Brush it Off
When artificial lawns are newly laid, they have a sand infill that slowly structures the turf. In order to ensure the turf is in optimum condition when it settles, it is important to let it settle. After this, the lawn will only require some maintenance. We would recommend you do this by brushing with a stiff, natural bristle broom.
When you do brush your lawn, be sure you brush it in all different directions, so you keep the turf pile bouncy and upright - think fluffy not combover!
Of course, you will need the best brush for the job and we suggest a stiff, natural-bristle brush which will be gentle but effective on your artificial grass. Although brushing might seem like light work, it will make a noticeable difference to the appearance and condition of your lawn.
Areas of higher foot traffic may require brushing more regularly to prevent blades from looking flattened or trampled.
Keep Your Lawn Free of Debris
Artificial grass lawns have a membrane backing that, though ideal for letting water run through, minimises the risk of unwanted plants and weeds that grow through normal grass patches. That being said, the tenacity of certain weeds and mosses mean that the odd one may come through anyway, so it is best to be prepared and know how to tackle weeds and moss should they appear.
Unlike when you weed natural grass, you can't go digging through your artificial grass with a trowel or fork. Instead, you have two choices. The first is to focus purely on the cosmetic, taking off the tops of weeds when they show through the grass, without really addressing the root of the problem.
Alternatively, you could use a moss or weed killer BUT if you do, make sure it is a water-based solution to avoid damaging the artificial turf. Once the moss and weeds are dead, you can simply remove them by hand or brush them off.
Any organic debris like leaves and dead plants should be removed from your artificial lawn as quickly as possible. This is because a build-up of organic matter can damage the lawn's drainage and encourage weed growth. You can collect the debris by hand, with a brush or even use a leaf blower - just make sure you keep on top of it.