We are experts with sand-based Astro turf installation, cleaning and maintenance, while providing a quality, reliable service for excellent value.
As well as offering excellent-value artificial turf maintenance services, we also install artificial sports pitches using the UK’s leading supplier of artificial grass, and carry out ancillary works including fencing, floodlighting, and peripheral landscaping.
Whether you are a sports club manager, run a school, university, leisure centre or local authority sports pitch, or If you are a homeowner with an artificial grass lawn or sports pitch, regular maintenance should be carried out on your artificial turf to protect your investment in the long term.
Work such as brushing and drag brushing to redistribute the infill, sand or rubber crumb top-ups and deep cleaning should be carried out on at least an annual basis, ideally at the start of the playing season. It may be necessary for this to happen more often, depending on use, the surrounding area, environmental factors and existing condition.
Rejuvenation improves drainage, de-compacts heavy use areas and returns the surface back to its original condition (allowing for wear). Successful Rejuvenation and a suitable maintenance program, will add a further 5+ years to the life of a surface which would otherwise have had to be replaced.
Rejuvenation Overview >
This is summer maintenance that should be carried out on Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass or Astroturf surfaces once or twice a year depending on factors such as: the amount of use, the surrounding area, environmental factors and the existing condition.
Working with the latest technology, our Heorger Machine will remove the infill and any contamination from the artificial turf, separate the two and replace the granulate in the same position.
Taking out a maintenance contract ensures you get maximum performance and longevity from your artificial surface and it is never too late to make a difference. We are able to put a weekly, monthly, bi-annual or annual contract in place to ensure your Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass or AstroTurf surface performs to its optimum all year round. We can offer a combination of any of our services to suit either the need of your surface or your budget.
Courts can be sprayed to kill off any moss and algae but for more serious infestations, high pressure water and motorised brushes can be used to clean the courts.
AstroCare also specialises in the re-spaying of all hard courts with high quality, water based acrylic paints and comes in a variety of colours including spring green, forest green, light holly, summer red, terracotta and black
Depending on the condition of the court, a binder coat may need to be applied first but this will be discussed first.
Moss and algae on your sports surface is due to warm, damp conditions. Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass or AstroTurf surfaces are often surrounded by trees and / or bushes which provide shade and the perfect environment for growth. This looks unsightly but more importantly will become slippery and dangerous.
Factors encouraging growth in:
– Shaded areas,
– Poor drainage,
– Poor air quality,
– Leaves left on the ground
– Especially over winter
Moss & Algae Treatments >
Cleaning and brushing remove debris from the surface of the pitch and help to remove vegetation build up. With time, rubber and sand infill in your artificial turf, synthetic grass or AstroTurf surface infill and fibres become compacted around the key play areas, and this reduces comfort, drainage and safety.
With regular power and drag brushing by an expert, the surface can be levelled to give a true and consistent playing surface. This helps to reduce the possibility of flooding and slippage and improves the all-around look and feel of the surface. At Astro Care, we can also asses if the correct depth of sand or rubber is in place or if it needs altering. By using a power brush, the tips of the artificial fibres will also be lifted reducing the likelihood of compaction, while the drag brush will agitate and level the fibres and infill.
With time, your Artificial Turf, Synthetic Grass or AstroTurf surfaces will become worn in specific areas or lines may come loose from backing tape.
We can cut out the affected area and replace with an identical carpet. Due to wear there may be some variance in pile length so this would be trimmed to give the best possible match.
For lines that have come loose and are a safety hazard, we are able to either fully replace the line or if possible replace the backing tape and glue it into place.
Line & Carpet repair process >
To ensure 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%.
£500 per court