What Should You NOT Do with Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass from SYNLawn Alabama is an ideal alternative to traditional grass lawns and landscapes in Birmingham, AL. It is visually captivating, durable, low maintenance, and built with environmental conservation in mind. These features have helped our synthetic turf become a common feature at numerous residential and commercial venues, including lawns, golf courses, shopping areas, pet areas, playgrounds, and sports surfaces. However, despite its benefits and remarkable durability, there are still some things you should avoid doing to it, especially if you want to keep your artificial grass looking its best. 

Why Choose Artificial Grass?

Synthetic grass from SYNLawn Alabama provides its users with several benefits, including: 

Incredibly Low Maintenance

Artificial grass is an ideal option for those who want to enjoy a beautiful lawn without all the hassle of ongoing upkeep. With synthetic turf, home and business owners never have to worry about mowing, watering, seeding, or fertilizing. As a result, owners of artificial grass installations from us at SYNLawn Alabama can save tremendous amounts of time and money. 

Ideal for Children

At SYNLawn Alabama, our synthetic grass is perfect for kids’ playgrounds. Our artificial playground turf consists of multi-layered padding and backing. This provides a protective cushioning that helps safeguard playing children against injury. Our artificial playground grass also comes with technology to help it stay cooler, even when frequently exposed to sunlight. This helps keep kids from burning their hands or feet.  

Kids playing on swingset on artificial grass

Great for Pets

For pets, artificial grass makes perfect sense! It is soft and cushioned, making it easy on their joints and delicate paws. Our specialized synthetic pet turf is also intensely durable, making it harder for even big dogs to dig through. Additionally, our artificial pet grass comes with excellent drainage. This makes it easier for pet owners to clean and keep clean.


Believe it or not, artificial grass is highly eco-friendly! With a synthetic grass lawn from SYNLawn Alabama, there is no need for constant watering to keep it looking lush and green. Our artificial turf also eliminates the need for any agricultural chemicals that can potentially contaminate soil and other plants in the environment. Lastly, our synthetic grass contributes to reducing carbon emissions because it does not require fossil-fuel-powered lawn mowing equipment to keep its trimmed appearance. 

Commercial artificial grass installation

What NOT To Do With Artificial Grass

Now that we have seen why artificial grass is so popular and beneficial for owners and the environment, let’s examine a few things you should never do with your prestigious SYNLawn artificial turf.

Never Use a Metal Rake to Clear Leaves and Debris

When raking your artificial grass, it is essential to use a gentle plastic rake. Metal rakes can cause damage to synthetic turf and make it more susceptible to tearing and punctures.

Never Use a Hard Brush

Using a hard brush to clean dirt and other materials from your artificial grass can damage the turf fibers, resulting in potentially expensive turf replacements. Instead, use water from a hose to spray messes off our quick-draining synthetic grass. 

Never Place Heavy Objects on Your Artificial Turf

Unless you plan on keeping a heavy object, like playground equipment, in the same position, you should never place something heavy on artificial grass for prolonged periods of time. Sadly, this can cause synthetic turf to become damaged or distorted. Some heavy objects you should avoid putting on artificial grass include appliances, heavy furniture, machinery, parked cars, and motorcycles.

Avoid Introducing Any Chemicals

Chemicals or pesticides should not be used on artificial grass. Harsh materials like these can damage the blades of synthetic grass and make artificial turf backing and underlayment more susceptible to damage. If a person does introduce harsh chemicals to their synthetic grass, it will likely damage the overall texture and lead to discoloration.

Commercial artificial grass dining area

Contact Us for More Information

For years, residential and commercial customers have trusted us at SYNLawn Alabama to provide high-quality artificial grass for various applications in Birmingham, AL. This includes synthetic grass for lawns, playgrounds, golf putting greens, pet turfs, shopping centers, and sports facilities. Artificial grass often comes with a myriad of benefits. However, certain practices should be avoided to ensure these benefits to keep synthetic turf looking its best for as long as possible.  

By avoiding the practices listed above, you help ensure your precious synthetic surface continues to provide the best value for your investment. If you’re unsure about artificial grass maintenance, contact us right away! Our knowledgeable support team is on standby to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our artificial grass products.