SavvyTurf - Premium Artificial Grass
Tips, Tricks, And Hacks
To keep your SavvyTurf looking its best, regular cleaning is recommended. Some factors used to determine how often you should clean your artificial turf are:
- Whether you have pets.
- Turf is installed under trees and shrubs.
- Do you live in a dusty area? (Construction zone, high traffic area, older houses)
SavvyTurf cleaning basics:
Since SavvyTurf is tough and designed to take a lot of use, usually all you need to do is spray it with a hose to remove dirt and small debris. Use a rake with plastic tines or stiff broom for anything that can’t be removed by a quick hosing off. If you have pets or notice droppings, first remove the solid waste, then hose down the area with a sprayer attachment. If you wish, deodorizers specifically for artificial turf can be purchased from pet stores.
SavvyTurf Premium Artificial Grass is stain resistant, so most spills can be simply rinsed away with plain water. For dried residue or tougher spills such as food, oils or sticky substances, use warm soapy water and a brush. Do NOT use chemical cleaners, or test carefully on a small, inconspicuous patch, as discoloring or damage could result.
To remove chewing gum and other thick residues if they’ve already tangled in the turf, try the ice cube trick: Hold or let an ice cube rest on the material for a few minutes to freeze and stiffen it enough to let you break it off and pull out. Please note that SavvyTurf makes no claims for any kind of non-stick quality or resistance of this product.
If snow or ice builds up on the turf, just use a plastic snow shovel as you normally would and let the rest melt away. Avoid using metal rakes and shovels to avoid damaging the turf with cuts and holes.
- SavvyGrow Artificial Turfs
- Utility knife
- Decomposed granite or crushed gravel
- A piece of wood or flat board
- Hand compactor, or machine compactor (optional)
- Shock-absorbent material (optional)
- Adhesive (optional)
- Silica sand (optional)
1. Remove Existing Turf
If you’re replacing your existing grass with SavvyGrow Artificial Turf, first remove the existing turf. Remove approximately 1.5 inches to 4 inches of soil. (The artificial grass will need to sit approximately 0.5 inches above any edging.
2. Protect your SavvyGrow Artificial Turf from weed
Weed can grow up through and damage your SavvyGrow Artificial Turf. To prevent weed, you can lay a sheet of weed-suppressor as you would do with regular turf or paver and cut it to size using a utility knife.
3. Apply a layer of decomposed granite or crushed stone
Decomposed granite or sand in this step is not necessary, but it can help create a solid base and allow water to drain properly. Apply a thin layer of decomposed granite and use a hand compactor or machine compactor to compact it and create a solid even base.
4. Create an even surface for turf to lay on
Once you’ve compacted the base, apply 1.5 inches to 4-inch layer of decomposed granite and even it out using a piece of wood or a flat board with a level. (It’s a good idea to create a slope away from your house to prevent excessive water build up during the raining season). Optional: Apply a layer of shock-absorbent material on top to give the grass more cushioning.
5. Apply SavvyGrow Artificial Turf
Consider using adhesive if you’re laying turf in a large area. Place your SavvyGrow Artificial Turf in place and completely cover the desired area.