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Artificial grass - weeds.

I've noticed a few artificial lawns lately that have some weeds either coming through or are growing along the edges.  Now I know this might sound like a silly question... but there's no reason that I can't spray them with gylphosate or in fact any weedkiller, is there?  Clearly not if it is a hybrid lawn, but I'm talking run of the mill artificial grass.

As a side note, does anyone on here offer artificial grass rejuvination?

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    The only issue I could see would be any run-off / overspray and the time it takes to dry. On a normal lawn/soil, it would be absorped and dry quite promptly, but onto plastic it will be a different issue - maybe it just means a longer exclusion time from the area sprayed (so reducing the chance of contamination etc)

    • PRO

      Good one Gary!  I hadn't actually considered drying time at all, but yes, it does make sense.  Thank you.

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    Not much help, I know!   But i've noticed a couple of very tatty looking artificial lawns this winter. I expect they will improve in time but they are certainly not the finished article yet.

  • PRO Supplier

    Not a silly question, a perfectly valid one. We treat with glyphosate and advise to stay off a bit longer as mentioned already here to let it dry.

    We offer artificial grass rejuvination and have completed a couple recently that have come up like new. We found that the worst one didn't have any weed membrane below so the weeds were thriving.

  • PRO Supplier

    Hi Darren,

    Glyphosate is fine but spraying other total weedkillers may depend on their area of use - just check the product label.....play it safe with longer exclusion periods - not the plastic blades but the rubber matting where spray liquid, that doesn't pass through the drainage holes, can collect and will take longer to degrade or dry.

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