How to Care for Artificial Turf


Artificial turf, also known as indoor/outdoor carpeting, is an extremely versatile product. Modern artificial turf can be made to look and feel like real grass, and comes in a variety of colors for indoor use. It is a great alternative to a paved outdoor area or patio, or for use in a high-traffic, indoor area. Since it is a man-made material and not grass or real turf, it needs special care. It is relatively easy to keep clean, and with proper care, your artificial turf can last for a very long time.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dish soap
  • Scrub brush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Vacuum the artificial turf to remove dirt and debris. Regular vacuuming also helps keep the turf from appearing crushed.

  • To remove oily stains, mix liquid dish soap and warm water, then apply the mixture to the stain with a scrub brush and scrub until the stain is removed. Rinse the area with clean, warm water to remove any soap residue.

  • Remove mold and mildew from artificial turf with a mild bleach solution. Dilute the bleach in water and apply it directly to the mold or mildew. Scrub any stains with a scrub brush if necessary. Rinse the area with clean, warm water to remove any bleach residue.

Tips & Warnings

  • If a stain reappears, vacuum the affected area several times before trying to remove it.

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