Regular maintenance with a blower, brush, and/or sweeper should be performed to remove dirt or debris, which accumulates on the turf as a result of use. Based on location and frequency of use, this should be done regularly in order to avoid excessive accumulation. If there are questions on specifics for your installation, please contact ForeverLawn or an authorized ForeverLawn agent. Groom the grass with a plastic leaf rake, stiff bristled push broom, or power broom to help keep grass looking fresh. When doing this, pull the items against the lay of the turf to lift the blades.
Foreign Substances and Spills
Sunflower seeds, chewing gum, tobacco products or other foreign substances should not be used on, or dropped on the grass. If such products get on the grass surface, they should be removed immediately.
If a spill occurs, it should be cleaned up as quickly as possible. Clean as much of the spill as possible with a clean rag first. Water, a mild detergent, and in some cases a stiff bristled nylon brush, can be used to clean most spills or drops on the grass. More permanent items such as paint may be able to be removed, but require a lot more effort. Use of harsh or damaging cleaning chemicals, solutions, or solvents may limit the liability claim. Further information regarding cleaning materials is available upon request from ForeverLawn.
Your ForeverLawn grass is a great surface for your dogs, cats, or other small animals (larger animals may void the warranty). Pet waste should be cleaned up promptly to keep the grass in good shape. Solid waste should be removed regularly, as it would on natural grass, and liquid waste should be rinsed off periodically to keep the grass free from residue. For high traffic pet areas or commercial pet facilities, please refer to our K9Grass Maintenance Instructions.
Use of Power Equipment and Motorized Vehicles
It is OK to trim natural grass near the ForeverLawn, as long as care is taken to avoid direct contact between the blades or wire of the power equipment and the ForeverLawn product. Don’t mow or use power lawn care equipment on ForeverLawn. If your ForeverLawn is adjacent to natural grass, the natural grass can be carefully mowed, but only if the ground is level. If the mower tips or slants, a blade may cut into the grass and damage the backing. Use of equipment (other than a broom, plastic rake, leaf blower or water hose) such as vacuum sweepers, heaters or snow blowers shall be at the risk of the user, as ForeverLawn is not responsible for damage caused by such equipment.
Motorized vehicles of any kind should not be permitted on the replicated grass surface. If a vehicle must traverse the turf, extreme caution should be taken in starting, stopping and turning. The surface should be properly protected from sharp or pointed edges of any objects or equipment placed on the grass. Standard protective mats are recommended for this purpose.
Sparks, Flame, and Heat Producing Items
Setting hot items on the grass, such as grill lids, can melt or warp the grass. Fireworks, sparklers and other flammable items, can damage the grass and should not be used or set off on the grass surface.
Reflective and Magnifying Items
Due to a rise in the use of low-E windows and reflective siding, there has been an increase in damage to exterior vinyl and plastic household items including artificial turf. Care should be taken to ensure that your ForeverLawn is not exposed to intense light reflections that may cause curling or melting of the grass fibers. Items that may cause magnified light issues include, but are not limited to: low-E windows, reflective siding, glass tables, clear plastic toys, and other translucent or reflective surfaces.
Repairs and Replacement
Only resilient particles approved by ForeverLawn shall be used as infill or infill replacement. Infill movement or replacement should only be done under the direction and approval of ForeverLawn or an authorized ForeverLawn agent.
If an edge comes loose, it can be reattached. If your installation used nailer boards, a pneumatic staple gun can be used to reattach it. Galvanized staples can be used or Stainless steel staples, which are preferred. If a board was not used, galvanized 60 D Timber Tie Nails can be used to secure the edge. In the event of a loose edge, the best option is to contact your local dealer.
For additional questions or comments regarding the care and maintenance of your ForeverLawn, please contact your local authorized ForeverLawn dealer.