Artificial grass benefits from being quick to dry, gentler on the body than hard-surfaces, and is easier to maintain than traditional grass. However, basic regular maintenance will help to prologue the life and usability of your pitch. Artificial turf pitches and tennis courts collect dirt and debris from general use, footwear, leaf matter, broken fibres and soiling. This dirt will gradually migrate deeper into the pile, reducing your pitch’s playing quality and safety.
Artificial turf pitches can also be susceptible to moss and vegetation growth, which can spoil both the appearance and safety of your court. This is especially likely if your pitch or court is in a damp and shady area, and out of use for part of the year. There are, however, things you can do to yourself to prevent this, such as regular brushing and removing debris that can encourage weed growth.
If vegetation growth and debris build-up are not treated quickly they can be difficult to rectify by yourself, but specialist power brushing and vegetation treatments can quickly remedy these issues. A specialist in artificial grass maintenance can also deal with any other lingering problems: for instance, repairing affected areas of turf and carrying out a deep clean at least annually. With second- and third-generation artificial grass or turf pitches, the sand infill can become compacted around heavy-use areas, which is both uncomfortable for play and prevents adequate drainage.
As part of regular maintenance, the sand or rubber infill levels should be checked and replenished if needed. This, in turn, will also help to increase the life expectancy of the pitch and reduces the chances of injury, since the infill layer improves the grip and the wear of the artificial turf.
To ensure the maximum performance and longevity of your sports surface, AstroCare recommends a regular maintenance programme. It is generally recognised by contractors and official sports bodies that a well maintained artificial turf surface will outlast a neglected one by up to 50 percent. A maintenance provider should ensure that the life of your artificial turf surface is extended and that the playing experience is at its best.
Astrocare are experts in artificial grass maintenance, installation and repair services for all types of sports pitches and tennis courts, including 3G surfaces.
To prevent damage our maintenance programmes feature:
Our artificial grass maintenance packages start at just £500 per court, per year. We also specialise in a full range of pitch installation services, and full groundwork including lighting and fencing. As we are not restricted to one provider of artificial grass or clay, we are able to source the highest quality to suit your budget or requirements.
Astrocare are experts in the maintenance of 3g sports pitches of all types, and we strive to provide customers with the best possible maintenance package for the best price. We are based in Nether Whitacre, near Coleshill, Birmingham and service the entire UK.
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For a free quote for artificial grass maintenance and repair, speak to the friendly team at Astrocare!