Routine maintenance of fake grass generally includes
keeping the surface clean of debris, especially that
which may decay into the synthetic lawn infill, and
occasionally sweeping the fibers up to revitalize
the appearance of the lawn.
Rain is your best cleanser for your fake grass.
Rainfall gently cleans the fake grass turf fibers of
dust, pollen and airborne pollutants in way that is
difficult to duplicate in any other fashion. In
areas where rainfall is scarce--or during prolonged
periods of drought--an occasional water flush is
beneficial to soak and thus cleanse the turf system.
This procedure is recommended for all synthetic lawn
Here are some additional tips for your fake grass
or synthetic lawn product:
• Do not use any tools that may damage
the synthetic lawn and do not use solvents like
acetone or cleaning materials containing alcohol.
• Pay special attention to the most
heavily used areas of the synthetic lawn. Keep extra
sand or rubber infill as after a minor settling
period, you may wish to fill-in any minor “low
spots”. If you encounter a low spot on your
synthetic lawn, take a bucket of infill, locate the
spot and apply several thin layers of infill to the
area and brush into the fibers with a stiff street
broom or small hand held fiber scrub brush (such as
is used to hand scrub floors). Brush in several
• Every loose foreign object, no matter
how small, can damage your synthetic lawn by
abrading the fibres and/or contaminating the fill.
Remove all leaves, twigs, paper, chewing gum,
athletic tape, bottles and any other waste items on
a regular basis from your synthetic lawn.
• To keep the infill from compacting and
to limit the fibers from “matting down”, brush your
synthetic lawn on a regular basis. Always brush the
synthetic lawn in opposite directions, as continuous
brushing in one single direction will produce
unacceptable pile lean, with corresponding
detrimental effects on the playing characteristics.
The less the synthetic lawn is swept, the more it
will need to be brushed.
• In case of seams opening, the
synthetic lawn seams should be repaired soon as
quickly as possible to prevent the situation from
• Snow removal: Generally snow and ice
should be left to melt and drain off the system
without assistance. At times, however, it may be
desirable to remove snow or ice. If you elect to
plow the snow, leave a layer of snow of 1 inch as to
protect your fake grass from mechanical damage. The
final layer of snow can be removed by brushing the
• Do not park vehicles on the Synthetic
Lawn. You also do not want direct, hot engine
exhaust to be discharged onto the Synthetic Lawn for
• Prevent lubricating oil, grease,
transmission fluids, etc., from dripping or spilling
on your Synthetic Lawn surface during sweepings.
Such spills can discolor the Artificial Lawn.
Battery acid and other such fluids should not be
allowed on the Synthetic Lawn. Never change or add
fluids to maintenance equipment while on the
Synthetic Lawn surface.
• The fake grass or artificial lawn
fibers are highly stain resistant because most
stains are moisture borne and the polyolefin-based
fibers tend not to absorb moisture. Hence, most
stains on Synthetic Lawn are not true stains but
rather residues of foreign matter that must be
promptly and thoroughly removed. Most stains can be
removed with water or soap and water. The first rule
is promptness. It is much easier to clean up a fresh
spill before it has time to dry and harden. Remove
any solid or putty-like deposit promptly using a
dull knife or spatula-like tool.
• Neither long-term static load of more
than 2 psi, nor any transient or dynamic load of
more than 35 psi should be allowed on the synthetic
lawn surface. The loading of a pneumatic-tired
vehicle is approximately equal to the air pressure
in its tires. Hence, it is good practice to
eliminate any unnecessary long-term parking and
loading and to keep the necessary ones as low and
brief as possible.
• Enforce a smoke-free environment, if
possible, and discourage the use of fireworks,
fires, and tobacco products including chewing
tobacco on or around the synthetic lawn
ACT Global Sports can help you select the right
synthetic lawn products for your waterless lawn or
artificial lawn needs. Our Xtreme Turf and ACTurf
products go beyond simply fake grass with our
simulated grass and replicated grass products. Our
artificial turf or synthetic grass systems can be
used for many sports field turf and indoor sports
fields needs. Sports field uses include football
turf, soccer turf or indoor soccer.