Actualmente, la mayoría de las pistas deportivas utilizan césped sintético en sus suelos. Como es lógico, el coste de mantener el césped natural en una pista de grandes dimensiones durante todo el año y asegurando que siempre este en las mejores condiciones y que luzca verde en todas sus temporadas, sería costoso y muy difícil de conseguir. Por este motivo, son muchas las empresas que se han decantado por la instalación de césped artificial deportivo. De esta manera, consiguen mantener la pista con buen aspecto a un coste mucho más bajo, sean cuales sean las dimensiones del terreno.
Aun así, mantenimiento de césped artificial debe ser constante para garantizar su durabilidad y que no pierda su buen estado. Los cuidados dependerán mucho de si se trata de una zona residencial o de un lugar donde se le esté dando un uso deportivo, ya que será muy diferente el uso y la utilización, con los daños correspondientes, que esté sufriendo. Aunque en los centros donde cuentan con césped natural, la inversión en la limpieza es muy elevada e implica un gran seguimiento, esto no quiere decir que el césped sintético no necesite limpieza. De hecho, limpiarlo adecuadamente puede ser la única forma de asegura que luzca con buen aspecto, por eso hoy hablamos sobre como limpiar césped artificial.

How to maintain artificial turf correctly

Although artificial turf is very convenient to maintain, as it is a hard-wearing material, care should be taken to avoid the use of chemical agents. In some cases they can be used if they are diluted with water, but it is best to consult the suppliers and follow the manufacturers' recommendations. If in doubt, it would be better to opt for neutral soaps to avoid damaging or damaging the material. There are many techniques depending on the degree of cleanliness to be achieved or the frequency of cleaning:

Brushing

It is a technique that is highly recommended for small areas, as for very large tracks it is exhausting work. It is not necessary to do it every day, but logically the results will be better the more often it is done. Ideally, brushing should be done with stiff, sweeping bristles. This brushing cleans the turf of other elements and lifts up the grass blades so that they are stiffened.

Vacuuming

This technique is used to remove dust. Ideally, this should be done at least a couple of times a year, as long as silica sand has not been applied to the installation, as in this case it should be a very superficial vacuuming process.

Water

Artificial turf can be watered. Water is quick and convenient to clean and there are many ways to apply it, either through hosing or other pressurised water techniques. It removes dirt and cleans the turf and cools the fibres, especially if it is a warm geographical area. There are small drainage holes in the lawn that will allow the water to run directly into the drains without further complications.

Removal of debris

This is an activity that must be carried out manually, no matter how large the field is, as it consists of removing debris and objects that have been thrown on the lawn. Weeds can be removed, taking care not to damage the base on which the artificial grass sits.

Machinery

It should be borne in mind that when discussing how to clean artificial tur f we have started with the simplest tasks that could even be done by hand despite the effort. However, there are other maintenance and cleaning needs for which special machinery is essential. For example, decompaction requires mechanical means that can work on the hardened surface, the same applies to sieving or redistributing the infill.

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