Artificial Grass Maintenance
While an artificial surface can provide pretty much year round use and require much less attention and remedial work than conventional grass, some maintaining of artificial grass surfaces will be required to keep them in optimum condition. A regular artificial grass care and maintenance regime will pay dividends in keeping your sports and recreational surfaces playable, and ensure repairs are attended to before they become larger issues.
We can help through providing a regular, timetabled artificial grass maintenance service designed to ensure regular attention is given to your surfaces from basic removal of debris to ‘spot repairs’ of small tears or worn areas, through to major refurbishment of your pitches.
Typical Maintenance Issues
If you neglect maintaining artificial grass surfaces various problems can manifest that will affect the playability of your surfaces, eventually damaging them to the point where larger repairs or even replacement could be required.
For example, not sweeping away general debris such as leaves and twigs, and not ensuring drainage holes are clear, can lead to surface water collecting on the surface causing moss and algae to form making the surface slippery and eventually unplayable. Over time the infill can become contaminated and impacted so affecting playability and drainage, and without occasional attention the pile of the grass can flatten: the result of no artificial pitch maintenance is slippery and even unsafe surfaces.
Types Of Artificial Pitch Maintenance
There are certain differences between some artificial surfaces, and this will reflect in the types of maintenance different artificial grass pitch types such as sand filled or water based would receive.
For instance, a sand dressed pitch may require more attention than a sand filled pitch as the pile is typically shorter in the latter type, so rejuvenation may be required more frequently as - if neglected - the surface can deteriorate and lead to a less playable surface and flooding.
Water based pitches have a short and dense pile and are frequently sprayed with water as they require constant irrigation as the water affects playing performance. With so much moisture present, this type of pitch can suffer from algae and moss issues. Consequently, to maintain artificial grass of this type would likely require machine cleaning of debris and a six monthly chemical treatment to ward off or treat moss, mould and algae.
Maintain Artificial Grass Or Replace?
Along with helping you maintain artificial grass surfaces, we can replace them too if yours are beyond repair or you would like to update your facilities.
If you have found us using a term such as ‘artificial grass maintenance near me,’ ‘artificial grass maintenance UK’ or similar, and are looking to set up regular pitch care or repairs to existing surfaces we can help - and replacements are also a specialty.