Artificial turf is a great residential alternative to traditional lawns, requiring less care and as such less time to keep it looking pristine. However, this doesn’t mean there is no maintenance required for your artificial lawn. Artificial grass can be susceptible to moss, algae and weed growth - affecting the overall lifespan of your artificial lawn. So, how can you effectively maintain your artificial grass to get the most out of it? Here is Wet & Forget’s solution to your moss, algae and weed problems.
Although rain often works as a great cleaner for artificial grass, it is not effective against pesky lawn problems such as moss, algae and weeds. They can often grow through the membrane at the base of the artificial turf, or their growth can be promoted by any organic debris on top of the turf. Regular moss, algae or weed removal methods for artificial areas are not suitable for fake grass, much like they are not for real grass lawns. Removal of moss, algae and weeds by pressure washing or wire brushing your turf will damage the surface of your lawn, and hand brushing methods are also a time-consuming process.
Harsh chemicals may seem like the only other option – as unlike a real grass lawn it is suggested you don’t dig out the moss, algae or weeds in case you damage the membrane. However, acid, caustic or bleach based chemical solutions for dealing with garden pests will just damage your artificial grass, and any run off will also damage any surrounding plants. Therefore, it is recommended that you avoid these products as much as possible.
Quick and Effective
This is where Wet & Forget steps in. Offering quick and effective cleaning solutions free of bleach as well as caustic and acidic chemicals, Wet & Forget will get the job done fast. It breaks down the moss, algae and weeds over time with the wind and the rain, keeping them at bay for at least a year. Following the first application, any further maintenance will be a much shorter process, meaning you can easily stay on top of your artificial grass’ needs.
No longer will your artificial lawn be plagued by moss, algae or weeds as Wet & Forget actually eliminates them. With the gentle pH of 8, which is as close to neutral as you can get, you also needn’t worry about the long-term effects on any pets. Just keep them off the treated area until it is dry and rinse off with fresh water if they accidentally come in contact as a precaution.
It couldn’t be easier
Getting rid of moss, algae or weeds with Wet & Forget is a breeze - all you need is your bottle of Wet & Forget, a garden sprayer and tap water:
- Mix one part of Wet & Forget with five parts of water in a garden sprayer.
- Saturate your artificial grass with the solution and leave to dry for four to five hours - during that time, Wet & Forget gets on with the job, leaving you free to do other things.
- And that's it! There's no scrubbing or rinsing as Wet & Forget is non-caustic, non-acidic and bleach-free so you can use it just about anywhere.
If you want to make life even easier for yourself, then try Wet & Forget Rapid. The built-in nozzle and pre-mixed formula makes treating your artificial lawn a piece of cake, as you can cover up to 200m2 in just 10 minutes. You’ll also have the peace of mind of knowing that you've eradicated your moss, algae and weed problems in the most hassle-free way imaginable.