Why Your Artificial Grass Smells and How to Prevent It
Nobody likes smelly artificial grass. You’ve worked so hard to prepare your yard for artificial turf, you’ve taken ages to select the best type of artificial grass, and now not even your dog wants to play on your artificial turf because of the smell… Yes, that’s bad. But, the good thing is this – there are plenty of things you could have done to prevent the smell from developing, and you can still do a lot to stop it from smelling. So, don’t immediately call the people from the artificial turf installation services in San Diego that were in charge of your yard. Let’s see what we can do about that smell.
Why does my artificial grass smell?If your artificial grass has developed a certain, let’s call it, odor, you’re probably quite mad, but also more than eager to get rid of it as soon as possible. And we understand – nobody likes a smelly backyard. That is why we’re first going to present you with the three most common reasons for smelly artificial turf, as well as the solutions for them. Don’t worry, though, we’ll give you full instruction on how to properly get rid of all the potential smells too. But first, the reasons:
- Heat – If you were forced to choose a cheaper variant of artificial grass, it might be the heat that’s causing your turf to smell bad. If your grass has developed the smell of burning rubber, this should be the reason, and you should consider spending a bit more on artificial grass of a higher quality.
- Dirt – Sometimes, and especially if your artificial grass cleaning sessions are not as frequent as they should be, dirt can accumulate and cause your turf to smell poorly. This requires a thorough cleaning, nothing more.
- Pets – If your pets do their ones and twos on artificial turf, it might smell bad because of some residue urine on it. You can use a solution of water or vinegar and baking soda and get rid of the smells in just a couple of minutes.
How do I stop my artificial grass from smelling?Now, as we’ve promised, let us guide you through a tried-and-tested procedure for removing any bad smells from your artificial turf. If they persist, make sure to contact turf installation professionals. But, before that, try doing it alone.
- In order to stop kids or pets from pulling the edges and forcing the dirt underneath it, you can surround the turf with treated wood.
- You can install a system of sprinklers that will, in regular intervals, drain any potential waste from pets and soak the grass to cool it off.
- Try using various DIY cleaning solutions, like the aforementioned baking soda and water/vinegar mix.
- If your artificial grass is of low quality, you’re going to have to replace it on a regular basis.
- Instead, consider spending a bit more on artificial grass of high quality, and start cleaning it regularly.
- Finally, rinse all the cleaning solutions you might have used thoroughly.