Have you noticed an unpleasant smell coming from your artificial lawn? Hot weather, infrequent cleaning and messy pets can all contribute to a pungent odour. To keep your garden fresh and inviting throughout the year, it’s important you know how to prevent and eliminate bad odours.
In this month’s article, we explain the reasons for why your lawn might smell — and the steps you can take to resolve it.
Why does my artificial lawn smell?
There are three reasons why your artificial grass might be giving off an unpleasant odour:
The smell of burnt rubber is unmistakable. If you’ve noticed the smell of burnt rubber coming from your artificial lawn, the problem is most likely to be the heat. A burning smell is a common complaint of artificial grass that uses low-quality rubber. The best thing you can do to prevent this issue is to invest in artificial grass from a high-quality brand. Brands such as Easigrass design their turf with rubber that can withstand high temperatures without burning.
Artificial grass that hasn’t been cleaned as frequently as it should have might start emitting an unpleasant smell. This is because dirt, animal droppings and other foul-smelling pollutants will accumulate on the surface. Sticking to your recommended cleaning routine will prevent these pollutants from building up.
The more time your pets play in the grass, the more ‘gifts’ they leave behind. In most cases, a bad smell from your artificial lawn will be due to pet urine. This is because the urine passes through the fibres of the synthetic turf and consolidates between the bottom of the grass and the weed barrier beneath it.
How do I stop my artificial grass from smelling?
- Make sure you’re sticking to a regular cleaning schedule. If you’re forgetful, you can install a sprinkler system that will spray your lawn at regular intervals.
- DIY cleaning solutions such as a baking soda and water/vinegar mix are a great way to clean your lawn and eliminate bad smells.
- If you have installed an artificial lawn variant that is of low quality, you may want to think about getting it replaced with grass from a higher-quality brand such as Easigrass.
Easigrass artificial turf features an organic odour-neutralising infill to keep your artificial grass lawn smelling fresh all year round. Known as ZeoFill, our specially designed infill is developed from 100% organic non-toxic volcanic ash minerals, which are also used in health food supplements and water filtration systems. Zeofill is a safe and effective alternative to crystalline silica sand and is rated the best performing odour control infill in the USA by synthetic turf experts.
Don’t compromise on your lawn. Use the UK’s number one artificial grass brand and enjoy an odour-free garden all year round. Easigrass are the UK’s most awarded and most accredited artificial grass supply and installation company, providing a range of artificial grass types for all uses.
Contact our team today for more information.