How to get rid of weeds in artificial grass
Part of the reason many people choose to install artificial grass is that they don’t have to worry about weeds anymore. Unfortunately, even if the artificial grass is installed correctly, there is still a certain chance of weeds growing. Adelaide has a variety of common weeds, some of which can be toxic to people and pets. Other kinds of weeds can trigger allergic reactions that can leave you sniffling all year. And worst of all, it can make your house look under-maintained. Weeds thrive in almost any condition. even in harsh climates. But don’t worry! Dealing with weeds on your lawn is actually pretty easy to do. Plus, you have options to get rid of them and help them never come back. We’ll list some good suggestions.
Water weeds with boiling water for an easy solution. Pour boiling water directly over any weeds on the artificial grass to kill them without damaging or discolouring the grass. When the weeds wilt and die after a few hours, pull them out and throw them away. Some weeds with deeper roots may require multiple treatments to kill them completely in order to pull them out of the turf.
Spray weeds with vinegar for a nontoxic herbicide. Fill the sprayer with white vinegar. Spray all weeds on artificial turf to kill them without harsh chemicals. If some weeds do not die after the firsr treatment, spray again a few days later. Vinegar is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, and you can use it as much as you want.
Sprinkle with table salt to kill weeds and prevent future growth. Take some regular table salt and sprinkle it directly on the weeds in your lawn to dehydrate them and kill them. Keep in mind that salt can seep into the ground under artificial turf and prevent future growth, so don’t use it if you plan to remove the turf.
Weedkiller is the first solution for speed and ease. There are many options from herbicide sprays to granules or liquids. The easier the product is for you, the better its chances of success in keeping your synthetic turf weed-free. You can use selective Weedkiller in the garden where you want to keep existing plants. Use non-selective Weedkiller when it doesn’t matter what you kill, which tends to cause more damage to other types of vegetation around them, as well as artificial turf. One thing all good Weedkillers should have is a long-term residual effect, so that weeds continue to be suppressed long after you spray.
The best treatment for weeds is prevention. Luckily, there are quick things you can do every now and then to stop them from growing：
- We recommend regularly brushing your artificial turf with a stiff brush. This quick and easy task will keep your perfect lawn looking pristine.
- For a neat and weed-free lawn, overhanging trees or hedges must be maintained regularly. Trimming branches can prevent leaves from piling up on your grass.
- Using a weed membrane is usually part of the artificial grass, but you should make sure it’s of good quality or it may not stop weeds from getting through underneath. Seeds will also settle on the turf surface and can grow through the membrane, so make sure to keep a weed-free surface and cover any exposed soil.
- Keeping it dry is also a good way to do it. Even artificial grass needs proper drainage or it could end up flooding. A flooded lawn will be a great place for weeds and other creatures to make their home.