Many homeowners dream of having a lush, green, picture-perfect lawn but most don’t have the time or want to spend the money on seed, fertilizer, and water to keep it up. Luckily, there’s an option for homeowners that allows them to have that perfect lawn with next to zero maintenance comparatively. Synthetic turf, or outdoor carpet as some call it, stays green year round, requires no mowing, fertilizer or watering but only a little bit of cleaning to keep it looking its best. Artificial turf maintenance is fairly straightforward and easy to do.

Depending on what type of trees you have around or where you live will determine how often you will need to clean your turf. If you live around trees and shrubs or have pets, your lawn will require more frequent care. Homeowners should expect to do the following for a well maintained turf:

  • Weekly

Rinse down their turf at least once to remove the dust, pollen and small debris that may have accumulated.

  • Monthly

A more thorough cleaning may be required on a monthly basis,  To do so, prior to rinsing, a flexible rake or stiff broom should be used to remove the debris.

To make sure to that the blades of grass continue to stand up properly, you should brush with the grain when cleaning. There are more specific cleaning steps for unique situations such as pet waste, gum, stains and so on. However, it is suggested to have a professional cleaning to ensure the best results for anything more than natural debris.

If you’re looking to add synthetic turf to your yard, be sure to contact Cricket Pavers of South Florida for more information and artificial turf prices or visit their website at