If you have a balcony, there’s no excuse not to use artificial grass. It doesn’t matter how many inches of snow you can see outside your window. You can still enjoy a nice patio or porch even on a frost-free afternoon. You can even use it during the summer months when your grass is still on the ground. Here’s how to prepare your artificial turf.
Start Your Balcony Garden With Artificial Turf
If you’ve already cleared your garden space of all naturally growing plants, you’re ready to begin setting up your artificial lawn. Use a broom or sharp-toothed brush and gently brush the loose plastic strainer into the corners of your balcony artificial grass. Sprinkle some liquid detergent or water on the grass and rinse with warm water. The detergent or water will keep the surface damp. Add a little bit of bleach to get rid of any soils that may be too tough for your new synthetic surface.
Prepare The Surfaces
Next, prepare your surfaces for the turf. If your balcony artificial grass isn’t laying directly on your concrete walkways or louvers, use a spray bottle to spray a light coat of concrete sealer on them. This will help insulate the walkways and prevent heat from transferring from your home to the concrete surfaces. You can also add an extra layer of coating if you have raised panels that you want to protect from snow.
Now it’s time to prepare your balcony artificial grass for use. You can either lay it down directly on the soil or put each stripe over a plastic tarp. Lay the grass as flat as possible. If you have raised planters, be sure that they are even across the surface. You want uniform, even spacing between the stripes on your patio or deck.
If you have a small office terrace, you may want to prepare the surface first before installing the grass. If you already have turf in place on the other parts of the balcony, take a section and knock it down to make it level. Lay the synthetic grass over the knocked-down section. It will be easier for you to work with once the grass is down. Lay another row if necessary.
It’s not difficult to maintain your balcony artificial grass. It requires a light hand and a quick dusting with a garden hose. No heavy scrubbing is required to keep it looking great. Since it’s made of synthetic material, you can expect minimal staining if you so desire. For deep stains, you can use steel wool or a scrubbing brush. The maintenance is pretty minimal for this type of material, making it a good investment.
Installing artificial turf on balconies is easy maintenance. It comes with special holes for installation and they are buried at a shallow angle to help the grass settle easily. You can choose different configurations that will allow you to adjust how deep the pockets are and where they should be located.
With all the benefits that you get from artificial grass, it’s no wonder why it’s becoming so popular in the home environment. Not only does it create an elegant and stylish space, but it can also add to the value of your home. Your backyard no longer needs to look drab and neglected. Instead, with the use of synthetic turf, you can spruce up any area in your home and give it new life. You will no longer have to worry about the upkeep of your balcony.