Desert Turf Maintenance Blog

Artificial grass, artificial turf, synthetic turf or fake grass, is a very convenient investment for your property, and if you maintain it properly, you'll get the most out of it. On our blog you will find all kind of relevant information and tips to maintain your artificial grass and keep it looking great for longer. We publish articles answering our client's frequent questions. Feel free to reach out to us if the answer to your question is not posted here. Articles are updated weekly and the pictures are from real installations done by Desert Turf.

June, 2019

Artificial grass installation for homes 

Artificial grass installation for homes requires a process that takes many steps and materials. Oftentimes our clients approach us asking us about the process we use to do the artificial grass installation in their homes. The quick answer is that there are many materials and many ways of doing the installation. The one that is convenient for each client will vary from case to case. 

Let’s start with the basics, the standard artificial grass or artificial turf installation...

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April, 2019

At Desert Turf we frequently hear our clients asking whether their artificial grass will be getting too hot, especially in summer days. We consider it important for our clients to be informed about the actual facts and situations that can make their turf get warm. 

As many other manufactured materials, Desert Turf gets warmer when directly exposed to sunlight. However, this will not prevent you from enjoying time outside in your yard. There are many steps you can take to beat the heat! 

When the temperature is so hot that it is uncomfortable being outside, that’s when probably your artificial grass will get the warmest. At this point, you will likely not be outside yourself neither allow your children to roll around the yard.

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How can I protect my artificial grass from windows melting, burning or magnification?

February, 2019

As anything that is permanently under the sun, artificial grass can become warm when in direct sunlight, mainly on high-temperature days. 

This may lead you to be concerned about your artificial grass being burned or melted by the sun. 
Actually, you got nothing to worry about in this regard. Desert Turf is designed to endure hot temperatures. So, merely the sunlight – as hot as it is- will likely not burn your artificial grass.

Actually, you got nothing to worry about in this regard. Desert Turf is designed to endure hot temperatures. So, merely the sunlight – as hot as it is- will likely not burn your artificial grass.

How do you clean artificial grass?

January, 2019

The key to keep your synthetic grass looking its best is doing regular cleanings. 

The frequency of the cleaning varies with the type of activities you do on the synthetic grass. For example, having pets playing or passing by the area where there is synthetic grass, using the synthetic grass area as kids’ playground or getting lots of dust and tree debris may require weekly cleaning. Instead, if your synthetic grass is used solely for landscaping, monthly cleaning may be enough. 


If you decide to perform a weekly cleaning of your grass, you may want to rinse the grass fibers with a hose, this will remove any accumulated dust, debris or wastes.

Can pets pee and poop on artificial grass?

November, 2018

Desert Turf is ideal for pets, however additional little maintenance may be required for the safety of your pet and to keep your grass looking great. When you want to remove solid droppings just use the same method you use in any other surface -such as a plastic bag- then hose down the area to make sure it all goes away.

Sometimes pets find a preferred spot to release themselves, this makes it easier for you to clean just that area. A weekly cleaning is recommended when you have pets, specially to remove any hidden droppings and urine. It is ok if you decide to hose down your synthetic grass more frequently. It is recommended that you use a turf deodorizer to keep your turf free from odors. 

Oct, 2019

Want to know the points that are necessary when choosing commercial artificial grass?

Then you have landed at the right spot.

Because before making such a large investment the right education is necessary.

Artificial turf installation can cost you thousands of dollars.

And choosing the right synthetic grass for your commercial landscape can be a daunting task.

High-quality synthetic turf will feel delicate to the touch. Also, quality turf will be uniformly upheld, and will have well-sewed tufts and a reliable shading.

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