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.
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!
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.
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!
Here are our top three (yes, only three!) maintenance tips for weed prevention:
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.
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.
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.