How to Clean Artificial Grass: A Comprehensive Guide

28 February 2024 by
Harley Thompson

Artificial grass offers the beauty of natural grass without the high maintenance. However, to keep it looking its best, regular cleaning is essential. This guide, compiled from various expert sources and our own knowledge, provides a comprehensive approach to maintaining your artificial grass.

Regular Maintenance: Keeping Your Grass Pristine

1: Weekly Cleaning Routine:

1:  Remove Debris

Use a leaf blower, stiff bristle broom, or a leaf rake to clear leaves, twigs, and other debris.

2: Rinse

Lightly hose down the grass to remove dust and small debris.

3:  Spot Cleaning

For spills or pet waste, clean immediately to prevent staining. Use a mild detergent or a mixture of water and vinegar for spot cleaning.

2: Monthly Deep Cleaning

1: Loosen Debris

Use a stiff brush or a power broom to agitate the artificial grass fibers, helping to loosen debris.

2: Targeted Cleaning

Apply a cleaning solution for tougher stains or pet waste areas. Rinse thoroughly after application.

3: Let it Dry

Allow the grass to air dry completely.

3: Dealing with dog urine and other Pet Waste

  1. Solid Waste: Remove using a plastic bag or a pooper scooper. Rinse the area afterward.
  2. Liquid Waste (dog urine): Hose down the area. For lingering odors, use a mixture of vinegar and water or a commercial turf deodorizer.

4: Stain Removal

  1. Immediate Action: Rinse spills immediately with water.
  2. Stubborn Stains: Use a mild detergent or a 3% solution of ammonia in water for tougher stains. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning.
  3. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Do not use corrosive chemicals like bleach, which can damage the grass fibers.

5: Special Considerations

  1. Avoid Sharp Objects: Keep furniture with sharp edges or heavy equipment off the grass to prevent damage.
  2. Be Mindful of Heat Sources: Keep grills, fireworks, and cigarettes away from the grass to avoid melting or burning the fibers.
  3. Window Reflections: Be aware of window reflections that can magnify sunlight and damage the grass. Use awnings or screens to prevent this.

6: Professional Maintenance

While DIY maintenance is effective, consider professional cleaning services for thorough deep cleaning and to address any specific issues like stubborn stains or repairs.


Regular maintenance of your artificial grass is key to keeping it looking fresh and vibrant. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn for years to come. For high quality products we would highly recommend checking out our artificial grass products at Daisy's Garden Supplies.