There is also helpful information regarding deep cleaning and treating stains, in addition to protecting it from heat.
CLEANING THE SURFACE Although Smart Turf will be the most maintenance free lawn you have ever experienced there are still a few simple things you will need to know about caring for it. Loose debris such as leaves and twigs can be easily removed by using a leaf blower or a standard broom or rake.
REFRESHING THE TURF Your turf will experience natural cleaning every time it rains. However, if you live in an area where rain is scarce then we recommend spraying down your turf when you begin to notice the turf appears dirty. Use a hose and spray nozzle. Be careful not to spray the turf with such pressure that it washes out the infill.
DEEP CLEANING OR STAINS If you notice stains on your turf that water will not remove you can use basic household detergent mixed with water or “Simple Green”. Visit simplegreen.com for complete details and range of products available. Do not use any cleaners that contain chlorine bleaches or caustic cleaners. Once you are finished applying cleaner, be sure to rinse your turf thoroughly with water to remove any traces of excess cleaner. Also note that it is always easiest to clean a spill when it happens rather than letting it dry and harden.
PET AREAS If you have installed your Smart Turf with our "Ultimate Drain System" + Envirofill infill then it will be easy to keep your Smart Turf fresh and clean. Simply flush the turf areas that have been exposed to urine and waste with a hose once a week or as needed. If you notice any unpleasant odors a mixture of distilled vinegar and water or "Simple Green" can be used to neutralize them.
BRUSHING YOUR TURF It is a good idea to periodically brush your turf with a stiff broom to keep the blades standing up straight. Over time you may need to add infill if you notice that it has been washed away. Simply sprinkle infill over the top of your turf and brush in with a stiff broom. Areas exposed to high traffic may require more brushing than others.
PROTECT FROM BURNS Keep any kind of flames away from the turf. This includes cigarettes, grills, fireworks, etc. Also be sure that your turf is not exposed to any extreme heat created by reflective window glass that may magnify the sun light and burn the turf.
THE ULTIMATE DRAIN SYSTEM Synthetic turf has proven to be an excellent product for pet owners. Real grass is often difficult to grow in areas where it gets constant exposure to pet urine. The urine burns the grass and contaminates the soil, making it near impossible for new grass to grow. Although synthetic turf will stand up to the exposure of urine, over time an odor can develop if the urine gets trapped in the turf or infill. Easy to install, affordable, and effective, the "Ultimate Drain System" from Smart Turf effectively eliminates this problem. In addition, the "Ultimate Drain System" can be combined with Envirofill infill for additional protection.
HOW DOES THE "UTLTIMATE DRAIN SYSTEM" WORK? The "Ultimate Drain System" from Smart Turf consists of a polymeric sheet molded under heat and pressure to form a high compressive strength, dimpled drainage core. Additional holes are punched in the core allowing liquids to flow through to ground surfaces below if necessary. The "Ultimate Drain System" creates an open air space-void which allows pet urine and other liquids to be washed down through the turf and infill. This process prevents pet urine from being held in the turf and causing odor. This void creates the perfect channel used to flush out the urine and wash down water directly to drains.
BENEFITS OF ENVIROFILL WITH MICROBAN PROTECTION Completely non-porous. Will not absorb any liquids or moisture. Due to its round shape, it will not pack down and compress, nor prevent moisture from passing through. Since the Envirofill will not compress, the surface will not become hard. Inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration. Proven to effectively suppress ammonia production from pet urine and prevents unwanted odor.
HOW DOES ENVIROFILL WITH MICROBAN WORK? Infused into Envirofill during the manufacturing process, Microban antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew which can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration. On an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. But when microbes come in contact with the Envirofill surface, Microban protection penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts cell functions making the microorganism unable to function, grow, and reproduce. Microban antimicrobial technology works 24/7 for an added level of cleanliness protection. It will not wash or wear out and its antimicrobial protection works continuously to keep the Envirofill cleaner, longer. Envirofill is warranted for 16 years.
According to the EPA, over one third of water used residentially goes toward watering the lawn. Studies have shown that each square foot of natural grass replaced with synthetic turf saves 55 gallons of water per year.
The average home has approximately 1,800 sq. ft. of grass which is 99,000 gallons of water each year. Imagine all the water that you could save by installing Smart Turf!
Each year grass clippings contribute to the massive amounts of waste filling our landfills and dumps where they also create methane gases that negatively affect our air quality.
In addition to these toxic fumes, they also contribute to noise pollution.
Because Smart Turf is made using the highest quality yarns we achieve a feel that is a step above the competition.
While many other products in the market feel stiff and unpleasant to the touch, Smart Turf feels more like real grass and has a great feel even to your bare feet!
These chemicals have been shown to have a negative impact on our environment and personal health. Smart Turf will never require the use of fertilizer nor pesticides.
As your family enjoys your Smart Turf lawn you will never worry that these harmful products are coming into direct contact with your body.
In addition to eliminating the use of fertilizers and pesticides, independent tests prove Smart Turf does not contain any lead or any other hazardous waste.