounding Area :

Weeds growing in artificial turf

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When you see weed growth, the weed initially starts on top of the surface of the artificial turf. As we know, weed’s seeds get picked up by the wind and travel from location to location. If you have weeds in other parts of your yard, or your neighbors have weeds in their yard, the weed’s seeds are even more likely to travel to your artificial turf area. Once a weed’s seed lands on the surface of your artificial turf, the seed will begin to grow within the sand infill on top.

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When it comes to weeds growing in artificial grass, what gives? A common myth about artificial turf is that there is no maintenance involved. Does artificial turf result in less maintenance? Yes. However, there are certain things in nature that we simply cannot control, weeds being one of them.

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Here at ProGreen, our ProFlow backing does not have any perforations in the backing. This means that it will be harder for the weeds to take root below the turf. When you make it harder, it gives you more time. There is no way to beat Mother Nature, but we sure can make it harder on her!

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